dfk41 There have been several knowlegeable people owned Decents and moved them on. Once again, a closed forum where you can supress anything you like
Like others, I admire your directness and transparency. On these two points you may be a tad wide of the mark though.
Knowledgeable people have moved their Mercedes, Slayers and Lear Jets on too. Not sure it proves much. And John Weiss (WDT), James Hoffman , Scott Rao and many other luminaries seem to have kept theirs. Not to mention what appears to be well over 5,000 happy Decent-owning plebs like me.
There are some who suspect that the Decent Diaspora is a closed community so that voices of dissent can be muffled. I have not seen any evidence of that. By contrast I have seen and experienced heavy handed editing or deletion of posts on the likes of HB and the Kafatek forums, but not on Decent’s Diaspora. In fact, Buckman gave his blessing to a polite request from one Decent owner to start an independent Decent forum on Discord. It is beyond his editing control and thrives. Buckman feels that there are plenty of opportunities for inquires, comments etc from non owners on public forms and the several thousand posts on HB and CoffeeSnobs would suggest that he’s correct. It’s pretty hard to muzzle complaints or unhappiness on the interweb thingy. If anything, social media amplifies dissent and I’m not reading a lot in the way of unhappy campers when it comes to Decent.
Not that you are necessarily suggesting that there is a strategy to muzzle dissenters but I would hate it for others to get the wrong idea about Buckman’s motivations. After all, he is a decent bloke 😃