Hi Mel.

The new upgrade sounds great! I think we are very fortunate here to have a site like this to support our scene and we are also fortunate that we have people like yourself behind it looking at continual improvement and development not to mention the on going maintenance and moderation.

There is one topic which I would like to raise for your consideration. This may or may not be the right forum to raise it and it may have already been discussed in the past but here it goes anyway. It seems to me that on occasion a comment maybe posted which offends or upsets others and in some cases even removed by the moderators due to the content breaking particular site rules. As a result we then have many people speculating as to this person’s identity and in some cases falsely accusing and individual of creating the post in question. In addition we often see a great deal of finger pointing resulting in many members/readers getting quite upset and/or frustrated.

Is it worth while, considering the upgrade to the Vicrock site over the next few months, to consider validating all members? This means that every person that posts on this site will have to show their true identity. Every person that posts on the site will have to stand by their comments to the public. I believe that the members would be a little more careful with the content of their posts as a result. It also may reduce the amount of moderating which is currently required.

As I said earlier this topic may have already been discussed and there may be reasons which I am unaware which would render my suggestion ineffective. If this is the case my apologies for the novel 

Good luck with the upgrade!