Well, 1st off it's not up to us to decide. He hasn't really violated any forum rules, tweaked a few maybe, but don't we all? Besides, he's one of those unique individuals that has the ability to constantly out do himself....buckeye dan said:I feel to do so would make us no better than the boards that are run by the anti crossbow crowds. Just the mention of the C word gets your posts deleted. And if you actually get to the point where you can start posting facts and figures that discredit their views they ban you.
Do we want to be a one sided crossbow waving mob that shuts them out like they shut us out? It is my opinion we don't need a preemptive strike on any member based on what we think we know about that member. If they screw up? The delete button is just a couple of mouse clicks away.
It is our duty educate these people not close our minds and doors in their face like they do to us.
Well saidwabi said:I thought this site was for discussing the tips and techniques for becoming better crossbow archers, not for debating the "are crossbows archery?" issues.
I'd have to say warn any member who posts and anti-crossbow remark on their first offense, and ban them on their second!
This shouldn't be a forum to debate the legal status of crossbows in archery seasons, we already know crossbows ARE a form of archery!
There are times that certain people (often public officials) need to be contacted to inform them of the facts and truth (crossbows ARE a form of archery), and those posts should be welcomed, but making inflammatory anti-crossbow remarks should NOT be tolerated!
and that is why this is the better site. instead of scolding him you talked to him, that make you a better site ownerUrban Legend said:You are right about the reasons behind this site. But I don't think I would be any better than the "other sites" if I started banning people for expressing their viewpoints. I had a chance to talk to Terry on the phone and while he is definitely still anti crossbow, he did admit by reading some of the other threads on the site, he could appreciate them in certain situations. If anything, it got him to think about the crossbow a little bit. That's what this site is truly intended for. Educating the uneducated about the crossbow. Many of the antis are antis because they just don't know the facts.
I don't think I ever came close to banning Terry. Sure I didn't agree with him but I let him plead his case. In the end, all things are back to normal, and if anything, he has learned a little about our sport. A positive in my book.