<<I may not be a BC advisor, but I'm pretty sure I don't have to be one to say this.>>
LOL...no one has to be an "advisor" of any sort on a community forums such as this...and certainly anyone, member or casual passerby...can provide opinions, suggestions, comments, etc.
I know that some forums function differently (I can think of one, in particular) but at BC, users/members/visitors are expected to participate
not just when they have seemingly unsolvable problems...but in the the spirit of a forum.
My concept of advisors, moderators, HJT team members, et alia...is that those positions exist so that the person examining the input/suggestions/advice...can evaluate it as being distinctly different from the ramblings of someone who just awakened to find that the Internet exists and that he/she can express various ideas/emotions/concepts on it. More than anything else, I believe it's meant to identify the intent of the person with the title as a person who is trying to help, rather than just shout for the sake of shouting.
It doesn't make any of these administrative designations apt to be any more personally privy to knowledge...than any other poster...but it should reflect that there is a knowledge base of some sort existing in that person...that probably validates her/his opinions on some matters. Those opinions do not have to be received as if they are the Ten Commandments Straight From The Big G...nor do they have to be dismissed out of hand as the ravings of someone who doesn't know what they are talking about.
Continue to participarte...in the spirit of community forums
Edited by hamluis, 30 August 2009 - 07:38 PM.