We ended off 2014 on new servers, new software platforms and new front pages. It was a difficult year behind the screen, but the real challenge has become playing the role of peace keeper. We have some knowledgeable folks at YF, but sometimes that comes with strong personalities. In November, I suspended one of our senior members after years of fielding complaints; both behind the screen and on the docks. It only takes one member to create an unwelcoming environment. Although suspending or removing a member may curtail future incidents, it doesn't change the past. With a forum, all of the discussions - over all the years - remain intact. These threads can influence the level of future participation. If viewers see bickering, condescending and disrespectful posts, they will not return. As a forum admin, my #1 role is to protect the collective knowledge we've built. This is more complicated than you think. It's not just manipulating code or optimizing system resources, it's making our knowledge presentable. This means viewers find relevant information and have a good user experience. I try to make decisions in the best of interest of the community and although sometimes it doesn't win me any popularity votes, I've learned a thing or three over the past 13 years. Recently, a couple of our senior members have bowed out, presumably due to conflicts with other members or because they couldn't dictate how I run the forum. From the outset, I've always said YF belongs to all of us, however a few folks think they own YF. They think their posts are so contributory that YF could not survive without them. News Flash... YF will not only survive, it will thrive. There is strength in unity; weakness in division. Wishing everyone a positive and productive 2015.