Thanks to everyone for their patience as we gradually start to work things out.
The first major issue to settle is the question of moderation policy. From reading the comments, we get the impression that the majority wish is for moderation to be limited to removing obvious spam and threats, and for the merely offensive posts to be handled by the community as before. We propose that we try this for a while and see how it works for everyone. If people have concerns, please feel free to e-mail us; we will preserve anonymity for anyone who wishes.
While for practical reasons we'll be staying at the same address, in the interests of respecting Fred's separate space and the new situation we'll be changing the name of the board. Let's hear from you about what you'd prefer.
The next post will address the issue of content. We can't say very much about how we'll interrelate with Fred's posts because we still don't know, but we'll start setting out a plan for how to manage community-produced posts.
The Board Administration Team
Edited because other people hated the font I initally chose. (mmy)