I mean, I dont want this to appear as mean or anything, cause thats clearly not my intention, but what good is there complaining about how dead the forum is? I understand that there are people such as yourself, and Vrai and others who rate people's teams and I appreciate all the work that you guys do. I really do, so you guys definitely have worked really hard for the section. I just still think that we shouldn't have so many negative views, when we can just be optimistic for the future of the forum.
And I agree you on that last part definitely. Luke is part of the CBC staff too, and even he feels under appreciated by this.. .___.;
Either way, I've just been terribly backstabbed by countless people, so you can guess how I feel right now! :D;
I don't think there's a right answer for any of this. I mean, if you try to say their isn't a problem, then that's wrong in it's own merit. If you claim that the time to fix the problem has come and gone, you're understating the efforts of the community (no matter how minimal those efforts may or may not be).
I wouldn't ever want anyone to feel hopeless. But I think there's a lot to be said about feeling powerless, and that's one of the biggest culprits here. The CBC will recover, because (luckily) there is more than just "one big error" contributing to the CBC's current condition. As those things are fixed, we'll see an incline in activity. But, those things take time, and like you said, the CBC is it's own creature. Some of us just don't have it in us to wait it out while feeling so... bled dry from the whole ordeal.
I don't know. I can only speculate.. But I feel so bad for everyone. Especially Wolf and Anti. They did and continue to do the best they can while keeping the community happy and, most importantly, keeping the community safe. It just seems that these two facets (among others) are dividing everyone. Which cannot be easy to deal with. My heart really goes out to them and the work they are doing. ;o;
Sorry for this rant babe. How have you been doing?
But at the same time...I don't want people to realize it's too late, and that there's nothing that can be done anymore. I want people to realize that hey, CBC most likely will never be as active as Other Chat, as Other Voting Polls or anything like that. CBC is a unique section, and it can only be as alive as the effort as we put into it.
If we don't do anything, we don't get anything out of it. So if people are going to sit there and do nothing but complain, then of course nothing is going to happen, and it's going to depress people a lot since its making it seem like a lot of the work put into the section was all for nothing. .__.;