MagicMeatball wrote:See, now Silat can take some lessons from Harrison on how to effectively get a point across without sounding like a whinebox. Constructive analysis of the situation. From my perspective, I imagine the people putting this back together have full-time jobs and families and other responsibilities that take a good portion of their time. So the work they put into this is purely from their passion for it. A few people have been slamming them for not repairing the situation to their personal satisfaction, and really, they have no business demanding anything.
I am quite certain they want the site up just as fast as you do, so be cool and let them do it.
Just my 2 cents.
I don't disagree, and I understand that getting GeekHack up and running isn't paying anyone's bills (quite the opposite at this point I'm guessing).
My point is that with no concrete or committed time frame, from my perspective (as a project and account manager) setting expectations is critical... and without a timeline I know first hand that it isn't an easy thing to do. That being said, setting NO expectation, or rather, not communicating at ALL isn't how you drive any project to success. Just look at Vortex on facebook... this situation isn't all that dissimilar.
Yes, we'll all be happy once the forum is back up, and over time people are going to come around... but the faith and confidence within the community will be lost, and it's going to take a LONG time to gain it back.