1)"I was asked by a few subscribers to remove this post." I doubt it. No one ever comes to this BBS anymore, so I donít believe anyone objected. I believe your true intention in leaving that post up is to make the BBS that picked up most of your Odyssey/Pilot patrons look bad. (As though the majority of us who hang out at the other BBS are going to resort to such crude behavior as this idiot did.)
2) For you to do this website for free should not be and is not expected. Ya gotta make a living somehow, right? Most reasonable people would expect you to run it like any other business.
3) You made a bad business decision, at least as far as the majority of your Odyssey / Pilot BBS visitors are concerned. You changed software despite the massive protests from the Odyssey/Pilot community, and as result you upset the majority of your customers in that forum. When they made thier displeasure known to ORC they were met with either silence or sarcasm. As a result of that, you lost those customers to another BBS. YOUR loss, not ours! Unless you forget ORC, the customer is always right and if you don't give them what they want, they will get it elsewhere.
4) What do you plan on doing to get your customers back ORC? The ball is in your court.
Please donít take this any other way than the way it was meant to be taken, as constructive criticism. To show you my good intentions I will leave my REAL e-mail address and use my real name in closure.
Thank you very much, Eric Zeh.