I think gogira has a point. I dont think were less creative just that board meltdowns direct all of the energy elsewhere.
That may be so, but what's someone supposed to do if something goes down regarding something they're involved with that they're not comfortable with? Especially when they have good reason to feel uncomfortable? Suck it up?
I'm not one for taking my ball and going home because it's pointless and dumb and the people who say stuff like that are always returning to normal posting habits pretty quickly, but if that's what you're saying then I think I really will be avoiding collab projects. And that makes me sadface and upset.
The thing is, what people are yelling about here is stuff that's WAAAAAY before my time, and obviously has nothing to do with the Your Very Own Holy BookTM
in any way, besides being triggered by one of the posts in that thread. If you've got business yelling at people about things, then the yelling needs to happen. It just shouldn't happen to the detriment of new projects that are unrelated to the drama.
Ideally, it would have been nice to see someone attached to Common Walls come in and tell Cram that he was stepping on toes, and could he maybe not do that, and then have this big explosion in a call out thread somewhere else so the rest of the productive thread could have moved on.