As of Jan. 17, 2012, I am no longer a "product" of AN or the SBN sites. This is my choice based on moderation changes on AN I do not agree with, plus a catering more to advertisers and view counts over good posters and quality content.
Further, I was banned without warning or notification for refusing to accept being told I could not talk in AN's off-topic "Lounge" about another longstanding member's silent removal as a moderator. That is fine with me as I think it proves an important point about AN's new direction.
Another longstanding member, PaulThomas, was also banned without use of the previously established flag/strike system after writing a post critical of the rules change. It was worded firmly but honestly and written with civility. That post was quickly removed. This is the new direction of AN, where no dissension is allowed any longer. That is the new business model.
All traces of my own content (photos, analysis, etc.) that were unrelated to gameday threads and frontpage posts have been removed by me. I am sorry to those who enjoyed any of it, but I no longer feel it belongs on AN. People who know me know where they can find some of it elsewhere.
Goodbye and good luck. The Kraut is still Free.