Joe, you need to keep reading, I certainly did.^631 And you need to go back and read my post again. the post lacks perspective. the too new to comment was not that she couldnt post, there are a ton of posts from newer members. Maybe she was simply refrerring to the "why" they dont work here anymore but people aren't asking that; the are asking why the change. I don't read the initial statement from Mtn News as anything nefarious; they even hope P&T continue to post. So long time members here DO have a right to ask. Again, maybe it was just worded poorly but the taste left in many peoples mouth is major change is coming., You dont see mtn news saying all will remain the same and we will just have new people doing the same.
"I’m surprised at the subtle entitlement sentiment permeating this thread. People feel owed an explanation about the change that The Mother Ship announced. "
I was referring specifically to your first response. And no, "no, perspective" wasn't really the clarification you thought it was. If you wanted to clarify, you should have stressed that it came out wrong, because "perspective" was not even loosely alluded to in that first response, and what you said was much closer to saying she didn't have the right to post because she's new. I find it odd that in a post celebrating two posters for building a welcoming community, you'd be so dismissive toward a new poster.
Either way, you're incorrect: MM had plenty of perspective, it was just different than yours. Frankly, I think it's exactly the type of perspective that was needed. Some posters are definitely acting entitled and downright childish, and don't see a distinction between "why they don't work here anymore" and "why the change" - isn't the change, as it pertains to this whole post, them not working here anymore? What other change are we aware of?
The reality is they really don't owe us anything and can, and more importantly will, proceed how they see fit. It's worth realizing that even if you don't agree.