Originally Posted by Nick Nunziata
I don't have the time to be here constantly and it's become very apparent that the new generation of posters have no understanding or appreciation for what built this place.
Nick, of course the bottom line is that this is your site. Your money, your time, your site. You can set the tone or guidelines however you want.
I do think it's worth noting that in the Film Critic Thread not only have we seen a lot of old time Chewers reappear, we've had the vast majority of people express appreciation for the overall gentler and more considered tone of posts and discussions these days. I didn't even start lurking until around 2005 or so, but from what I understand, the first 3-5 years of the boards had some (by today's standards) some pretty rough exchanges and tones.
I love the boards. I'm thankful they're still here, and really grateful for the costly efforts you've made (most of which I'm sure we'll never know about) to keep this place open and accessible. For whatever it's worth, I'm saying I'd rather not return to those days. Those days helped give birth to Devin, and whatever one's opinion of his film review skills, very, very few active Chewers today are expressing any kind of true longing for a return of the "Wild West" days.
Again, your site, your rules. Just asking you to consider the sentiments that have emerged in light of DF's fall from grace.
Lastly, FWIW: I think Michael Shaver and Jacknife are fantastic mods. I'm very appreciative of what they've done to help keep CHUD a good place to keep coming back to, whether it's trolls, shills, or someone who tries to force some kind of showdown with regulars and/or the mods. I don't agree with them 100% of the time, but it's in the high 80s or low 90s at least.