Daz wrote:"Why TMP has any members is a mystery to me…"
Because it's a very large community of wargamers.
There is a lot of useful information posted on there, and a lot of inspirational posts. Questions are usually answered promptly by knowledgable people.
Sure, there is plenty of drivel and nonsense, but it only takes half a brain cell to ignore all that if you want to.
It seems to me if you are into wargaming (specially historicals admittedly), to dismiss the site as a bunch of stupid septics or whatever is kind of cutting off your nose to spite your face.
Sooooo, it has members because it has lots of members? Not really an argument that, is it?
I've no doubt that there are lots of helpful, knowledgeable people on there, the mystery to me is why they stay there. There's the whole ludicrous doghousing policy, together with some questionable decisions by Bill. It seems that yearly we end up with doghoused members pouring their woes out on here about being banned for ridiculous reasons. A forum is only as strong as its membership, yet its members seem to be willing to put up with anything for fear of missing out.
As for your "stupid septics or whatever" comment, I'll go for "whatever". I know Bill is American, but what with this being the internet I assume an international membership and stupidity is international.