Whilst some might think I'd say NG, I won't. I used to chat in the tech section and people were reasonable there. I don't agree with them allowing school playground attitudes there, personally, though. It's stupid and childish. That "this is the Interwebz, I can be a dick, you're not real" attitude is disgusting. The attitude on the Overclockers UK forum wasn't very nice. Sure, it wasn't a bad place to talk gaming and PC rigs... except if you had a problem with an order from the shop side of Overclockers UK. They would delete any post saying that you had a problem with an order, or you didn't like something about the site... no matter how polite you were. I get that it's a shop and negative rep could damage business... but listening to unhappy customers and resolving their issues in public is good press, no? Not to mention I worked in the industry back when they started and heard some dodgy things about them from wholesalers! Worried about the skeletons in your closet, guys? However, I was once a member of a UK site I won't even bother naming, but they were collectors of radio equipment and similar items. A lot of them were technically-minded, so it seemed a good place to ask questions. You'd think... except a lot of the people there seemed to look down on you when you asked a question. I get that they're offering advice working on devices that could potentially kill, and caution must be applied when servicing them. Indeed, it should only be carried out by a competent engineer. However, you prove you're competent but don't know this particular thing, and a lot of them seemed to look down their nose at you. Their rules included: You must have your location set to the nearest large town. UK will not suffice. Don't bump your thread for 14 days. Keep your posts clean. Keep your posts on topic. Don't use fonts/sizes other than the default excessively. Don't use smilies excessively. Don't promote eBay auctions. Think about whether you need to use the word eBay at all on the forums. Don't use a term to disguise your use of the word eBay. Well, fair enough in some points. Except they're REALLY strict. What they really mean is don't ever say eBay on the forums... and fleabay or "that popular auction website" is even worse. They've banned people for it. Why?! Because there is a marketplace on the forum. Riight.... And yes, their moderating of anything off topic was just as severe. Strictly nothing other than the topic at hand - even a joke. I remember someone getting banned for using the word gay in a demeaning manner. The childish "that's totally gay" way. Fair enough - there are better words you could use. And I believe the site owner is gay, and one of the moderators is a woman... but that wasn't always the case. I totally appreciate that's a touchy subject, but they seemed to prohibit any discussion whatsoever. If you mentioned Pink Triangle turntables were designed by a pair of gay men and highly respected in the hi-fi world, I'm sure you would have got a telling off! I got told off for making a joke about electricity. It was something along the lines of "make sure you don't touch the chassis with this, as you'll get zapped!" Hardly a joke - I appreciate you have to give good advice in this field, but come on!! There was a list of Avo meters being produced - one of those rather geeky things where someone takes it upon themselves to collect serial numbers and information to see what they can glean. I mentioned that the Avo building was near me and I knew someone who worked there, I could ask if there's any historic info available. I got a rude reply that he'd already tried talking to Megger but they told him they couldn't help. Not even a "thanks, but sadly..." - more a shooting me down in flames for offering assistance. I also suggested asking someone on eBay selling a rare Avo for details - naturally, I was reprimanded for using the e word by mods AND the topic creator was again rude to me, saying he wants personal equipment not eBay items! OK... so if I buy it, you don't want the details? I hear he is dead now. I can't even remember what they banned me for - I contacted staff to ask, and whether it was a permanent ban, and got no reply. I then asked another, and again - nothing. So I requested that my photos, which were still in several threads, be removed - if they didn't want me on the forum, I didn't want my images on there. They ignored my request. So, as the images were hotlinked off my server, I switched them for these: Petty, I know... but at least I got a response!! Many members were banned - even long-standing ones.