So, as you know, I haven't been active on Neocities recently; I've been focusing on school and other programming projects instead, and yesterday I was reading the chat on the unofficial Neocities Discord when I found this.
If you're not aware, Hyperlink was a project that I was a part of a while ago which aimed to have a different take on webrings. Instead of a single ring, Hyperlink was made of multiple rings called subrings, and you could be in more than one subring at once. Now, this idea seemed great on paper (and it still does in my opinion) but the problem was the team.
At the time, the team consisted of a number of people (some people stuck around, but others have left Neocities now), and at first the team was pretty good. However, a lot of arguments/drama happened, and the project was nearly dropped a few times. Somehow, we actually pulled through and got a decent version of Hyperlink running, but of course we didn't work on it at all afterwards. Personally, I was done with the project, and I wanted to move onto something else.
And then, out of nowhere, a team was being formed for a new Hyperlink, and I was glad to help! I got a server up and running and got a basic system going for subrings and members. Soon enough, we had our own Discord server for the project. However, it only went downhill from there.
The team started bickering about stuff that wasn't worth bickering about: subring categories, quality control, logos, color schemes, re-arranging text channels, and pretty much everything else. The day after, we all decided to start a new project separate from Hyperlink, but that project is in limbo at the moment since nobody is talking about it.
This is the problem with these types of projects: they're spontaneous. Sure, they seem like a good idea at first, but the people that are a part of it don't really believe in it at all. I joined the project because I thought it would be a good idea in the moment, when actually it wasn't so great after all.
It's the same with WebJam as well (a project where people would make a website based on a weekly theme). It was a good idea, sure, but the motivation just wasn't there at all.
And to be honest, it's the same with this blog. I wouldn't call it a success, really. It's been 3 months since my last post, and it will probably be a year before I post something else. The only reason I'm writing this now is because I want to vent, pretty much.
I've been in a lot of "failed projects", and today I can add one to the count. Hyperlink and "Hyperlink 2" are both dead, WebJam was a failure from the start, and Project2 isn't the same anymore.
I don't want to ramble on anymore because I've got stuff to do, but from now on I'm only going to join projects that I'm actually passionate about. That means less spontaneous Neocities projects, and more useful stuff.
Anyway, I think I'm just gonna go for a bit and do some stuff I guess, so cya!