Hey B-Hatters! Wiz here. I just wanted to take a moment to address something that has been bothering me lately, and I really need to get it off my chest. Some of the following statements are a paraphrase of a couple of posts I made on a recent thread, so for those who already read it, please bear with me. I wish to address the entire forum now. I have noticed a very undesireable "trend" taking place in BHW. Actually it's not new, but it has become more prevalent as of lately. I have noticed that there a quite a number of individuals who do nothing but go around making negative comments about download posts made - not only by me, but by nearly all of my fellow B-Hatters who are putting forth the effort to post downloads. What is interesting is that almost all of these negative comments are coming from individuals who have made very few or even NO offerings themselves. In their posts, they make comments like, "That sux!" or "That's the biggest piece of crap ever" and on and on, ad infinitum. They are arrogant, non-contributing, armchair "critics" who are filled with themselves and who use this forum as nothing more than an information/software "cow" that they just milk for all it is worth and crap on what they can't use. Now don't get me wrong - When it comes to download thread comments, I don't mind "constructive criticism". If an individual has found, through their experience, that a particular ebook or piece of software in not effective or outdated, please tell us your experience with it. THAT is helpful. But to say "That sux" or "That's just a piece of crap" is demeaning to the person who contributed that post and offers nothing to anyone except to the commenters own inflated ego. And I'll let you in on something, it starts making posters like myself think "What the hell is the use of posting! - I'm certainly not a glutton for punishment." I mean, I've even seen people who have been on this forum since 2007 with only 1 post or even no contributions at all. Yet they have no problem requesting specific downloads and crapping on ones that don't particularly appeal to their vast, superior knowledge base. Granted, new members are expected not to have a very sizeable amount of posts, but individuals who have been here for over five or six months should have contributed SOMETHING by now. If we were all like those individuals, there would be very little content on this forum - in fact, there would probably be NO forum. It is important to mention here that when I speak about contributions, I am not speaking only of downloads. I realize and fully appreciate the value of those who share their ideas and methods, which are, for the most part, even more important than downloads. But since I am not as experienced or as knowledgeable as many those who post info, I have made it my sel-assigned task to post downloads. At least, that way, I feel I am contributing something to the forum. Granted, not all of my posts will be the top-of-the-line, latest, greatest software and ebooks. In fact, I try to take newbies into consideration as well when I make posts. And I don't care if the "leets" like it or not. This forum is not just for the "big dogs" - it's for people on ALL levels if Internet Marketing. Finally, I'd like to state here-and-now that if I see any more of these negative, demeaning comments on threads anywhere on this forum, I WILL make a post on that thread and let that individual know that those types of comments are of no value at all. And I suggest to all of the many friends on this forum to do the same. We need to stop this scourge of negative nay-sayers in their tracks so that people who wish to make contributions do not feel hesitant to do so, for fear of being ripped-down by some non-contributing leech. Thanks To Everyone For Listening. I now Cordially Invite Your Comments Regarding This Post. . . Your Friend - "Wiz"