I see a reluctance in people coming here and join because some people think I am going to be unfair and biased against them for having the opposite viewpoint to mine.It is true that I am a skeptic of the AGW conjecture and have been for many years,but you people do not know me well enough to know that I have long sought serious but mature debate.
I have had people complain to me at two different forums where I am a regular member,through the PM system,about unfair treatment made by other members and even some moderators. I am known at those places as disliking personal attacks and have said so to moderators expecting them to enforce basic debate rules that is supposed to be EQUALLY applied to everyone at all times!
One forum died because liberals understandably stopped coming (the ones who were not banned yet) to make comments.They were under a cloud of unfair attacks that I complained to the new owner who was trying to stop the madness,who eventually sacked most of the moderating team and asked me to join him as an administrator for the purpose of facilitating even handed moderating for everyone.But alas his health took a dive when we were in the process restarting the once large forum with thousands of members,so it is still born at this time.
The other forum I could have taken ownership as offered to me if I wanted it,but I declined for several reasons,mainly that I hate the expensive software and would have had to clean up the problems,that would probably cause many to leave,who like to be abusive and got used to getting away with it.It is better now as a different owner took over and slowly made changes by choosing good people as moderators.
Please give me a chance to prove myself as the owner and Administrator.