it is clear to me. you misunderstood what I meant: the merger resulted in the word "sucks" to disappear from the thread's name.
"Ian Punnett SUCKS!"
but I think it would be smarter to remove the "sucks" from the noory thread headline, because having a dirty word in a sticky topic - approved by the administration, makes the forum into a fringe project, and prevents any communication with actual C2C staff including hosts and producer.
the forum used to be GeorgeNoorySucks.com. we scrapped that in favor of coastgab.com after shutting the site down for 3 or 4 months. that was a huge move toward mainstreaming the whole thing... and i think that's about as far as we will bother to go with it. i'm not sure how much value there is in the participation of c2c hosts or producers on this site. if their lack of transparency in the whole "art quits" situation is any indicator, they bring very little to the table. furthermore, if we start changing things for the purpose of getting "official" participation in the forums, members would be less likely to say what is REALLY on their minds for fear of being censored/banned, etc.. there are already a couple forums where c2c hosts and producers post occasionally, and their participation, even on those forums, is minimal AT BEST. and look how much ass kissing those forums do in order to get just that smidgen of "official" c2c participation. a cost/benefit analysis says it's not worth worrying about.
sorry i misunderstood your use of the word "delete." however, i just want you to understand how i think in the course of running things, here. i don't care what opinions people have on any subject. i don't censor
opinions, and never have. the end result of merging that thread might have been the deletion of the word "sucks," but none of the "sucks" posts were deleted, and in the course of reading that thread, a reader would be exposed to every variety of opinion regarding punnett. if anything, i think i did both sides a favor in the ian debate, because by merging the pro/anti ian threads (of which there were many), readers are exposed to viewpoints they might not care to bother reading or considering otherwise.