stuart wrote: ↑
10 Aug 2020 17:03
I really can't see Chris selling this one to many of his followers. Just as he didn't sell SE23.life or close SE26.life.
There may be more than two ways of looking at the no-sale outcome, but here are some starters.
First, Mr Beach could not stimulate any serious interest from any party who had the wherewithal to take over and run SE23.life or SE26.life
Not surprising that ordinary community members would see both forums as being poisoned. SE26.life
has no moderators and those formerly appointed seem to perform those roles no longer. A direct pitch in his announcement post to SydSoc, inviting them to consider taking it over had all the appearances of being hollow and of going nowhere.
Whilst SE23.life has moderators, it would seem they cannot exercise any moderation that is in anyway effective upon Mr Beach's predatory attacks on other forum members and politically motivated rants. It should be noted that where Mr Beach has made questionable pronouncements recently, there are fewer and fewer "likes" applied to his posts by mods and acolytes. Indeed some have taken to openly applying "likes" to posters who oppose Mr Beach's views.
But this is not a substitute for effective or meaningful moderation.
Second, Mr Beach probably had, and has, no serious intentions to make a transfer or sale of either forum.
They are now some of the only outlets where he is permitted unfettered abuse of others - without the risk of banishment or other control measures being applied to him.
To paraphrase Hugo Rifkind, Mr Beach has not tried to bridge divides, and has not agonised about his inability to do so. He was always in the cesspit. It just took the rest of us a while to notice.
With an added insouciance whereby Mr Beach has a dire need to ensure he was seen to be able to "best" any poster who holds an opposing view.
It is certain that others can add to this list.