Why can't everybody just take a chill pill with slamming the site? It appears to me Jeff and the moderators have responded to every problem or criticism with class and respect. This forum is obviously a work in progress but all I have seen is constant improvement. I have yet to find a site that is as well moderated, as non-political or as dedicated to the subject as this one.
May I suggest that if there is an ongoing issue please contact the site administrators directly. Maybe a "site contact" mailbox that is closely monitored by staff would be helpful. Once the issue is addressed administration could post the problem with the fix or work around.
I got tired of the ads so I ponied up 25 bucks to use the site for the next two years and not have to look at them. My wife and I ate Chinese last night it cost us 30 bucks. I guarantee you that I enjoy the site a lot more then I did that damn Chinese food.
People come and go all the time, there are other options out there. We all have personality conflicts with other members, we all develop little cliques that we like to hang around with. I would be very surprised that site issues are the only reason long time members have decided not to continue their participation.
I'm not trying to make enemies with this post, just get everyone to take a deep breath and not be so critical.