Well...... I told Mart and IH this last night, but I guess I'm gonna repeat myself: I'm leaving Stop Tazmo and Holy Sentinels for a little while, for a number of different reasons. Among other things, I miss the old, comforting environment, and I hate the new one (This does not refer to PhPBB vs. Tigris; it more or less refers to the fact that chit-chat is no longer a place that I can find even one thread to post in). The familiar faces have all but dissipated, and in their place, a storm of obnoxious punks have flooded the forums, all of whom claim "l33t-asticness" from the fact that they have around 50-100 posts....On top of that, the nuke destroyed every tie I had to this site, and the few that remained were zapped by Volv in the One Piece section (Don't get me wrong, chief. You're my favorite mod. Actually, I just spammed the living fuck out of that place before you came, so I shouldn't be complaining). Anyways, it also seems that a number of vets/oldsters have found comfort on a different site (Whose address I don't feel like giving away, for fear of yet another site being overrun with whiny arrogant punks). Even Holy Sentinels has given rise to a swarm of bastards, to the point where it is hard to say a single sentence without being cut off by someone else, who as it just so happens, is holding a completely different conversation. The point here is that I may never come back to Stop Tazmo. I doubt anyone in particular would care, and this may even encourage certain individuals to ask even more asshole-esque. However. if I do end up seeing some sort of change in the atmosphere in this once-noble environment, maybe I will find myself compelled to return.
Kane, you've done a great job running this place. Keep up the good work. Everyone on this site owes you a heap of thanks, yet it seems like you recieve none.
To the Mods: I have had my run-ins with ALL of you, from threats to fights to bans (mostly temporary ) to Interesting conversations. I hope you guys can managa to eventually untangle this mess, because it seems like the nuke (If anything) worsened ST's condition.
To the vets/friends: You guys are all great (Even AK gets a mention in here). If I were to list all of your names, my fingers would be bloody and blistered. The point is that I have found a heap of great people with whome I can actually enjoy spending some time talking about idle nothingness. What more could I ask for? I value all of you quite a bit, but I think that ST is just out of control. Maybe in the future we can find ourselves chatting idly yet again.
To the rest: I don't think there's anybody I ever really hated on this site, beyond my fellow "shit list" members....... Jakko, I don't even hate you. I just hate your overzealous ego..... Anyways, I hope maybe in the future, you guys can manage to work your stuff out. It would be nice to return to a site where peace was actually the favored route of action...
I wish each and every one of you the best of luck.
Oh, and digi-I'm not trying to copy you..... bad timing, to say the least. I hope you don't misconstrue this as my way of following the trend.