Right, I'm going to set the record straight here.
There is no private club.
I, myself, got fed up of trolls, arguements and basically stupid threads being started on this website that had absolutely nothing to do with gardening. In fact, it is becoming more of a competition to see who is top dog. I'm still a newbie. I want to learn how to improve my garden. If I wanted loads of chat threads, I would use Facebook.
So I thought to myself, stuff this, I want somewhere to chat without all this crap, and learn about gardening. So that's just what I did.
I built a free website, added a forum, and asked people who I normally chat with, and have helped me in the past on here over, on a trial, to see if it would work.
This is not unusual. There are loads of gardening forums out there, and I know of many people who regularly contribute to many, as well as here.
So please, stop stirring, and just accept it for what it is. Just another place for gardening discussions.
It's not life changing. It doesn't affect this site whatsoever, and it is definately nothing to get all stirred up about.
I will probably get flak now as the 'black sheep', but to be honest, I don't care. I just wanted a hassle free learning site.
And I will still use this site just as much for advice if I see something that catches my eye.
There, truth is out. Do with it what you will.
We don't need to do owt with it, YOU have decided to split the community here, by offering another place, that's fine, but don't start recruiting from here, you should be banned from doing that.. Wish you well with your forum, but look out for Gary, let's be honest, he's somebody I wouldn't really enjoy being in my company. good luck