Fair enough (arrived separately part), and I should have known better, and kinda did (for which I kinda apologize?
). But I still strongly object to it being called "sucking up" even if this is independent thought and all. I work on a2k for fun, not because I want to suck up to the members.
When we started the forum I did the same (basically be all over the place trying to hand-hold and also trying to act on all feedback we could turn around quickly) with you guys, I certainly wasn't "sucking up" to you.
When we transitioned to the new software same deal, but I wasn't "sucking up" to you.
And now, I'm trying to make this transition as easy as possible too, and trying to rush out the things I had planned to make prior to the merge (like the filter, groups, all of which would have been great) and I'm not "sucking up" to them either.
All of what we are doing (with some minor changes that came out from iteration, where plans change after implementation teaches us something) were planed and long discussed.
The groups thing has been out there forever (hell we even used to have groups before this software too) all of that, sozobe asked for read tracking the first day we had the new software. And the sudden attention difference isn't because of merge it's because our other huge project that we'd been working on for months launched the week before philforum was hacked. These were the projects we had intended on focusing on in June and we intended to merge forums a month or two after we returned our attentions to a2k. **** happened and we had to burn the candle at both ends. That effort isn't to suck up, it's because this is a project we are passionate about, take pride in, and want to do well.
Our schedule (of launching our big project) was what dictated attentions. If you ask the philforum folk I wasn't around over there at all for the several months prior to it as well.
I'm not playing any childish games about trying to make "friends" (to be perfectly honest the social side of a2k is less of a draw to me than the informational side), I'm just doing what I've done for nearly a decade now: building on able2know.
These guys can come and go, and you can come and go. That stuff happens. I do this when I have time and resources to do it. We had planned to make some more for a2k in June and when we were hacked we rushed a bunch.
So even if you came about this independently, just how is this sucking up to them? Just because I didn't go out of my way to be hostile to some of the less coherent ones? Because I was playing greeter and all? Because I started coding on a2k again more? What exactly is it then?
When we strike it big this is what I'll do with all the time I can, but otherwise I have to work on other projects that pay the bills and one of them ended right before we started this flurry of a2k activity. I've worked on a2k in spurts off and on for nearly a decade, it certainly wasn't to suck up to them, or the original a2k members (you both are probably in the first 20 or so). I want to do this right, but it's not to gain friends or to please people. Pleasing people is merely a measurement to that motivation, not a goal.