QUOTE (mikemcd @ Mar 19 2012, 07:32 PM)
I hope you realize Shesheep is Scinaya playing more teenage games and wasting your time...
I have to say --- I've been in this business for over 12 years now. I've been a part of DOZENS of forums from games, to webmaster stuff, to hobby topics. Adminned them, moderated them, managed them, participated on every level you can think of.
In all that time I have never seen a more pathetic display than I have seen in the past few days from some of the people here....
Having been in RPG Maker for eight years, I have. This is what happens.
I think that, different to gaming sites (which can actually be horrendous but that's besides the point) it's because game making sites rely on user contributions. They rely on people to spend time making games, making resources, and giving support. If that time and effort isn't appreciated, or the site is down for weeks on end, or hell if they just get bored!, people move on.
I know you're a professional guy who runs professional forums, but I've definately seen this happen before, many times. It's almost like it's what forums do, or at least what RPG Maker forums do.
Not to mention the fact that for years the site has been ran, maintained, and supported by unpaid volunteers - mutiny is just something that happens.