Ahh didnt notice a new thread was made.
Yes I split it off because it wasnt relevant to the orginal post and as eric said "If anyone has constructive suggestions for improving this section of the forum (or any other) please raise them in the "Site & Forum Discussion" section." so here was a far better place to discuss this.
The rest of the post is not
aimed at anyone in particular.
Just to repeat and clarify on what I said in posts above. The News section is specifically for reporting on "Events in the IT and ISP Industry" and is categorised as such. Its intention is to share news articles from other sources and ANYONE can post articles in there about broadband related events from other sites that they feel that members of this forum may be interested in.
If you dont want to read it or if you feel its of no relevance to you then you can easily unsubscribe to that one section only by going to your preferences
and putting a tick next to the relevant section.
I and others found the section of benefit because I dont have time to read all the other forums and by providing a summary it kept us in the loop what was going on elsewhere and often triggered some interesting debates over on this site. Sometimes its easy to be dismissive of work that others put in and I'm sad that that section has now totally fallen silent.