Last year I started one of these, which had over 500 posts. I'd like to do one every year so people can give their 2 cents, so here we are again. This morning I got an email out of the blue from a former member. Here's what it said: It is a sad situation. Gator Chatter had a huge potential. You let (redacted) and a few others cost you a lot of money. It’s really sad. There's no question I struggle at times with how this board is structured and run. While I consider the GCMB a side business, it's a lot more than that to me - it's basically a passion that happens to make me a few extra bucks a year. I don't want to not contribute and collect money, I want to be actively involved on a daily basis. With my occasionally off-putting online personality, sometimes being actively involved may turn members or potential members away, costing me money. However, I can't help myself - ultimately this place isn't about money to me, that's just a bonus. I have to have a board that's MINE, not a sanitized one that would bring in the most people because it's the least offensive. This place is a continuation of the old GSMB, which was described as a "sports bar atmosphere", and I loved it. I've said it a million times: This board is not for everyone. People come and go all the time, and often I'm sad to see them leave, but I understand it. Saying all that, I'm open to ways this board can be improved without turning it into Swamp Gas. This is your opportunity to vent and get things off your chest. Basically, this is a Town Hall meeting. Discuss.