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    Default Did we really survive?

    I remember the Chit Chat Nuke of early '06 pretty well. The fact that many people supported it, although the memories would be missed...then it was done early... Kaya becoming the major pain of the moment... *ahem* Well, anyways, I remember it. For a while, I was really considering getting one of those sigs of "I survived the nuke!"

    And I guess I did. I mean, I have 700+ posts now after being reduced from 550? to 250. Though I do tend to frequent other parts of the forums.

    Still, I've noticed many huge changes in ST over the weeks since that nuke, and it makes me wonder: Did we survive?

    (Damn, I feel like I'm writing for Sex and the City... aww, now I've ruined the moment!)

    I started talking in December, which I guess makes me a "new person" in the sense that I haven't been around that long. Yes, that means I probably spammed my way into life at ST. Still, I know the people who were active *then* much more than I know those now. I guess I feel old in that sense. Wait, this thread isn't about me. Moving on.

    All those old members... what happened?

    Some left. This is a sad thought, considering a number were banned - a few rightfully so (i.e. lbosquet), even though looking back I even miss them! - for various reasons. Others just.... left. I'm not going to ask why. 1cor, why did you quit being a mod? You were a *great* one and we'll all miss your moderation. Let's hope you continue to contribute to the... whatever.

    Some have just disappeared. I don't know where many of you old members went, but I barely see you around anymore. What happened to Ishman and the science thread, for example? IdiotHunter and the Demon Eyes comics?

    And some have adapted. Ark, Madi-chan, CsuTiBea, Aikido... well, they've all stayed, but I can't help but feel that *something* has changed.

    Well, AKofC returned, so maybe this rant is for nothing since he might make everything right again. Who knows. Anyway, back to the point.

    The point is that ST has really changed since that nuke, especially in the last few weeks. Maybe we need to change constantly to fit with the rushes of new people to the forum. For those of you who have done that successfully, I admire you. I can't seem to fit with this new generation, or so it seems. Maybe it's partially the typing; I'm used to seeing capitals and... well... capitals seem to have become outdated online. Maybe it's the topics. Whatever it is, StopTazmo has undergone a major change that has caused many old members to disappear and new members to join.

    Instead of surviving that nuke, a path was cleared for a new generation, wasn't it? If you can't adapt...?

    For all you old members reading this and not posting as often as you used to, can you offer an insight into what made you leave? Am I right, or am I just speaking for myself? Do you think that the two generations, in a sense, will combine, or has the nuke brought on a change that can never really be reversed?

    I've come to the realization that I can't relate. I don't even read any of the posts in chat anymore. So I guess I'm leaving too - not ST, not HS... just Chat. I'll still hang around in other parts of the site where the community wasn't so clear. But, uh, yeah, just saying a kind of goodbye and good luck with the new community.

    And my questions still stand. Answer them!

    (New people: Don't post any "we'll miss you" stuff since you don't really know me. You know if you're new or not. If you do, I will dislike you as an individual instead of just as a general new person.)

    (Edit: Aww, this was my 700th post. How nostalgic! How perfect! ^_^)
    ~Digital_Eon~




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    *applauds* We feel ya digi, we feel ya. The chit chat section has indeed changed...and it just feels like it's missing something important somehow that I can't quite put my fingers on....
    Beside good topics and old humorous vets....maybe those are the only things missing...xP
    And it might be just me, but I can't remember much of your contributions to this section...>.<
    But I do know ya in #hs atleast, and i'll be seein ya in there. ^^
    Last edited by ApocalypticARK; 02-20-2006 at 08:26 PM.
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    I'm new, at least to forums.

    And this post I can't relate to either.

    Aw we'll miss you ^^

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    Nataku - I never liked you, but I really don't like you anymore. I hate your sig, I hate your typing, and I hate the fact that you post here when you don't know me.
    Surprisingly, though, I do remember you. I just don't particularly like you.
    (Edit: Being honest here. It's my new policy! XD)

    Ark - Those probably are the main things missing, except maybe the fact that there was no real change in the members. The occasional new person came in and talked, but it was never a constant flow of new, contributing members.

    And no, I never did anything outstanding, but I checked this section faithfully for new posts and tried to run the Birthday List until these new forums came to be. Apparently my 700 posts are *not* from chat. =P Still, I did post here until recently... but the point isn't just about me, it's about the change in chat.

    Hm... maybe I'll be known as the new n00b-basher or something. *shrugs*
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    No, I believe I myself be the n00b-basher. >.< *shrugs* I mean, I rarely ever bash people as much I have been doing recently and it makes myself feel bad.... >.<
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    @Digital_Eon
    Well, if your going to be a n00b-basher then it wouldn't be a farewell to chat, since most n00bs frequent here.

    Oh, and don't get this wrong since you might get offended or something. I'm not being familiar with you, it's just that I'm in a forum so I might as well voice out my opinion.
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    Alot of us left,I think around when the forums changed its layout.I'm just on like a thread from sticking around to just vanishing into the MMO world and wasting my time on them instead of here.But well I'll probably stick around for a few more months/weeks/days.But I think some of us are coming back to HS atleast.I notice char and IH have returned to HS,tho dunno for how long

    Until one has given everything, one has given nothing.
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    do you guys realize .... that you are getting upset at such small things as a nuke ... a layout change ... a person leaving ?
    thats just life. each day is different. each day is unique. dont get upset about what happend yesterday. be happy about what might happen tomorrow.


    thats all i have to say



    its soo ironic that this is all coming from me .... :/

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    Don't know why, but I just stopped. It maybe be the atmosphere around here but I don't think it's gonna change for the better. The noob will take over as I see a few noobs with already 400 post or so.

    So farewell maybe.

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    I guess you are right in a way. It has begun to feel like the site is simply a spam whore paradise. Either that or simply a place to get free manga where for almost a year there it had this whole commune vibe that was simply nice to hang out in.
    So let this be a salute to our lost comrades /--
    P.S. Also, has anybody noticed a kind of inquistion feel with all the recent bans?
    Last edited by Valleyman; 02-20-2006 at 09:14 PM.

 

 
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