I spend most of my time in BF in the road cycling section so I don't know if this is prevalent in the other sections of BF, but it seems to me that there are constant and continuous violations of the forum guidelines by the same people, time and time again. I have just gone back and read the forum guidelines and noticed that there are policies stating that this type of behaviour is clearly against the intentions and policies of the administrators. Yet we are constantly bombarded by the same type of immature and annoying harrassmernt. Usually perpetrated by the same people. I am not usually one to complain, but in one particular 6 page thread, my ignore feature was used 33 times, pretty much ruining the thread for me. I have been the victim of this type of behaviour from one particular member. While I know it is necessary to have a thick skin when in an internet forum, I do not see why the same people can constantly get away with abusing other members with impunity and never have to suffer the consequences of their actions. Some of these people have been banned, which was tantamount to just a child getting a time-out...only to be allowed to return and continue with the same type of behaviour. I find alot of this in the road section, in particular, as I have mentioned previously. If there is going to be a set of guidelines then it should be enforced. I am not talking about the occasional squabble, of which there are bound to be a few. But the constant offenders are making this place very hard to deal with sometimes. In spite of all of this, I do find this a wonderful place to share our knwoledge and enthusiasm. It is a shame that a scant few are allowed to ruin it for so many on a constant basis.
I am very sorry for being so long winded (handed?)...okay....rant over.