Looks like the old board has been disabled. GOOD!!! Will that bring more traffic here? Any… would be more!!!
Because I knew a lot of the people from the old forums wouldn’t come to the new ones, I had hoped we could have a final goodbye thread over there; instead, the forum disappeared suddenly, and I came here only to see this rather petulant thread of people insisting the old board be taken down immediately for no good reason. So thanks, guys. Didja get that influx of regulars after the old board shut down? Did things suddenly improve?
Beyond this thread, I’ve also seen more than one accusation on this board about me not wanting to reveal my real name. Guys, I always posted with my real name, and I showed my full real name on the old forums multiple times. I write online with my real name and I’m easy to find. So is Randall; he’s on the IMDb, for corn’s sake.
I’ve read this forum for weeks—and, FYI, I’m sure plenty of the other regulars have been reading here, too. I see you guys saying people like me always refused to “stand behind our rants.” I’m just a “resident lefty” in “an ongoing food fight w/Bob” who was “in the closet”.
You all choose to invent your own narrative of “real names scared everyone off.” My goodness, guys, you know that’s not true. Sure, some people made the choice not to use their real names. They are adults who have made the choice based on their own experiences. You all may not agree with them, but you don’t have the right to judge them or to act as though they’re just cowards, which a few of you have been implying. Their opinions were as valid as anyone else’s. Besides, plenty of people posted on the old board with their real names or a nickname variant that didn’t exactly hide their identity. Were all those threads really just worthless? They weren’t to me, but apparently mileage varies.