Originally Posted by Fat skitz0phrenic
There are actually a lot of people that want to help and are totally competent and capable of doing so...but their offers for help don't reach anyone if they aren't part of the smogon cliques.
I know... I've been here for years, and seen that sort of thing time and time again. But it is better than it used to be, to be fair.
But put yourself in the position of those in the cliques. As I keep saying, a lot of them probably have jobs, etc, and don't have time to devote 6 hours a day to Smogon or whatever. So if they let people on this website who DO have a lot of spare time to help out, they'll end up taking over, so to speak.
It sounds a bit selfish and power-hungry, but at the same time, if I were in their situation, I'd probably be scared about letting other people help for the same reason, so I can't blame them.
Originally Posted by Fat Antar
I don't think Smogon really has a dedicated enough community to do a complete (or even partial) rewrite of the PO code.
I think you'd be pleasently surprised.