Purpose of This Forum
Hi folks. As I have said in the past, I don't run the site by committee, but now more than ever, there are changes happening on which I want everyone's opinion. Most people find change off-putting and I don't want to ruffle feathers any more than necessary. I understand that all the changes will not be popular to some, or in some cases, even popular to most, but the changes are needed.
There are many issues that will come up, such as the post count being visible on the thread display pages, that I want people's opinions on. I personally do not want it there and would rather use that piece of real estate for something else, but if enough people feel that it should be left there, I may do so. This isn't a case of majority rules and I make no promise to act as the popular vote dictates, but I wouldn't be posting these polls if I weren't interested in where members here stood on the issues in question and I will give the results of these polls due consideration.
Please feel free to post comments/suggestions on the issues I bring up, but I ask that you keep the comments civil, on-topic and constructive. I also ask that you DO NOT campaign for a particular outcome on a poll posted here, in other forums on GT. I don't want this to turn into a circus. I just want people's honest opinions. Please do feel free to post a thread in other GT forums, letting people know of an issue being voted here, IF YOU HAVE ALREADY LOOKED AND ASCERTAINED THAT THERE ISN'T ALREADY A THREAD RUNNING ON THE TOPIC. I know that many people will not routinely check this forum at first and I want to get input from as many GT'ers as possible.
If you have suggestions concerning topics that you think should be put to a vote, please PM me about it. I am the only person that will be able to start threads or polls in this forum and I don't want these suggestions posted in threads concerning other things.
As I mentioned, I am the only one who can originate threads and polls here, but anyone can respond to the threads and vote it the polls. I appreciate everyone's participation and help spreading the word. Eric
I said, "Is it good, friend?"
"It is bitter - bitter," he answered;
"But I like it
Because it is bitter,
And because it is my heart."... - Stephen Crane