The participation in the Dirt Doctor Forums has grown dramatically. Several thousand people visit and find useful information and advice in this forum every day. DirtDoctor.com is rated as one of the top natural organic gardening and living web sites in the U.S.
As the content in the forums has grown to over 31,000 posts, people can search and find most of the answers they are looking for, and thus do not log in and ask questions. The Dirt Doctor Library also provides a wealth of answers for people's questions.
I agree that one element we do not enjoy enough is free flowing banter and exchanges. We have been under the thinking that it is a benefit to have a forum where anyone can read the information, but the posts would be from people with some real interest in natural organic gardening and living. We feel that we are serving this goal, but have received a few comments to make the Dirt Doctor forums more of a gathering place where people can visit and chat. We agree that this openness is also important and are considering making this forum more accessible.
If you have any comments regarding keeping this forum as it is or making any changes regarding access or anything else, please let me know either through this forum or you can write me at firstname.lastname@example.org