mrchad9 wrote:Bullshit Montana Matt. You and I have discussed specific needs in the past, and Bob Sihler as well. You promptly follow up by agreeing to ideas and doing exactly nothing for 10 months.
Use some criteria rather than doing something random and unproductive.
I feel as though I have been using very important criteria to choose what to work on when I work on SP. And you obviously have a different idea what "exactly nothing" is than I do. Just because the work I do for the site is something that can't be seen visually doesn't mean that it's not work. I've spent many, many hours working on making the server faster to accommodate an ever growing stream of traffic to the site. True, I haven't made any significant changes to the user interface or appearance of SP in a long time. But what good is a site that looks good and has all kinds of new and cool features, but doesn't run? Traffic to the site has increased 50% in each of the last two years. That didn't happen by accident and accommodating that much of a traffic increase required a lot of changes to the server and server software. The criteria under which I've been choosing what to work on is directly related to keeping the site online. I've simply not had the time to make improvements and changes to the site. Keeping the site running seems to me to be the highest priority. Changing and updating the front page, as you suggest in your example, would be very far down the list from keeping SP online.
And I would love to spend more time working on SP making improvements/enhancements, but unfortunately I currently have 3 other things in my life that could be called "jobs" that take up a lot of my time. In the winter months, one of them slows down significantly, so that's why I'm able to do some work now.
mrchad9 wrote:No. Matt does not volunteer for free to help this site. He is one of the site owners. Though he likes to keep that on the down low so many can continue to assume he is volunteering rather than neglecting the site
Not sure how I'm getting accused of keeping the fact that I'm part owner of SP on the "down low." I don't ever recall trying to hide that fact. And no, I don't volunteer for SP, but my ownership in the site is very minor. The time I spend working on SP could certainly be spent more lucratively working on something else where I have full ownership (one of my other websites/businesses) or where I get paid by the hour (my contracting work). I work on SP as I find the time and desire to do so. Right now I have both for the first time in many months. Your flagrant, abrasive and very unhelpful posts aren't helping with the desire portion of my availability though