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Obsidian: Closure of Forums
None - posted by Exitium on Thu 3 March 2005, 22:11:17Tags: Obsidian Entertainment
Feargus Urquhart has announced the closure of the Obsidian Entertainment forums:
I have personally gotten a lot of e-mail lately about the fact that I have not been posting a lot and neither has much of anyone else from Obsidian. We all have our excuses; one of mine is that my wife and I had our second child recently.
Our largest problem is that we do not have a full time community manger here at Obsidian who can answer questions for most of the day and handle posters that are only trying to disrupt discussion.
So, unfortunately, we are considering closing the forums either temporarily until we can afford to hire a community manger or possibly permanently.
We should be making the decision within the next week.
Obsidian Entertainment, Inc.
I wonder where all of the forum denizens will go to now.
Thanks to Kumquatq3 and Mr. Teatime for the news.
Update: Feargus Urquhart posted this in response to the fan reaction to the closure of the Obsidian forums:
Just a quick message to let you all know that I am reading the posts. And no I didn't just jump to the end and post this Hades. :)
Oh, and I will come out and say the one thing that iritates Obsidian employees the most is when we are referred to as BioJr, Bioboys, Bioleftovers, Biobitches or whatever fun little moniker has been thought up for the day. That's not a reason for us to close the board down, it's just one of the things that doesn't help get us pumped up about reading the forums every day.
Another random thought of mine (I'm pretty much dealing wtih sleep deprivation right now) is that it seems perfectly acceptable for people to call us names, but if we ever respond in kind then we would be the ones being childish or poor sports. Half the time I want to post "Sticks and Stones will break my bones, but why don't I just shove my fist down your throat."
I'm perfectly fine with criticism - just not the "YOU SUCK DONKEY BALLS OBSIDIAN, GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK BECAUSE WHILE I PLAYED YOUR GAME THREE TIMES ALL THE WAY THROUGH I THINK IT SUCKED!1 JUST LIKE YOU DO AND SO DOES YOUR MOM!11" variety.
If we were to keep the forums up, I would probably have the moderators become more strict about posts from trolls and give them more liberty in banning people.