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Tuesday, February 06, 2007


[quote](02/05 20:07:57) Cate Alexander: I've heard some complaints about the lack of forums on the new site? Does anyone here care?[/quote]

You know, I read that entirely differently than most. I saw it as her asking "Does anyone HERE care?", meaning if [i]anyone present at that moment[/i] cared. As in, if people had said "Nope, don't care, what forum?" She would have moved on.
Not "Does ANYONE here CARE?", meaning does anyone give a flying bahro about the forums. That word 'here' make a powerful difference in the meaning of that sentance.

I dunno, maybe I'm just not as quick as the rest of the explorers to find a new adversary to fight against. Everyone's all gung ho to make demands and force action, ready to paint the DRC with the same brushes as before.

The site was up for less than a few hours when the firestorm started. Did anyone bother to ask Cate, politely, if there were plans for anything like a forum in the future? If more content was going to be added to the site? If the DRC had any plans to keep explorers updated besides a forum?

Noooo. The one conversation I saw was a whole group of people Cate-basing as hard as they could. Accusatory, confrontational, rude. The forums are full of people throwing hissy fits right and left.

I, for one, think it was the right thing for the DRC to do, removing the public forum.

One, I'd rather they focus their energy on D'ni, not on moderating and maintaining a forum that has a track record for being a spam-filled flamefest.

Two, people came to expect the luxury of being able to peek in on the DRC's 'private' conversations. Given the inherant hostility some people have towards the DRC, and the propensity for over analizing everything, I think they have the right to expect privacy in their ongoing operations. Regular updates and information is one thing, being privvy to the company details is, frankly, outrageous to expect.

Three, and most important...people are being too damn rude. Someone from the DRC shows up in the cavern, and gets bombarded. People make demands, scold, act like they have a right to things, just because they are there. No wonder the DRC wants to clam up.

Cate may rub everyone the wrong way, but I think she may be exactly what the restoration needed. Someone who'll take no BS off of anyone, someone who knows how to make things happen, and has the motivation to do so.


Blogger Sorceress said...

OOC: Eleri, think of it this way.

The DRC Forums did turn into a flamefest, no question about it. A group of posters did nothing but troll each other to Heck and back. And it was wonderful to have them trolling over there. Wanna know why?

Because they were too busy ruining the forum's atmosphere to ruin the GAME'S atmosphere.

Notice how those practically all of those same posters have virtually never set foot in MOUL itself? I'd rather have that group quarantine themselves in a forum to screech like losers than taking their crap in-game where they could ruin everyone else's fun, or worse, make MOUL lose subscribers.

2:00 AM  
Blogger Ian said...

I just know that, with those forums, I just lost what was my one IC home since the old days of Prologue, the only bit of Cavern where people didn't just talk of lag and bugs and voice chat and hacking around. With possibly the only difference that, when I'm kicked out of my home, I get a six month notice and help in finding a new one.

6:24 AM  

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