However, since Wayne returned, and over and above his attacks against certain people and moderators, and not taking into consideration that many of the topics that were the source of antagonism prior to his departure have been re-addressed, the board is now almost the opposite of what it was during his absence.
I'm not sure exactly what it is you're talking about here but can assure you that Wayne has attacked no one. Challenged a few yes, attacked, no.
Participation has declined considerably in just a couple of days.
Has it? I can't tell. What say we let the data speak for itself?
Content I find highly objectionalbe has been introduced without fear of reprisal.
Evidently it was not found to be objectionable by the staff. I suppose some can keep complaining about it in the appropriate forum, as you've done here. I don't think one would get much further with it though.
In short, the board has once again become the battleground through only a select few can dominate.
I see it more as a select few being intimidated.
I believe the board is no longer a venue for equalized debate or discussion, and has been returned to the state of "Wayne's World" as it was prior to his vacation where only a select few are entitled to speak freely and without fear of reprisal. I'm sadly disappointed as the last week or so was quite a pleasant change and very enjoyable.
It is interesting to me to see a group that generally does not support AR to be acting like the bulk of AR's that have passed through here in the past.
I say, if you can't back up your opinions with data, that's your problem. Don't complain about those that can and do.