As I browsed the pages of Fannation today, I came across an interesting article. B0mb3rs, one of the winningest users on Fannation, has decided to "retire" due to the unfortunate amount of cheating and other nonsense that has been happening frequently as of late on the site.
First, on the point of B0mb3rs leaving, I truly hope he reverses that decision. Personally, I think he is one the most intuitive and well spoken users on the site, and it would be unfortunate for him to leave.
This is just the latest in a serious amount of blows to a once great site. Cheating did exist before, but seems to happen (or appears to happen) all the time now. People start absurd throwdowns about anything ranging from undeniable facts to various curses to the spicyness of Wendy's chicken burgers. AdamLee, renowned undefeated user and a great attraction on the site, left for a long hiatus. Now some of the best and longest tenured users are choosing to leave.
I'm not proclaiming the death of the site; however, Fannation is steadily crumbling. With all due respect to the Moderators, it seems they feel the whole situation will pan itself out. Depsite numerous requests and complaints, I have yet to see a major change or update to the site to improve it. Do they feel they can ride the early success Fannation enjoyed? Bob Dylan once wrote, "The times, they are a changing". It appears Fannation has never heard that song. If Fannation is to return to it's best days, revamps are required, as said. These would include anti-cheating precautions, perhaps a way to veto a terrible throwdown. Others have blogs on this, I believe, and great ideas have been put forth, but the Moderators have not acted on them.
I sincerely hope that Fannation can return to the glory days. I miss the days I would log on and just truly enjoying using the site. It was challenging, yet fun, and most important of all, fair. Let's do our best collaboratively as a group to improve the quality of the site.
Because if we don't, Fannation might soon be reading it's eugoogly.
What are your thoughts?