I'll try to be careful here. I have a tendency to make sarcastic comments and derail conversations, not just here but everywhere I go. I have typed many replies on this board that I deleted before posting because they didn't feel "right". Welcome to my sociological world problems.
That being said; I have watched the battle around LODO on this forum and chosen to stay out of it. I haven't looked into the actual processes and do not have time to at this point in my life. I have seen instances where our moderators have made some defensive/offensive statements and dropped the gauntlet seemingly because they personally disagree with the thread.
I ask that we all pause, and reread our own posts before hitting the 'post" button. Kind of like reading to the wall in grade school. Most offense can be avoided by just taking time to think about how what you say will be perceived.
I have thought many times lately "here we go, it's the NB Brew-ha-ha again". Please don't let hurt feelings tear apart a great resource. I came here after the NB Brewer forum blew up and most of the members with useful comments migrated elsewhere.
Let's all try to make this a place where differing opinions can be discussed, not fought about.
To the Mods, Thanks for all you do.