I too miss Brogan. He was unique. Notice "unique" means one of a kind, can't be repeated. I'm glad I worked with him in the days when he was the best mod ever. Shame he went weird but love affairs do often go off at the end.
So what are YOU doing to help XF cope until the court case is dismissed or won?
Are you posting cheerful, reassuring comments about the court case to help the community KEEP its happy atmosphere?
Are you doing a little bit of support to help the mods with very basic support queries from newcomers? One support post every week or two by you would make a big difference. A lot of newcomers ask very simple things.
Or are you making things worse by whingeing and complaining about those who ARE trying to keep it all going?
Be glad that others have kept going. XF is a strong community indeed. XF has survived because of courage and determination by KAM, hard work by coders and mods, and help by some of its users.
Are you part of that? Or are you part of the problem?
The problem is not really the court case. That will creak to its end quite soon.
The problem for this community is small spiteful members who poke and hack at it. Mostly such silly timewasters can only do this because XF is generous enough to allow free speech here. A few actually exploit XF's struggle for their own moment of dirty fame by doing ***** blogs.
But those few get their comeuppance. I's the dreary boring members here who moan and groan because the party has gone quiet and workaday that do much to spoil this lovely communiy.
If you lack the guts and maturity to help at least have the good manners to shut up and not make the mods work harder.
XF has given us the best forum software ever. A key list of addons. The best support ever. The sweetest liveliest interactive communities ever, here and in 1,000s of others.
It was said over and over that this was much more than just a company selling software. It was an exciting innovative community. Are you helping to bring the good days back or not? Because selfish gimme gimme doom talk doesn't help.
A "community" goes two ways.
We get AND we give.
Where do you stand? Remember what you write now will stay on record. If you are brave, helpful, useful that will be remembered here. XF history will hold your name in respect in years to come. You will share in future XF triumphs knowing you did your bit to make those triumphs possible.
But if you are cowardly now, if you whinge, moan, play drama games, make more work for mods, that too will be right here on record for all to see.