It's a failure because there has been a failure in communication.
Yes, because the front page is full of lack of communication? I get that you, like many, are upset because you don't have your board, but we do ask that you air your grievances respectfully if you don't and continue with personal attacks you will be banned. That goes for you too Prodigit, I know the thread you're referring to and you're blowing things way out of proportion no one has called you a troll at the time of this post, you're putting words in peoples mouth.
When someone brings up a subject that has been thoroughly discussed we're going to point them at it because it has the information they seek it keeps down the fragmentation and helps them in one swoop.
I think you don't understand the intentions of some people!
First of all there have been numerous posts perhaps not calling me a troll, but my thread, yes.
Second I think you're incorrect in your assumption that the other user wants 'his own board'. He might just want to make a point.
There are times when a thread goes into something completely different, and I think that should (to some degrees) be allowed.
People just address personal issues in threads, because these personal issues are there.
I don't see why I put the word 'troll' into some other user's mouth, if they're the ones trolling, not me (read carefully through the threads, and you may see my point of view on it). It's usually the honest user responding to an unfriendly remark or post that gets banned or addressed, not the unfriendly remark.
By banning those people, forum admins are basically encouraging users to be unfriendly towards others, and others to just accept this kind of talk, or 'hit the road'.
If you ask me, which is a wrong way of administrating a forum, but that'd be my personal opinion.
Perhaps in trying to address 2 things at once, directing users to another post, and keeping fragmentation down, it might be appropriate to know how this all is being done! One could give a simple link, or look here, or one can bash a thread and a user too for not looking careful through the whole forum!
The latter seems predominant in this forum by a certain amount of people,who basically get away with it, without being addressed.
Perhaps it's good to know that for some users this kind of behavior is the starting engine for what others might call 'trolling';in other words, users complaining and trying to address the wrongful way something has been said, only to be labeled a troll.
I don't know... There are plenty of forums I am active on, who never have any issues with this behavior. I wonder why in some there is plenty of that on other forums?
Though, this is not the worst forum neither, I've seen worse; but I've also seen better!