Why new thread?
We've discussed it for a while. Mostly to keep it uncluttered, as we're working on some pretty exciting stuff. Also, of course, FUD control. Moderation of the forum is ... well, random. So we wanted a bit greater degree of control. Luckily, this community has been remarkably positive over the time since we relaunched, so it's nothing against anyone who has been involved with us in any way.
Since we are about to start several things in development and at least a couple of exciting releases in the very near future, we decided a clean slate would be a good idea. None of us are prudes or thin-skinned, so the axe will be swung only in extreme cases.
If anyone wants to have a completely unmoderated thread (or the BCT variant thereof) feel free to start one. Or if enough of you ask for it, we'll start one. We just want to keep the official thread a bit tidy.