To follow up on some of the comments re. Mr. Reuben. We, of course, wish him success at the ECB, in what will be a challenging position. The ECB have certainly done well by Yorkshire what with Colin Graves as the Chairman and now Danny Reuben in PR. Throw in the fact the the various England sides are very well stocked with Yorkshire players and we all should be proud of Yorkshire's contributions.
As to the White Rose
, it is true that we felt we were treated VERY harshly by the YCCC in 2014, and by extension Mr. Reuben. Recall that the WRF was the official fan forum for the club between 2010-2014, through an arrangement brokered by James Buttler who was the club's PR guru back in 2010. For reasons that were never made clear to us by Mr. Reuben, we were dropped by the club in 2014 on shorter notice than our agreement with the club specified.
Furthermore, the club would not provide us with our own membership list which was kept on the club's or their site host's server, and which numbered over 600 members at the time. Nor would they agree to put up a re-direct link so that infrequent or seasonal posters and visitors could find us after our site was removed from the official site. After 15 years of existence, we essentially had to start from scratch, with no membership per se, and with no way to contact our previous members. It was a devastating blow. After 15 years of operation we had to start over.
However, through the hard work of our moderators and the loyalty of many of our previous members, we did rebuild. And while the WRF has only recovered about 50% of our membership compared to the previous YCCC-hosted site, our page view numbers and postings have reached record highs these past two years. Effectively, we are busier than ever.
Three cheers for our loyal members and hard-working mods! Both John Lennon and Lazarus would have been proud.