I don't feel like retreading on old arguments, but in summary - I strongly reject the notion that I don't listen to community members and staff members. I think regurgitating that argument over and over just poisons the well to the lesser informed people who don't know me as well. It creates a very unhealthy environment.
Regarding the Wiki. I think there is a lot of revisionist history about the beginnings of the Zelda Dungeon Wiki in your post, but I'm more concerned about 2016 and onward, as opposed to 2011 and earlier.
I think there is a straw man argument regarding the Wiki. I'm not arguing for a single solution that will improve the Wiki. I'm arguing for quite a few things. I understand one thing doesn't just flip a switch. It's an all of the above approach. I outlined some of those ideas. I agree with virtually every single idea you have for the Wiki, but I reject the notion that it is 'wiki suicide' if we implement 89 out of 90 ideas, just because I disagree about the destination url of a combined forum.
See what I mean? You did exactly what I said you would. You didn't listen to a word I said. Insisting that your decision is final. Denying that you don't listen to people while you're actively refusing to listen to anyone here.
If all you do is constantly restate over and over that you mean well and that you stand by your decision despite what everyone here is saying without actually going into their concerns in depth and resulting purely in character insults to dismiss things you don't want to hear (you're constantly saying I'm making things up or trying to leverage something rather than actually addressing my actual statements), all anyone is ever going to see is someone who refuses to listen to his community. You can't insist you don't while you actively do it right in plain sight for everyone to see.
The recent ordeal which people have been calling the ZD Civil War only happened because you refused to do a damn thing when you were presented with irrefutable evidence that a group of staff members were being abusive, torturing people, such as a case where they openly ridiculed someone's depression, another where they mocked a dead sibling. You were given proof of these deeds but instead of dismissing them as was appropriate you insisted nothing was wrong and you let the situation continue, allowing the whole community to suffer under a ridiculous conflict that never would have happened if you acted responsibly on the first instance when it was shown they were bullying people. You didn't tell them "guys you have to stop this behavior or else I'm going to have to let you go". You ignored the sitaution and refused to respond to almost everyone's requests to speak to you about it. So please understand me when I say I have very good reason to doubt your sincerity about your "listening" to people now. You keep acting like this is some genius idea when both communities are very much against the whole thing. You didn't even bother to consider a word I said. You listened to nothing I described about what forums are used for. You didn't awknowledge it, you didn't discuss it. You simply implied your decision stands and that you're offended that people are saying you don't listen while you're not listening.
And there is no revisionist history to the wiki. There is a very firm timeline. I was upset with how Zelda Wiki was being handled, I came to you for help. Initially you outright refused. Then I asked another bureaucrat who agreed with us to convince you to join and you did. Remember I brought you into a chat called Wikipendence
. You suggested simply buying Zelda Wiki, and forming your own wiki if you didn't. succeed in the purchase. I thought that your idea to try to buy it was worth a shot but doubted Jason would do it and he didn't. But I rejected your wiki idea. Saying that it was a risky idea that would be hard to get working and that we should try to save ZW. As for the rest of the history, the rest are MY PERSONAL motives and life events which you frankly have no business contradicting. Amy was around for the whole thing, she can very likely confirm the story if you ask her. At the time she suggested abandoning Zelda Wiki too but I didn't want to at the time.
And again on the ways to improve the wiki. I can quote SEVERAL
instances on Skype where I very explicitly told you that just one measure will not be enough to help the wiki. That's why I want us to do as many things to help it as possible. However, the forum is an absolutely integral part of it. Without which none of the other parts work.
Compare your analogy to mine. If you only bothered to install 89 parts to a 90 part car, you can't expect it to be "close enough" if that missing part is something that's absolutely crucial like the wheels, engine, steering column, or gas tank. None of the other widgets and gizmos you installed it in are going to do a damn thing without the critical components. And I'm absolutely certain a dedicated ZD forum, not a ZI forum, is absolutely essential to the wiki's survival and growth. It's not optional. I didn't recite my wiki history to you for entertainment purposes. I am not saying this as leverage. I am dead serious. It's absolutely vital to have a ZD forum if you expect the wiki to grow. Will it survive without one? Of course. Will it thrive? Absolutely not. It'll not be able to reach our expectations and dreams without it. It's won't have a sudden death without one. It'll have a slow, agonizing, unending death with the end of any hope of ever surpassing Zelda Wiki.