Hi all, I had dropped out of this newsgroup a year or so ago because of all the spam and endless "How do you pick locks?" questions. I've been lurking a bit, and I see not much has changed.
I've been seriously contemplating launching a secure moderated forum that is FREE FREE FREE for it's members, with zero advertising. I understand Clearstar is a nice resource, but I'd never pay $$$ to check it out. TNL seems to be poorly maintained. I would ask some locksmith related questions based on whatever field the new member is in (i.e. commercial, safes, automotive, etc.) to verify their legitimacy as a locksmith - and that's it. There will be no spam, advertising, nor profanity (however a classifieds section would be considered for the benefit of members only).
Please let me know if some of you would be interested in this. I don't want to go through the trouble of building the forum if no one is interested. If you'd like to see an example of the layout, I moderate at a dirtbike forum:. Thank you--------Dan