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Gamewatch.org [Nov. 1st, 2004|01:45 am]
So, let's talk about it. What would you like to see?

Edit: Hello all. I'm sorry about this, but I've turned on screening for anonymous comments in this thread and the top one on the blog. We have a troll who has been spamming comments every few hours or so, and I just don't have time to keep coming in here and deleting them. Rest assured if you post anything that ISN'T vulgar, I will unscreen it as soon as I see it. Hopefully the troll will lose interest soon and I can lift this.
Edit 1/4/2005: Comment screening turned back off; thank you all for your patience. =)

From: (Anonymous)
2005-07-10 07:46 pm (UTC)
Nothing, as in no site has been set up. How hard is it to set up a site? Not hard at all, and yes, I do know, as I work in the web industry. ea_spouse has lost all of the momentum from her posting by not starting something immediately. It will be an even more uphill battle now than it might have been, if she had gotten things moving immediately.
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From: ea_spouse
2005-07-10 09:14 pm (UTC)
It sounds like you've already made some decisions about what has or hasn't been happening or set up here. ;) If you were honestly interested, my contact info is plastered all over the blog, and I could have provided you with quite a bit of information. Instead your goal here seems to be to chastise and let off steam -- which is fine, but framing your venting as a question is just a wee bit dishonest. So let's be real, if you please.

Yes, it would have been better if I could have gotten Gamewatch up and running the day after or the week after all of this went down. However, as might be apparent, I wasn't expecting it, and do have a lot of other things going on right now, including shepherding my own career through a period of substantial growth. I can't promise that Gamewatch will be up and running in a week or even in a month, though rest assured significant progress is being made. If you do work in the web industry, you should be aware of the many security concerns present in a site projected to serve an entire industry, and what I do promise is that Gamewatch will not be compromised in that fashion in any way, and the site will not go up until I am convinced it can be of real use. I am choosing to make a promise of quality instead of a promise of speed. You are welcome to draw what conclusions from that you like.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-07-11 02:08 am (UTC)
One of the 'downsides' of having the wherewithal to step up to this plate with an accurate, articulate blog that has clearly expressed the unspoken and unverbal thoughts of hundreds is that people attribute leadership and considerable responsibility onto your shoulders. Most people would not have bothered taking the initiative -- like the poster above -- and enjoy the luxury of sitting back and waiting for something to happen. How odd it feels right to be critical in these circumstances.

You've been a catalyst for change and that, in itself, is considerable progress that did not exist the day before you posted your blog.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-07-11 01:44 am (UTC)
If I understand your point of view, EA Spouse was entirely responsible for anticipating the response to the blog and "should" have had necessary, timely resources ready to go to set up a site to help organize and take advantage of the momentum?

I repeat my question: have YOU done anything to contribute aside from your critical post about the lack of 'obvious' progress? Have you gotten off your ass to volunteer your web industry experience to EA Spouse in an effort to help in this mammoth movement? If not, why not?
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