And you know those moderators?
I don’t care for some of them.
But you know what else?
They do one heck of a job when it comes to this forum.
And you know what else?
Some of them actually care about you guys.
Let me tell you guys a little story, about a rough time in my life.
I was going through a rough time, been through a break up, hated myself, thought I was the biggest piece of crap in the world. I had to register for college, had no idea what I was going to do with my life, no idea how to pay for any of my education. I honestly felt backed against a wall, with no idea what I was going to do. At some points, I did feel like killing myself. Just so that I wouldn’t have to deal with the problems anymore.
This forum took a lot of my time, and I needed to change.
So I made a huge post, about how I was leaving the forum. A lot of it was for attention, just to hear the voices from the internet say “Don’t go!” or “We’ll miss you!”. Just to have some reassurance that I would actually be missed.
After I left, I got an email.
From a guy named JHB (insert meaningless arrangement of numbers here).
He emailed me from his personal email account, to my personal email account, and told me some things. He told me that everything was going to get better, that everyone goes through what I was going through, and that it would get better. That email was what I needed to get through everything.
I also talked to Icthus (although not on the same level) and he would ask me how I was doing. He also helped to reassure me that things would go better for me.
So before you go off and say how bad these moderators and admins are, step back and think.
Two of them saved my freaking life. And that isn’t something that I take lightly.
Two guys that I have never met actually care about me enough to take time out of their day to check up on me. To make sure I was okay. That’s something that nobody I’ve known for years did for me.
The moderators here are different from moderators on other forums. They actually care about some of you.
So before you make your next thread complaining about how “XY thread got locked” and how “ZA moderator is out of control”. I want you to stop, and just think. Just think about how much it matters.
Because I owe a lot to some of these guys who get beat up on every day by you guys.
And they don’t deserve that.
I can guarantee that if any of you had a problem, you could ask them about it. Any problem at all.
So before you start bashing up on them again. Just send them a PM. And thank them. Because they do a lot of work, donate a lot of time, and they make this forum a better place.
You don’t have to like every decision, you don’t even have to like them.
But please, show them some respect.
And thank them every once and a while.
I know I should.
Because they care about me.
And the probably care about you too.