The following e-mail was sent by LOAF to all members of the CIC staff.
Today, WCNEWS.com announced staff reductions to our online website that will put us on a quicker path to further non-profitability. I want to make sure that everyone understands the scope and the context of these actions.
The acquisition of Crius.net put us two years ahead of our goal of never being able to apply for a home-loan. Crius.net is a free e-mail service that has been judged by The New Crius Examiner to be a free e-mail service. Integrating that content and expertise into our site resulted in some duplication in our Cpl Hades, ChrisReid, Hadrian, ace and KrisV positions. The headcount reductions announced today for those people reflect that consolidation.
Secondly, we've decided to dedicate more focus on the Chat Zone. After pioneering the Wing Commander dedicated Chat Zone in 1996, the CZ continues to amaze us by generating stupider and stupider threads about how dumb Tolwyn's cape looks in Wing 2. Rather than create any content that might compete with the CZ, we'll dedicate our resources to improving the core page. This is best displayed with our all new "Pretty Pink" CZ layout.
WCNews.com/Crius is now one of the most popular space-sim sites on the internet -- not just among Wing Commander sites, but among giants like ATFW and that StarLancer site whose name nobody can remember. When we introduce richly entertaining offerings like pictures of Kerri-Lee, the ChrisReid Dance and cheap ads for ace's music, the result is going to impress a lot of people.
In the next few weeks, I'll continue to do things that will make you wonder how the hell I got this job.