This is a thread mainly for the peeps who were with me on the old forum.
I closed the old forum very abruptly last time and I kept it closed for two years. Why? I was not getting much by the way of support of the membership. I was especially disappointed by people not even telling me if the new interfaces I installed worked.
Why have you opened the forum again?
I opened the forum again because for starters most other forums blow! They really do. I searched the internet far and wide for two years for other decent sites to post on. I found none. I was left with no choice but to re-open the site, if not just for my own posting experience.
What is to stop a repeat of last time?
I have a new plan for this. I will fill people in on this as the situation changes.
So now what?
Same as last time: civil discussion of politics. I plan the forum to grow to the same size it was before.
On a personal note, I am a little different from before. I think that simultaneously, I am better at not offering insults, more tolerant of some people I wasn't tolerant of before, although I think I am also less tolerant of rudeness too. The opening days of the forum will be slow probably, but I expect to grow this forum from 0 -> 150, just like I did once before.