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29-12-2012, 07:07 AM
Forum Management Change
The past couple of days have brought a significant change to our forum. Our fearless leader, Stark Raving, has decided to step down as co-Admin. Nor will we see him much, if at all, as a member. He didn't want to make a big deal of things, which leaves me trying to put words in his mouth to explain his departure. After close to three years here at TTA, Stark has decided move on. It's my hope that he just needs a break and will return, but in the meantime he won't be participating in the place he helped to create (largely by his own efforts early on).

You may also have noticed that at least two other long-time members have also decided to opt out. Again, hopefully just to take a break, but possibly for good. I don't think there is ever one reason that goes into a decision to leave, but the boiling point has centered around the growth of this forum leading to inevitable change leading to tensions on how to best adapt to the influxes of new and diverse people coming to the forum. Some people would like to see stricter controls for Forum Management and others want a return to the more laissez-faire management style this forum was founded upon. At this point, no changes are planned, but the Forum Management Team will be taking a close look at our current forum rules and will determine whether or not changes need to be made moving forward.

Additionally, you may also have noticed that DeepThought has been absent from the forum and we miss his expertise to keep things running smoothly on a technical level. To fill in for him, we decided to hit Chas over the head when he wasn't looking and when he woke up, he was the new Tech Dude for our forum. He's already been working behind the scenes a bit, and now we'll officially make him the Man Behind The Curtain (which means you may pay no attention to him). Smile

This place is a community and all communities that I'm aware of have an ebb and a flow to them. When people are involved, organizations rarely remain static. That means change is almost always inevitable. Some change can be unwelcome and other times change is eagerly anticipated. But change is also almost always stressful. And just as people are different, people react differently to change. It is my hope that you won't find these recent changes too stressful, but if you do, you're encouraged to talk about it with the forum. It is also my hope that as best we can, we will support one another in keeping this community solid, yet at the same time remembering the words of Stark, that this forum isn't going to be for everyone. But for those of us who are here, the TTA Forum is for all of us and I hope you'll see this place as a bit of an extended family, warts and all.

In the meantime, in the words of the great Alexander Haig,
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Forum Management Change - Erxomai - 29-12-2012 07:07 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Percepticon - 29-12-2012, 07:15 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Free Thought - 29-12-2012, 07:15 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - PoolBoyG - 29-12-2012, 07:22 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - morondog - 29-12-2012, 07:27 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Chas - 29-12-2012, 09:02 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Percepticon - 29-12-2012, 09:21 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Chas - 29-12-2012, 01:06 PM
RE: Forum Management Change - Free Thought - 29-12-2012, 09:56 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Vosur - 29-12-2012, 10:12 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Free Thought - 29-12-2012, 10:07 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Free Thought - 29-12-2012, 09:38 PM
RE: Forum Management Change - Free Thought - 29-12-2012, 10:16 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Vosur - 29-12-2012, 10:28 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Free Thought - 29-12-2012, 10:36 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Leela - 29-12-2012, 10:29 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Atothetheist - 29-12-2012, 02:53 PM
RE: Forum Management Change - Chas - 29-12-2012, 05:59 PM
RE: Forum Management Change - Chas - 29-12-2012, 08:18 PM
RE: Forum Management Change - bemore - 30-12-2012, 07:40 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Magoo - 30-12-2012, 04:00 PM
RE: Forum Management Change - kim - 30-12-2012, 09:05 PM
RE: Forum Management Change - Egor - 31-12-2012, 03:36 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Free Thought - 31-12-2012, 03:44 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Egor - 31-12-2012, 03:48 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Free Thought - 31-12-2012, 04:32 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Filox - 31-12-2012, 04:33 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Egor - 31-12-2012, 04:36 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Filox - 31-12-2012, 04:40 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Hughsie - 31-12-2012, 05:20 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Egor - 31-12-2012, 05:27 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Free Thought - 31-12-2012, 04:52 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Egor - 31-12-2012, 05:22 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Hughsie - 31-12-2012, 05:28 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - bemore - 31-12-2012, 05:31 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Egor - 31-12-2012, 05:31 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Hughsie - 31-12-2012, 05:32 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - earmuffs - 31-12-2012, 05:57 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Hughsie - 31-12-2012, 06:01 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - earmuffs - 31-12-2012, 06:08 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Hughsie - 31-12-2012, 06:10 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - earmuffs - 31-12-2012, 06:18 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Hughsie - 31-12-2012, 06:27 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - earmuffs - 31-12-2012, 06:32 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Hughsie - 31-12-2012, 06:33 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - earmuffs - 31-12-2012, 06:51 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Hughsie - 31-12-2012, 06:55 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - GirlyMan - 01-01-2013, 03:39 PM
RE: Forum Management Change - Chas - 01-01-2013, 04:00 PM
RE: Forum Management Change - Xinoftruden - 31-12-2012, 10:10 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Hughsie - 01-01-2013, 03:44 PM
RE: Forum Management Change - GirlyMan - 01-01-2013, 03:48 PM
RE: Forum Management Change - Hughsie - 01-01-2013, 03:53 PM
RE: Forum Management Change - Chas - 01-01-2013, 04:04 PM
RE: Forum Management Change - Hughsie - 01-01-2013, 04:07 PM
RE: Forum Management Change - Chas - 01-01-2013, 04:11 PM
RE: Forum Management Change - GirlyMan - 01-01-2013, 04:13 PM
RE: Forum Management Change - Chas - 01-01-2013, 04:35 PM
RE: Forum Management Change - Hughsie - 01-01-2013, 04:40 PM
RE: Forum Management Change - Egor - 02-01-2013, 01:18 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - Percepticon - 02-01-2013, 06:04 AM
RE: Forum Management Change - kingschosen - 02-01-2013, 09:54 AM
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