However, after careful thought, it is equally the refined membership that has brought together such a diverse group of like, and unlike, minded people. . . Thank You all for ushering me into your wonderful community!
We have an unwritten rule to let the members lead the way - and we try to take a less is more approach to our moderation. I think you are correct in saying that it is the members themselves who have been the key to our success. For whatever reason, we have attracted a lot of really great folks. That isn't to say that we don't have trouble from time to time, but it is the members themselves who help us get through the rough patches and keep the community upbeat and humming (and what a happy tune that is).
We are thrilled to have you and all the other new folks on our site. Fresh ideas and opinions are a big part of what helps us keep the energy of the site so alive!