If you're a reader of the Community Crier, some of this might look a little familiar, but cutting and pasting saved me 5 minutes of typing, which is invaluable right now because there is so much going on over here that I'm flat out.
In those immortal words of Bob Dylan, The times they are a-changin'. They perhaps apply more here in the SitePoint community than ever before. February saw the departure of a couple of special people over at the forums, and March dawned with the introduction of ... me.
After approximately 9 years (it's too long for anyone to actually remember) we said farewell to Sarah as Administrator. At the same time, Raena left her role as Community Manager. Those ladies are leaving rather a big hole to fill and I'm hoping I haven't bitten off more than I can chew!
While we're on the subject of change, the first task I'm going to attempt in my new role is a change of 'energy' here. The staff here have spent the last year or so working their butts off to get the spammers and 'fluff' posters under control and now it's time to start channeling our energy into making this place somewhere a bit more stimulating! We have a few activities on the go behind the scenes and it won't be long until you guys start reaping the benefits.
I'd really like to hear what it is that you'd like out of these forums. If you've been gone for a while, what can we do to entice you back? If you're relatively new, what is it that you do or don't like about this place? If you're an old faithful - thanks, we love you guys and it's always good to hear from you.