An interesting phase shift: for the last couple of days, there have been literally ten times as many postings on the Members as on the Public section of this board. With a several-year archive, there are still more total msgs on the Public board, but at current rates that wouldn’t be true a year from now. The center of gravity has changed.
This is basically a good thing, in showing that rules of accountable argument – everyone has a real name, everyone’s responsible for his own words – make for more useful discussion than the anonymous drive-bys of yesteryear. Only drawback is that many discussions of general interest – connection between “safer” airplanes and “riskier” pilots, insurance trends – are not available for general public view. But life is unfair.