I totally respect what he does too, but look at these updates he's mentioned -
On 7/78 - So be sure to come back next Sunday 8/8/05 for the return of the DCU2005! No, really....I mean it.
On -7/1 - TIME-OUT! Due to the fact that I'm on my company's annual shutdown week, The DCU 2005 will go on hiatus until 7/11/05. Come back then and I'll continue with more custom Clone Troopers and the new theme I hinted at yesterday.
Both of the above times have never come to fruition.
Then, a few past examples -
3/22 - Sorry folks....I have to delay things AGAIN. Due to an extrememly busy work schedule and the holiday weekend, I'm postponing the mini-daily updates until next week when I get back. I'll resume things on Wednesday. Happy Easter! (NO UPDATE FOR A MONTH)
3/7 - Come back on Wednesday (2 days) for a new update! (NO UPDATE CAME FOR OVER A WEEK)
And that happens again, and again, and again. He's told me numerous times through email that he'll have my photonovels back up on a certain date, and it never happens... yet he updates Rebelscum sometimes 5-6 times a day.
I totally understand he's busy. It takes an enormous amount of effort and a love of customizing and the customizing community to even start up a site like that. But, I do wish that he'd ask for some help. The site just has too much potential to be lacking from updates like it has been.
The only thing that REALLY
irks me though, is Dan is usually very good at replying to my emails. But about a month ago in an email, he told me he was changing all of the titles of my photonovels. I was shocked to hear that, and asked him why he would consider doing that, and what names was he considering?
Since I asked him, he has not replied to any of my messages; and I have sent him several. I don't know why he would do something like that and just assume I would be cool with it. And then avoid answering my questions. That's the one thing that I have an issue with. I like Dan and think he's a good guy. I'd just like an explanation.
I've seen a similar situation though at www.niubniubsuniverse.com
with a lack of updates. I guess it seems that so many people are now having their own hosting services and the "big customizing sites" are losing their pull? I know the customs section here has really picked up.