Orbit Trap's Change of Format
Orbit Trap has abandoned the goal of becoming a group fractal blog due to lack of interest. Continuing to present Orbit Trap as a group blog is confusing to readers and misrepresents it's actual content.
Despite the very serious attempt to build for the fractal community a venue to express themselves, the reaction has been primarily one of disinterest. Furthermore, when new ideas -- particularly of a critical nature -- have been expressed, the environment for writers has become one which silences them rather than supports them.
There are many opportunities for the status quo to express themselves, but Orbit Trap has always wanted to give voice to that which is new and different. We have decided to focus entirely on themes of a critical and innovative nature exclusively. Unfortunately, after a year of invitations and searching we haven't found anyone else who shares this interest.
These changes are a logical step forward and would probably have been our original plan if it wasn't for the fact that we really did expect others to join in our project of criticism and new ideas.
I guess the whole thing can best be summed up this way:
We invited the Fractal Community to speak for themselves and they didn't want to. We spoke for them and they told us to shut up.