There has been no "take over". I still run this site like I always have. The only difference is I have a lot more help now and the result is a lot more relevant football talk and less BS. Also, the old board had to go due to software and server issues and had to come down without notice because it was crashing my server. I had no time to get input from anyone.
BTW, I solely take the blame for the issues of the last board. I never really asked for help and only had 2 mods, well actually one, the other one quit and unregistered because of the referrenced "BS" that was taking over the old board. That left Pete and he did a great job when he was online but he has a life and couldn't be on the board at all times. Now we have a team of mods so chances are there is always one online at any given time.
I also want to say this. I am a little disappointed in a couple of the old TT folks. I have received a couple of "impersonal" emails letting me know that they no longer want to be associated with this site and to remove them altogether (BTW, I am not referring to Pete, he had other reasons). I assume they were offended because of the change. Considering what I have done for some of them over the years without asking for anything in return is disappointing, also the fact that I know some of them personally. The irritating thing is this change was not because of or directed at any of them. I thought I would make this place better for them by eliminating some of the new riff raff that started taking over. Some of that riff raff included daily porn postings/spamming that started happening on a daily basis. I couldn't keep up with all of that myself.
I really tried to go out of my way by including them in the change by making sure there was still an area of the board where they could continue to discuss get togethers, etc. That part of the site would not be overly moderated because it wouldn't need to be. I also made sure that they could get back their post count numbers, etc.
I have refrained from posting this in the past but I want some of them to know how I feel.