LOL - so we have a situation where whipmaster's effect on the forum quality is "probably" negative and it "might" be better if the payback was limited to a single thread. But under some hypothetical, if the market crashes (which it never will), the forum is "surely" doomed.It's probably true that the frequency and degree of payback has had a negative impact, it might be better if it was limited to one or two threads where we could chose to be amused by it or ignore it. I'm not sure that would succeed though, I and others tried to persuade Taipan and his ever shrinking fan club to limit our feuding to a single thread but to no avail.
I remember a time when this forum was packed with useful information on all sorts of real estate related information but it slowly degenerated into an endless argument between bears and bulls. Most of us have been guilty of pouring gasoline on those flames at one time or another so I hesitate to criticize Whippy for being the most committed to the argument.
It really would be nice to see a return of those tips on landlord/tenant issues, best building materials, planning and zoning issues, law cases, and a whole host of other relevent topics presented and discussed without the bull versus bear thing distracting the posters.
My fear is that if and when the market turns, Taipan and a whole bunch of other currently dormant bears will fall out of the woodwork screaming "we were always right". If that happens this forum is surely doomed.
wow... biased much?
speak for yourself. this place would surely be better without both whipmaster and taipan. Not probably better without one of them and surely better without the other.