How is one supposed to notice??? Not used this link since the new site started! In fact I didnt know it still existed! My favorites and brower point to the RMweb2 pages. Anyway, thanks for the update Lisa
I don't mean to be rude but this thread is Spam and entirely about another forum which is against Model Rail Forum rules. If another forum breaks down then whilst we are happy to welcome additional visitors and contributions about model railways, contributions of this "general gassing type" are not welcome at Model Rail Forum as it does not do anything to help further the hobby of railway modelling.
Please feel free to continue visiting Model Rail Forum but please read the rules about posting links to other forums. We do not wish our junior and family members to visit sites which appear to have a proven record of having a limited social responsibility.
Tut tut, obviously nobody taught you English properly, as the use of the word "but" in a phrase invalidates the previous sentiments expressed.
Your post was rude, and arrogant in the extreme. Some of the finest modellers around, some who have done much to contribute to Railway Modelling, are regular contributors to RMWeb. Just because we like a "general gas" too doesn't in any way lessen our appetite for modelling, on the contrary I believe it shows us as far more rounded individuals capable of having a discussion about something other than our hobby.
From what I have seen of this site, with a (very) few contributors excepted, it does little to promote railway *modelling*, and far more to promote toy trains and box collecting.
And as for not wishing your "junior and family members" to visit a site that has shown "limited social responsibility" - what utter hogwash. RMWeb has plenty of female and a few junior members, all of whom are valued contributors. Are you afraid they might actually see something resembling railway modelling for a change?
I'm sure that this post will be moderated, as it seems that freedom of thought and speech is not welcome here. So it's goodbye from me.
....however Model Rail Forum has rules for a good reason and the same controls apply at the sister site www.slotforum.com which has 4500 members with a high proportion being in the junior category.
Having discussions about something other than the theme of model railways is not for a forum purporting to be about model railways and that protects MRF members from all age groups and both male and female from being uncomfortable with topics under discussion.
Yes, Model Rail Forum does have a lot of discussion about the areas that you are critical of and the fact that you seem to think this way about certain groups within the hobby shows prejudices that Model Rail Forum simply will not put up with.
We welcome all folk interested in model railways, be they modellers who use set track, modellers who use finescale track, club modellers, DCC experts and beginners and even collectors who do not model.
And we are a free speaking forum as long as members stick to the theme of railways of all shapes, form, sizes, and anything else that you can think of!
Well said Gary.
I lurked here and on other forums for I while before I joined any of them and I have to say that the standard set here was the deciding factor as to why I joined here and not any other site.The membership may be less here but what we do have is quality members who both respect the rules and each other. I can't comment on what the current rmweb membership is like because with the exception of a bit of "rubber necking" over "Bachmanngate" I haven't been there but the childish reply you got to your informing them of the rules hasn't made me think it's time to leave this site or even take up dual nationality.
Now I don't have the opinion that this site is better than any other it's just better for me, everybody is welcome here so long as they uphold the standards that we expect here at MRF.
I don't know if you have to do much moderating Gary and co, if you do, keep up the good work and thanks for a great site.
Andii Sewell aka Arethusa (no hiding behind a pseudonym here)
As a member here and at rmweb i do use both sites and find your words a little harsh gary. If it was MRF experiencing difficulties I'm sure all the members would be welcomed with open arms at Rmweb I am a member of 5 internet forums and on all the other 4 threads like this are quite acceptable as a place for members to discuss whats on their minds
RmWeb is not a rival to MRF it is an alternative forum one where the more frivolous side of human nature is allowed freedom of expression
In terms of being a useful contribution to the hobby all forums devoted to railway modelling can be useful each has areas that they excel in but in overall terms and this is MY subjective view the pecking order is
1) DEMU FORUM
3) Model Rail Forum
5) Rails of Sheffield forum
6) BRM Forum
So please Gary be aware that some of the membership of this forum sees things from a differant perspective and "slagging off" another forum because it generates discussion on this one is offensive to some of the membership of this forum I find this forum very useful but i also find merit in other forums also and will continue to use ALL of them for as long as I am interested in this hobby
This is a good forum but so is Rmweb and for the GREATER GOOD of the hobby I hope both will continue to coexist peacefully
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