Heh are you looking for a change in the reviews or submitting a resume there
Bottom line, in the big picture of on-line business, skins aint worth jack to the money men, and so probably don't figure to high on the AOL .plan, don't forget AOL own Nullsoft, AOL pay Nullsoft wages, what AOL asks Nullsoft to do will more than likely take priority, this is a money making business after all.
Why did AOL buy Nullsoft?, allow me to quote....
Originally posted AOL press office.
The Company said that these acquisitions will extend its leadership in Internet music both now and into the future by making next-generation music features available to consumers of all its brands, providing a wide range of new audio and other applications and functionality to its partners, and helping to develop key music capabilities for AOL Anywhere devices and broadband initiatives in the future.
Bob Pittman, President and Chief Operating Officer of AOL
Combining these leading Internet music brands with the audience reach of our brands will lift music online to the next level of popularity. We plan to build downloadable music, Internet radio and overall music features into each of our brands, as well as customize them for the audience and partners of each of our brands. We especially welcome these companies' strong management, technology and programming teams, who will be key to the development of our next-generation music features for our existing brands, AOL Anywhere devices, and other broadband initiatives.''
Or in other words, "we bought NS because they make shit hot app's and we wanna keep pace with the other emerging OS providers" AOL has it's eye on the future, and it's eye on making a $, it makes sense for them to ask there employees to concentrate on stuff that makes the $, other stuff is just side project, harsh that may be, but that's how things work in the big world,after all how much money do you think AOL makes off skins?, how much money do you think AOL will make off signing people up to it's internet services if it offers a better all round package that might just include some swanky media player as part of the incentive?
Ask any executive what he'd rather see, 40000 correctly rated skins or 40,000 new signed up users to AOL, and I'm pretty sure which way he would jump.
And before you say in return well "boo hiss sucks to AOL for buying NS", consider that without AOL funding NS probably wouldn't be here and in the position it's in now.
Don't get me wrong I'm not defending the review system, I think it's as bad as you do, funny thing is, it was the users who cried out for public reviews 9 months ago or so, and when it arrived it was greeted as the second coming, the saviour of the stale skins database, I could go digging in the forum database and drag out some old threads from people who were begging for a change, some of these self same people are now the ones who are asking for it to be changed back, can't have it both ways, this is massive database management, can't go changing it everytime something dosn't aggree with an end user, a line has to be drawn somewhere.
Ok rant over, time to end with a