Why is it that Dopp gets so worked up about the site? Is he sensitive? Well, yes and no. I'm not a generally sensitive person, but when it comes to certain things, I can be set off pretty easily. One of these things is this site.
The reason I have strong feelings about this site is because out of all the World Wide Web, there's not a single place out there that will ever come close to being as good as the RT site once was. It was fun to come here. It had interesting people (a lot of whom became my friends), and it was a safe haven to sort of go all out. You could call someone a cunt to their faces in the forums and then talk to someone else how much you love that person. That was the climate. It was nice. It was home. Unfortunately, "was" and "had" exists a lot in this paragraph because these things were taking from me and everyone else who experienced the "good ol days."
As much as some of you newcomers may really love this place, I cannot even begin to explain how much this iteration is missing. This site is a dumpster fire compared to even 3 or 4 years ago. A lot of it is because the functionality has gone down the drain, but mostly because too many people who have been around as long as I have (and longer) have left as well. And I'm sorry, but you can't fill that hole. It can't happen.
Because of this, and because of the seemingly lack of interest coming from the higher ups (hell Burnie blocked me on Twitter for saying that the site is bad instead of having a conversation with us about how they're going to fix it), I have finally cancelled my subscription.
That's a long ass time...
I'm sure RT will survive without my sponsorship and I wish them the best.
To my friends who are in the middle of all of this, I love you and hopefully I'll talk to you soon.