The post lists positions available as usual, with an application template, with some odd bits, such as “1. All conversations and organizing will be done over the forums and if applicable, MSN/Yahoo IM.”. Nothing much here, until we hit their “news update”:
In most recent events of GMS, 3 GameMaker Scope Magazine staff members have now been layed [sic] off, cut, sacked, fired, No matter what you want to call it, they have been removed from the GameMaker Scope Magazine team. These members include:
Broxter: The now-former editor. Some may be shocked by this, others may have expected it. The truth is, he did much work on issue3-4, two issues; then he somewhat slipped up, and this is where he started working on his YYG’s #3 composition entry. This would be fine, if he had of submitted more work to me, I mean, one piece of work is hardly enough. Then Broxter started with this thing where he was talking about other staff members behind their backs, insulting myself, in some sick ways and also saying that he is going to come and take my Girlfriend away and have […Not too sure if I am actually aloud to say this on this forum, but if I’m not, please blank that word out Mod’s …] Sex with her. I really could not care less if it was a joke; it very much insulted and offended me.
Then, he has really started to get into these rage-type e-mails, where he seems very angry, also not completing work by the set date. So, he is now gone from the team.
And this continues with 2 other staff members being “layed” off. I think that NPT’s (also, thanks to him for sending me a PM about this in the first place) reply to this post sums this up more nicely than I could:
Do you honestly think you are going to get anybody to contribute to your magazine, knowing that if things don’t work out, you’re going to publicly smear them. You have absolutely no class.
You should probably add another important qualification to people consider helping you:
Must be willing to cater to the whim of an adolescent control freak.