Brian, you need to note several things:
1. I'm the only person in this thread discussing the other site in any sort of official capacity, and all I've said is that it doesn't matter what you get, it's the big picture that counts. Compare that to the number of statements made by the moderators/ admins of other sites.
2. This thread seems to be in backlash of all of the hype that we've seen elsewhere. You'll notice that we aren't the ones hyping "dedicated T3" or "dedicated server" or and of a hundred other comments made. Yet, when someone questions the validity of the hype, we're the one's talking trash?
3. First it was total number of posts, then it was speed, now it's the quality of the forums. What's next in the trash talking / hype-o-rama? Everything I've seen here is pretty mild compared to what's consitently done elsewhere.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: BladeForums.com is not in competition with any other site, our goal is to simply help educate the knife user, and it shows in the discussion here. We've got a good formula, good people, and we're doing everything we can to improve ourselves, constantly. Running scared? Not hardly.
All of the "trash talk" you've seen has been uniformly one way - aimed at us. Sorry, but I call it like I see it. So, I guess your statement does make sense after all.... it just doesn't apply to BladeForums.com
Kevin Jon Schlossberg
SysOp and Administrator for BladeForums.com
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