Title may sound melodramatic, but hear me out...
I am attempting to restore a Pin*Bot. And I plan to milk the community for advice and knowledge.
The machine will be put taken apart and put back together and I will use the forum to ask questions and share experience. And in doing that, attempt to pull what I feel is some much needed focus back to the hobby.
I agree with SPFXTED's sentiment. I feel that the forum has gotten muddled by a handful of people that manage to overall pull the focus away from the hobby and turn it into a debate platform bashing people or vendors.
I'm going to attempt to create posts that go back to where I feel this forum was even a few months ago. Questions looking for answers. Experience to be shared. The reasons that I feel this hobby and community are unique and valuable.