NHV 669 wrote: ↑Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:44 pm Photos have been posted, train locations named, etc. since the collapse. Several of those posters work for the RR itself, and I would think they'd do what's needed to make sure any confidential info that would put their jobs at risk doesn't get disseminated all over the place. They have a sightings/chases page, they don't need foamers posting 50 threads asking where the detours are/what's on them/when will they be here? on a page meant for sharing material later on.Well now. Let me begin by saying I in no way wish to cause a uproar. But I am truly curious about a couple things regarding your reply. I hope you would be willing to educate me since My involvement with railroading was from the administrative end of it. You say several of the posters work for the railroad and wanted to make sure confidential info that would put their jobs at risk doesn't get disseminated all over the internet. How could confidential info get out unless they were the ones putting it out there to begin with?? Along the same lines what could possibly be confidential with a well reported collapse ?? I remember back in 79 some body at the MEC offices mentioning something about keeping the purchase of 4 GP-7s under wraps. People laughed and said I bet they have photographed them the min they were billed to the MEC. And that was before the day of cell phones.
I check that page frequently and didn't see any offending posts, other than the widely circulated tunnel photo in a comment thread about the collapse , so I'm assuming this was the admin acting proactively in this case. There were no insults thrown, just a suggestion of toning down the foam level. No big deal, things are as usual.
The other question I have is the use of the word "foamers" Are you telling me that a page created for railfans to share info is upset because railfans asking questions are foamers? Wouldn't up to date info be a positive attribute for a site to have? If the idea that railfans would be asking too many questions bother a group, perhaps they would of been better off joining a butterfly collecting group. To insult the very people who your trying to attract seems odd to me. You want to hear 1000000 questions go to a narrow gauge convention!
And one final thing. I never said any body was insulted (except for being called foamers) I said they were going after. Many posts were deleted, for reasons I can not understand. As I stated, my intention is not to be argumentative but to understand why these comments were made.