Posted: 11/05/2016 at 21:34
I’d like to add something here…
We fully understand the strength of feeling over the last week at some unwelcome changes that were made to the forum. And we’re particularly aware of how frustrating the new design has been for those users with visual impairments. I hope it’s apparent by now that we’re doing all we can to respond and resolve those issues that you’re unhappy with.
As documented on other threads, we’re making a set of initial changes as soon as possible. Those changes won’t resolve all of the issues, but we’ve committed to consulting you on subsequent improvements.
We’ve deservedly come in for some robust criticism since the relaunch. That’s fair enough. Forceful language, borne of irritation / frustration / anger is one thing - gratuitous abuse is another.
Telling us you hate the design, that the layout is awful or that you can’t believe there wasn’t any beta testing is fine. Telling us that you want to kill us isn’t.
Our code of conduct (link below) is clear on this point:
'Your contributions must not contain unlawful or objectionable content nor involve disruptive, offensive or abusive behaviour'
Anybody who uses threatening or abusive language will have their forum account removed.