Look, if you want to change, then change.
I never asked to be a ForumXpert. I never aspired to be a ForumXpert. I’m not sure I even deserve to be a ForumXpert. I certainly don’t feel worthy of the tittle. I was never a goal or objective. It just sort of happened. I guess some people feel I merit it. It can’t be because of my “mad yoyo skills”, because I ain’t got 'em! Even after 2 years, I still ain’t got 'em!
I enjoy helping others. ForumXpert title or not, I would still be helping people just the same. I like to help. I enjoy expanding my knowledge and then sharing that with others. I’m not afraid to fail as long as I’m prepared to learn from it.
The key to being a good forum member is to participate, be helpful, be polite and write as well as you can. Communication is critical. Don’t worry about accolades, or “thank yous” or any of that sort of stuff. Do these things because you want to. Don’t force it or fake it because people can tell. Plus, if you’re faking it, you’ll get tired of it quickly too.
Right now, I’m debating taking another break from the forum, mostly because I got too much negative stuff going on again. I find when my situation gets too bad, it’s best to isolate myself from outside stuff so as to avoid poisoning those outside places. Even so, when I was on break, I was getting PM’s from people, and my mail server would get notice. I’d then log-in long enough to get the message(if it lacked a subject), then quickly respond and then log back out. Even if I take a leave, I am not going to be gone. If even I’m on a longer break, people still have the capability to reach me via text or phone or direct email if they want to. If the time allows, now that I have unlimited text and talk, I’ll waste hours on the phone with people if the time allows for me to do so. However, I usually don’t.
I’ve been hear nearly 2 years. I don’t see me taking a permanent leave. That’s not to say it won’t happen, but I feel it’s unlikely.