2015 was the first year where I found myself unable to contribute to the site on a daily basis. In fact, for various reasons, there were months that went by without some key members being able to contribute. Whilst this lead to at least a halving in forum traffic/activity (something of no importance to us), it also allowed some space for some very good newer members to take up the slack whether it be in welcoming new members, offering encouragement or in answering questions really well. These things certainly do not go unnoticed and are very much appreciated by me - more below.
2015 is yet another year where the high quality culture of the forum was self-sustaining. No reprimands or bannings were necessary and any posts that needed to be edited only had to be done so as to correct usually minor factual errors. We may have missed some so always let me know if you see something that is not making sense no matter who writes it.
A) Has an information side that is fast and easy to use and covers brewers at all stages and circumstances.
B) Is far more dynamic and customisable than the current site.
C) Encourages and rewards positive participation.
D) Encourages and rewards brewing skills and the transferring of these skills to other members.
Wishing you all a fantastic 2016 ,