Sure, if it makes you happy. Text comes over in different ways to different people, so yup.
The following I post as a forum administrator/owner of over 12 years and not as a potential member. I've worked with a lot of admins over the years, helping them to build, rebuild, change, write rules etc, so I'm going to put that hat on now
Irrelevant to this thread. I think what you're trying to do is move the focus away from what is happening (or not happening) on BAR so, with that said, I'm going to leave you to your word games and wait to see what happens here over the next week or so.'Sure, whatever makes you happy' is the phrase you used and 'blunt' can also be regarded as impolite...
I'm just curious as to how these professional relationships work.
Irrelevant to this thread. I think what you're trying to do is move the focus away from what is happening (or not happening) on BAR so, with that said, I'm going to leave you to your word games and wait to see what happens here over the next week or so.
@consciousbob - do you just argue for the hell of it because that's how you get your jollies or do you actually have a point? Seems to me that attacking some one that is actually trying to get something going is entirely counterproductive. Seems like you are trying to flush what's left of the site down the toilet.
I wrote this reply to the discussion yesterday, & apparently it didn't post due to connection issues: Nifty & I are currently at ForumCon in San Francisco, and I'm getting some good ideas for how to improve our forum and build a stronger community. We'll come up with some improvements next week. Thank you for wanting to be here and see the site thrive!
Let's try and keep this thread to constructive criticism. We could also start a new thread for ideas to improve the forum's success. Please keep in mind that I am new to forum ownership/management & am trying to do what is best, but am learning as I go.
Glad to see the change in management, I suspect 99.9% of people are likewise in agreement that it was for the better.
-When selecting moderators, don't choose a newbie who doesn't know the forum, the members, or who doesn't appreciate reading and controversial viewpoints. Please pick someone who likes books, not someone who is a friend or family member who thinks they would do a good job, but who doesn't read extensively. Also, it's hard to respect a moderator who hasn't put in their time here.
-A moderator should be able to be removed by a majority vote of the forum's active membership.
-Please go through the membership roster and weed out people who haven't posted in two years or longer.
-The writers section has always been an untapped strength for the forum. Have forum members serve as a panel of judges once or twice a year in genre specific writing contests.
-Find a person who does book podcasts and see if they would be willing to devote some time to our members calling in or talking with writers who have posted material at B&R.
-Don't ever do something like the ICE forum thing again. People are either members or they aren't.
-Things won't change over night, summer time is always slow on forums, so take a deep breath and get ready for the fall.
Sounds good to me. All of them. Of course they won't happen.