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PLEASE SELECT TWO ANSWERS One for the first set (adopt someone else's site) And the second set (adopt out your own site)
Hypothetical question #1: you've been playing at a site for a bit and you really like it. However, the site admin(s) are burnt out and are considering to close the site. Would you offer to adopt the site to keep it open (assuming the admins would adopt it out)? Think of some of your favourite RP forums that shut down, and consider if you would have adopted any of them.
Hypothetical question #2: someone makes a concept, but they're unable to staff it themselves. They put up their forum for adoption and it turns out you're interested in the concept they've made. Would you adopt it?
Hypothetical question #3: you're burnt out of staffing your forum. It's been a good run, but you need to do something fresh and perhaps with less stress. Or, maybe you just want to move onto new pastures. Do you adopt out your current site so that it may continue to stay open for those who enjoy it? If a member expresses interest in adopting the site from you, do you adopt it out to them or do you close it anyway?
For the first question, I have done this before and it was a nightmare. I'll go into the story and make it quite short. I had joined this site with my friend and it was our first experience on a forum roleplay. We integrated ourselves into the community and fell in love. A few months later and we became staff members. We were trained and after a few more months, the admin decided to put up elections for a new admin.
Since we loved the site so much... we ran for the position since we were on long enough to qualify. Long story short, I won this election by a land slide. The current community had a lot of faith in me and I was well loved by the majority. I knew it was my first time managing a site but I had help from my friends on the site.
I got into "office" and it was good for a few days before everything went downhill. The previous admin had left during an event in which I had to finish. It was a little bit of a disaster case but everyone ended up having fun despite the hiccups. It was a big event and-- spoiler alert-- it lasted two years and it's still on-going to this date when I'm not even admin anymore. This experience would have went better for me if the community ended up treating me differently. However, some of my "friends" ended up becoming very toxic.
I won't go into the boring, dramatic details but I was an admin on this site for a year. The older, original community members decided I didn't fit their standards and I wasn't doing a good enough job so the majority decided to grab every piece of dirt on me and blow them out of proportion. Essentially, they ran a coupe and bullied me in the process. All of it came out of left field and hit me in the face with a ton of bricks. There was a huge power struggle and in the end, the members had more power than me and forced me out through emotional trauma. While it wasn't everyone... a lot of them said not-so-nice things to me and I ended up stepping down for my mental health even when I didn't want to.
It was technically my site but in the end, I realized, it never belonged to me. Now, there is a new admin and the site is slowly dying because of all the drama that ensued. They created such animosity between each other that the site will never be the same. Too many admins have come and gone off that site and the members were given too much power in deciding what was best for the site.
Sadly, it was a really good site and I had a lot of good memories. : ( However, I would never inherit a site EVER again nor would I recommend it to anyone else. At least, I don't recommend letting the members elect an admin. It just causes a lot of issues from what I've experienced. A lot of them became very egotistic and everyone thought they knew best. They ended up just tearing each other apart.
Hypothetical 1 Yes, if I was really into it, I'd totally take over and try to keep the vision going! I feel like it'd be an honor to do, if the admins all are just done, and want to pass it off to someone else. To get that right is kind of a privilege, so in the eyes of the creators, if I'm worthy, I'd feel hella blessed!
Hypothetical 2 Maybe...I'm not so certain about managing something from the start. Though I'm kind of dealing with the reverse of that at this exact moment.
Hypothetical 3 I'd close my site, and keep it as members only. If the members want to keep it going, I'd give them my contact info then pass it on to whoever wants to keep it going, as long as I'm no longer tied to it. At the point that I'm burnt out, I'd just want to pass it on to someone I can trust that I know can handle the stresses of site management. I'd give them advice on how to manage things as well as stuff that they might not know, then leave with a clear conscience.