We have decided to close new memberships to Aficionados and to cull stagnant and (they think) dual ID memberships. We have always been aware that trolls have lurked within our numbers but until recently they have remained quiet. However it has not gone unnoticed that articles posted by our catie have "coincidentally" appeared elsewhere a short time later, with no credit given. There IS coincidence. But coincidence does not happen on such a regular basis.
As with all forums, there is a core group who are the mainstay of Aficionados and it is these members we are thinking of with this decision. They do not deserve to have what is essentially THEIR forum tuned into somewhere where they do not feel comfortable.