This is where debate could again begin to spin up, and that isn’t my intention. But I generally speak up so I’m going to say it anyway.
First off, from my perspective, the biggest issue with this new group was how it appeared to be presented. It came off sounding like some members were going to be designated as responsible for replying to threads above others. I understand now it was NOT intended that way.
Second, since everyone will never be satisfied at the same time, there is no title that will appease all. Which leads into my third point.
Staff here is staff here because @daath wants them to be. They are the stewards of the forum as designated, and their word is gold and final. This is not a democracy. It is a forum. It’s a grand, awesome forum and very fair, but still, all members participate of their own will and agree to abide by the rules. Staff has the exclusive right to dictate any and all policy, and too bad if we disagree. We can leave if we are unhappy; there is no signed contract.
I think the staff should have simply made the decision and announced it rather than seeking input. It’s awesome that they considered the opinions of the general community, but the fact is, what they want is what is final. All this ancillary debate is basically just noise. Staff should be granted the luxury of general user community support, and thanked for what they do, since it is a pretty thankless job. This thread, and even my own criticism, is proof of that.