Spot on mate and yes you were a good mod.The people who ran the original forum have all rejected the new forum, I think Ruby is the only one that is still left from the original forum staff. The admin/mods that run the old forum were all great people, they were either very active in the organisations or were at least very knowledgeable about Islam. It run as a tight ship, allowed free speech (apart from politics, as the EDL was apolitical) and kept a happy environment.
Unfortunately someone didn't like the free speech (there was some criticism that Roberta Moore and her friends appeared to be trying to take over the EDL) and it was shut down overnight by Trevor Kelway.
The forum was opened up and initially they were demanding £30 a year to be a member. Which is ridiculous, admin/mods don't get paid, so why was there a cost? It's things like this and the teaming up with the political party that can't be named that has angered members. I have nothing against that political party, but I decide which party I support, I don't need anyone to do it for me, and that appears to be the view of many other members. I'm also fairly sure that Simon Bennett is running the new forum and it appears to be more of a money making machine than a place where you can get up to date accurate news of the EDL in a sensible environment (unlike the madness that is called Facebook).