Originally Posted by oldpunk78
i applaud the efforts of the planted tank to make this forum a more enjoyable place to be a member of. you couldn't have picked two nicer members.
although, i am left wondering why a more knowledgeable member wasn't chosen.(no offense to sewingalot and mistergreen - you guys rock!)
my point is that i feel like some of this communities more knowledgeable members are posting less and even not posting at all. this is kinda disheartening because this forum is only as strong as it's members(and those who moderate it).
anyway, i guess i was just left wondering why the administration went with form over substance here.
Unfortunately, your words are hard not to take offensively. It is not, nor has it ever been, my intent to dishearten anyone by being a moderator. I am also truly sorry if my presence as a moderator upsets any of the members of the board.
My goal is to make this a friendly and fun place to learn. Whether or not I have extensive knowledge is irrelevant in my opinion. Those of us who do not have a strong background but still can manage to have planted tanks that they are proud of. That is my goal and only my goal. I never cared whether or not I learn everything perfectly, this is a hobby to me.
With that being said, if you represent the others and Kyle wants me to, I will step down and let someone more knowledgeable take over.