A few months ago I wrote how I’m looking for someone to take responsibility of VocaDB at least partly. Despite encouraging words by many people, calling the site useful, and active attempts to seek additional people, no one has stepped up. I’m sorry, I didn’t want to beg for help, but don’t want to do this anymore, not with the responsibility I’ve been having. It’s actually been getting worse lately, perhaps the remaining moderators are preoccupied with something else, lost interest or gave up, so I’ve been doing more work myself. The problem is, I love Vocaloid music, and I want to promote the artists. I do believe VocaDB is by far the best Vocaloid (and UTAU) discography resource in existence. None of those wiki sites come even close when it comes to the functionality and usability VocaDB has. I don’t want to see the site wither and die slowly. I was hoping that, considering Vocaloid is slowly gaining ground outside Japan, with time and active promotion the site would become more well known, more people would become interested, and eventually someone would appear, but that has not happened. I guess there isn’t enough critical mass, not enough interest, or people just think the alternatives are indeed good enough (I don’t think they are). Part of me wants to believe that not enough people know all the things you can do on VocaDB, that telling them about it would help, but I don’t know anymore. It’s quite possible I just don’t see it the way everyone else does. Or maybe the project was just too ambitious.
And don’t send donations until someone else joins. I don’t want nor need money for myself, it doesn’t motivate me. You could probably monetize the site too, with ads, if you cared about money.
The bottom line is, it can’t go on like this. We need more active people. If there’s still interest, spread the word, tell other fans why you think VocaDB is worth existing, if it is.