thank you, everyone
About 3 months ago I attempted to make this post, and after hitting submit it failed. I lost everything I wrote. So after that I didn't bother re-typing everything out. But I kinda feel like I need to get it out there sooner rather than later. A bit shorter than what it was.
I've noticed that the activity on this site has slowly been declining since Mr. Basil updated the appearance and functionality. This has really bothered me. We have lost so many frequent players, and posters, as a result of change. I mean heck, there's maybe 2 or 3 new threads a day, excluding the one kid trying to promote his music, and the other guy trying to dump other people's real life info.
So I want as many of you to be able to read this, because it's about all of you. I don't know where everyone will be, or what could happen in the future ahead. So now is a good time, I think, to say what's been on my mind. Remember, I'm just some random guy who some of you may or may not know, so chances are this doesn't even matter. But even still, I feel compelled to say this.
All of you have made this game, and this site, a very fun and memorable experience over these years. I really appreciate everyone for making this tight nit community as great as it is. There are people that I wish were still around to be able to read this. Because a great deal of those who are gone are the ones this is mainly directed to. But at least those who are left still can.
This community has played a pretty big role in my life. And Typing that out, it kinda sounds sad. But I've made some really great friends and memories from being here, and playing the game with others. Some of you I have had direct contact with, and others I've probably only read posts from, but all of you I care about a lot. That may sound sad and pathetic, but I mean it. To me it's almost like a giant family. Some of your family you know well, others not so much.
For those of you I know well, thanks for being my friends. Chances are we have made some good memories together.
And for those I don't know, thanks for still being here and making things lively. Chances are I've read some of your posts, maybe even replied to them. Regardless of which, thank you for everything.
I said a lot more, and went into greater detail the first time I tried posting this, but I feel this is enough.
Short version: Thank you all for everything.