So, recently I was in the mood to check this place after I hadn't payed it a visit for a while and it definitely disappointed me. Furthemore, it seems like this particular topic is generally being avoided and that's really bugging me out.
This wiki is absolutely dead. The thread in the bottom of the wiki activity is 17 days old. It's really sad to see a place that I've hanged out for a long time completely devastated. Maybe it's just me but I really think it is not. MERP has surely been suffering for a while but it didn't die...Well, until now of course. Was it the countless arguments? The growth of the members which made them lose their love for RPing or the lack of new faces? Either way it has been done, most members have abandoned this place and now it's a mere miniature of what it initially was. I think of the fun times I had here and it seems to me that it's so far behind, like it never happened as I'm seeing this crippled reality. Alright, I may be portraying this a bit too melodramatic but still, I want everyone who reads this to answer the following question: Am I wrong? Didn't you have some great times here? Did you not make yourself happy only by thinking about the great fights that you had in the RPs?
The truth is though that when something lacks development it is destined to die, it's just a matter of time. And even though there were many tries to make improvements in this particular wiki nothing too extravagant or important succeeded. And even if it did, it would bring controversy and arguments with it. And now I want to be brutally honest. It all starts from the top, if the upper management isn't willing or can't make changes for certain reasons then the changes will not occur. The leader must be the one to pull the strings and must step up no matter what. This is how wikias work and this is how they were made to work. Of course I'm not talking about some kind of dictatorship where the people have no say. I'm talking about the leader being able to guide the members in the right direction to choose what will be better for the platform. No matter how hard they try, the "normal" members cannot change a wikia, it's simply because they lack the power and the tools to do so. They don't have enough permissions. And when the ones with the power and tools needed to make changes decide not to do anything, then nothing will happen; simple as that. To finish off, even if some of the peeps in charge are willing to make reforms it won't be enough without the full support of the one in charge and the other staff. Because when it's decided by the people that a change will be made it shouldn't be the people who pull it off. Rather, the staff.
Also, I do not know what happened to the discord or even if this wiki has a discord anymore but if it does, someone please hit me up with a link.
I really want to hear the feedback of everyone who's still here and of course want to see things from the others' prespective. Lastly, I don't want some sort of flame war to start, let's have a civil discussion for once. (Although I doubt it since the content I included ain't 'flameable'.)