PoisonToad wrote:Blah, it's so hard to tell when this forum gets a post because the Mario and Luigi icon always looks different from the coins so my mind just instinctively filters it out.
Hah, well, no matter what it's not as bad as the year I was a week late in posting a birthday announcement.
PoisonToad wrote:I feel to have a successful website like this, you have to pretty much make it a second job and work as hard as possible, as long as possible, updating every second you can, etc. And unless there is true passion, motivation, and patience for that, there's no chance of succeeding. I just don't see much of that here.
I think it mostly depends on what your metric for success is. If you're talking about financial success, absolutely -- the site would have to grow by 1000s of percent for that. But only a few years ago, the forum was much more active than it is now, the main site had about 4x as much monthly traffic, and traffic was growing instead of shrinking month by month. I don't think the choice has to be wild success vs complete apathy.
I'd love to have the site running on a real CMS so updates could be more streamlined and collaboration easier. There are three main problems in switching to something like WP though:
1. Porting the layout would be a lot of (uninteresting) work
2. The initial move for the 100+ pages would take a zillion years
3. I'd have to do some kind of account synchronization between the CMS accounts and forum accounts, because it would bother me considerably if members had to make two accounts for the site.