I don't want any thanks or backslaps and I don't mind criticism from people who are polite about it and who are reasonable But this is a ridiculous obsession you have and you are nowhere near reasonable about it. You never say what your preference is and leave it at that you have to say that not doing it your way is to doom the site and try to speak for everyone (many of which clearly tell you they do not feel the way you do). It's just ridiculous hyperbole and no it hasn't been bourne out once. Each time you made claims about the site activity dying I asked you for your evidence (as I have the actual data that contradicts your claims) and you slink off and disappear.
Remember when you said the users online counter was "like the product of a KGB operation"
? Really now, hawkeye, don't you think you exaggerate just a wee bit? How on earth was the users online counter like the KGB again?
You've been claiming for over a year now that the changes ruined debate, show some evidence. You don't have anything but your big mouth to go off of and each and every time I ask you to substantiate your claims in this regard you are unable to do so.
Look, this is science to me. I measure, I test. I don't just listen to a delusional prophet of doom to make decisions, I listen to data. You don't have any, you just have your false predictions of doom.