Passage of Time
Posted on June 21, 2006 at 21:09
There's been quite a bit of it. Basically, here's the deal. Ever since someone mentioned GMClans, and I checked it out, I've spent most of my time there instead of here. At first, I hung out at both, since really they've got pretty different purposes, but the more time passes, the less of it I spend here.
I think the problem is the influx of users. Of course I'm just another one to add to the pile, but it seems like so many people joined so quickly, turning the blogs into a joke, and filling the submission queue so full that it became practically useless (thank god there's finally a second row to help that) that it's lost what originally appealed to me about the site: Speedy reactions and a more closely knit community (than most GM related sites) that actually seemed to want to help each other.
I don't know... Maybe it'll stabilize soon. Or maybe it'll spiral further out of control and become the GMC+Hosting. Hopefully the former. One thing that I think could drastically help with stabilization is the addition of a second blog section. If it were split in two, with only the blogs of "friends" in the top section, and any blogs in the bottom section, it would be easier to keep track of the people you <i>want</i> to keep track of. Something similar for recent games wouldn't hurt either. As is, the "flood of crud" turns me away more and more. Being able to filter that somehow would help greatly (at least in my opinion, of course).
In other, completely unrelated news, I can't seem to play the RPG. After I finally died, I could never come back to life. Going to the sanctuary just tells me that I don't play the RPG...
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