Post by Huntress on May 28, 2021 5:41:16 GMT -5
Well, as a bit of devil's advocacy, not knowing why they don't do what they don't do isn't necessarily an impediment - it's not really our fault that they have all the transparency of a healthy swamp. We can still make a statement to the effect of "these are the things we the clientele, ahem, userbase see as a problem and these are the potential solutions we see". What they do with that is up to them. For instance, we can say something like "the workload put upon the NT editor appears excessive to the point where he's unable to devote proper time and care to his tasks as the NT editor, leading to sizable shortfalls in the Series section and creating a bottleneck of entries that is very frustrating to us as the contributors to the Times. We recommend finding the means to ease his workload, possibly by utilizing an intern to help with the Neopian Times or finding ways to engage the userbase to have a more active role in assembling the Times."
And then they might go "ahahaha lol you cute kids" and scrap the whole thing, or stare numbly at their miserable bottom line through a bottle of scotch and wallow in the despair of knowing that the whole operation is past saving, or have a eureka moment and make actual positive changes. But one way or another, hey, we tried. The point, as I see it, is not in exercising successful leverage by somehow magically providing the right solutions by x-raying through the swamp, but more about making a stand. Having a unified voice as this long-running long-standing group of writers and telling them that we're here and we have this voice.
(can't help but feel that this would also require the "do not cite the deep magic to me" meme somewhere.)