- Jan 24, 2016
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I think part of the reason for people moving on is that a lot of people rely on this as a way to make money, over a social site. Part of what happens, it seems, is that the rules start to devolve, and it turns into a situation where the inmates are running the asylum. First what happens is that shitposting(of which I am more than guilty) starts to exceed HITs posted, in the 'Daily'. Then people stop using the other bits of the forum altogether. New member intros, Mturk help, Social discussion, other ways to make money, all end up in the 'Daily'. Then it starts to get cluttered and hard to moderate, hard to keep up with, and hard to increase your earnings using the site. It becomes more of a distraction than it's benefit and people move to the fancy new site(or make their own) where everything is new and shiny and the posts all go where they are supposed to and, it just works better. (i'm not saying anyone is doing anything wrong because I feel that these things sort of happen organically, usually.)"I think a lot of people just don't realize it takes more money than a one time donation to run it."
If people are bright enough to turk and make money, they're bright enough to realize--God, I hope--that it takes more than just a one-time donation to keep this forum alive, nes pa?
And I knew that Jaded wasn't around, and didn't expect her to respond right away.
That's my reasoning for why people jump ship. I can't disagree with the logic regardless of the fact that I'll still be here. Once again, not slagging MTC, just putting into words what seems to happen every few years and part of why I think it happens.