how is it a clique? I am actively hostile to the .org mods and they are in there, most of the conversations are people arguing, and also, the more users allowed in, the less cliquey it will be, if you only allow a few users in, yes that will be a clique. Also, its laughable that you think only I am doing this, you mods are a clique, the old mods were a clique, apparently you are only allowed to be a clique if you are a mod...
answer this: your unique recent IPs is at a low right now, very low, all this drama has gone from "threatening to kill the board" to, now it is on the way out. The posters NEED A PLACE TO LIVE if this happens, where are you suggesting they go? .org? The guys who nuked your board? Because that will be the only other place they can go. OR you could allow the room to stay up, the posters, as many as want to join can join, we can discuss what to do without getting banned, and we can all be in one place in case shit fucks up.
Notice how the goal posts always change as well.
First it was: you are trying to split, and that got blown out. Then I was fed, and that was blown out, and now its "oh you just want to create cliques" No, wrong, that is precisely the opposite of what I am trying to do, I want all the posters to join, so all the posters can have a place to be, that you mods, who want to clip and control discussion, do not control. Furthermore fine, you want to control disucssion here, on your site, okay I get that, why does it bother you that you can't do that somewhere else, completely away from anything you have to deal with? I have also suggested you even join, so I really can't see what the problem is. Its just weak excuse after weak excuse, what it is is you are worried you won't be in control, which is funny because you've been mods here for what? a month? How long have you been posting on leftypol and post leftypol boards? I've bene here almost 7 years now. I have watched the community die now several times, each time because some petty egotist wanted things their way, with absolutely no input from the wider community, and against their wishes. Understand, you are not special, you are not smarter than everyone here, you are just the same as everyone here, so have therefore no claim to be able to control discussion, or off board discussion, besides the banhammer gun you voluntarily chose to take a hold of.
It is so, so disgraceful that as this ship sinks, you poke holes in life boat, because you are worried people might save themselves while you have decided to go down with the ship. Its lunancy, complete madness. I can see only one motivation as I've said, which is that you actually want to community to die, this weak excuse of cliques is fucking irrelevant, the cliques already exist, this place is already going to shit, and you won't let us save it.