Bren offers her advice:
I know many people came here from the old 3A's, I am not saying the old 3A's was perfect because it was not, it was a learning curve for many of us. The only forums I took part in before running the old 3a's and the new 3a's was Daily Mirror Hunt for Maddy forum and Bar Arguido (which lasted about 3 weeks). And I know some people do not want to hear about the old 3a's but sometimes things have to be mentioned whether we like it or not.
When the old 3a's went, Amber had been running this forum for months before, and she had no problems at all. But she kindly took in every member that had no home to post on and her and her mods made everyone welcome. Amber and her team have never had to deal with troll invasions, people trying to cause problems, hacking of accounts, cloning of accounts, sustained attacks on a forum, complaints going into hosts etc, like we did on the old 3a's, until she gave everyone a home.
Amber and her team are still on that learning curve and they need everyone to help them.
To Amber and her team, I take my hat off to, because not many people would have taken on what you have taken on. People are out there and want to divide and conquer and they will try everything, even down to try and insinuate that there is "bad blood" between forums. Ignore them, there is no bad blood, there is no animosity, there is no knifes being drawn at dawn, it is all scaremongering and raking up people's paranoia.
There are 3 forums out there in cyberworld, and 3 forums that are united in Justice for Madeleine, and 3 forums that value new members and new ideas and opinions. Please don't listen to the distractor's, the disruptors and ignore them completely, they are out to cause problems between people so that in the end mods and admin feel "bugger this for a game of soldiers" and close their doors.
As I said Amber and her team are still learning, they will come across new problems every day, they will make mistakes, just like everyone else, but once a mistake is made they will rectify. Just give them support and time to sort things out.