You know, as this thread seems to have gravitated to us discussing certain issues about where the forum is going, how it is being run etc, well why don't we look at some facts...
Morgan has had moderators in the past. The members here at that time were screaming for moderators. So they were put in place. Once again, the identity of the moderators was made obvious to all members.
I feel sorry for those mods! They couldn't win either way. If they sat back and refrained from posting much and just went about their business as moderators, they were accused of being slack and a number of other things to my understanding.
On the other hand, if those mods voiced their own opinions (which they should have been entitled to do IMO) all hell broke loose and Morgan was inundated with trivial messages from members whinging about this comment, whinging about that comment. It just wasn't worth the migraines it caused him, so he removed them from that position!
When things started getting way out of hand again, and it was brought to Morgan's attention by the current round of members that moderators were again needed, he acted.
This will ALWAYS be the case here when a moderator's identity is public for all to see.
A moderator or administrator acts, and before you know it it's a full-on debate between those who agree with the decision made, and those who don't.
To be perfectly blunt acting as mod here is not a joy, you know. If anything it's a ruddy large headache!!! One doesn't get paid for one's input. One doesn't get thanked for one's input. 50% of members may agree with a mod's decision and respect it, but unfortunately the other 50% will always have a problem with it.
It's a right shame that 100% of members don't respect it - whether they agree or not.
This is just something to think about for the future concerning whomever takes my place as moderator. If anyone cannot bring themselves to respect the decisions made by mods and admin, perhaps they shouldn't be here, or on any forum for that matter.