The Arena is back open under the original design/intention of why it existed in the first place, it will be 100% volunteer and you must be added to that user group by one of us "3" Admins. Myself.....V-Tom or Brockie will be happy to easily and quickly give you access by sending us a PM, or to disable your access should you eventually want to opt out. This new process ensures that ANYBODY who doesn't want to participate or to see any threads listed in the forum titles, won't be subjected to such a thing. The Arena participation before the software upgrade was never an issue here on this great forum, and I see this new process for signing up to be a very proper way of business going forward. Hopefully this a win/win for both the detractors and for those in favor? Rules/expectations remain the same, please try to act as if you are having a face to face conversation with one or more people, the format there is very open and free.....but yeah we can and will delete posts/threads or ban members from that forum section if they break the few rules which exist. So there ya have it...........see ya'll there or not, that's totally up to you now.