Site is in pretty major need of a communicative admin and has been so for way too long. The reason why a lot of people have moved (including myself) is precisely because of this. There's not really been that much in the way of any updates or actual communication and activity with any of the admins in the year this new guild has gone up, which doesn't spur encouragement. Does this mean the site's dying? No, of course not, but in comparison to what it could be and what it used to be it's fallen a long way and doesn't seem like it really wants to get back up again. If people are content with an uncommunicative admin that's totally fine, I'm not and that's why I've moved. And yes, whilst people have lives of their own, it's pretty amazing that for the length of time this new guild has been around (10+ months), there's not really been that much in the way of communication or forward progress, so will there really be that much more in the future, especially when Mahz will be constructing this site from scratch without any asssistance at all from others? I wonder. I can only imagine the workload of doing such, to bring about the features he described back when the guild was being brought back up again - it would take an incredible amount of time to code from scratch alone, and considering the amount of work done so far, I can't really see any of it happening anytime soon, if at all.
Regardless of any faults a site may have, as many people have said it's ultimately the community of a site that matters and is important. But again, something that can't be ignored is that a lot of the community has
fallen and decided to move to other sites. I think it should be pretty clear and evident to all that a number of the site's regulars have gone. Which, for any forum is a shame, but in this case not wholly surprising. Regardless of whether or not people like or dislike the OP's post and thread or opinion, this discussion is something that this forum sorely needs. As would any other forum or site about issues that people think are severely affecting it. It's better to have an actual dialogue about something rather then to just shoot it down and ignore it, and considering the number of people who have and are dropping from the site, it's something that RPG needs for its own benefit.
Oh, by the way, I tried Iwaku for a few weeks (didn't even have to leave the Guild, I was on both, imagine that) and I discovered something. Starting a new RP over there without first spending dedicated time to the IRC chat, basically means your RP will fail, nine times out of ten. The types of RPs, the variety, and some other core things that Guildgoers love, are simply not there.
I would imagine nine times out of ten trying to start an rp on any rping site, including this one,
will result in failure. And with a number of Guildgoers having moved to the site, perhaps the types of RP and variety that populate this site will appear on there too. Idk.