I haven't actually signed in here for almost six years as of this post, although I do still lurk around here pretty regularly. Only reason I'm posting is to give you all my thoughts and perhaps give some perspective to those of you who may still care.
From what I can see, the only people who are doing anything to KRR are Bimblesnaff and his twin brother Mints. Bimblesnaff has been a part of the staff for the website for a looong time, probably at least as long as when I first joined the forum at least ten (maybe even fifteen) years ago now. If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say Bimblesnaff (and Mints too obviously) are probably around my age, mid-to-late 20s, maybe even early 30s. Point is, they are more then likely adults that have other responsibilities in their life aside from constantly updating an ancient website for Kirby fans; they probably have jobs, wish to socialize with their friends, family, whatever, or even just do other things they enjoy working on. That's not to say they don't like or care about KRR (seeing as Bimblesnaff still releases a minor update here and there), but after reading everything they have said regarding the dark history of KRR, it's fair to say that they lost a lot of their passion for the site. Understandable, seeing as they had to deal with a bunch of butts posing as "staff" for the site and Mints even had to activate the "self-destruct" button as a last resort to get the so-called "staff" to stop whining and making absurd demands to them.
Another things to consider is the validity of fansites themselves in this day and age; aside from those of us who started coming here a long time ago, who is going to come to a fansite for any reason? For people who want news on their favorite games, there's a whole bunch of better websites out there that keep up to date on that kind of stuff. Fan art and such can be found elsewhere as well. The only real thing that can draw people in are the things you will only find in fansites, like opinion articles or what have you. And let's be honest here, how many people here would care about that kind of stuff? I like a good interesting read on things I like, but not everybody else does. As much as I don't like the thought and consider them to still be viable, even forums themselves are starting to become obsolete to most people, the few I still know of that are still strong are the popular ones that have been around for a long freaking time.
What the site probably needs most is some new staff members that are not only passionate about Kirby and the site, but can actually keep coming up with new exclusive content that people will like and keep coming back to, but all things considered, don't really see that happening. Aside from those who have interest in such things to begin with and keep up with it, who even understands HTML code anymore (or whatever it is KRR uses)? With things like Facebook and all the social media nonsense everyone seems to value more than life itself and websites for almost anything under the sun, personal websites aren't even really a thing anymore. Places like KRR are something akin to a relic of a time long past; it may have wowed people back then, but today it's just a shell of its former glory (worst case scenario is Super Mario Bros. HQ, that used to considered one of the very best Mario fansites out there, now it's just an unattended corpse littered with enough unrelated ads that would make even the most tolerant of people turn away in disgust). Could KRR come back up and reclaim it's lost glory? It's always possible, but all things considered, I think it's very unlikely; KRR as it is today is the equivalent of someone, long thought dead, waking up from basically a four-year long coma.
Long story short, as someone who liked and came to the website way back in the day, I wouldn't expect much from KRR today. Fansites like KRR fill a pretty specific niche that doesn't really appeal to most people on the Internet today. I wouldn't go so far as to say "it's dead, Jim", but KRR is never going back to the glory it once held, those days are long gone and the Internet is a very different place today then it was back then.
Well, the problem is Bimblesnaff won't let us update the site, even though back in 2016 we were happy to provide manual scans and other things.
That's why I suggest we start fresh on AD. :)
Remind me to put something here later...
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