Giday all, and welcome.
We all regret the catastrophic failure of the last forum program, and the loss of all of the posts so many worked so hard on. The loss was caused by a server-side issue and no backup was accessible. But, there's no use crying over spilt milk as they say, please rest assured that regular backups (off-site) are scheduled to alleviate the possible loss of future posts.
I am very pleased to have accepted the position of Site Administrator for the forum, sharing this responsibility with David Talbott, forum_admin and Brian Stewart. We will also manage a very capable group of moderators, MGmirkin, arc-us and Plasmatic. We all aim to make the Thunderbolts Forum experience as enjoyable and beneficial as possible.
All users are asked to make themselves familiar with the Forum rules and guidelines, a link to which exists above each forum. Please remember that we are all volunteers and the moderators and admins give their time freely. It is in no-ones interest to badger them over any issues which come up. There are post reporting facilities which are easy to use, please be patient if you have received no response after raising an issue.
We would like as much as possible to have all users operate in a friendly, safe and respectful environment and to this end moderation will be kept to a minimum, however inappropriate behavior will attract the swift attention of staff.
Most of all, we hope you all have fun, learn and share as much as you can and help make this forum a cut above the rest.
So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!!
Cheers, Dave Smith.