IanG wrote:You only speak for yourself, however many of us and thats all the newer non Clique members would like to see the site improve, we have no issues with the current admin if they listen.
This Ian, I'm afraid, is the fundamental point you seem to either unwilling or incapable of accepting. You
speak only for yourself. Yours is but one opinion, you seem to place considerable weight upon it, but it is merely that, your opinion
. Just because you
do not like something, it does not instantly become an issue
be resolved. There may be those who share your opinion, in whole or in part, however, this thread has clearly demonstrated that the majority DO NOT share your opinions. I'm also sure many members would be surprised to learn of your claim to speak for them.
Your continued petty remarks such as "however many of us and thats all the newer non Clique members would like to see the site improve" are wearing thin and are negatively impacting this community. As been very adequately proven in this thread, the only "clique" that exists upon this board is in your imagination, other members responding to this thread have stated they have experienced no such thing, the very ethos of this community from its inception has been openness, that everybody is welcomed. If there is a "clique" or divide, you have created it. You appear to be incapable of letting any opportunity go by without inserting some form of petty dig at the status quo, this is not the behaviour of a rational mature adult and frankly, at this stage merely comes across as being deliberately antagonistic.
The organisers, moderators, administrators and members of this community have
listened to you, with almost infinite patience and understanding. You've been ill-mannered and insulting along the way, insisting that the moderators are complacent and "luddites", the forum is "mickey mouse" because it does not comply with your opinions, offered many accusations and insinuations which have been proven to be either formed entirely on assumption or utterly baseless, and steadfastly failed to offer any constructive
suggestions. On any other forum you would have simply been banned some time ago.
We get that you don't like the red highlighted names. We respectfully disagree
. For something that seems so utterly trivial and inconsequential to most, this for some inexplicable reason drives you to distraction. This is in place not because we do not know how to turn it off, nor that our software is "out of date" and doesn't have the functionality to disable it, it is because we choose not to, and we have repeatedly explained the reasons why. The majority seem not in the least bothered by this, the admins and moderators perceive it to serve a useful purpose, so thank you for the feedback, but we have decided not to adopt your suggestion. Move on.
This site does not allow unrestricted
image uploads. Neither do most forums, in fact, a great many do not allow any at all. Embedding images into posts is trivial using free online services like Flickr and Photobucket, which are designed for that very purpose. We are not an images hosting service, never have been, never will. Stating that any limitations we must work within are just "lame excuses" serves only to demonstrate what a poor understanding you have of hosting issues. We have offered a suggestion which might free up some of the attachment space but there's been little to no response.
The suggestion that the main "non-forum" area of the site could do with a refresh is a notion that we have been in agreement with for some time, and we're happy to take on constructive
suggestions from everyone for what kind of content might be included there. We have day jobs, it's not going to happen tomorrow, and we cannot guarantee to include every suggestion. This is just common sense.
We have listened to every suggestion. Some have been acted upon, some have not. I don't know how to make this any clearer Ian, but yours is not the only vote
. This forum and community does not march to your personal manifesto.
IanG wrote:If that means a new UK based LF website would be a better option then so be it, but it's not far off happening which would be a shame on all the moderators and admin here.
This is not the first time you have alluded to this, as though you believe it to be some form of threat. Yet as we have repeatedly expressed, we are not competing with anyone. If by these repeated remarks you intend to infer that you
intend to start your own LF website if we
do not mould this one into your vision, then best of luck, but I assure you of this, you will not be permitted to continue polluting this one the way that you are now.
IanG wrote:This site sits on a knife point, it's held back badly by a few and the majority want it to evolve and go forward.
The majority do
want it to evolve and go forward; the majority has spoken in this thread, and what they want Ian, is less of your caustic outbursts. Your good will and credibility here are spent.
If you can post in a considerate, well mannered way, then we welcome you to stay, if you cannot, then leave. Or be the first person in board history to be banned. Your choice.