Harry - 7:08 am on Jan 6, 2011 (gmt 0)
I don't like the pics and the expended blog-like posts, but I understand exactly what Brett is trying to do here and why he needs to experiment. I don't mind that he releases all of this to the wider community. There's a possibility that that the user base here is changing and instead of just testing with no saying regulars, he's trying to reach out to all.
Sometimes I fear for WebmasterWorld because I know they are going up against strong upstarts that have more puzzazz and audiences with shorter attention spans. What's happening here is what is happening all over the Web right now with a serious short in how people consume Web media. WebmasterWorld, even with its entrenched user base and deep niche with valuable offering still has to compete for eyeballs.
Instead of criticizing Brett and his team for trying to stay relevant (although I criticized the Techcrunch-like posts a few weeks ago), I benefit from this case study and see what can be learned from an old webmaster who's trying to adapt the language of his site for a new generation of webmasters and a changing web place. There is much to learn here, instead of criticizing Brett, if one knows what to look for.