Like I have said before, everything is a two way street here. Animeonline.net is an ONLINE COMMUNITY, and the staff are merely the equivalent of COPS you have in society. All we are doing is our job keeping people from spamming, as a cop would stop anyone from littering. I doubt anyone of you would wanna walk out the door to see an ocean of trash outside your place, if you had a choice.
As for the staff change, yes it was abrupt, and I know some of you are disgruntled. But changes are inevitable, like the remote control and the telephone which made our lives better. But YOU can say, "how do we know if the staff change is going to be good or bad?" Well, you can either make a prediction, or stay and see for yourself then make the decision whether this place is good for you to stay or not.
And for those who are shock/angry and thinking about leaving, all I can say is PLEASE DON'T. In terms of situations like this, I have been through it at other forums where a friend of mine was banned or demoted, etc. Loyalty tells you to stick with them and give ultimatums. Experiences tells me that loyalty is good in real life, but online you will often get screwed. Like my example, my friend was fired from staff and I quit with him, one week later he got back on staff, and me looking outside. <--Yup I was stupid.
If you truly wanted to leave, and the staff change is not a big reason of your decision then you got a good reason. But if you're leaving beause of the bannings or firings, IT IS A MISTAKE.
Another thing is I have heard a lot about how this place is a dump and hell to be at. DB saw that and decided to make changes.
The previous formula didn't work, so what makes you think sticking with it will?
This is where you members are suppose to step up. Financially, DragonBall owns this site, but the community belongs to everyone. AO is not the Sinistra/Hassun/Mirokuu/Vet show, and will never be. I have heard a lot of this place is a dump, but I have not seen from those people what they did for it.
Everything is a two way street
Members, AO is your home away (or inside) from home. And I have seen members say they love this place, which means we are going in the right direction. For those that said, I'll give it one/two week to get better otherwise I'm out. And for those I have to say,
What the Hell are you thinking?
Any new system in place will take more than 1 or 2 weeks to work. Instance success would only mean a shaky foundation. So give it some time, ANIMEONLINE.NET has taken a lot of damage in the past year or two. We are in a somewhat rebuilding phase, and your patience and contribution is needed now.
Ultimately, who is DragonBall trying to serve? Himself?
It is you the members.
And right now, AO needs your support. Don't just SIT BACK, and "I'll see what happens in this few weeks." Don't be a community leech. Post more, and post well.
Members, the ball is in your court, do something about it. Be proud of what you're part of, and MAKE IT GOOD
If you create the threads, they will post.