Ever hear the saying that "no garden is complete without weeds".
Whenever you have a garden that WAS as good as HwC WAS you are going to attract ALOT of vistors to your site. When a site is good and a lot of visitors are attracted you are going to get good members and a few "weeds" also. That fact has to be accepted.
Seems that the "bright" administrators in an effort to get rid of the few "weeds", they did something to the equalivant of spraying Agent Orange on the whole garden in an effort to get rid of the few weeds and ended up killing off all the roses and beatiful flowers that they really wanted to keep.
Moral of the story, If a web site is worthy of attrating traffic it's going to attract good folks and also bad folks too.
The trick is to keep the good people happy and to somehow contain the weeds.
The folks in charge did a miserible job doing this.
Seems what they basically said is "Like it MY way or leave".... And folks left.
Some of the best computer knowledge folks I've ever came across on the internet which were giving HwC their services for FREE are long gone.
How do you replace such talent?
Guess what it is almost unreplaceable! Cause the vibe that was once here is no longer here.
So now what you got is a bunch of newbies trying how to figure out how to fix each others computers, which is almost laughable.
How do you keep the good people happy and contain the weeds the adminstrators ask?
Don't ask me. That's for you to figure out.
That's why you get paid the big bucks!
Will HwC ever see days again like the glory days?
I doubt it.
Is HwC saveable?
Possilbly. But that "my way or the highway" attitude has to leave.
Something else I must point out about the so called "increased traffic". It's not the quantity of the so called "improved" traffic. It's the QUALITY!
And the quality of new traffic is NOWHERE near the quality of the people who left! NOWHERE!
Just Food for thought.
for the record I've been here since the end of '98.
[This message has been edited by PSAD (edited 08-09-2001).]