I wish I could just vent... and I really need to vent now. So... here goes.
I don't know if it's just me, but it just seems like my voice is just really small around here, practically mute. I think it applies everywhere I go, whether it's at a church, or at my university. You ever noticed that every time you try to say something, that nobody actually heard you say it? Or that if someone did indeed hear you, that you were ignored, as if you weren't even there?
Let's start with forum threads. Whether you try to promote yourself or something you made or contribute to a thread, what happens? Most of the time, there's no response. Either that, or people are replying to other people's posts and ignoring the fact that other people have opinions on here. It's annoying to say the least. The point of a thread's to place your opinion so that people can hear it. That's why I'm often so lazy to post at all around here. Where's my voice?
Even as I'm typing this post, hosting the World Cup, or even participating in a roleplay, what happens? People ignore everything I say. I want people involved not just with myself, but with the things I made. I want them to enjoy (or begin something enjoyable) the forums, and I want to add to the experience. But what ends up happening... is that no ones want to even try. What's the point of trying to make the forums a better place if no one actually wants to try?
Finally, let's go to private messages. You message someone, but you don't get much of a reply at all. Either that, or the person read the message and doesn't even bother replying. Or even worse, the person NEVER READ THE MESSAGE. Why is it so difficult to just say, "HEY I'M BUSY! Let's talk later Ok?!" Why is it so difficult to respond to a proposition to make the forums a better place? Why is it so hard to maintain friendships and messaging threads if all that ends is your voice being mute?
All that... is the reason I never start threads anymore. All that is the reason why I was actually reluctant to host the World Cup in the first place. All that is the reason I never start roleplays. And all that is the reason I never want to start another PMing group again. Because at the end of the day, my voice... is mute. Hell, I don't even think anyone will see the blog post. That's how pessimistic I feel whenever I want to organize something here or anywhere else.