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  My resignation from MyBB
Posted by: Admin - 05-12-2015, 02:36 PM - Forum: Blog - No Replies

So earlier this week I posted this to MyBB. 

Quote:Well this is awkward.


I’ve been pondering this from the beginning and I was always wondering what it was like on the other end of the fence for MyBB. I guess I expected things to work differently, I’ve always been a fairly big person in development of various programs. Not just web programs and such, but community initiatives, charities, and other just events. I can pick and choose my favourite things I’ve been involved in, and my least favourite things. They all generally have one common feature. How they are run.

I always thought MyBB was run oddly but it always worked pretty well so I never gave it an extra thought. But just by watching everyone interact, by seeing how everyone works it just doesn’t instill confidence in me. I know that sounds weird considering I am not developing, but I still am representing MyBB. A few weeks ago, I mentioned to a friend that they should check out MyBB again (wBB user) and they asked the same critical questions about MyBB that most users ask about 2.0. All of which I said “If you can find it confirmed there, it’ll be there.”. They then mentioned that PR BS like that was always my greatest pet peeve in other efforts that I had been involved in.

Now I’m not gonna argue if the way MyBB works is right or wrong, I think everyone here is smart enough to know that there isn’t a right or wrong here. Just different. I just can’t help but feel extremely hypocritical being part of a team ushering the same BS that I hate so dearly. I just find it really hard to be part of a community that uses something that I prefer an alternative to, let alone contribute to it. 

In short, I guess that explains my lack of motivation in actually doing much here, is that seeing so much in the history of MyBB just falling together in a way I just don’t feel comfortable with. I probably will pop in the community again once 2.0 is fully released to check out the magic, but apart from that I probably won’t be around much. I’m going to do about 3 or 4 MyBB videos on my own in a less professional method then what I was planning to do with Josh, purely because I have the scripts written already.

See ya’ll, it’s been a rad 7 years or so, and a well spent half a year.

Peace and love

- Mark/Lo.

This is the letter I gave the team.


With this, I'm not just leaving the team at MyBB, but the community as well indefinitely. 

MyBB has always been weird, since Chris has pretty much always been less active, dealing with work and everything. Back when I joined Ryan G was the team lead, and it was very apparent he was in charge and around. Anyone from that time may remember Ryan and I had quite a few well... Disagreements. Since turning like 16, I will admit I was the one at fault here, and I was being petty as fuck during all of it. Regardless of that, Ryan was a leader. Ryan was active and it felt like the team was heavily directed. Once I became staff I looked through some old threads and that was somewhat confirmed. When I look at the team now, it's pretty much the same, sans the very active developer who is in the community. 

There is a lot of things I assumed the team did. One of those things was well... Have a BBO section that was full of all the largest MyBB boards, who put input on MyBB, it's development. Sadly, it's not. The BBO board is pretty much people discussing optimization of big boards. Which if you think about it, it's pretty accurate of what you'd think it should be.

I guess I just expected a lot more of MyBB. I've seen it's successes and it's releases and I just always assumed more. 

MyBB is run very weirdly. It's not a good or bad thing, it's just different. It's something that I hate, it's just run in a way that it makes me uncomfortable. 

I know MyBB is a great product, but as a team, it feels just like a group of people working on a bunch of things. Perhaps there are more reasons for it, perhaps there is something I could've done. As it stands, I'm quite busy in my professional life to really just add that much more stress and effort elsewhere. I'd rather just say what I need to say, and leave. 

I know a fair chunk of the MyBB team, and I have nothing but lovely words to say about my time on the team. It's just not my style. I'll probably lurk once in a while as a guest, but I'll probably not post again until 2.0 Gold.

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  Steam
Posted by: Admin - 03-18-2015, 05:44 AM - Forum: Stream - No Replies

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