JAYMZ wrote:You guys don't get it do you...
The entire point of these forums are to focus on Motorola Radios. And because of that there is an area to show off any install you have made with ANY equipment, or to ask a question about a particular installation relating to your 2 way radio equipment. It can be asked along the lines of "I have a Whelen Power supply that I want to put in my car, but I am afraid that I will get line noise in my radio. How far, or where should I put my power supply so it'll play nicely with my radio?"
The whole problem that has occured in here are every dinger, whacker, buff, etc from where ever have come in and started debates about light laws, and "which dashlight should I use". It doesn't belong here, and up until lately it has not been a problem. But lately there have been more and more cases of people who lack the ability to read rules and understand the intent of these forums. So if you want to sick in a circle and spank off to whatever flashing lights you are putting on a "demo" vehicle, perhaps eLightbars is the place for you.
Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the fact that it would be nice for Batlabs to be the worlds greatest repository of all things Motorola and Emergency Services. But that is not the mission or intent of Batlabs.
And sorry to be a little grumpy on the holidays, but if you really feel the need to leave over this, sorry. I respect that decision, and wish you well in the future. But the forums here won't die without you. Same rings true for any member, moderator or administrator. I am fairly certain it can live if any one of us decides to leave.
Actually Jaymz......... I, for one, do get it. I personally don't care whether there is a vehicle install forum or not. I'm not in that business, so it makes no difference to me. What does make a difference to me is the cavalier attitude that "the forums here won't die without you". This is Alex's board, administrated by you mods, but it is the people here who make this board what it is. Would anyone argue that the body of knowledge here did not take a serious hit with Monty's passing? It seems like there is a vocal group here that would like to have a section for lights and emergency equipment. What is wrong with that, as long as it does not eat up too much bandwidth? Let them go hang out in the Batlabs "Whacker Garage" forum, while the rest of us focus on radio topics. I understand that Alex and the mods want to refocus people on radio issues. But, why tell people to leave if they don't like it? Why not at least make an effort to do what you can for them? This is a community, and being a community, there are varied interests here. We can either embrace that diversity, or we can create an "Uber board", where you have to conform to specific "standards". Which board would you rather be a part of? I normally am very supportive of the mods, and I support their effort to "get back to radio", in this case. But to the exclusion of everyone else? I'm not real sure about that. And I damn sure am not real excited about the arrogance of "go ahead and leave, we'll just carry on without you".
Just my disjointed ramblings on the subject. Take them for what they are worth.