Our needs are important.......really?
Where the hell were you when the site kept going down leaving business in the air for many of us?
Why was there no explanation about the down times?
Why didn't you communicate with us through Facebook?
Who's in charge now?
What will this website be now....are you going to try to raise it frim the dead?
You say you care but nothing you have done or said proved that or leads me to think that.
Furthermore, you say you care about this place......why?
Because it puts money in your pocket?
You obviously don't care enough to actually come to the website and participate or communicate with the members.
In fact, I've never seen you post......ever.
A little explanation on what happened to puff and what is going to happen to puff is in order.
I will tell you this, if you're in it for the money......no one is going to come here because history repeats itself and we know your not ever going to be here to deal with the things that need to be addressed.
I'm not sure where your animosity is coming from. I know that Jon poured his life and soul into this site and that Shari helped out where she could. If you search for the site you'll see that she did a ton behind the scenes, with advertisers, and just supporting Jon and raising the family. Now she lost him. You have to jump onto her case and kick her when she is down? She didn't know the first thing about running the site and servers. So she reached out for help and that's what we are here for. So yes, she did what she needed to do to make sure the site has a future going forward.
Did they make money off the site? Yes, I'm sure they did. And good for them, that is the American way. Did they earn it? Yes, the countless hours they put into the site deserves to be rewarded. Just like you make money at your job I'm sure. You don't consider your pay check charity, you earned it. This site has been free for members and always will be. I'm not sure why you have to put so much hate and vitriol towards the people that created this site that I'm sure you (at least, at one time) enjoyed for free.
The site was down, and that was unfortunate -- but it was not without a good reason. A death in the family, especially one this close, really puts things into perspective.
We can't change what happened in the past. All I can do is tell you that we are doing everything we can to make the site run smooth and improve it and make sure no downtime ever happens again -- or if it does, that we are doing everything in our powers to bring it up as soon as possible.
As far as who is in charge, it is Shari and the team she has put together to help run it going forward (including myself). As you can see -- much of the advertising has been removed from the site. It is important to find a balance between making sure the site pays for itself and making sure the community isn't flooded with advertising. In fact, as far as I can tell there is not a single ad on the site at all (forums) and we are in the process of getting the Content/Reviews area cleaned up as well. It's a big task though between the server move, etc.
Just asking for a bit of patience.