Hello, everyone, and welcome to the new and improved GIO Bronies member group! What I mean by that is, the moderators and myself have worked for weeks "rebooting" this group. We've revamped the rules, we've made a new group tour, and we've remade some of the popular forum threads. I've asked them to help me with this task because I was utterly disgusted with how the group was moving. The forums being broken was the final straw for me, and at that point, I realized we could do something about it. That's why I contacted all of the group mods and told them of my plan. 

We all wanted the same goal: to make this group the best damn group it's ever been. 

You may be wondering how we can achieve this goal. Well, that's the thing: we can't. Alone, that is. We're doing everything in our power to make the revamped group amazing, but we're just human, after all. And that's where you guys come in.

Yes, you! We need YOU. We want anyone reading this post to pay careful attention to these next parts, or else the group will go back to being slow and possibly broken. 

One thing I want everyone to do is go to their brony friends who don't use this group, and simply ask them if they'd be interested in joining. No need to force it on them, and there's especially no need to make non-bronies join. We don't need to inflate the member numbers, we need to inflate the active member numbers. There are over 210 members in this group as is, but only a handful are truly active. If we want to have the most fun in this group, we need more activity.

Another thing you can do is participate in every thread you can. I know that sounds silly, since I'm basically saying you should be active to make the group active, but I'm being serious. You have no idea how much a single forum post can make people want to post more. Just try experimenting with all the threads! See the Pony Image thread? Just post a pony picture you like! See the Original Art thread? Try your hand at creating something! Don't be afraid that others won't like your posts. If there are jerks who make you feel bad, the mods will take care of it.

Us mods will also be trying to set up new and interesting threads, get-togethers, and everything in between. We all want to have just as much fun as you guys, and we'll be trying to do so. This reboot is a work in progress that may take more than a few weeks, so please understand. And hey, if you're feeling helpful, you can offer your assistance or suggestions at any time. We're always willing to hear what the members have to say. 

Thank you for reading this, and I hope that you'll all find some way to help us out!