@ Deck, Nyttyn basically summed up my sole, concrete suggestion for improvement - more presence on the forums. Not everyone can be at the IRC at the same timeslot, so forums are important to help non-IRC participants get up to track and be informed of what's going on. Even posting logs of the conversations (with approval or discretion) would go a long way to sync both sides of the community and avoid people going "Huh, what?" at some issues.
That aside, I agree with Morgrim that CAP can be very intimidating. The reasons have been said countless times, but I'll say it again:
- The competitive edge of CAP means it takes a lot of courage and research to speak up, because nobody wants to look like an idiot.
- Internet is an ill-mannered place - there are parties who would do whatever to achieve their means, even though their goals may be trivial.
The first point is an unavoidable hurdle everyone overcomes on their own. The second point is, unfortunately, also unavoidable. Sure, moderators gonna moderate, but haters are still gonna hate. In the end, it takes a lot of courage and passion for CAP to stay on after being dissed, more patience and self-discipline to not stoop to that level. I'm sounding very odd at the moment, so I'll stop here.
<Birkal> if pwnemon was my little brother, I would beat some sense into him
<Birkal> and then take him out for tea and scones
<Birkal> and then we'd talk ASB and grow facial hair together
<Birkal> like proper brothers
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