We knew going into this that not everyone would agree with the decisions made. It is impossible to please everyone.
We knew that some of you would be opposed to the change.
Dopers tend to be disputational by their nature, some more so than others.
As this is a place where people proclaim their opnions (sometime full-throatedly so) we do expect posters to share with us on most any subject, including our hosting site, the software it uses, and at least one of the owners of that company, someone who has a little bit of history on this board in the past.
You are expected to act appropriately on these subjects just as we expect you to act appropriately in every other subject in this space.
We will moderate this like we do everything else. We will step in when appropriate and in full context of where and how posts appear.
All that we ask is that you act within our rules. Just like always.
And hey, give this site a chance. We are using Discourse but we are custom tailoring the site to more closely conform with our nature. What you might have seen on someone else’s site or in the Discourse demo sandbox is not necessarily what you will encounter here. Keep an open mind and be willing to try something new.
For those of you who only want what we’ve always had, my apologies. I note that when we left AOL there were people who refused to make the transition with us, some so attached to the AOL site and unwilling to go anywhere else that they spent years thereafter living in the AOL servers looking at old board posts. Don’t be those people.
your humble TubaDiva