As the panic spreads far and wide, maybe abit of research could help...
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This I presume is the new moderators for the new owners...? Anyone reading these posts should check them out and then... if you feel the need... panic!
I really believe the new owners think that by bringing in as new team who have experience with small time ventures and who are looking to grow will help wings grow too.
Unfortunatley as often happens in business, while their hearts are in the right place, their understanding of what forums like is are all about is somewhat lacking... evident in how previous administrators have been quietly moved aside. Ideally for a site such as this, the input of volunteer staff should be seen as invaluable for understanding the orginisation and its members.
However businesses rarely run like this... New management... New team... New ways of running things... out with the old, no matter how respected they might be... In with the new... no matter how inexperienced or... how wonderful they are... We as a community feel like we've been let down.
Time will tell... and we need to give them time to prove how great they are, or... how flaming awlful they are, it's a two way street people. No need to U-turn just yet... but be prepared to pull over... just in case...!
I'll give them a chance... because WE all know the data-base all members have built here is REALLY worth saving and really worth $$$... and if the new owners can partake of that and we continue to grow it, it will be win-win for all sides. Tho if they F#ck it up and try and attach fees or such rubbish, the fall-out may destroy the site and their investment.
Time will tell, smile everyone! - polaroid moment!