Good post. I really don't understand why FOX doesn't see WIS as a viable commodity...I think part of it is, they look at it and think that the staffing is appropriate compared to the numbers money its drawing/not drawing, while not understanding or attempting to understand that more staff and a couple of peeps here and there could make this site do a 180. Especially in this economy (as you mentioned, sorry to hear the lack of work, here too, but that's a different story) there are probably plenty of programmers out there who would work for cheap, or less than regular pay doing something like this. Get some more customer support people and a good leader and make something of this site.
The employees' egos get in the way quite a bit...I personally have encountered this with seble, tinmanpb, tk, and norbert...maybe a few others as well. I think WIS needs to offer FREE full seasons to new users, or at least a choice of 1 free full season in anything you like. I think HD and GD would have more participation if it were just D1...nobody wants to coach Penn State-Altoona...CRD has gotten worse with its new update (read the NASCAR forums if you like) participation has dropped and I guess its harder more than ever to move up to the Cup level, so again, people don't want to meddle in lower division BS.
I don't think WIS employees understand how dire the situation is right now....they treat their jobs like RIGHTS instead of PRIVILEGES...why Paul Bessire gets paid I'll never know. I think the thing I've become most ****** at is the arrogant monarchy of employees that run this thing...if these boobs had any business sense, they wouldn't be trodding in the knee deep mud that dirties them now.