Scrolling through my FB feed the other day and I see MF had made the news. Curiosity got the better of me so I popped in for a skeet and saw this thread.
It's a real shame that the team are giving serious consideration to closing the place down but quite frankly, I don't blame them. I stopped posting long before the current batch of idiots and it was bad enough then so I can't imagine how bad must have become to reach this point.
Having read this thread, it seems like there is still a strong desire to keep the place running from the perspective of the long standing members and a few have suggested adding new moderators to take off some of the pressure of the existing team. How many would actually put themselves forward though? It's a great idea but actions speak louder than words and it probably needs the more experienced posters to step up to the plate rather than a bunch of newbies who don't fully understand the dynamics of the forum.
If all else fails, I'll happily wield the ban hammer until this problem goes away.
There are Shopwatch schemes in both Douglas and Ramsey. If you get banned in one shop, you are automatically banned in all of the others in the scheme. If someone refuses to leave your store, you just call the Police and they will come and remove them.