Damn, here I am having a drama-thread about improving CL content, and it turns up there are already thoughts about some similar ideas. Well, props to Warlock for actually thinking about stuff like that.
This post deserves a serious reply for a change. (You can skip the first part, the second one is more to the point)
I don't know if I need to explain this again, but I'm still the executive director of ZF. I write the code and my name's on the lease.
Yeah-yeah, we are way past that already. You may sign anything you want, but at this moment of time you are a simple user. Trying to remind us that you are such-and-such (and your certain actions) will not help you here in any way.
I've got a stake in what happens here. So does @acostoss, and so does Gargron, even.
Three people I wouldn't trust with this site based on experience and personality. And all three are in a business together... yeah... Also, the most recent change to the site kinda shows how you work together - one does something (and I did laugh at the way it was done) saying the other told him to, the other one claims that he didn't and sheds all responsibility and the third one is smiling like an idiot while having a finger up his ass. I hope you can see how I am reluctant to trust any of you to do anything right?
Additionally your masturbatory self-congratulations are unbecoming of someone who aspires to -- no, professes to be a leader among CL.
Two points here. My masturbatory self-congratulations are perfectly normal reaction to posts that miss the point completely and instead center on me. Those post do stroke my Shovel. And second thing - where do you get the idea that I even want to be leader here? I only provide information of some or other kind. And most of the time I know that it would be the information people wouldn't like. How is that 'professing to be a leader'? You people honestly give me too much credit.
Now, some people have told me that you have been less harsh to new users lately
What? I really have to work on that then. For now I react to newfags based on two criteria - how stupid they look and how tired I am at the time. Actually, if anything (and this is honest truth), I was thinking that I am really cracking down on then recently and maybe I can be a bit less harsh with them. But I haven't tried that yet.
I also understand that you are used to working against the establishment
Not exactly right. Looking at most sites I visit, I am actually more used to working with the establishment. It's just that the establishment here on CL used to be the one working against me. Difference! And here I did both, with, if I can say so myself, great success.
So it's up to you, Kirn.
Not really. As I said, I am not that important. It's more up to Warlock to decide what is to be. And it's up to us all to help, contribute, approve or be indifferent.
You can take my advice and let me help you with the site
Once again, I am not the leader here. You wanna help? Talk to Warlock about what you can do. For my part, he knows that I am willing to help him out if he would need someone with my set of skills. You still wanna have me giving you things to do? Very tsundere of you, and I will send you a PM in a few minutes about how you can contribute.
No! Just no! You know, back in the day, we had threads like you propose. Those threads bring nothing to the community, they take up space, and crowd up the front page. They are bad and useless and there's already to many of them anywhere you would care too look. Back when we had boards, those threads at least could be shipped to the spam board where they could be seen and visited only by people interested in such things without bothering anyone else. If we would have a lot of those now, with no way to remove them out of sight, it would be plain destructive!