Whats so Funny?
I dont believe, things are at all that bleak.....but I do believe, most people want everything for nothing, and most members here dont give a shit about this site....they simply use and abuse the contributing members we do have....straight from RR and rape and pillage, like over there, and have no Intention of ever "helping" In any way. When the tracker was running, theyld ask for fixes on the forum, but hardly any would jump on the torrents, and help support, In that way, or they would jump on, get what they wanted, and jump off.....hence the H&R policies at the time..
Ive STOPPED doing most fixes, In the general forums, for this reason.....and the "Laziness Noobie Factor"
As I understand It, this forum was started, simply for, and by a few people, to share a few roms with each other, Including the original defunct tracker....and If you knew the background of those few members, you may have more respect, for this site, and where those roms surfaced from..
The original members here, were known to each other, over many years, trusted each other, and helped each other...
There were very few problems that I saw, until the doors were opened...not that there are that many now, and In fact things are pretty quiet, but I dont see why a single person should shoulder the financial burden.....which IS the MAIN problem.
Seriously, you wonder why sites go down...Ive seen them ALL, come and go, over the last 20 odd years...
PD...has had the monopoly, gets a HEAP of donations regardless that they are Cxxts, and thats why Its stood the test of time, but It Is run by narcissistic wankers, and the way they chew up people, well, every dog eventually has Its day..
We have less rules, here, than most any other site...and simply because we started with Invite only, or we enforced seeding of torrents back then, or have a couple PRIVATE FTPs, that unfortunately got publicly mentioned, you basically accuse us of running a closed workshop?
What, we should all just open everything up, give everything away for free, let people have our bandwidth, and contribute absolutely nothing?
It has NEVER worked that way, but funny how as soon as you start asking for donations, people start picking your faults and comparing you to other "better" sites!
And those private FTPs, etcetera, are paid for by other people who are under NO responsibility to share them. Obviously, youre dirty on that mate, as Its the only thing I can think you are referring to.
Im a generous person, and have ran my own private free FTP for years, and In fact Its still open now, but my experiences with members attitudes, has given me a new outlook on things, and I sure dont go out of my way, like I used to..Also high speed bandwidth has changed things.
Maybe we should close the doors even more, and just go back to looking after those few who are willing to do the right thing, and not worry about trying to grow a membership, and get some longevity for the site. If It was my decision, EVERYTHING, would be private and hidden, especially from people under 25 "proper" posts on the forum
Im not a member of Black Cats....no need for them, but nothing against them either. Ive only heard good things..
But from what youve described of them, not much different to here..apart from membership size.
Each to his own...
See...thats what they do....get their freebies and complete their sets, here, so they can go share, and torrent, on other larger sites...and build ratio
Nothing wrong with that, but Its sort of like a snake eating Its own tail, If you forget where things originally started.
The more you give, the more that Is demanded!
Take a look at the 3DS and NDS threads, for example.....and the attitudes of people, on their first post, demanding a re upload, because they were late to the party, and expect to come here and get whatever they want for free, and the links had the audacity to dare to get taken down..
When that person moves on, or stops uploading, people will wonder why, but Ill tell you RIGHT NOW...
Demanding lazy members, with NO BLOODY RESPECT!
If "other" sites. are so much better, I would also encourage those members, to spend more time THERE.
If you catch my drift!
I would gladly donate here every month, to a limited membership, than donate and know that we are being taken advantage of, by a larger open membership..