The MacBitseach

I am The MacBitseach of Clan MacBitseach. (MacBitseach is Irish Gaelic for son of a bitch.)
This blog is about wearing, making, and some of the social aspects of kilts. I started wearing and making kilts in 2003.
If you have any questions, comments, or ideas, email me at

My Photo
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Treehouse clubs wars

Enough is enough!
There are two main, (the largest), kilt forums. XMarks the Scot, (XMarks). and Brotherhood Of The Kilt. (BOTK.)

XMarks has been around longer and BOTK was founded and joined by those unwilling or unable to put up with the rather strict moderation at XMarks.

Follow me so far? The past month has seen bannings, warnings, threads locked ... all because these two sites are battling for membership and dominance.

Soooo ... As near as I can tell, it's all about which boy's treehouse club is better.

If you try to get my members I'll ban you from X treehouse. And if you try to talk about the rules at X treehouse, We will close the thread.

And B treehouse will wear badges of pride when banned from X treehouse.

And both treehouses will proclaim their superiority and have members that call their chosen treehouse 'Home.'

What a bunch of adolescent BS!

I have been told that I represent all men in kilts when I wear a kilt; that I should comport myself with dignity and pride when kilted, so as not to besmirch the fine name of those who don a kilt.
I've been told that as a casual kilt wearer, I am besmirching the kilt and spitting on tradition.

If 'Real Men Wear Kilts,' then they don't run kilt forums. All I see these days is childish sniping on both sides.
And the real testament to the childishness? Most of what is happening isn't talked about openly because both forums do all the real talking in private messages.

These kilt forums are often a gateway for more men to wear kilts. And what do they see when they get a chance to meet other men who wear kilts? A bunch of childish, sniping, treehouse clubbers banning each other and calling names at the next tree over.

What a wonderful example! Instead of the image of a kilted man striding proudly across the hills of Scotland, we now have the image of two treehouses throwing pinecones at each other and sticking out their tongues.

Just grow up and treat your forum members like adults that are able to censor themselves, instead of children that need to be told what they can and cannot say or think.
Treat people like children and you'll get what you ask for.
And that's the way it is.

Site Meter