February 6th, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)
I am not very surprised. Apart from the fact that things were always better in the old days - that seems to be how humans see things - the web has changed.
It is now all Web2.0. You can get your own blog, you set all the layout, you write messages whenever you want, you upload pictures of anything, videos, sound, whatever. You can also connect with all sorts of other people (not just artists).
Seriously, the thought that you are allowed to upload only images, must conform to a specific genre, would have to fit your images into a fixed design, and even have to wait several days to have it nodded over by some moderator. That's simply ridiculous. Who in his right mind would join such a site when you can just hop into one of those social networks all your friends joined and do whatever you want?
I could see people conforming if it were for the sake of joining some kind of elitist community. But Elfwood is quite the opposite.
I'm still happy with it; I even uploaded a new after several years of absence. But that's probably just because I joined many years ago, liked it and got used to it. But I just can't see Elfwood competing in the hunt for new users.
(--Sven2, who has lost his login)