Where did all the sanctimonious windbags come from? There are plenty of overmoderated motorcycle forums filled with tender-hearted pussies who hide behind the letter of the rules of a particular site but in reality are just obnoxious little shits who like to stir up trouble for their own entertainment.
And yet, Speedzilla appears to be headed down the same road. It used to be unique and that was the appeal for many people here. They might mind their manners on Ducati.ms, but then come over here and say what they really think about a particular racer or bike, or even member if both post on both sites.
We were self-policing to a large degree. Yes, some members did not get along with others. Yes, some were shysters or dickheads. But these were exposed many times.
Once you start deleting posts because somebody gets their feelings all butt-hurt over a particularly pointed (and often accurate) comment, you may as well close the site down. Pornography and racist comments should be about the extent of the edit. It is like trying to accomplish no child left behind, in this case no pussy left offended.
This should not be taken as a direct criticism of Ben. I think he is doing what he has been tasked to do, and it is a thankless and impossible job. Don't do anything and people say you aren't moderating, overdo it and everyone with any real content value leaves and you look like a schmuck.
1985 Honda VF1000R, 1990 Ducati 851, 2008 YZ450F