First off, I don't think it's possible to debate with him, even if I wanted to, which I don't.
The problem is not me or anyone else engaging him on any level. Whether we do or don't, I have discovered, has no effect whatsoever.
What I have reached is a point where I no longer wish to be part of providing him a platform to continue posting misinformation. This is a music board. I want to look at 'new posts' and see stuff about music. Or stuff about the lives of my friends. This is not a conspiracy board. But whenever the nonsense section has more posts than any other (as happens often these days), we give the impression that we are.
So I am asking the board if anyone sees any reason why someone on a music board who hasn't posted about music in years should continue to be GIVEN A SECTION in which they're INVITED to post pages upon pages of misinformation.
Basically, that is not the kind of board I wish to be part of any more.
I feel much like Davey felt when he posted this, which is, as of now, his last post ever on this board:
Davey the Fat Boy wrote:Did my last post get deleted? Guess I’ll repost and find out:
I’m done with this. I spoke up in this thread in order to clarify why I’ve participated here less lately. Seems like several others are in the same boat. I’ve never had any great preference for Preludin (I don’t even have an avatar there) - but what I’m taking from this thread is that some folks here really want to push a decision.
So fine. You choose Jimbo, so that pushes me out. Take care.
You know what you get when you fight to keep Jimbo. You get more Jimbo. Enjoy.
The only difference is, I have some friends here, and enjoy the synch listens, and in fact a LOT of what USED to go on here. But I have had at minimum 5 different people tell me they are not posting here as much primarily because the board is dominated by his nonsense. I would really like to stick around. And I think it would be improved immensely by him no longer being part of it.
If it were completely up to me, I would cut him loose. But it's not my board. It's ours. So I'm asking the board what it wants. Does him being here serve any of us (including him) in any way? If not, as long as I have the support of the majority here, and won't be abused for it by people I consider friends, I'm happy to be the one to pull the plug, since no other admin seems willing to do so, and Jethro doesn't seem to be here to do it.
Basically, I think it will eventually come down to one of two things: More Jimbo or no Jimbo. I'm casting my vote for the latter.