the sad thing about cliques is that they exist everywhere - so why wouldn’t they exist on sites? and I know that it’s not always meant to be that way; that people do want to try and stretch out a hand to a new member and all, but that’s just what happens. People get confortable with other people and that’s just what happens. :/ I’m not saying it’s okay, and sometimes sites just really do have an unwelcoming feel to them, but that just means you’re one step closer to finding your rp home :]
anon 1, 2, and 3 got it right. a successful board needs dedicated administrators and loyal members. that’s it. when the admin decides to stick with the few people still hanging around then together something great will come out.