- Joined Jan 15, 2015
I noticed in this thread the subject of mains power has surfaced. This same subject has in the past and will in the future surface. Nothing is going to make it go away. The forums have a TOS (Terms of Service) and frequently while members who have been around for awhile know what is and is not permissible for discussion often new members with questions are not familiar with the basic rules as to what is and is not permissible. Controlling and switching mains voltage is not an issue however using a nail on each end of a hot dog ties across mains voltage to cook the hot dog is not a good idea. I believe in matters like this some common sense should prevail. Most of us have seen threads where a moderator may close a thread, followed by a moderation discussion and a thread be reopened, sometimes with a note from moderation warning of lines not to cross. Often the proverbial line is clear as mud. That just being the nature of the beast. During the time I have been active in these forums the infamous Mains Power subject has come up more times than I can count. In my humble opinion the linked thread really has no violation of forum rules in that it only deals with switching AC mains power. The subject of the discussion should remain on topic and not drift off topic. This is true of any thread. Like moderation in a debate, the moderators job is to keep the debate on topic. Now if you will excuse me I plan to cook a hot dog using a safe and sane method.