I'm not sure on this one, if someone comes here and asks,
"I have a horse who is losing weight, the vet checked him over and there is no underlying issues, worming is done, his teeth are good, I think maybe now I'm working him more he needs more food. He is good grazing during the day and has free access to hay at night. I'm now riding him 6 days a week, so need a feed that will add weight and not make him too fizzy"
I would imagine that there will be lots and lots of helpful replies, some suggesting feeding regimes, some asking for more info, but I would expect a wide variety of replies, and maybe some lively discussions.
If someone come on and asks, is it OK to breed my mini mare to my neighbours 16.2hh warmblood, then the answer will probably be NO, it is not OK. Now what is worse here, if just the first poster says NO, and then everyone else says "oh that is what I would of said" and they add nothing? Or if you have 20 posts all agreeing that this is a poor idea.
That is an extreme case, because I can't think of a more 'middle of the road' type example, but if a person asks a question, then surely everyone is free to answer, and if I'm not sure about something then I may be swayed by the weight of opinion, rather than one person answering and wondering if that one person actually knows what they are talking about.
From the other side if it is a subject I feel strongly about, then I want to add my voice, because we all know this forum is about ME, a place where I can have my say, unlike real life where if you have trouble getting your words out, people wont wait for you! Everyone who posts here wants their voice to be heard, and even if it just agreeing with another view then surely they are entitled to post?