wow -- everyone is still here and the party is growing...
I dunno about some of the old GG R&P'ers, but I'd love rto discuss the dabate and other things of consequence. I have no desire to pull people away from the CG site - everyone here has been EXTREMELY welcoming, but I kinda gotta agree with Fed & Ebonstone and say the last thing we should do is ask CG to accomodate us rather than vice-versa.
Therefore, if GG is not resolved by monday, I'll begin putting up a specifically R&P forum using some of my bandwidth.. Maybe I can get the GG R&P archives or something, or maybe the CG staff would link it in.. Who knows..
Anyway, out of deference to the peple that view the R&P stuff as a "cesspool" and a "disaster" (to name but two more colorful descriptions) I'll refrain from anything else in that vein for now...
PS my own pet theory is that this may be the prelude to a grand re-opening of GG. Seems unlike Rich (or anyone) to just "pull the plug" on something that has been so much a part of their lives for so long. Consider:
For months, mods have been alluding to "behind the scenes improvements:
For a YEAR the forum software has needed serious updating
For more than that Rich has been popping in occasionally to say he wasnts to come back.
Bill recently left.
SO.. It's not inconceivable that all ofthese things are coming together and the powers that be want to surprise the community with a grand re-launching with new (or "new old") staff and as we speak are clapping hands gleefully at our confusion (and being reinforced that we care about GG at the same time) while they make the final massive content/technical change..
Damn.. my tinfoil hat fell off. where was I? OH.. nevermind.. but hope springs eternal