|Nick's longish rant about why he steped down from MD
||[Mar. 25th, 2003|01:33 pm]
Short answer - I have too many problems in my life to be worrying about everyones problems on MD.|
Long answer - It's been building for quite some time, and no one person is responsible. I started a thread on the Mod Board (yes, there is a Mod Board....& yes, I can still see it, cause I am still a mod [despite it not showing on my name]) asking if I should step down as admin. The responsises were overwhelmingly I should stay. I think people were lying.
I'm well aware that many people think I'm unfit to be admin. Many people are avoiding MD for that very reason. Now that reason is gone. I'm not in charge, so they can join without having to worry about me going psycho. I'm also aware that many people feel this is my baby. Well, it is, but at the same time, it also belongs to all of the users. I feel it's irresponsible for me to to impose my belief on the users, so I steped down as admin.
Colin & Jessica are in charge, and here's why. I trust them. I trust them ALOT. They know what they're doing to some extent, and what they don't know, I'm there to help with. Further more, they're a bit more seperated from the community. I feel I'm FAR to close to the users to be an effective leader. I'm not suggesting that an admin must be distant....but @ the same time, there needs to be some point, at which the admin backs away and I think I've crossed the line.
I may come back. I may have given up my admin powers, but I have the database password, and can retake the boards at any time, if need be. I need some time to get away from the issues, from the "where does this go?" IMs, from the "could we have 389 new themes?"
Anyway...Don't blame roo, or vert, or chica, or Bob.....it's all me.