So as of the 20th of October I've been a member here for eight years. I've been a moderator since we've had moderators, and I'm pretty sure I'm currently the longest serving super moderator, probably the longest to serve in the position ever.
Obviously my activity hasn't been very robust the past year, and that goes in hand in hand with the forums themselves taking a much less active turn. I know that we have decent activity on the video game boards these days with guests posting... but at the end of the day I don't know who they are. Without a username to connect me to them, they don't mean anything in the grander sense of building a community...
Or in SC's case, rebuilding the great community we had. Maybe I could help do that, but I honestly don't know if that's something I could be bothered with at this point. Eight years is a long time, I think I'm ready to officially call it a day.
The funny thing about outlasting every one of the friends you've made over eight years is that when it's finally time for you to go... who do you say goodbye to?
Mike, Nikki superbird, Crossy, hell even Derek I suppose: It's been fun, and while I might be forgetting people, yours are the names I think of first.
I could imagine doing this years ago back when I had an entire crew of people I'd need to say goodbye too... but now, not so much. Whether or not the forums find their legs again, I know that unless Cez, Jaffa, Stu and the FF/RP crew were to come back, I'd never really enjoy it again.
I guess the only old dog of the original moderation days still around now will be Crossy. I'm not saying I won't drop in from time to time, but that's all I do these days anyway, I guess I'm just making it official. I made it eight years, have so much SC history crammed into my brain I'm surprised I can even remember half the things I'm taught at University.
I'll probably check back in and talk with anyone I know who posts here, just to make it a little more personal, but other than that, it's been fun guys, cya.