This site (like so many of my hobbies) is often neglected, out of date, and just in generally poor condition. Heck, if you were a pessimist you'd expect that!
I know you are asking yourself "Why Pessimists.net? That is so negative! What kind of evil creature are you polluting my happy ray of sunshine?" Well, let me enlighten you:
The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none. Recognizing our limitations and imperfections is the first requisite of progress. Those who believe they have "arrived" believe they have nowhere to go. Some not only have closed their minds to new truth, but they sit on the lid. — Dale Turner.
Optimist - Someone who believes "now" is the best of all possible worlds
Defeatist - Someone who believes "now" sucks and there is nothing we can do about it
Pessimist - Someone who believes "now" sucks and we can do better