Thank you, John, for having developed and upheld these timeless and well designed forums in their present form for so long.
When they are lost, swept away by the tide of the current contemporary forum design which will hopefully pass again, some of us shall wish we were back in this golden time.
I am sure you know that those of us not welcoming the changes to be, and what we sincerely see as fundamentally inferior in terms of functionality and efficiency as well as in overall design, are the defenders of your efforts, then and now.
And as you know, the very same we have regularly, as committed forum members, taken the time and effort to try to help improve what were real shortcomings, sometimes possible, sometimes impossible to mend.
And I am sure you know that we appreciate your efforts right now, under the conditions that you know and we do not.
And as you know and we know, those that see us as attackers of progress, and worse, are actually the relentless and incessant attackers of your past and present efforts.
The last part grieves me most.
I wished this to be said before the whole matter is something in the past.
Yes, but it won't take, because I already have Paz as a user name. My guess is that all unmoved accounts will cease to exist.
Then I should be able to change my screen name to plain old Paz.
>You also need to 'Associate the Accounts'
What? Must have missed that. I have no idea what that means. I kind of think I'll wait it out and see what happens. If I can't get into the 'New' forums, I'm not sure it will be any great loss.
At any rate, this thread is about recognizing John's contributions, which have been considerable. As I see it, the highly customized, clean appearance we have enjoyed these many years has been to a great extent the result of his efforts and I commend him.