Hey there, you may not know me, but I've been one of the few contributors that still moderate this group.
So in the past few years, there's been a lot of rules that have been implemented trying to regulate the group. And you may've noticed that I broke some of them (crossovers, a creeptpasta picture, although I don't consider Shed 17 as such. I seen it more of a fan film, more like the Tobias film from a few years back).
So who am I? Well, I'm Percyfan94 who joined this site for almost a decade and been a fan of Thomas as a little boy. I became a contributor for the group sometime in the early 2010s, and enjoyed it ever since. I kinda lost interest in drawing Thomas after someone said my artwork wasn't improving and lost motivation for it until recently. I've been more into Mr. Men on the site (hence why my gallery is more of that than Thomas), but that's for another time.
Enough about me, let's talk about the group.
I think it's time to revamp the whole group, as I think even some of the rules are a bit extreme, such as "No pairings, no humanizations, no crossovers, etc. I think these rules were made originally after some of the previous owners tried to restrict a few things that some of the members tried to add here, such as trains can't have romantic feelings is a bit too far to get rid of. Granted, the fanbase has a few issues we dealt with, but if people want to ship trains with another train, that's fine by me.
I know rules are made to made things strict, but there's going too loose, while the opposite can be said the same. And I'm not trying to call anyone out, but I think less and less people are leaving the group because of what was changed.
Another thing I noticed is that some people are getting annoyed that some of your post are not getting approved. The thing is that they can get approved automatically if you do on the "Features" folder, rather than the other ones. I'm not sure what the problem is, though it's likely from the last admin being absent for a while. And the problem is that I'm only a contributor. I'll have to see if I can get in contact with Ian and see if he can give me title as founder so I can revamp this whole group.
Don't worry, the group is not dead.