So I just wanted to let everyone know that Kyle has agreed to transition ownership of the site over to the current active mods (Radbird, Heyzeus, CardsofSTL, and myself).
There are still a lot of details to be hashed out by us mods on what this is going to look like, but here's what we know so far:
- I will be taking over hosting and administration/development of GRB.
- Us four mods will be splitting hosting costs and share in decision making of the site long-term as equal co-owners.
- We plan on modernizing GRB's tech stack in some way.
- We plan on making our moderation and forum guidelines a bit more streamlined and easier to find.
When Planet messaged me on CardsTalk in 2006 and told me to join this site, I was still living in my parents basement and wasn't old enough to drink. Since then my life has changed in so many ways while being a part of this community. I moved out on my own while posting here. I got my first real job. I got married, I bought a house, got more jobs, bought cars, and had children, all while coming here basically every day. An example of that was In 2016. My wife was pregnant with our second child and we found out she was going to be born with a couple of serious medical conditions. I was personally freaking out and was convinced everything was going to end horribly. I didn't know any of these doctors telling us all of the different options, and googling anything involved didn't help. I remembered that one of our active posters on the site was a pediatrician, and I emailed him a poorly worded brain dump of what was happening. His response was well thought out, informative and, more importantly, an optimistic voice during what was one of the hardest moments of my life. I wouldn't have had that without this community. To say the discourse here has had a hand in shaping who I am today is an understatement.
I guess that's all just a long-winded way of saying that GRB has been more important to me than I ever thought an online baseball community could be and I personally feel privileged by the opportunity to help run this site in any capacity. I look forward to helping it stay alive for as long as we can as well as trying to improve the site to the best of our abilities.
Expect to see the Site Support & Suggestions section of the site to get a lot more active in the coming weeks. We want to make sure that everyone here has an opportunity to give us input on what comes next.