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The shadow of our undoing...

Posted on 2006.01.13 at 21:50
Current Mood: Hopeless/Tired
Current Music: Reflection
It has come to my attention in recent weeks that there is a shadow hovering over the Rockman Community. Although I'll be the first to say that the Rockman Community is not an extremely friendly place, one virtuous trait most sites within it has always had is a fierce independent spirit, or at least they did possess it.
This shadow has a form and a name; The MegaMan Community.
Now, I expect that at the moment, you think I'm an insane to call the fastest growing site in the community a shadow, but I shall endeavor to explain to you in full my reasoning.
Let's say you have a medium sized Rockman site. Suddenly, MMC contacts you with an offer; If you join their Community and use it as your forums, they'll host you and maybe even buy you a domain.
Sounds profitable, right? Well, it may be in short term, but once MMC has assimilated more sites, say you no longer like them and want to be independent again, so you break away, and although you had a fairly active forum and a fair number of hits before, you are unable to obtain either now; after all, why would anyone go to your site when MMC has nearly everything under the sun.
Now, suppose MMC's staff decide that you cant talk about a certain thing. It's fine, because there are plenty of other sites to discuss it at, right? Right?
No, it's not right, because MMC controls so much of the community that even large sites have almost no community left and you're forced to give up your freedom of fandom or have no one to talk to...
So, join MMC if you wish, but remember my warning...
Until next entry,
CF

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(Anonymous) at 2011-04-13 20:52 (UTC) (Link)

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