For me, this is about accountability. That means doing what you say you're going to do, being accountable for your actions and their consequences. If something comes up that prevents doing what you said you would do, fine. But be straight with that. Tell me what really
This isn't about wether the site is free, the geographic location of members, personal finances, operating a site/site revenue or any other point in Jason's post
. Wheter his post is true or not isn't the point. It's not relevant to the issue. A lot of people have jumped on those topics, and in the big picture they're fine. But again, they don't answer the questions I asked which were simple.
On page two this thread began arguing the wrong points. Or at least, different points than the ones I made on page two.
To infer that my questions are "bitching, moaning, and complaining" assigns tone to them that, well, just isn't there. They were simple, and for the most part went unanswered. I've taken the liberty to fill in answers using a quote where appropriate, and others from inference.
Q1: Seriously, WTF happened with the JD Toy Fair coverage?
I need to talk with Dave further because there are some things that should not have happened that did. For the record, Dave was on site at Toy Fair. I'm leaving it at that until I can take care of the issue as best as possible. When I have a concise answer, I'll post it.
Was this a big screw-up? It sure as hell was and as I said before, I will come back and give the full story when I know it.
Q2: Is there a discussion somewhere?
A2: Yes, in the Saga section. But don't expect any answers there. You can't handle the truth/we don't have the truth, and it makes us look like a Junior High yearbook committee.
Q3: JD only sent one guy to Toy Fair?
A3: Yes, JD only sent one guy to Toy Fair.
Great. The reply from Chris is what I was looking for, at least the part of his reply I quoted. I'm interested in hearing the update. How long is that going to take? It's been three days. Is this a deep rabbit hole, because obviously there's more to it than just "sick" and "weather".
This also isn't about being let down. At least not for me. I expected to see a report, because it had been promised for weeks. The only thing I'm surprised by is the lack of explanation about what happened and the tone of some of the replies in this thread.
Jesse resigned before this thread went to hell, so I'm going to guess there were other factors influencing his decision to do that. I meant what I said about appreciating his enthusiasm. He's done a lot in a (relatively) short time as a moderator. I'm glad he was reinstated. I also meant the rest of what I said, but want to be clear that the "shrug" comment was directed at the site's overall response to missing Toy Fair, not his.
I like this site, and like Matt this is the only place I post, even then I don't post a lot. Do I expect any one site to have everything? No, just what they say they will - or an explanation.
One thing I like about Jedi Defender is the discussions we've had here in the past that haven't spiraled into hissy fits like this one has. Granted, we're usually looking at other sites in those, and not in the mirror. Is that what is different here? At least no one pulled out the lock, so there's still hope.