I know I've never really been an active poster in the past, but I've been here awhile and I have something I wanna say.
First I would like to say Reed is that we love you. And it's because we love you and want to see what's best for you and your creation that were having this intervention. We are not criticizing you, we appreciate what you do. Just please let us help you. Let us help you clean this place up and make it more popular. Please dont give up on this site. We know it has potential because we've seen what it can do. The great thing Reed is that you don't have to do much. All we ask is this.
1) Appoint a mod. All were asking for Reed is one mod. It only takes you a couple of clicks and all traces of bots and spammers will be gone. And there are many users here that are more than qualified. There's Crotale, Stevencho, TheSlyder.. Etc.. Any one of those guys would do a great job and you'd never have to worry about them causing any trouble.
2) Just change the color of the forum. It doesn't have to be pretty. In fact, I think most of us would be thrilled if the colors just got inverted. White text on a gray background. That's all we really want. We like consistency. Just flip the colors and we would adore you.
3) Last but not least. Just pop in every once in awhile. All you have to do is say hi. We just want to make sure you still remember us. Tell us what you've been up to. It doesnt matter. Just let us know you're alive and we'll be happy.
So that's about it. If this was too long to read here's a shortened version:
1) Pick a mod
2) Invert the forum colors
3) Say hello
We love you Reed. Do you love us too?
PS: I'm expecting the flaming that will happen as a result of this thread telling me how futile my efforts are and that nothing will happen. But hey at least I felt like trying. It's an open forum. If I got something on my mind, I'm gonna say it. And what's the worst that will happen? Reed will just ignore this and the site will stay the same oh well. I just wanted to feel like I tried. So anyways if you don't have anything constructive to say and just want to insult me and my efforts, your attempts would be more suited else where.