About midnight last night, I removed the Cub Crafter's job posting thread at the request of the original poster. We do this frequently with for sale and wanted threads, and occasionally other threads but this was a high profile thread and I knew its absence would bring about some discussion.
I am disappointed that ANY company would make a post offering jobs (of any sort) in the aviation industry and we as a group would be so hard on them - just for the sake of being hard on them. This is not the first time this has happened, and no doubt it won't be the last, but it does trouble me.
These forums were created to invite discussion (even controversial discussion) about products, manufacturers, planes, and other what not. Discussions like the CC thread, and a few others that come to mind, are going to make manuacturers very leary of posting late breaking and developmental information here for us to review first, a privilege that many of us enjoy. The numerous cheap shots made in this recent thread (even the expensive sounding cheap shots) were of no value other than to kick the person who had made the original post a few times for good measure.
Most vendors invite discussion on their products, and we have had some good threads on some products. The Thrustline thread and even the Exhaust threads are posing questions specifically related to the products and even challenging the vendors - not doing things like suggesting they house their green card employees in airframe crates, after they have imported them from Asia or Mexico.
I think it is an acknowledgement of the vast amount of cub knowledge that hangs out on this website that vendors want to discuss their products here. We all benefit from that and I feel like it is something we want to encourage, not discourage. All of us know when we are saying something important to the conversation and when we are just poking sharp sticks in other peoples eyes. If we want to continue to enjoy vendors late breaking news, and product discussion here, we are going to have to show a little bit of respect or they will just go away.
In summary, I think it is important to ask tough questions of each other and the vendors who post here, but when you post, remember a lot of people are watching what you say about others to form their idea of you.