Are you a little bit worried about Fluther?
Sort of was hesitating in asking this for several reasons, but I think it’s important enough to mention.
Now first, please know that I’m not doing this to whine or bitch. I’m beyond happy for Auggie, and personally, I think she made the right choice. I’m not bashing Ben or Andrew either, or anyone, nor am I downgrading the current moderators’ ability to keep this place going.
I also did not wish to bring this up in detail in either threads, the one by Auggie, and the other by Jake.
Auggie also already cleared it up; Fluther will remain as is, while the mods will keep running things. But I can’t help being a little worried anyway, especially since there are no plans to bring in a new manager. In the years that I’ve been in here, I’ve seen the site slide down ever so slowly when it comes to maintenance. First, it was put into stagnation, as in, you all know, no more development being done on the site. (besides the servers being fixed whenever they screw up, which is awesome by the way, and now the Fluther store has pillows!) We were also removed from Google’s good kids list, so finding Fluther online, randomly, is barely possible. Which means less people finding it. But thanks to AskVille, we got a lot of new members recently.
And now we are managerless. Auggie is one person, but her role was important.
I am personally confident that things will keep going as they have for a long time, and probably shouldn’t worry. After all, the site has been in Limbo for a long time, yet the community here is still active, and the site shows no sign of disappearing. But Fluther is my online home, so I still am a little worried, as every now and then, it gets chipped away little by little. As I say, I’m not asking this to be a party pooper, but it is a concern, and I believe that it is important to discuss. What do you guys think?