Yes, it is frustrating...
There are no plans for any 'Tests' or to restrict any membership here. The consensus is also against any type of closed forum.
As to why the subject of DIY comes up? I would say that many times it is out of some frustration about what is going on out there.
As far as something being done, when it is discussed as pertaining to this Forum I think it does accomplish something if members can voice their opinions and end up basically on the same page. Others that read the thread can also get some idea of what type of a group we have and some basic goals of this Forum. That way, there is less of a problem with "unwanted" types of questions and less reason to think about any restrictive measures.
Please note that any discussion on this topic does not necessarily pertain to any active topics and could even be purely hypothetical in nature. The number of questions (or askers) that don't belong here IMO is a very small percentage. So maybe discussion on this topic could be seen largely as 'preventative maintenance'.
I do think that we have probably beat this subject enough to last for awhile though.
[This message has been edited by Bill Addiss (edited 08-02-2002).]