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When power of any kind is wielded by a single person, entity, organisation or corporation, bad things generally tend to happen.
Such entities are galled monopolies, dictatorships or governments and they all eventually start believing that they have more rights than the rest of us... simply by virtue of their size and power.
This self-appointed righteousness is abhorrent to most of us but is something that those in power, be it economic, political or influential power of any sort, believe is simply fair and just.
Sadly, the news I read today shows that Google has slipped even further into this "we know what's best for you" mindset. An attitude which has seen it go further down the path of shaping and censoring the content you and I see on the internet.
I am not happy about this, not happy at all -- and neither should you be.
Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.
So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkroxs when asked for it.
Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.
The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.
Oh yes, if anyone wants a bit of a plug then the sponsorship space is now up for grabs. Until someone is prepared to offer a donation for the use of this space, I'm happy to offer a free plug to anyone who wants to send me a suitable 150x150 graphic and link.
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