Given what juvenile tripe was being posted on those threads yesterday, if it all got scraped up and dumped in the "Please Stop" bad-behavior graveyard on Gen. Forum you wouldn't have wanted to read it anyway. :sIt appears all threads related to making a new forum, then the subsequent discussion of revamping this site instead, have been deleted... I am confused.
There was some melodrama, which I’m not trying to reignite here. And, there were way too many threads before, agreed. But there was a lot of valuable discussion on those threads as well both around opinions about forum decorum as well as simply showing which users were willing and interested and able to pitch in and help on the logistical end. On a philosophical level, I don’t agree with deletion in general but if the melodrama / mess needed to go, an alternative option would easily have been to simply preserve the rest of the discussion in a single thread. Can these be recovered?The threads got deleted because they were a mess and creating confusion. There are going to be major changes to the site in the coming days. In the meantime, enough with the melodrama already.
Briv,Everything Justin said.
Plus, we've heard this whole "major changes coming" thing a handful of times over the past decade before. Why is it going to be different this time?
You really going to hand over this creation to this group. If I was you I would rather let the site burn down.
Let these clowns create something on their own instead of taking your hardwork and reinventing it as their own.
I am going to say three things that pertain strictly to myself:I propose deciding by June 30 whether to stay or go, with the former being contingent on clear communication by everyone who was to be involved and actionable steps taken to hand over control to more admins to prevent the calamity of the last year.
There is failed coup going on here. :shock:I, along with most people on this board, am completely in the dark about what is going on here.
I'm fully convinced that you are not the real F-Line to Dudley. Lets check your IP Address.Now I'm fully convinced this is the Rifleman alt re-regging to sow chaos. Can we check IP addys?
It's obviously him, without question... and I finally agree, he needs a permaban.Why hasn't MagicMan been banned yet? Even if he isn't Rifleman, the character is clearly intent on sewing chaos. Get rid of the troublemakers.
Uh, OK.I am going to say three things that pertain strictly to myself:
For these reasons, I am unwilling to put deadlines on the volunteers who ARE going to do the work.
- I'm from Portland;
- I'm way more of a suburbanista than most people here;
- I've got enough going on and don't plan on doing any of the work.
Dear kmp1284,It's disconcerting that briv would go through the effort to delete so much relevant and mostly well thought out content without providing even a basic outline of his intentions other than to say "changes are coming" and only doing so when prodded. This shouldn't feel like such an adversarial conversation/relationship.
I don't see any viable option other than to make a move and to do so quickly. I have absolutely no doubt that with the active engagement of the folks who have been suggested as admins/mods that the new site could be a far more valuable resource than this one presently is.
That would be a good idea once the decision of stay vs go is determined. If people aren't even responding to PM's on here when their activity page clearly shows they're regularly on the site, I don't think there's going to be further success at getting people to meet in person.Let me throw this out there...is it worth a meet-up, which we haven't had in quite a while?