When it comes to member activities, who's the best at promoting activity, making suggestions, troubleshooting trails and errors, offering help, and/or reporting problems to the staff overall? If we plan on making people special and promoting them while demoting others...then we need a solid plan in action. I strongly urge everyone to put their best effort into giving nothing but their absolute best if he/she wants anything in life. For those that do not put forth the efforts required---expect demotions---simple as that. Life isn't much different, if we're going to improve than we need to continuously work on ourselves and set the example. No excuses, we're aware of the dire need to take care of issues and some things take precedence over others. We need to address who's the best based on numbers and/or quality of posts based on those averages. I'm making this topic to ensure that we all take a look at ourselves and at the people around us--staff picks for 2014 will be here before you know it and I'm seeing more people making a splash in SDH. The question, once again, who's the best around SDH when it comes to doing their part respectively based on averages?
We all have special gifts and I strongly believe that many people aren't recognized at the level that other members attain. It's quite obvious that we've had members here for some time that NEVER get recognition for teamwork and/or single contributions. SDH is a more suitable environment for the rest of us because of such members that establish themselves due to precious acts that collectively bring us together for one common goal. I wouldn't be honest with everyone if I'd say that people DIDN'T admit that they come here based on certain peoples existence in the forums. It's very obvious that some of us create massive waves (looking at SDH members, you can gather a lot of potential based on actions) and they deserve to be acknowledged and not forgotten for serving this forum. Take a look around, you'll see it for yourselves and you may agree with me or not.
It's a shame that we ignore the creators and their artistry for one thing. It's a whole other story that we don't push for more online gaming (this is not related to the tournament either but outside of a huge event....ONLINE GAMING IN GENERAL is not given the attention that it deserves and we give up fast because people aren't committed to playing online, etc.). Among a ton of other things that keep this forum going strong from beginning to end--we need to push for things to happen and stop complaining about DEAD ACTIVITY. If something interests you, make a topic about it or discuss it in another thread. I read people whine and complain that there's not enough activity but they aren't doing anything to rise above tough situations and put themselves on the map. Regardless if you're garnering the most views/replies or not, I've been here for ages quite similar to a handful of you, (you all know who you are) if you want change, be the driving force of change and DO IT. TALK IS CHEAP, DO IT.
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Before you deleted your post in our last conversation, you mentioned something about your self-made videos. A racing game you posted a topic about had me thinking about life (think about the artistic way that time is fast forwarded when a camera is positioned in place on a city). The city life is going by so fast with all the repetitive things of everyday life going through it's daily grind (wash, rinse, repeat and it never ends) and people are hustling to get through the day with their activities, etc. I thought about this race and thought about life itself, how sad, our lives are like a giant race where everyone is locked into this race to reach the finish line. We're so consumed with trying to beat everyone else that we're losing track of our existence here on Earth. We miss everything that's passing by us, it's taken for granted and we're letting time pass us by without anything meaningful to accommodate our very consciousness. Where's the happiness in trying to be number one in a race that everyone tries to outperform the other and even then....we're still missing the entire point! "Sometimes, in life, it's not about how fast you're moving, it's about enjoying the ride."
Edited by Andy Badwool, 23 May 2014 - 06:51 PM.