Is it just me, or does there seem to be a lot of site owners/staffers that want so desperately to have a site BUT have no clue on what kind of work goes into making a good site?
For the longest time, I was looking for a good college RPG to join. But every site I could find was either dead, really odd, or completely focused on "Woohoo! Let's get drunk and have sex!". I had pretty much given up hope on finding one, and couldn't make my own due to muse and time constraints.
About a month ago, a girl posted up in the Employment Center on RPG-D, looking for a co-admin for a college rpg. Long story short, we decided to work together, but because of her computer issues and being unable to catch each other online, we weren't able to sit down and chat until today.
Turns out she pretty much has no idea what she wants to do. It was like pulling teeth trying to get her to work on plot ideas with me. I'd ask her a question about what she had in mind, hoping that it would get her to start brainstorming. And from there a conversation would emerge where we'd lay the ground work and get started. INSTEAD, I would ask a question, and she would provide a short answer. No elaboration, no brainstorming. It was a lot more like a bad Q&A session than an actual conversation.
Right now, I have the very strong impression most of the work (if I even still go through with this project) will fall to me. She's already said she can't do graphics. She doesn't seem to be an idea gal. And I doubt she's good with coding or templates. Which kind of leave me to do everything. And I'm okay with that if I have the time and muse for it. But I agreed to this project because I thought that the work would be equal. I thought that I would take care of the technical stuff, and she'd take care of most of the brainstorming.
What's worse is that after looking through her topic history on RPG-D and her sites, I don't think we're going to mesh well. Not only does she have the appearance of a serial board maker, but her sites seem riddled with silly trends and bad spelling/grammar.
I'm trying to keep a positive outlook on this project, but I honestly feel like I've been tricked. I thought this was going to be a fun, new experience. Instead, it looks like I'll have to do everything. She doesn't seem excited or even really into the project anymore (which would explain the staff call for a new Supernatural site she posted). And I feel like I won't be able to trust her to do things without me going back and re-doing them behind her.