I’m going to be honest with you, that’s where this is headed. The trolling, the name-calling, the total lack of respect for people has now risen to the point that I am two steps away from recommending we shut it down.
Most of you seriously scare me, talking about killing people and stalking people just because they disagree with your opinion. This is ridiculous.
Thank you to the few of you who are maintaining the civility.
For two years I have made a case to my bosses to keep this site alive. But it’s getting to be too much for us to manage so six of you can argue and bicker with each other and call any newcomer names. I’ve argued that this is a place for the community to come and talk about issues. I even researched switching to another platform, but the expense won’t be allowed. There is NO advertiser who wants to be here because of the low level of decorum consistently displayed. Therefore, there is no new platform coming.
Because you have chased off all new users by accusing them of being someone else, the site’s growth has leveled. That, along with the fact no advertiser whats to be here, means there will be no improvements, and there will be no increase in my time dedicated to moderation.
You all complain to me weekly about so-and-so trolling, and so-and-so posting personal attacks. Well, this is what you made it. We wanted this to be a hands-off, user generated site, and this is what you made it.
So tell me why I should fight to keep BakersfieldTalks.com up and running?