Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:01 am
by dbhguru

I feel the need to provide our newer members with an explanation of what's just happened. We are usually pretty laid back here on the BBS, and for the most part, stay away from contentious topics. We want to keep it that way, but it wasn’t always so. In the past, we strayed into controversial subjects. During one period, our discussions were dominated by topics that had no connection to the NTS mission whatsoever. A couple of very strong voices were pushing Massachusetts forestry issues, and one in particular, was championing the emerging biomass market. That person became increasingly disruptive and personal, and for those reasons, Ed Frank kicked him off the BBS. That individual’s attempt to hijack the BBS and turn it into a forestry bitch platform taught us all a lesson. I am not particularly pleased with my role in what happened during that period. It was through me that that contentious voice was invited onto the BBS. It’s a long story. Live and learn.