Dear fellow Whyvillians,
I have not written an article in a while. In fact, I have not actually read the paper in quite a while. I scan through the articles, and none of them interest me. There's stuff you hear in the news and don't need to read again in the paper. There's research that people have done to inform people who are interested. There's gossip you hear all over the place about celebrities and such. There's tons of articles about whatever you want to read up on. But, I've come to find, that nobody has written an article about our lovely town in quite a while. Many people have compared the old Whyville to the new one, but I wanted to get more than one person's opinion on it and put it all in one article so that you guys could read about it and not have to search through the articles. Praises, complaints, and all. So brace yourself, this may be a little bit of a long article.
The idea to write this article came to me while I was talking to my buddy, Phlop. He was telling me about how he almost quit because the new Whyville was too much, too different, and lower quality because chats stop more now than ever before; they rarely used to stop at all. So I asked him if I could use his opinion in an article, and this is how it went: