BallOfSpray is still growing and that means a continuously more diverse reader base. As the admin it is my goal to welcome everyone but I also need to keep the forum on topic. This is a water ski forum with a strong bias toward competitive skiing. Recently I have seen a number of threads that are outside of the intended scope of this forum. To keep this the forum focused I occasionally close, mute, or move these threads to members-only section of the site.
I apologize if this makes anyone feel unwelcome. The success of this forum is largely because of its narrow focus.