Sibil wrote in post #17324872
I appreciate all the effort that went into the new POTN. But your comments towards the users' reaction has been a two-way street. I can say the same thing about a number of the POTN grey-beards (mods, beta-testers, etc.) who were not very tactful, etc., in responding to the user reaction. In fact, the only person, who was very courteous, and did not lose his patient with the users is Pekka. I really appreciate his gentle way of handling the user negativity. The whole POTN changeover is about "Change Management". I have not seen any evidence of that having received any thought, ahead of time.
Cause and effect... Besides that is water under the bridge at this point, emotions were high for about 2 days or so, we have gone a week with everyone (for the most part) having less attitude in their replies, from both sides of the street.
There was alot of discussion about the change over, and there were a few refreshes from production over to the test area. The issue is more that the beta test group size, when compared to the overall membership, was quite, quite small. However there were alot of things covered as best as could be with that team. I also suspect that many beta tester invitations were sent out, but not everyone responded back.