Since the donation thread got derailed and locked, I'm gonna address this here.
so let's also ask for them to do our job for us and organize the forum for us since we can't take 10 minutes to check the OP of the tutorials and know where they belong.
There's a little bit more to our jobs than that. The thing I asked people to volunteer to do is pretty short and simple.
Even with my limited knowledge, I cut that board from 8 pages down to less than 3. What remains is stuff that belongs there, stuff that didn't seem to fit into any category, and stuff I'm not sure about.
Bearing in mind that I haven't paid the least bit of attention to Brawl hacking in over a year, do you really expect me to know what topics like this
are about? There is no context at all. I guess vertex hacking, but I have no way of verifying that guess. So it stays until someone more knowledgeable than me can point me in the right direction.
I don't get it. I try to be humble, stating that there are things I just don't know and that it'd be nice if those with the knowledge I need would deign to share it with me. And people jump down my throat anyway.
the only domain promoted out there is "kc-mm.com".
OK. Let's be real here. Ignoring how often the things get used, let's consider what could happen if we did not own those domains.
Anyone who didn't like us, or anyone at all, could acquire those names and turn them into things that would be associated with us despite our complete lack of control over the material. If we own the names, that can't happen. It's called image protection.
This keeps our community looking good, which helps it stay strong and growing, etc. etc.
Corporations own a ton of domain names and are not afraid to sue for (or just buy outright) ones that someone else owns.
I've been (And AM an active member on many forums with their own domain, and I'm sure quite a few in here are, too) and this has been the only forum/"community" I've seen where the staff asks for these kind of things.
Are they (nearly) completely free of ads and free to join?
I'll clue you in to a little-known fact: Nothing is free. Could we pay for this ourselves? Yeah, easily. We let people donate so that, if they want, they can give back to this community in a tangible way.
Again, it's a donation. We're not forcing anyone.