The Current State of Ridiculousness
I didn't realize it had been so long since I last updated my .plan! That just goes to show you how busy I've been since Christmas. Just one more month until my second year at Ryerson is complete. Luckily, I've only got four exams this semester, so it won't be as bad as previous semesters; though, they are packed all within a day or each other, so we'll see. Exams finish on the 18th of April, then I've got two weeks of binge drinking until I start my new job at Royal Bank of Canada as an Application Developer on one of their proprietary systems. So, I'm really looking forward to that .
In tJY-related news, in case you missed it, I recently put together a preview on the latest build of Operation: Matriarchy that Buka sent along. I've been procrastinating too much, but I've got a recent build of Hell Forces that I'd like to get up within the next week or so.
Several more spotlights are going to be released in the next couple of weeks on the Starsiege community, particularly, the Starsiege:2845 dev team. I'm also looking forward to the exclusive SS:2845 ATR footage that we should be receiving soon. Whether we'll have the bandwidth to handle the distribution of it, is another story. But, time will tell, and our friends at Futurepoint have been really good to us, so we might be able to pull a few strings and keep the pipes open during the peak.
On a different note, I'm very displeased with the current state of our forum. tJY has never had the largest, or even the most active, community, but something that I've always loved about our community was how close everyone was. Unlike other forums, which act more like an IRC channel than a message board, and whose members you can't keep track of, tJY has always had a very family-like feel to it. However, over the last several months, things have degraded to the point where I'm debating keeping them open. Not only has traffic really ground to a halt, the new threads / posts that we do manage to get have been spam or from pre-pubscent teens or post-pubscent teens -- both of which cannot formulate a coherent sentence, yet alone an entire post.
So, moderation will have to be stepped up a notch and the "delete post" or 'ban user" options more rigorously exercised because quite frankly, it's ridiculous.