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I've never been much of a presence on any online forum over the years despite being a member of a handful of them. I'm more of a reader/learner/watcher and only tend to surface if, after my self-imposed 24 hour rule has expired or I'm just too fucking appalled not to, voice whatever opinion I think I need to share. Sometimes a well-timed (or so I think at the time) gif, here or there, but I have never been any sort of staple or pillar or relied-upon villain on these sorts of things.
When things blew up, I was mostly occupied with important RL stuff and only gleaned a bit here and there from skimming the board and hearing from others about it all. With some time to settle back (if briefly) into normal life, I realize how many really awesome people were part of this community. People I relied on to voice things I could never find the right words for. People who would just as soon try to see someone else's viewpoint as they might tear them apart for it. Honest, frank, bold, and often humorous, many of them spoke up when a multitude of others maybe didn't feel brave enough. From kind acquaintances to dear friends, they were first among the banned. More spoke up, and more were banned, in a fashion that seemed to go utterly against any of the other agonized, weighted, and/or well-debated ones in the past. Instead of just walking away from the fire, gasoline was tossed on it, and I was sorry to see it end in a way it didn't need to.
I don't know if this post makes me bannable or not, and frankly I don't care. The whole thing may be deleted for all I will know. I won't be logging back in, either way, because I can't bring myself to really respect MSB in this new incarnation, whatever that may be. "lol who the fuck is Tori anyhow?" It's no big consequence, by any means, but I didn't want to just go quietly either.