They need some time to work things out maybe? Since it was broken before with only Jon, Chraig and a couple others running the site it's harder to take car of with more people around....
Thanks for finally letting us know what's going on!
You know something? We're such a close group that you all can drop us a note now and then telling us that This or That will be broken until xxx in the future or that "we're working on a fix for something and that something else might be effected, etc.."
That will keep out bitching and groaning and "I told ya so's" to a minimum.
But right now you're giving us a LOT to bitch about by keeping silent and anonymous at the same time.
It really is only a few keystrokes to personalize your ADMIN moniker to make each of you a different entity, thus making you a little more personable to those of us that are here for operation enduring freedom, for this transition.
You know, Admin 1 and 2 and 3 and so on. Even that is better than all of you being the same and none of us knowing if you're the same tard from yesterday or someone totally different that dont' know what we're talking about. You do "get it" don't you?
Plus it let's us know that you're human and that you also give a crap about our needs.
I am indeed human. The majority of the time you will see me on the board if its the administrator account. If you all feel strongly that you do not want to see an account called "Administrator" I will add a second account with my own name and use that. The "Administrator" account will always stay no matter what since the system admins need an account to log into when there is a security issue, a major bug in the forum somewhere or just testing for a new tool or plug in to be installed.Plus it let's us know that you're human and that you also give a crap about our needs.
Well if FE sort of likes you, your doing good. To boil it down, my comment about the movie Office Space, with all the admin stuff and big buyout, I sit here and think I am writing to a cubicle farm, or better yet that comercial where someone brings food into the cubicle farm. Very impersonal. Even though I have never laid eyes on Dennis11, FE, Fordnut, and others, I feel I know them to some level. Ditto with FATNFAST and the admin folks.Cool, just suggest to Autoguide that WE would like that anyone Posting an answer or a Question on THIS site anywhere become and Individual, so that it allows us piece of mind.
It's only fair as your rules make US each sign on as individuals, no two people have the same name for us, thus is should be for anyone from Autoguide whom chooses to Post a thread or Reply to a question or thread.
That prevents Falconaround from PM'ing Admin -George- about a question he had for Admin -Phil- since George will have no clue what he's talking about.
I truly believe that this behavior, if implemented now, will Heighten the public image of Autoguide, and might even help bring back members we've lost due to Autoguides Past performance in taking over other auto related sites.....
The reputation of a company greatly depends on how it treats it's customers, and how human they attempt to be. Let's get this started off well, and send this note to YOUR bosses and see if they give the tiniest little schitt about what WE care about and why WE are still here in the first place. If they choose to ignore it that's fine.
Their interest is very likely in their pockets anyhow, but I hope they remember that MY pockets are the Pockets that line THEIR pockets... (along with the adverts of course...)
I'm starting to like you a little, so keep up the good communication.