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It always did go down often and for more than a day at a time. I haven't been back to that site since I found this one. Everyone is constantly flaming on another over there. Makes it difficult to get any good info in my opinion. It's difficult to weed out the replies and threads worth reading.
If you like the license tool go to http://chublogga.blogspot.com a guy made a nice desktop version you can download. Best of all is that if a state adds reciprocity you can easily edit the file to make the change.I like the licence tool and state-by-state CC info. Never got into the forums over. The forum software seemed strange.
We have what's known as 'reputation' over on the Brighthand forums. It sucks. It causes way more problems than ever thought of, as far as I'm concerned.Problems with Packing.org started long before the current inability to log on. After the forum change about a year ago where rating posts from other members became a part of the "new look", what was once a great site went downhill quickly. Rating posts became character assassination by members toward other members. I, and many other, long time members have complained numerous times about this practice and what it doing to the website and Mark Solomon's creation, but it falls on deaf ears.
The key to any forum is the honesty and dedication of its moderators. That seems to have changed.
When I agreed, with a fantastic moderator from West Virginia, to research cities and towns in Mass. as to their policies on issuing licenses, which appears in a color-coded format, green, red, and black, it was a cutting edge website. Now, regretably, this once great website has changed for the worse.
What are the "Brighthand" forums?We have what's known as 'reputation' over on the Brighthand forums. It sucks. It causes way more problems than ever thought of, as far as I'm concerned.