I posted this in Joe's thread: It got me thinking a bit, and navigating throughout the forums at a lot of things. I don't know why it always has to be me to be the motivational speaker throughout the history of BF, but I suppose it's my time, yet again *shoots self*. Joe, these disputes you're having with DirtyDog aren't going to accomplish anything more than just further frustration from...well...both of you. Belittling him isn't going to get you back on staff (unless DirtyDog's self-esteem is lower than I thought) which isn't doing any of us any good. A lot of us previous staff members could easily make this place worth visiting from time to time again, we could easily make it fun again for all of us if we put forth the effort. I'm not telling anyone to try because I sure as hell ain't. What I'm saying is that it is possible. I have a lot of ideas for this place in my head that I have no interest in discussing with DirtyDog, not because I don't trust him, or because I don't want this website to turn back around, and especially not because of respect or lack thereof because honestly I still haven't formed a full opinion of him. I don't want to discuss my ideas with him because as much as he might believe he does, he does not have the passion for this forum that we have shown in the past. He never will. That's not anything against him, but I'm sure former staff members such as Joe, Tronga, Sean (Cort), Amantis, and several others could agree with me when I say I've poured blood, sweat, and tears into this site for nearly a decade and even though I'm a grown man right now I still enjoy the way we cut up as children on these forums. I remember getting up in the middle of the night with phone calls because of attacks on the forums, or being on the phone with Sean for long periods of time discussing what we needed to do to improve (3 ways with Sean and Joe were the best!). I remember creating AIM chat rooms and discussing problematic users and how we should address it as a team, discussing promotions, everything. There was a time we were a fine tuned machine. Blizzard isn't dead, so why are we? Consistent ownership changes? I'd like to think not. If we can survive ChrisUK's poor server management, those silly Chinese kids approach to making BF a financial boomtown, and Eric being...Eric, DirtyDog isn't a threat. If anything, he COULD be the owner we've been needing as at least he LIKES the subject matter we originally gathered for. Personally, I could care less for Blizzard games anymore as I've stated numerous times in the past. I look forward to D3 but that's it. What I care about is the community. I'm only going to make one more stand before the only contact you can look forward to seeing from me is via AIM, and that is to encourage those of you who still care to organize with me. Like I said, I have ideas for days, and I know some of you do to, but I have no interest in presenting them with our new owner until they are fine tuned and it is discussed with all of you. As a team. I'm not welcoming just previous staff members to join me, but anyone who has been through the best and worst that BF has to offer and truly cares if this place sucks or not. PS - Theroy, if you are reading this and still hate me for god only knows why, just know that I still :heart: you.