I am disappointed with the attitudes (especially from more senior/older members) towards the changes that AO have made in the attempt to make the board easier to manage, and control, as well as the various technical issues that I believe may have also prompted the change….
There have I feel been un-warranted accusations levied towards Mods and the people behinds this site…..
People lets get real….this site have grown into a huge success and with that come new challenges and new attempts to make the forum more useable and easier/quicker for all concerned.
In its attempt to do something constructive for the forum it has obviously alienated a section that believe the changes are detrimental to their usage of the forum and the past usability that they were used to but sadly bringing into question the integrity of the people behind the move to implement the changes.
With any changes things will differ and make the user feel either grateful or dissatisfied.
The grateful will more than likely be happy and silent in the new changes not voicing an opinion, whereas the dissatisfied will be more vocal and air their views more publicly.
But would it not be intelligent to see what the benefits are and look at the pros and cons before running the forum down?
Being a manager if I heard such a notion coming from my employees, I would take them to one-side – and explain this ‘ I run the show – if you don’t like it there is the door, thank you for your time and effort, but I can see no point in you continuing your employment with me’
In other words if you don’t like it **** off.
Now the forum is trying to educate people to the reasons behind the changes but all its getting is flack from individuals – more in the line of a whining child that has had its toy taken away and told its time for bed….
Let’s see over the next few weeks what happens and see if it does really change the usage for the better or worse….If the changes are detrimental to the continued success then, I am sure steps will be taken to make any necessary changes to avoid the forum dropping into the doldrums…
If the people are that concerned then why not voice the concerns in a more constructive manner….sensible POLL's etc.
Now I know it’s a bit rich coming from Mr Angry….but many people know I speak and talk straight as I see it and say my piece and speak my mind….
If there is any slagging off to be done and not listening to others point of view – please remember that is my job – I have cornered a niche on this – so please stop stepping on my toes….Thankyou…