To all the registered users of SOWNY.ca:
I agreed to take over this board because I enjoyed what I read on it previously, and because I like to keep up with the goings-on of radio and television in the area. So I took it on. Then I realized that a good number of you don't appear to have left childhood behind.
Some of you say things, deliberately trying to provoke other people, or everyone in general. I gave everyone an option to ignore the content of users they didn't wish to see. And some people did, but a lot didn't.
Then those people started to complain that I wasn't moderating the board, when they themselves were just as guilty of stirring the pot as the next guy.
I am self-employed, and have been for 15 years, and with that comes a lot of work. I am also a husband, a father, an Amateur Radio operator, and a Freemason. I like to camp, ride my motorcycle, play with my kids, spend time with my wife, play with my radios, and a host of other stuff THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE DEALING WITH THE CHILDISH NONESENSE that I've seen here over the past 6 months.
On the flip side, I categorically refuse to read every post twice, and censor things to the point where I have to approve every post. You're adults. If you don't like what someone says, ignore it. If someone says something that's actionable, I deal with it. But I've made my position on protected speech quite clear.
The board is offline for the remainder of the week. I'll turn it on sometime on Sunday, January 25th.
E-mails are not welcome.