So why post that comment?
Aside from undermining whatever intentions we have to revive the site, it doesn't accomplish anything.
So why are you being such a pessimist?
I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that Joe was in a position to make positive changes to the site but was hampered by the lack of involvement of the people who actually own the website.
(I also understand there was a little personality clash )
It's important to realise that Neocodex is a business and has shareholders - therefore any significant changes to the website or model need to be run by these shareholders. Unfortunately these people are too busy or too uninterested to help develop the site any further.
And we can all probably understand that to a certain degree - Neocodex turns a healthy profit every quarter, so what needs to change?
Most of the profit for Neocodex is generated from the sale of Neocash cards - profits from advanced membership have and will continue to fall as more and more components of Abrosia (and other programs) break over time (e.g. attic).
In my opinion, the only chance we have to pull codex back is to give back the forum and programs to the members. Allow the shareholders to continue profiting from the sale of Neocash cards but allow the community as a whole to continue the development of programs and provide a forum for that community to thrive.
I would imagine little profit is being generated from our advanced subscriptions anymore. Why not give full control of the website and programs to the people who are actually willing to work on them and then we can push forward as a community without being stifled by shareholders who don't see a need.
Alternatively, we can hold a few 100 post days and see what happens.
(Feel free to correct me, anyone, if the facts stated I'm this post are wrong, but this is what I know after meetings involving Faraaz and other staff members. I'm not looking to pick a fight, but more looking to see how we can fix the issues outlined and agreed on by most people in this thread.)