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04-07-2009, 09:50 PM
Join Date: Sep 2007
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Who is TC?
I assume that the mods on the site are volunteers?
Why not start your own site and bring all the members with you if the owner isn't around?
Why give the owner all the cash from the ads while you do all the work?
Why start a new site, just to "get rid of the inactive owner"? I think its even more pointless and alot more destructive to create a new community on that matter if you can use the already built one.
And yes staff are volunteers, on TFL theres a few to moderate and such, but take CT for example where we have many staff members making free high quality gaming templates, logos and all that for clans to use.
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@VI, With regards to TC, I believe the more usual term would be OP (Original Poster) here. I know who the OP is (they didn't even use a proxy for anonymity) but what was said are only words, and words made in haste and anger. Chances are they feel no ill-intent towards me now.
@allworknoplay, the design is like Marmite (a yeast extract spread) in that people seem to either love it or hate it. I'm happy that you like it. I originally really didn't like it though as time has gone on, it feels like home. Yes the moderators are volunteers. There have been a couple of attempts in the past to sprout offshoots (there's a long history of dissent) from the community but nothing ever gained a strong foothold, those sites are long dead. I'd never (never say never) consider moving all of the members to a new website. That's just plain wrong. About the ads, I really doubt they're earning anything much at all; in all probability not even covering basic running costs. But I don't have any figures.
@Kalle, I didn't know you were admin on CT. Then again, I'm not even sure if I have a membership there. It's good to see that a site can skip along without an owner, as I'm sure TalkFreelance will. Perhaps it is time to take a tighter hold on the reins and actually step up, make changes (nothing huge) and get things done.
Oh well I've been for a few years now. Even though it havn't always been easy to maintain the site with limited resources, it seems to have went through and still is running, but building a community with alot of lost activity up from the ground is hard when there aren't many to help, but thankful there seems to have been some people who wants to help the community to try make it function. But if CT can, why wouldn't TFL be able to :) ?
Ps, re: the TFL design, the design is nice and all, except for that damn top bar, that looks really weird =)
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