How many times now have these message boards changed? 3, 4 times? I've been here for them all and seen how topics/username disappear.
Frankly, I've been here since 2003 (that's 7 years...) I've invested a lot of time posting messages here and I think it's a commitment on my/our part to give the Thom Hartmann site active and meaningful content. We're a community and as a member of that community, it feels somewhat disconnecting to have these message boards dumped the way they have been.
After the last changeover, I pretty much dropped out of the boards because it was such a loss to have to begin with a new user and new content. And while I occasionally appear, I don't have the same enthusiasm to start ALL my conversations over again.Yet again...it's even worse because there doesn't appear to be an attempt to pull old messages into the new message boards. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Can we go back to the last set and refer to them or are they now gone? What about the version before that?
I guess, if you want to kill this "community" of people, you're doing it right. I just thought we had something worth keeping.
I'm not sure if I'm going to bail but it sure seems like that's the only option. I'd rather spend my time on a board that's going to be there. Perhaps i need to go with something more mainstream.
Anyways, it would be nice if you brought back the old messages but I don't expect it will be the same. The last iteration didn't prove to be all that successful.