(Please post in this thread to acknowledge that you have voted or your vote will not count.) As you can tell from the poll, we the Mod Squad feel a change is necessary in the way we do Mod Squad Updates. If one thing has become obvious to us over the last year or two, it's that there just isn't weekly news to report anymore. In the last six months or so, we've basically resorted to scrambling and digging to come up with any information that might be newsworthy. Gone are the days when policies were discussed and formulated on a regular basis. After 12 years, we've pretty much come to a point where all the rules and policies are in place and we're not blazing any new trails. So when you think about it, what are MSUs really accomplishing these days? MSUs tell you about new moderators or what current mods are away or stepping down, but we already announce these things in the appropriate Comms threads. MSUs tell you about any new policies that are finalized, but these are also usually announced in their own Comms threads. MSUs tell you about updates on the move, but we already have two Comms threads for that as well. And if you ever wondered to yourself, "Hey, were problem users discussed this week?" The answer is always yes. Mod Squad has been discussing this for a few days now, and we've decided that it would be a good idea to see if the rest of the community agrees with us. What we're thinking is that the current system isn't offering anything of great value to the users that isn't already being announced independently. Originally I asked MS if changing the frequency of MSUs was a good idea, but after a lot of feedback, it seems it might make more sense to drop MSUs entirely. Announcements that need to be made can be made here in Comms, the Mods Away thread is right there at the top of the board, and if anyone is wondering if we're still talking about some issue that came up in Comms, that can be discussed in the appropriate thread. As far as the Around the Boards segment is concerned, it might make more sense to adopt a permanent ATB thread in Comms that can be updated by mods (or users) as things they think are noteworthy come up. So what do you think? Questions? Ideas? Suggestions?