lolliTragic wrote:To be honest, I think the real issue with the forum is that it needs someone dedicated to managing it, who actually has the authority to do so. What I mean is someone whose priority is to the forum and not to other work around the Makeup Geek site, social networking accounts, YouTube, the offline aspect, and everything else it takes to run a site like this. I think the core issue is that the forum outgrew the ability for people to manage it part time around other responsibilities or work they do for Makeup Geek. Once any community, digital or otherwise, hits critical mass it starts requiring a certain level of dedicated attention for things to continue to run smoothly and for issues, that will quite naturally arise even with the very best of intentions and the most careful planning, to be dealt with with a minimal amount of disruption to the wider community. I think that if a different way of managing the forum isn't put into play then it wont matter how much the forum is promoted or how many members it gains, because sooner or latter (usually sooner rather than latter) things will fall apart again because there simply isn't the foundations to support it.
I agree with you and hope that isn't MUG website's fate. I've so enjoyed hanging out here, getting excited about new releases, sharing looks, advice, etc.