Not everyone who has 1000+ posts uses the vet forum heh. Heck. I never even asked for the password. I have nothing to hide from 'low post count' people heh.
I can see the mods having a closed section to discuss forum management, but I never really understood the point of the vets section. Just doesn't seem very conducive to the free exchange of ideas regarding lasers.. which was my understanding of what this forum is about.
The only reason the GB is not offered to the general forum is because we need committed people who keep to their word. Not a thousand n00bs going "I want one!!!". If it does go through we will offer the general membership chances to get some too. It wont be cheap, but you will have your chance.
Makes perfect sense. A full community GB would be a gong show with all the inevitable drop outs. In the end, it would fall threw and no one would get a diode. As I said though, I'm not interested in the GB. I just wanna see some specs and pics and any other gory details available.