Ok usually I don't respond to any of the silly site drama/politics bull****, but I gotta say that anyone bitching and moaning because things didn't work out for JD to get someone to cover Toy Fair is ******* ridiculous. Having ran and currently running a Star Wars fan site, I know how difficult it can be to get something like coverage for Toy Fair done.
For starters, has anyone thought that perhaps JD had one staff member slated to go to the show because only one staff member was able to make it? Being that this is a fan site, every person that works on this site has a life and responsibilities away from it. Work, school, family, health, finances, any one of these issues could prevent a person or persons from going to New York for Toy Fair. Perhaps the one member who could go, was able to work around their real-life issues so that they can go, but to expect a large number of people to do so isn't very smart.
And what about finances? I know a couple of staff members are in Canada and a couple more are in California, a 2-3 day trip to NYC could cost a bundle. Perhaps they can't afford to drop that kind of cash just to cover a toy show. And don't go expecting sponsors to cover the bill too, their payments often can't even cover the costs of running a site and that's even if they pay you in cash. And so what, that would leave Chris to flip the bill to get any of the staff to NYC for the show. Do you all expect him to be able to cover costs just because other site owners have the luxury of doing so? No ****** way, if I recall correctly he's a college kid (like many of you) and he's in this for the hobby.
So the Jedidefender coverage didn't work out, in the end big ******* deal. I'm sure the staff members and particularly the one person who was supposed to go are disappointed. And certainly many of us fans are disappointed that we didn't get to read about JD's take on the show, but it's not the end of the world. **** happens and it happens often, they made a concerted effort to try to get things to work out. Unfortunately, external factors came into play to prevent the coverage, coverage which by the way cost you nothing so don't even go complaining about not getting something that would have been free to you anyways.
So until you go out there and try to run a site that can compete with a big boy like RS, GH, or SSG, keep your complaints to yourself. Unless you've been involved in trying to get **** together on such a scale just to make fans of your site happy, you have no bearing to judge them for a minor, practically insignificat, faux pas.
Oh and Jesse, don't ****** resign as a staff member due to the lack of Toy Fair coverage. If other ****'s going on that's making you resign just say so, but don't feed any naysayers the potential delight of your resignation due to this ****, it ain't worth it.