As a regular user, I never though it my place to be poking around in the administrators forum This isn't the administators forum - this is communications, the place where the administration and the regular users meet to discuss policy. A lot of active users visit here frequently to see whats new and give feedback on our ideas. Usually we like to receive input before we make a vote so we can see everyone's opinions. I this case I don't think it would make a great deal of difference. There are solid reasons for what we're doing, and the majority of users appear to understand that. We knew it would upset a proportion of the user base, but we can never keep everyone happy.