I posted some of this as a reply to Hulk reaching out to a few of us DWPL stalwarts, and I think I need to make sure it doesn't get buried (because what I have to say is SO important- wink, wink).
When I saw the change a couple weeks ago, I couldn't believe it. I thought some kind of glitch reverted the forum back to an older (unseen?) version before realizing the entire site had been revamped. I gave it a week or so, hoping things would go back to normal. They didn't, but today I checked in and saw forum activity with some very familiar names and surmised there is reason to be optimistic.
IF all of the old information has been lost, it will be a crime, but I don't see any reason to start pointing fingers, accusing people of things we don't know about (and people we don't really know), and being angry. For years, we were all provided a free venue for our community to discuss something that we all feel is important and by the looks of it, we'll continue to be provided a free venue for our community. Trust me, I generally loathe change, but it has always been there. Remember how we were all angry when the old DWPL forum gave way to the one we're now missing? Does anyone remember this all starting in other places, like the Mr. Boardwalk forum? I do.
I sense many of you are on the fence (those that are posting, and likely many more watching from a distance). I can't tell any of you what to do, but hope you'll see this doesn't have to be the end. We have had many great conversations, and I believe we can continue to have many great conversations, if we all stick around and make this work.
Yes i know. Martin and I are friends on fb
Looks like Al, Martin, Dave, Mike and Carolyn are MIA here too
*sigh* as much as I miss the old forum, you are 100% right, Rob. it is what it is. Enjoy it for what it is. I to remember the old Mr. Boardwalk days too
Yes I agree with what has been said already, I hope everyone comes back and continues to post
I like the look. Posts are much easier to read and my ever-aging eyes are thankful for that.
I have to say posting photos is a million times easier here, I’m having a field day on my trip report.
Nicely put Rob. It's kind-of like rebuilding after a devastating hurricane. Before we know it, this board will be gone and a new one will take its place. It's all the cycle of life.
Welcome back! Yes, it's different, but it's time for us to rebuild it...create new memories, recreate some old threads, and make this place our own! I'm just happy that people are returning!
DooWopper has already posted on here. Martin has not posted anything, even on the old message boards in quite some time.
Don't know if they know about the change over here. I'll text Martin and let him know.
So.....What happened to Martin (MMM) and DooWopper? Are they till around?
Welcome back Rob! I was hoping you would resurface. I'm more optimistic since I've seen some old names pop up but it will still be horrible if the old message boards are gone.