Posted: 28 May 2011 at 11:00am | IP Logged
Originally posted by return_to_hades
I'm usually not one for farewells or sentiments, and this certainly is not farewell. However, since I'm officially no longer a DT member; I just wanted to extend a thanks to everyone for their support through the tenure, as well as lack thereof when that was the case. It has been a good time overall.
There have been some major tiffs and incidents that have often made me want to tear my hear out and quit. I'm glad we were able to pull through it and I did not quit over arguments and fights. I believe I did my best to be fair and due apologies to those who feel otherwise.
That is why I'm happy and relieved to be 'retiring' on my own terms for myself. No issues or arguments, no crappy people, nothing that wore me down really - I just wanted to have the freedom to focus on my school and other work. I somewhat selfishly wanted all time spent on IF to be 'me' time. Also to be able to not log in for weeks if need be and not leave members hanging over issues. Who knows maybe even be able to participate in some future DM events and contests.
I also want to add that DM is by far the best section on IF. I've moderated and posted in many sections, but it is really incredible how this section dedicated to "arguments" and "opposing views" has far less issues than other sections. Most members should be happy at how they handle themselves. Hopefully, all members consider this trend of being the most mature and reasonable section, governing themselves without having to keep running to mods for minor issues.
Finally, a confession - It is not easy being a mod. You end up being between a rock and a hard place. You get really ticked of at people and need to vent. Unfortunately, you cannot be unprofessional and mouth of at people. MID's are out of the question, first because of rules and secondly because I despise the notion of it. So sometimes you are compelled to take advantage of existing IDs to take things off your chest and it may perhaps be that other people have been speaking my words verbatim. Actually, there is "One post" that I know off that falls in this category. Some people know exactly what one post, others have to find out. It was actually my crowning glory moment that finally brought out all the evil in my head. Just one post. Curious cats enjoy!
Hey Sarina, Cheers!
Brilliant text! You have been around for some 5+ years. As you mentioned, you have moderated many sections of I-F while you were on development team. I have read many of your posts on different sections and noticed that members give you lots of respect and everybody loves you. I guess you are quitting the DT for good. If things are bothering you its always better to take some time off and focus on you studies and career. I understand all members on DT are volunteers and it takes lots of your quality time, energy and efforts and people don't appreciate that. Thats human nature and you needn't change your attitude for them. Keep on doing the good work as there are people who appreciate your hard work.
I hope that you will be around and keep posting as usual. I like your writing style and you make some interesting, effective and intelligent posts. You are a very fine individual. Having said this, I wish you best of luck for your future endeavour and career goals. May God bless you.