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  1. papab30
    Member

    * a sigh and a chuckle *

    Frustrated? Possible. I just don't see how it's so hard for Joe to do something with this site. I guess what got me going was seeing him come on to this very forum and make a couple of posts like he's just s regular person. That's the part I really don't understand. This conversation is so very meta.

    Look, there are many communities out on the inter-web that prosper just fine. Look at Evento. The have gads, what six, seven either sites all posting tutorials, and having designs up for grabs. That's a privatly held company. It's not a comunity spondered. But then again, they need the community to grow and they give the community what they want. Good content. Good designs.

    Stackoverflow. Another community site. It was created by four, five guys and now within just a couple of years they have grown into a community of four knockoff sites. All of the content is generated by the community. Without the community, there wouldn't be anything.

    So I just don't understand why it's such a turn off from wanting to keep a design comunity going. OSWD, OSD, OD. They are all the exact same in concept, each prospered, and the were left to wither and die. So Joe, if you're lurking around here some place. Come on out and do some talking. Let us know what you're up to, why you're not around and what you would like to do with this site. It would be the adult thing to do wouldn't it?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. pseudoxiah
    Member

    Open Designs
    Community. Pwn'd

    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. papab30
    Member

    And I notice that even after two weeks of time, nothing has changed around here. Thank you to whoever has approved new designs. At least someone is doing something around this site.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  4. zanzibar
    Member

    Maybe Joe would get a wake up call if all the mods stopped approving designs and moderating the forum. Go on strike guys.
    I know a lot of you guys have put a lot into this site and are reluctant to let go, but I really cannot see it ever getting any better. Hardly any of the old group come here anymore and most of them are now on Sean's site http://www.getfreewebdesigns.com/ (Plug for Sean) where they are about to open a forum. So why hang on in here with an owner who obviously doesn't give a ......

    Posted 1 year ago #
  5. uberlemurguy
    Moderator

    guess what! i emailed joe AND....

    he didn't respond.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  6. NickyD
    Moderator

    Well, I have been approving designs this week since Gnome is away this week. Normally, I monitor the forums.

    I may be stepping down from my position here shortly to work with
    http://www.getfreewebdesigns.com/

    I am not sure what is going on here. Alec, Gnome, and Myself have been doing all we can do with our limited abilities. But, I am getting truly frustrated. This site has so much potential, and a great following, that is dissipating fast. It is upsetting to me personally, so Joe, if you are reading this, please respond to the questions directed at you.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  7. bakercad
    Moderator

    I'm not offering to be a liaison here, but I emailed Joe yesterday & got a reply early this morning. He said that "We have grand plans for OD. Sadly, they get delayed, but it is going to happen soon".

    So hopefully, they'll come sooner than later.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  8. zanzibar
    Member

    Yeah, and I still believe in Father Christmas.....
    Just another promise.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  9. Sean
    Founding Member

    bakercad said:

    I'm not offering to be a liaison here but I emailed Joe yesterday & got a reply early this morning. He said that "We have grand plans for OD. Sadly, they get delayed, but it is going to happen soon".

    By what you've just said in your comment is being a liaison for Joe. Think about it.

    Being a former admin for OD and a founding member I do know that things can get delayed, but I'm not trying to make any excuses for Joe or anyone else who might be running the site now.

    All I know is that Joe saying via email that there are grand plans is one thing but fixing the search and the sidebar errors are not grand plans, those are just maintenance / bug issue fixes that should have been done a long time ago.

    It really saddens me to see OD going down this road and for close to 8 months now... basically when I stepped down as an admin, things have never been the same... change is a good thing, but this lack of communication from Joe just plain sucks and the site is suffering because of it.

    Having people pass messages for Joe is lame. It's his site, he should man up and say something. It's been said before, but I'll say it again, if Joe can take a moment to email someone, why not take that moment to post here on the forum and address these concerns with the site?

    /rant

    Posted 1 year ago #
  10. papab30
    Member

    But Joe has posted here in the forum. As recently as two weeks ago he made two forum posts. One asking for help with some wordpress work and one was a random comment on another thread. So that's why I started this entire thread.

    How come Joe can't come out and make a forum post on the site in a thread that is talking about the site? How come Joe can take time to send random email responses and make random forum posts yet can't take the time to do something with his site?

    Those are the hard questions that need to answered.

    Oh, and by the way, what's up with the broken front page now. All of the template screen shots are gone. One more nail in the coffin I suppose.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  11. NickyD
    Moderator

    When I approved designs last night, things were working fine on the home page. Checked this morning, the front page was still working. Came back 12 hours later, front page in shambles. Don't know what happened, nor am I responsible for the issue. Not sure if anyone else was playing around behind the scenes.

    Deleted some viagra, sex posts, and other spam today as well.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  12. NickyD
    Moderator

    OK, on a side note, I just went into the admin area. Last night, when I approved the designs, there were at least a dozen designs in the queue. Now, there are two.

    Someone obviously went in there to approve many designs, but did it the wrong way, thus the home page is all screwed up.

    I will try my best to fix it, but I may not have all the admin tools I need. I don't know who did it....sorry.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  13. NickyD
    Moderator

    Sorry to rant....

    Just as a test, I went in admin panel to approve the last 2 designs to see if the procedure works, and it did....so somebody approved designs that did not know how to do it.

    I am sure it was an honest mistake whoever did it, still trying to fix it with limited access.

    Edit: Joe, if you read this, I need more access to the back-end to fix this.....sorry everyone.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  14. uberlemurguy
    Moderator

    wasn't me.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  15. NickyD
    Moderator

    I know it was not you Alec. It was not me or Gnome either. Very confusing to me.

    As I said earlier, I love this site, but I cannot continue here much longer as moderator. I will become a moderator shortly at :

    http://www.getfreewebdesigns.com/

    At that point, I will be resigning my position here at OD. Sorry everyone.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  16. uberlemurguy
    Moderator

    i also will be a mod there. sooooo

    good bye.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  17. bakercad
    Moderator

    wasn't me that approved those designs either.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  18. bakercad
    Moderator

    Sean.... Was simply letting people know that I actually got a response & the content of it. My original email to Joe was as offer to take over OD. My post above was part of his reply. I replied back to him this morning offering my assistance with getting things running here again....specifically, the search.

    I understand that people are upset at Joe & I'm really shocked at his lack of response. My goal now is to offer my help & get this place up to snuff again.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  19. bakercad
    Moderator

    Just realized that another post that I made here yesterday is missing.....strange

    Posted 1 year ago #
  20. Sean
    Founding Member

    bakercad said:

    I understand that people are upset at Joe & I'm really shocked at his lack of response.

    You shouldn't be shocked because Joe has been all about lack of response the past few months which saddens me to say since at one time we worked together on OD and a lot of other sites.

    My goal now is to offer my help & get this place up to snuff again.

    Well this has been done by a ton of people who got replies from Joe but they never got any response once they accepted to help.

    Because you haven't been around the site much the past few months, this seems like a new thing to you I'm sure, but this has been going on pretty much since I stepped down as an admin 7-8 months ago.

    If you do actually get to help OD and get some real access, that would be great. The fixes needed would take maybe 5 minutes, but it's not my place anymore to fix the site, and besides I haven't had access like that since I stepped down as an admin.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  21. This Reminds me. I go an email from Joe in March saying I was on the board as a moderator. That never happened.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  22. papab30
    Member

    And so now three weeks after I started this thread the site has gotten even worse than it was. We've had a string of people post on here. Some have even stated that they've had an email or two from Joe. But still, no response from Joe himself.

    Nothing from the only person who has the keys to this place. Nothing from the only person who can open the elusive backend up to those who would gladly take this place and help fix it up, make new additions and move it forward.

    Well, I suppose we'll have to wait and see what week four will bring.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  23. Gnome
    Moderator

    Poof! front page designs have images. I can take over approving designs again. Other designs will have images shortly.

    Edit: creepy. the image updating script died on me. It now spits out "Image Successfully Generated!" instead of the usual broken image link.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  24. papab30
    Member

    So is there someone out there that is fixing things or playing with the code? Weird things happen and it seems that no one can explain how or why these things are happening.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  25. papab30
    Member

    Okay, so it's been a month since I started this thread and so far not one thing has changed. This is just incredible that a site like this which has the ability to actually generate some real revenue and have a real community can be tossed away so easily.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  26. papab30
    Member

    Another month goes by. Joe, do ya even care about this site anymore?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  27. arwen54
    Member

    Joe, do ya even care about this site anymore?

    apparently not :(

    Posted 1 year ago #
  28. papab30
    Member

    And another week goes by and all we get is spam postings. Nice. Very nice.

    Posted 1 year ago #

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