Wow. Strongly worded thread for petulant problems. I reckon if the site is growing in popularity, it would suggest you are generally running things well. I must admit, though, I have read this site pretty much every day (often more than once a day!) for about a year now, though I rarely comment. I enjoy reading the comments, particularly from the regulars (Ned, BasCB, prisoner monkey, fixy etc) though I never really feel compelled to comment myself. I don’t think this has anything to do with any ‘rudeness’, it’s just I prefer to observe. Maybe I should start commenting more! And just for the record, Keith your comments are sometimes short and to-the-point, but I don’t see this as bad or rude at all. As you say yourself, you barely find time to even read all the comments. However, it would be nice to see you use your vast F1 knowledge to contribute to the discussions further. Although I suppose if you showed any slight opinion people would say your being biased. Frankly I don’t care if your biased at all, as long as it doesn’t show in the articles themselves. And also, sometimes I think the comment thread is the wrong way round, as if I want to keep up with a discussion, I often have to go through the pages to find the right bit. Think of Youtube and how the comments refresh on top of one another there. Just a slight niggle though.
In my opinion, your formula is working Keith (excuse the pun…) and there’s always a few people who fancy the odd moan. He’s rude himself, to expose his exaggerated opinions in such an open way. If he really was that annoyed, he should have either emailed you personally or just read a different site. Honestly, people get far too worked up these days.
Kudos on the site, my most read website and despite my infrequent commenting (which i will work on!) I’m definitely an F1 Fanatic Fanatic.