Those of us that were involved in it from the beginning knew what was coming. We could see the early tell tale signs. Those of us that have had business experience were lucky enough to understand what was happening and we warned off those that we knew that didn't.
A bit of background.
So a few of you will know me as the owner of the Man Cave. We were a hopeful project. We wanted to make a difference. I wanted to make enough to retire and at the same time allowing others to get a good chance at earning whatever they could to change their lives. The man cave wasn't supposed to be primarily a Whaleshares thing, although sadly most people thought it was. We had plans to branch out with the extra we were making and commission well meaning men to go out and start man cave's of their own. Get men building and creating again; at the very least having something to live for.
It all started with officialfuzzy and walrus
So, as far as I understand it we were supposed to be an integrated community with Whaleshares. I had it all set up with TheWalrus and I had a community of willing men raring to go. Like, no joke, actual Police Lieutenants, Professional Wrestlers, Law Students -- I had carefully hand picked a select bunch of men to get things done. The day of the launch walrus contacted me and told me what happened. His plans were being sidelined; he wanted something for the community, and well, fuzzy didn't. I was also explicitly warned that I'd get caught in the crossfire.
KrazyKrista. Emphasis on Krazy.
I was under the impression at first that these people were a select bunch of professionals ready to get started on something worthwhile. I was (still am) loyal to walrus, and mainly because he was the one that always supported my vision and what I wanted for people. The (new) Whaleshares server which I was invited to had very much changed in feeling after the split; nonetheless, I was willing to remain impartial because I'm a professional. Business trumps schoolyard.
It was Krazykrista that first told me not to give out my tokens because they weren't part of Whaleshares official, and when someone asked me for them I was told not to -- and reprimanded whilst I wasn't there. Furthermore whoever had them were told to burn them. I was kinda shocked, but I *was* warned. This is something I did expect, but not to that extent. I mean I've seen constructive dismissal before but never to this level.
From There it Just Got Krazy-er
My discord went silent. Mainly because those that had either invested in Whaleshares, had something to lose, or just wanted to gain something from that place knew then that my server was bad news. I got the distinct feeling that their goal was to ostracize any sort of collaboration with anyone. There is no working with competition in their world, and I expect that has something to do with fuzzy. I've seen him at play before; he's not someone that plays ball, and I expect he's the one pulling the chords.
Annex fuzzy, and you may have something, anything to salvage. The rest I expect are pulled by his strings. But alas, that will be hard to do when he has his claws so dug in deep. I know explicitly how those people work. They definitely choose their underlings very wisely.
With all that I gave up
I don't fight losing battles; I have so much more I could do with my time. People on Whaleshares were brainwashed, I just couldn't fight that. So I spread out into the ether.
There is a feeling I have on Whaleshares
Have you ever had the feeling that you're trying to copy the kid that has all the answers wrong and he won't let you? This is what I feel Whaleshares is -- they are defending their project ruthlessly from some unseen threat, and whilst doing so they are completely blindsided by the fact that they are destroying it in the process.
We all wanted in on Whaleshares. Hundreds of people raring to go. Getting ready to build. Creating something awesome.
But in the end they fucked it all up.
One thing I've learned in my life is that people that are up to no good are always looking over their shoulder. Remember that.
HF4 is the biggest fuckup ever
I keep getting told by Whaleshares team members that have the literacy equivalency of baby cartoon drawings that they are looking for worthwhile creators; whilst at the same time ignoring worthwhile creators. There's comparisons to Medium, even although medium never have, and never will use a tip based system.
No-one will tip. It doesn't work. It never works. As someone that has been writing on the web since 2011 I promise you the tipping system will never work, and especially on a place like Whaleshares.
For people to even consider tipping you then you have to have given them really good value. Like serious value. There is nowhere on the internet that uses a tipping system for creators because we absolutely know that the system is flawed.
Again, this is another attempt to purge the boogeyman from their platform.
People with big stake are somehow the enemy?
One thing I cannot get my head around is that the core team keep talking about big accounts and how disinterested they are in making interaction. Yet these people that scream big accounts are the same people that have sold off thousands and thousands of Whalestake.
I can't get my head around that.
It's just not professional
If you look at Steemit; the people on here hold themselves well. Even fyrstikken, who looks like an unmade bed on a good day has a modicum of professionalism about him. There's zero of that in Whaleshares, and if you become a wrongthinker (someone that disagrees with the core team) you and your project will be ousted faster than a Jew from a Muslim shop. You'll also be treated like you have the plague.
Good luck; but don't hold your breath. If you must use Whaleshares, use it with kid gloves. Save your best stuff for here.