Radical_Yue wrote:One of these "The Org is Dying" thread comes along about every couple months nowadays. Most of the time they're from people that like to complain about inactivity and do nothing to help it though. Don't get me wrong, I want to see things improve but at this point conversations like this just create and eye roll and response of "Not this again..."
Most of these threads start out full of optimism and suggestions about how the community could be improved. Most of the time, they're quickly shot down and actively discouraged by people who've been here a long time. Obviously, revitalizing the community here is no small task. But it's really weird how any suggestion that might lead to even a little bit of positive change is so often dismissed as a foolish waste of time.
It would be nice to have an honest discussion about this and to see where we stand, what the average member here could do to improve things, what the site owners could do, what's standing in the way, etc. The predictable chorus of "the Org is dead!" that stops these discussions in their tracks doesn't need to be brought up over and over again. Yeah, everyone knows it's dead. So, what now? Here's where most of of those members suddenly have nothing else to say. Funny how that works.