[quote=@yvrck][quote=@bicycleman]There are usually " a few " long time members that slag the worthwhile contributors while contributing very little of value themselves . [/quote]Personally and speaking as one of the “few” long time members, I find that all members contribute what they can and where they can. It’s all worthwhile! Not everyone is exclusively interested in independent travel or all-inclusive resorts, so some information posted is of more value to some than it is to others. Not everyone is addicted to Cuba or Cuba forums.
I agree. If we did not have a variety of opinions, people would soon tire of reading and participating in the forums.
Sometimes, a lot of nonsense is posted - I have posted plenty of nonsense myself. But even that might sometimes have entertainment value. One of the saddest things I see on any forum is the tendency that some have to feel their opinion is the only one that matters. And I have been guilty of that too.
I think I have learned a lot about Cuba, and about human nature from reading the various forums over the years. It’s similar to what Jimmy Buffett said in one of his songs:
“Read lots of books about heroes and crooks, and I learned much from both of their styles.”