I guess our big problem is that from the beginning, the staff has always been part of the forum. We acted and expected to be treated as "one of the guys". It not only blurred our judgment a bit, but it made it harder for the community to treat us seriously...
I don't really think it's anything we can fix at this point.
Well, the forum has always been full of rude members if you ask me. As I said, it was just so much better when we were only arguing and insulting each other over silly things like whether or not Geno was going to be in Brawl.
But VGD is far from alone on that aspect. Rudeness runs rampant through a ton of forums. =/
But as I've always said about the forum is the mods can be a bit rude themselves. It may be that they don't pick up on the rudeness themselves because of that.
And I don't get on AIM because I don't. My computer fails hard and crashes with AIM... I don't know that I even have it on the computer anymore.
I have noticed people being kind of rude more lately. The mods have really laxed, I'm kind of disappointed in them. We need new ones, but we've already scrapped the bottom of the barrel enough...
I'm not gonna give up on it, though. As long as there's at least a few people that still visit, there's an audience to work with. I still like to cling to my dream of owning a big gaming news network. =/
Unfortunately not. All I ever have to look forward to is Zirconium stuff, and maybe troll a thread here or there. I got to looking at the Chat Lounge threads from back in early '08 and man, that place was rockin'.
I really hope we can get people to come back once we've prettied the place up. Or even just get new people. Something's gotta give.
Well, I have to say that it is why I joined band in the first place. But later on I found other reasons. I'm not in marching band at the moment, but I'm still in concert band even though I'm finished with my performance credit hours.
Cool. The first time I got a message on my profile on the new forum I got a notification through my private messages, but after that I never got it ever again.
Anyways, I think I need to go to bed now. Goodnight!
I mentioned the notification thing to Chris last night, we're gonna work on it as soon as we finish paying our web developer for the first job. It's definitely something I want done, that mess drives me crazy.
At my high school not too many quit once they got to 9th grade. That's because our marching band is a big deal at the school and I'm sure a lot of people joined just to get a chance to be in it. I know I did... Kind of, well mostly.
Aww... Thanks. But of course I don't think I'm awesome. XD
And I agree on the wall posting thing. It's annoying because now we're not even notified when we get a new message.