I am not sure if my point of view has been put forward yet as I have not read all of these posts, but here it is anyway.
I am not an SOC member, why not?, because I don’t have a Scott (yet). Why am I here?, because I have an interest and may one day seek to buy a Scott.
The actions of the club in closing this forum to members only is a very negative action. If I do buy a Scott will I join the SOC?, probably not. Why not?, because of this stupidity. It seems that not only are the committee making a big mistake they also seem to be unwilling to listen to the membership and consider other opinions. Clubs should operate in a democratic nature, not as a dictatorship or autocratic nature.
Wake up to yourselves !!!!!!