Thank you to the members who actually addressed my post/proposal.
Originally Posted by Speed Racer
Mike, a notice like that might actually help those who are looking for training ideas to realize that Parelli isn't the end-all be-all, one-size-fits-all majickal training method that it's touted to be.
Unfortunately, since the people who are brainwashed by the Mustachioed One and his wife don't see that their gods have feet of clay, they're constantly trying to lure others into the cult. . . .
If Parelli had its own sub forum and Parelli related posts were only
in that sub forum, those interested in Parelli would discuss it there and only there. That would leave room for other, non-Parelli techniques to be discussed in the Natural Horsemanship fourm. Also, since Parelli related posts would not be found elsewhere on the forum, no members could "lure" anyone else to Parelli from any part of the site.
Originally Posted by luvmyperch
Would it help if there were a Parelli forum similar to the Saloon that you must be granted permission to be able to access? If we don't have access, we won't see threads on the New Post list, correct? Outta sight outta mind for the rest of us...
I think that putting Parelli related threads in a Parelli sub forum should be "out of sight, out of mind" enough. If members don't like Parelli, they should avoid the Parelli sub forum.
Originally Posted by kitten_Val
I don't oppose Parelli, and not very often post in Parelli threads, but (I guess I going to sound rather harsh here) this sounds like "club for designated people only". Meaning if someone say post a bad training technique (which is dangerous), people can only say flowers and butterflies about it.
Nobody is looking to create a special club for Parelli followers. However, Parelli followers should be able to discuss Parelli, right? Currently, it seems they cannot. As I explained, if we add a Parelli sub forum we would have a single
sticky in it (so that it could not be ignored) which would detail all of the reasons members recommend Parelli be avoided. Our staunchest Parelli opponents can even help write it to ensure their message is sent.
What's the alternative? Driving those who want to discuss Parelli off the site?
Originally Posted by mls
Nope. Then you will have to add a sub forum for every trainer out there.
From what I understand, no other popular trainer/methodology is quite as controversial so I don't think it would come to this.
Originally Posted by IllComeALopin
Honestly, I doubt it would help.
You made a Western Pleasure sub-forum thingy and 2/3 threads in there are complaining about western pleasure.
I, and I believe the rest of the Horse Forum Team, were unaware of issues in the Western Pleasure sub forum. We will look into it and I encourage you to post about any other issues you observe in the Pow Wow forum. We're here to help when there are problems, but we rely on members to alert us to them. In any event, that is a different issue.
What does everyone think?