This is one time I wish I wasn't an admin., otherwise I would have written this awhile ago. I'd like to thank Greg for buying this board and making the improvements he has. I chose to join him when asked, in large measure to my agreement with the rules changes he had written originally, BEFORE he asked me to 'change position.' Those who know me recognize that 'anything goes' really isn't my style. I adapted previously, but this feels like a better fit. Why? Because of my desire to have a place to 'spout off' on politics, the war, and everyday issues. I'm more comfortable in a venue geared towards 'ideas' rather than 'guts.' My 'takes' are not for everyone, which is why the net is so great, there are no limits on where one can find their best fit. There are many sites, messageboards, blogs that cater to whatever interests you have. Greg's vision of this community just comes closer to my own and that may be inadvertent. I think his interest in politics is limited and the opinions he may hold differ mostly from my own. Where we agree however, is in the level of discourse. I do not think it's polite for me to flame someone with vastly different opinions or mores than my own, nor them me. We will not tolerate that. In approximately two months the 'skin' has changed to something easier on the eyes. The level of discourse has been raised, with flaming way down. We are gaining members that are informed from all sides of the political spectrum; retaining some of the best from the past; and even hosting those that have chosen to leave keep coming back to read and share on other boards. Interesting to me, we are gaining more international members, as we are allowing for differences to be heard. All that is good. We've added the blogging section, some post more than others. They cover the gamut from personal to general interests. If this isn't something you're all that familar with, perhaps you'd like to read through some? Leave some comments, (especially on mine. ) Start your own? Well since the admin. hat is worn, if you have some suggestions or additions you'd like to see, please feel free to add them or pm Greg or me. Yes, it's safe to pm us. Again, thanks Greg! I know it's not been the smoothest ride, but we are moving along splendidly!