You know what's a few quick simple solutions to that?I've run my own (small) forums/chats in the past and I can empathize to a minor extent with what Null has done.
When the joy in running something is gone, and you're stuck with responsibilities you don't want but feel obligated by something beyond yourself to let it suck out your soul, you essentially begin to feel morally imprisoned. The things you want to do are accosted because you feel compelled to feed a parasite that eats up all the time and energy the rest of your life needs. To numb yourself to this, you lose all tolerance for personal annoyances. That frigid disposition along with the fact that there are so many people here, I think, belittles the value of most individual members and eliminates any priority that their overall presence has, as opposed to what annoyances you bring into Null's papier-mâché throne room of misery.
I should make it clear that I offered no defense, but an analysis based on personal experience in an attempt to understand a perspective. I take no issue here.You know what's a few quick simple solutions to that?
What you DON'T do is spread your misery around to everyone else like a plague. The last thing you want is a bad reputation because you decided to choose a shitty hill to die on, especially when you're a respected figurehead. Part of the reason why people flocked to here is because it's one of the few last bastions of free speech. You can talk about whatever the fuck you want and everyone makes fun of each other and nobody gives a shit. Once you start to neuter it, the spirit starts to turn into the very thing we've been mocking for years (I.E. a "hugbox" safe space where you get banned for MINOR offenses because a mod didn't like what you had to say).
- Condense/Expand/Rearrange the forum to where things are more organized and less cluttered. Makes it easier to maintain it
- Hand over the keys to the castle to someone else who get's a joy out of doing what you used to do.
Can't help it, I'm just too adorable.>be leaf
>make stupid post
They can't keep getting away with it.
As bad as it would be for the forum I'd love to see it. KF going out with a bang instead of a whimper would be a lot funnier.I have a feeling that when Null officially comes back on July 1st, there will be some outright purges of users that have historically annoyed Null or (at least in his estimation) go out of their way to antagonize him.
Don't post on chat for a long while, lest you fuck up and make Null mad.