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Question asked by Chris Clouser on May 6, 2016
Latest reply on May 11, 2016 by John Stoltzfus

There appears to be some confusion as to how the forum works.  I am not a moderator, but some of this is pretty simple.  Yet, some of you don't quite get it.


There are rules and regulations for the forum.  The moderators will delete or request an edit of a post if it, in their opinion, violates the forum's policies.


I have personally tested this concept on many occasions and it works!  I've had many posts deleted!  So, YES, the system works!


NOW, here's the issue.  If you don't like what someone has posted, you need to:


1.  Alert the moderators.  This is done with the "Actions" tab under each post.  Click on "Report Abuse".

2.  Ignore it and move on with your life.  Move on to another post and maybe you can help somebody with a problem.


YOU ARE NOT THE MODERATOR!  This is "OUR" forum, not "YOUR" forum.


You don't need to complain about other people's complaining.  That just makes you a hypocrite.  In that case, start your own forum and moderate it yourself.


If someone feels it necessary to log onto the forum and take the time to voice a complaint, you complaining about it isn't going to help one bit.


Many of the complaints I'm seeing here on the forums are by the more seasoned users who have been around the block a few times.  These are the people that are going to help the product continue to evolve in a positive light.  In fact, without negative feedback, the product would deteriorate.  That's a scientific fact, so don't argue with science.


If you are not providing negative feedback, by way of the forum, SPR's, Enhancement Requests, Bug Reports etc, you are not helping at all.  We don't need you or your opinion.


All of these actions are NEGATIVE.  They are basically "nice" complaints.  You are telling SolidWorks that you believe that something isn't right or could be better.  And the people that do this on a regular basis are HEROES in my book.


This is a natural process governed by control system theory.  No system can be stable without negative feedback.  Why the Electrical Engineers know this but the Mechanical Engineers don't is beyond me.  It's pretty sad to tell you the truth.


"Because negative feedback produces stable circuit responses, improves stability and increases the operating bandwidth of a given system, the majority of all control and feedback systems is degenerative reducing the effects of the gain.


So, in conclusion, don't get your feelings hurt on behalf of SolidWorks when someone vents here on the forums or has an issue with SolidWorks that doesn't seem to bother you.  It's HEALTHY!  And don't try to put the moderators out of a job.  Trust me, they're on it and they've got it under control.