EDIT: I'm editing this post now after it was born two weeks ago and after 12 or so pages in.
To those that feel like commenting after reading this opening post, please be aware that by now, as this thread is many pages old, a lot of the things people have shared or complained about have been discussed, and many of the administration have indeed chimed in with actual polite and what appear to be concerned answers. So , to save you some trouble, you may want to scan through the thread and see if some of your concerns have been addressed before you just T-off on the administration. Could be you might like the answer already given to something you are going to address.
But please don't let this discourage you from speaking your mind if you still choose to. We have accomplished a lot in the pages of this thread, but there is still a lot more to do, so your help is welcome and appreciated. Thanks, and now back to the original post.......
This thread is in response to all the attempts nearly successful, at trying to murder this forum in cold blood, over and over again during the past few years, but in particular, the final straw, which is a trending topic in another thread, entitled, "this sort of left a bad taste in my mouth.". So here goes.....
Dear Sirs or Mams. Let's do you a GIANT favor and give you a HUGE benefit of the doubt and just say maybe your intentions really are to try and rebuild this forum. Wait wait, the rest of you regular forum users, stop laughing people, hold on for a sec, hear me out, maybe they are serious and maybe there is still hope.. let's just assume you are serious even though you have managed to alienate almost every single one of the few regulars left here that were here during the peak of when this place was AWESOME and the envy of similar forums all over the internet and the world.
I don't know if you were here then, or are only recently interested because maybe you were hired to fix a huge problem, or maybe you have been here all along but in a more hands off fashion and don't really know what goes on here or went on here in the trenches, the very pages of the forums themselves, that are the heart and soul and very lifeblood of Harmony Central, but I can only assume not, and that you have ZERO clue what made this place cool, why people loved it so much that it was almost like an epidemic addiction for Hundreds and hundreds of regular daily users that in turn brought in the interest of h
undreds of THOUSANDS of lurker members, or non members, but nonetheless, potential targets for your advertising.
'm going to let the following pages fill up with posts from friends here in an attempt to explain, yet ONE MORE TIME, what made this place special and what can make it awesome again before you hammer in that final nail in the coffin that you are so eagerly holding in your hand.
We were there, some much longer than me, but there are still plenty of us here that can explain why we loved this forum so much and what we loved about it .Th
is forum was once something really really special. You've seen the numbers, you know what Im talking about, and as such, you have to know that it was unique and that there is no book, or formula you can read or force on us to try to recapture it.
But today will have to feel like you just hit the lottery
because I am offering, WE are offering to share with you why this sight ROCKED and how you can make it rock again, if you are serious, and if you will only listen and even if your only concern with it is to build the numbers back up so you can make money.
WE were the people that were here when it was cool, and we can help you.
No more graphs, no more flow charts, no more praying to whatever God you pray to in desperation. No more lecturing us or dictating to us your eggheaded ideas on how to make this place cool again because you have proven over and over again you are just lost.
I mean, you are talking about targeting schools now and thirteen year old children? HOLY COW you are desperately grabbing at straws
Well, just STOP IT. Please! You are embarrasing yourselves. Im embarrased FOR you!
And So now, we offer the olive branch and we are offering our help.
But you either have to listen and take our advice or you'll have to kiss it goodbye.
Because you will NEVER be able to recreate this forum, or another one in its place with the same numbers and world wide attention this one got.
It was a phenominon that only those who were there can explain to you.
We, the last diehard stragglers still barely hanging on, but hanging on nonetheless because we keep desperately holding on to the dream that it will get better, maybe even back to its full glory, but point is, we know what the fascination that brought the masses was and only WE can help you get it back.
Here is your last chance.
Hopefully you are serious.
Please be patient and allow a significant amount of time for people to post, as the slowness of the traffic on this site could easily fool you into believing it is already dead. But there are a few of us still here that can help you ressucitate the forum.
Good luck, and we will be cheering for you!