Here is what I tried to post up on the comments of "article" about the new website. It's awaiting moderation, which I suspect will not approve.
I am personally approving all front page posts. It's just an anti-spam thing, not censorship. Your future posts under the same account will automatically be approved. Sometimes I'm sleeping or driving, though, and I can't approve them right away. Currently, no one else on the team is approving posts, but no one's voice is being denied
. Anyone is just as free to say anything they want as before, whether here in the forums or on the front page. That goes for you all as well the writers. In my case, remember, I've always been a volunteer and I still am. There's no leverage over me and no constraints except the ones I put on myself. I'm trying to mediate because I want what you want and I need to remain in a position to be a positive influence on our new owners. It's that simple.
And now my biggest regret is not knowing the situation and subscribe to help keeping this afloat
I suppose many gerbils are in this boat. I feel like I’m subscribed to a site that I didn’t know. I feel duped.
The new management lurked for a while before making its move, and none of us even knew that the site changed hands. The fact that this changing of the guard was secret, especially compared to all the other times, makes it seem that much more sinister.
FWIW, if we had any
idea how big of a cluster the "transition" would be, I would stopped promoting subs instantly
. I kept what I knew quiet out of respect for Adam and he was caught just as much by surprise on Sunday as the rest of us. How you feel is fully justified and I sincerely apologize for my role in putting you and others in that position.
Now, I've been doing damage control publicly and privately for getting close to 72 hours. I need
to spend time on my day job today so I won't be around as much. I'll catch up when I can and I have a small post going up later today.