I'm glad we have lots of little sites, blogs and forum posts instead of a single authoritative source like Metal-Archives for thinking people.
By all means, keep starting them blogspots people so that in a year, you can abandon them.
And nothing will have changed.
Humans are self-defeaters.
You have a chance to work with the oldest/most consistent metal website out there... and instead, lots of little ego-blogs. Brilliant.
We don't need more voices; we need a strong voice, and something tells me the other people maintaining this site are also overtaxed by their current time commitments. Call it insider knowledge + a good hunch.
I"m not entirely clear on your meaning here.
I was advocating aggregation of music reviews for the sake of efficiency because I consider music reviews a rather straight-forward, conventional affair. On more fundamental matters I would want to move beyond simply gathering all opinions into one place, I would want to engage in research and discourse and work to forward what I believe is the truth.
I agree in the online metal scene often people would be better off working for pre-existing blogs rather than starting up their own. They are indeed 'ego-blogs'.
I agree with your suspicions about the people maintaining this website being overtaxed, although I thought you were one of those people and I always remarked you seemed to have more time than the others... you're just a moderator then, and nothing more?
By the way, I have my own website, but I'd want to work for DLA, but I don't have the chance, I actually don't... because I don't agree with all your views. And I'd like to offer some of you the opportunity to write on my website, but I know that wouldn't work either because your views are too different so you wouldn't want to.