That attitude should have started back before the (secret at the time) sale if anyone had any shred of it anywhere, as in
"Look, we no longer have the time to handle the site, the funds are a problem too now that the crisis started, so we'll keep it up for a few more months during which time we'll see if anyone, starting from you dedicated members of our community, wants to pick it up on strict conditions of not breaking anything or removing any information, maintaining the site's relevance, neutrality and mission, and making the improvements we are no longer able to make. If that does not happen, we will unfortunately have to close MobyGames in the current form, but we will make the complete database, including images, and the source code, available to the user admins and a few other long-time trusted members, so nothing will be lost and MobyGames may be resurrected at the earliest opportunity."
Instead of probably "Oh, right, now that you caught us, yeah, a while back we decided to just secretly sell you out to some corporation, after hardly being around for the past two years anyway. They'll do what they want with you, if in a few years they'll remember that you still exist, don't complain to us because we just took the money and dropped any responsibility. No hurt feelings, right?"
Right. Any responsible business enterprise on the internet knows the importance of public relations, not to mention this is a freakin community project. If you can't even get that right, 'incompetence' isn't even the word I'm looking for right now.
But everyone knows this already.
Though on the other hand, it perhaps is just an indication that the 'community' isn't just a valued commodity within this enterprise. Which, makes all these actions thus far, makes perfect sense. Because if we were in a relevant factor in negotiations, we would have at least been informed beforehand, instead of researching ourselves what the hell was going on. Hey, why am I even ranting? I don't even care anymore.