jpcloet wrote:To my understanding, not one person who has made a constructive criticism, has submitted their own article. Be part of the solution and write an article! Looking forward to more community involvement.
I can't speak for anyone other than myself, but any thought of me contributing in any "official" way went right out the window when I saw the treatment a good friend of mine received from an admin, when he retired recently (not even so much as a sincere "thank you"). I guess I can understand how my saying that will just increase "the officials'" desire to discount anything I say, but there you go. And, just because I have no interest in "official" contribution, does not mean that I don't want to contribute, or that I don't care about the community. I do. Quite a bit. That is why I get pissed off at some of the things that have been happening recently. Because I see them as detracting from the enjoyable nature that the community once contained. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy my time here (I wouldn't still be here if I didn't), but the enjoyment levels of the community aspects of CC have been in a steady decline as of late.
It might be worth taking note that pretty much every single one of the users who are "always complaining", or "never offering to contribute" are longstanding, highly-active community members. We didn't just magically all change our attitudes suddenly.