There's an interview with Sandi "Krazikatt" McClearover at Winterwind Productions. For those who don't know or care, Krazikatt was the head admin on the old Interplay boards, which really, really sucked.
WW: After a long history of financial
difficulty, in December of 2003, IPLY closed Black Isle Studios and let
go of most of the employees. When a member from the NMA site posted on
the IPLY forums a list of the released employees and asked for
confirmation you replied, correcting some of the names on the list. As
a result you were censured and banned from the forums you ran. You were
ordered to lie to the moderator team and forum members about the reason
for your absence. What affect did this have on you? Was this what lead
to your decision to leave the company?
SM: Yep. This was the straw that broke the camels back. The fact
that they thought what I did was so horrible that they wanted me to lie
to the people who I had gained trust in, was just absurd to me. I
thought they were kidding when they told me that I needed to
"voluntarily step down" from the position of admin and that I was no
longer allowed to post on the boards without getting their approval on
my post first. I was forced to tell everyone that I was voluntarily
stepping down and that I wouldn't be around anymore because I was too
busy. What a crock of shit! I was hoping that people didn't really
believe this and somehow realized what was really happening. And when
people had questions for me about it I was not allowed to answer. I
just thought this whole situation was handled so poorly. Seriously, I
consider myself to have good judgement... especially when it comes to
posting company info on message boards. What I posted was public
knowledge, I simply told them that some of the people they thought were
laid off were in fact still working. Anyhow, I could rant on this
forever. From this day forward I was so upset and bitter at the people
who made me do that, that I immediately went out and found a new job.
Ba bye! Have fun running the website by yourself!
The boards were horrible from what I remember, though I don't remember
that much of them. That probably indicates that they were so horrible
my mind has blacked out a lot of memories of them. I never really knew
Krazikatt either, but I doubt the suckage of the Interplay boards was
her fault. I remember there were some horrible Interplay suckup mods,
and Krazikatt wasn't one of them from what I recall.
It's an interesting interview, though all this nostalgia is getting
kind of annoying. Black Isle is dead, Van Buren's quality was
debatable, and it was all over a year ago.