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Poster: Dupenhagen Moonbat Date: Aug 19, 2016 12:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: The Problem of Contributors

"We'll either come around, or not; but that is our problem." The Archive has a problem as well, which is the junky Beta's being foisted upon a valuable resource without which the Archive would not exist: the living, laboring people who comprise her archivist community. The Archive principals are gambling that enough of the user base will find an inferior product acceptable enough to remain users -- and, let me hasten to add -- contributors. Some contribute a great deal of time and care in the quality of the items we upload, and care a great deal about how they are displayed or presented. Some contribute financially. Does the motivation of the latter group exist in a vacuum, independent of the existing and continuing contributions of antagonized archivists and the value they represent? I don't know, but suspect we will learn.
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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 20, 2016 2:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Problem of Contributors

This is like spitting into the headwind at this point.

IA tried to update the interface to be more friendly to mobile users (read dumb everything down ten notches), and other purposes that are still beyond me. I no longer use any search function here, as other services can access the Archive much more easily. I don't think making the site or forums more functional or friendly was a goal- or one that was beyond the talent/resources they put on the project.

Maybe if your financial contributions were more substantial good ol' Brewster and company would give them more of hearing. Individual posters, small time contributors and archivists can either fuck off, or open that checkbook wide. Sad, but true that > €, £, ¥, or $ talks. I advise you to just keep walking, unless money is just a number to you.