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Does this mean that they are going to turn help.com into a bad sit-com?
Huh. So what happens next?
Time will tell!
OR may be neglected more even than now?
Fingers crossed it will be a good thing.
My fear is that help.com will cease to exist. I think that this site probably does not generate much revenue (how many of us click on the banner ads?) and so CBS is going to probably consider it a waste of whatever resources are currently being devoted to it. That may also be why we don’t have professional moderators, as well. I bet that CNET would be losing money if they paid for someone to have it as their full time project.
In any event, time will tell.
An Undisclosed Location | 5 years, 6 months ago (14 hours, 24 minutes after post)
I don’t like the sound of this.
Where Help.com is concerned this can be good.
This site cant make up what it is trying to be, badly mannaged and not taken seriously by cnet at all.
Under new ownership the site may get a more possitive development and management.
CBS isn’t much better where it comes to managing website communities. I was a part of a prior CBS community on their own website, instead of fixing the problems with trolls, they closed the community, the regular users weren’t taken into consideration, it’s not about loyalty, it’s about money. If it cost them more money to develop and manage then they are profiting from it, then it’s bye bye Help.
I agree that this site isn’t as devoted to as the other sites by cnet, but I mean it is still here. And we have admins and volunteer mods. I think most people like cbs would take it even less seriously.
Dr. Foreman wrote:
what a great retrospective this is. A year ago we were trying to assure each other that everything was going to be better, and what did we get? An overworked admin who passed his job off to a donothing admin who broke everything about the site we enjoyed. Way to be, CBS, way to be.
Oh how we were fooled…
That’s the way the money goes, pop goes the weasel.
CBS already owns help.com
Everything’s gone to ship.
So it turns out they didn’t wreak any particular havok. They just didn’t do anything.
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