I'd like to clear up some stuff since thee seems to be misinformation coming from both sides. First off, I'm not mad at anybody who left, nor should anyone else be. They did what they thought was best and that's all there was to it. They didn't like the direction of the shell and that is fine. I'm not going to lie and say that I agree with the move. I think it was a knee jerk reaction and kind of silly to split off without saying a word as to why, but like I said, they had their reasons. I still talk with some of them and said if they wished to return at some point they would be welcome to (as members, not officers for obvious reasons).
However, I would also point out that I made it abundantly clear to all my officers that I would be planning my wedding for the first month or so and asked for patience and support during this time. I asked them to step up, run events, and really help out because i just wouldn't have a lot of time, and the time I did have would be sporadic. I asked them to be leaders in my stead, and in the end it seemed like they either didn't want that responsibility or just weren't prepared for it. I'm not blaming them, it's a lot of work and a lot of commitment and I asked them to do it without a leader who was on a signifcant amount, so I can't say I'm surprised many left. It happens.
But to say they left because of the atmosphere of the fc is extremely unfair. I was informed all of one time about an issue in the fc, and as soon as I was I talked with the individual in question and gave a warning. I also wore in the forums to be alerted if anything like that ever happened again and never was. Not once. So to say the atmosphere drove people away seems pretty contrived to me. Same goes for who was let into the fc. I made it open so that members of the community wouldn't be left out. Yes, we grew too large too fast, but we were trying to be all-inclusive so people from this site didn't get left out.
As far as people not being promoted, again, I was never so much as asked to promote anyone until about a week before the exodus, just as I was starting to get back in the swing, but then they all left. I wish people had actually talked to me about stuff, but they didn't, so it's hard to know they aren't happy. Honestly though, the split was for the best. We've moved on and are a much closer knit group now, and RAGE seems to be doing well. Let's leave it at that. No more anger or assumptions. We're happy, they're happy, everyone wins. Sorry for grammar, on an iPhone at the airport.
Edited, Nov 4th 2013 8:25pm by BartelX
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