Stephen Rushmore Jr.
By all accounts, the upgrade has been extremely successful, but I also realize you can't please everyone.
Stephen, I really like the new site design and problems with the forum have incredibly diminished since its launch thanks to your hard work. I wish you would have used a BETA to roll out the new, while temporarily keeping the old forum active till the bugs in the new were worked out, but maybe next time. Overall, all is good.
What really ticked me off are the new post ratings. They profoundly change the tone of this website. I haven't liked them elsewhere, and I like them even less here, as this forum had more of an extended family feeling. Based on the comments of a moderator, ratings are here to stay, in spite of many complaints, just a PayPal remains on site in spite of many complaints.
It's the classic engineers design oblivious to customer desires and needs.
I try to be helpful here--Are my posts like those in http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/Cliftons-Cafeteria-Los-Angeles-reviewed-m482552.aspx
unhelpful?--but currently garner a negative rating. We should use the ratings to "improve" ourselves, a moderator instructed us, but I'd rather use my time elsewhere.
So, how does one cancel Insider membership--at least get it not to renew? Will you do it?