After finally receiving internet at my place, quitting my job at box factory (or rather, being told by a doctor that I have to), and starting my book, I have finally made my return to this website.

Frankly, I've come back with little to no idea what's transpired as of late.

However, from what I've gathered, the site has 7 admins. Roughly two or three of them are actually active, and one appears to be planning his resignation (being as it's the 4 of August and the post was on July 27th, I'm not sure if he's planning to do so immediately or in the early to mid future). The site seems to have gone from roughly semi-popular to rather quiet, and the community seems very small.

Hence, this post. I've decided that I'm going to take initiative, and collect a record of what exactly needs done. Here's what I know:

  • Out of 10,234 stories, not all of them can be good. I'd put the ratio at 1 bad story for every 9 good stories (1/10th). I think it is important that that one in ten get reduced.
  • The Writer's Workshop could always use new hands.
  • From what I gather, the Writer's Showcase could use some attention and improvement. It seems to be a place for authors to showcase finished works - but when I look at it, it seems to be fairly... lacking of any attention, with an average of 1 message per thread - that message being the original post.
  • As I mentioned earlier, roughly 2 or 3 of the 7 admins are actually active on site, so it seems the site could use some new hands in the admin ranks. I'm most certainly not nearly qualified to go for it, but I would encourage anyone who is to do so.

Is there anything that I'm missing or needs corrected? List it out. Hit me. Correct me if I'm wrong. Let's take some initiative and get a rough round-the-bushes checklist of what needs done, from most dire to least necessary, and focus our efforts there. This way, we have a place we can link to any new users who wish to help out but don't quite know where to go (other than, you know, the obvious Site Rules page that every noob should visit first and foremost.) I'm in no position to give orders, but I think that doing this might be a pretty good way to go about doing things.