When it comes to Destructoid the community is never far behind, any mention of Dtoid and someone is bound to talk about the group of awesome folks who make the site special. Back when I first started coming here I saw what a wonderful place Destructoid was. That was almost four years ago, things have changed considerably since then, Dale and Hamza are in charge, Jim, Anthony Burch, Maurice Tan, and Nick Chester, have all gone their separate ways alongside many others I don’t remember off the top of my head. There always seemed to be this understanding that Destructoid was very community focused, always doing crazy things and producing content that not only helped to build the site up, but allowed many people to help in the process. As of this weekend, another part of that community is gone, Dtoid.tv, along with its hosts Phil and Spencer were let go as well as Conrad Zimmerman. I’m not going to say that any decision made along any point is inherently wrong; there are always two sides to every story, and hopefully a good reason for everything. There will never be a time when absolutely everyone is happy, but telling people something about why content is going away will help greatly ease the disappointment. There are some really awesome people who work with the community directly and do some pretty cool things, but what made the Destructoid community special so long ago was that it really felt like everyone at every level had an interest in the site itself, could make their voice heard and potentially help out at any level. Hamza took the time to clear things up, and I can respect that. I just wish we’d see more transparency like that. At the end of the day I’m not mad at anyone for what’s happened, merely just disappointed that the meaning of the word community seems to be forgotten.
Community; a gathering of people drawn together out of a common interest, attitude or goal.