Let us be honest with ourselves. As much as we may love this place, it has been in decline for some time now.
If new features cause specific issues with the board, or if it’s something we specifically don’t want our board to become – for example ordering posts by number of likes instead of chronologically – then I agree that those features should be turned off.
But if our attitude is “anything that wasn’t on the Dope needs to go” – well, I’m worried we will go the way of the dodo.
I’m not asking for the admins of this site to have this discussion now – clearly things are hectic and they have bigger fish to fry. But if our default stance is “make no changes to the site, let’s be as close to 1999 as we can get” – well, that doesn’t sound very appealing, frankly.