Dear admins and mods,
I'm so happy that you decide to put up with all our crap. We should start celebrating a special day for our mods and admins so they don't have to do much work. Let's say....HAPPY FOUNDER'S DAY! Let's celebrate; @DerpBacon , get the cookies!
Thanks, guys. I really mean it.
I want to thank all the Moderators and Administrators who keep this site from becoming a horrible shatstorm. I'm glad that you do your jobs without monetary recognition. Thank you for keeping your job up everyday, and genuinley caring for the well being of all the productive members.
So, once again, I give my thanks to you.
Let give them all a nice round of applause!
I'd just like to throw in a happy belated 15th birthday to the site.
Fifteen...now that's something to celebrate!
Happy Founder's Day AND Site-wide Anniversary, guys!
Definitely, happy (belated) birthday CYS! :3 And many happy returns!
Aww. You're sweet, AYT.
Haven't been one long obviously, but I'm happy to have contributed to the "keep CYS from sucking" effort.
Oh, lil' ol' me?
Yep, keep doing what you're doing. I'd give you a cookie, but I ate it xD
*intense applause intensifies*
Get your cookies here, folks! 50 cents apiece! Get 'em right here, when they're baked hot n' fresh!
Half of a cookie for you.
*I cart in a shopping cart filled with gold bars.*
Here you go, don't ask where I got them.
*In the background, police sirens blare*
In all seriousness though, indeed. I know I'm an absolute newbie to the site, or at least, one of the newest, maybe, but from what I've been told of the WC fandom horrors, the trolls, and heck, just maintaining a site in general, would be much more than I, or most people I know could handle.
now gimme da cookies i broke into fort knox to buy these
How many times to I have to tell you fucking noobs that they ONLY LIKE CHOCOLATE CHIP!?
They also like kk adorbs animals.
Eh, Seth's accepted Snickerdoodles before.
They've accepted these cookies before.
G17 R3K7 5CRUB CHR15
lol i'm so late.
JUST SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!
I want the cookies.
(Hooray, site anniversary!)
But I wanted you to take my money.
Can't enjoy these cookies without some granny's peach tea.
Nah peach tea is bomb, bear grylls sponsors it.
That Superman v Batman reference.....*dies*
*reaches to steal a cookie*
Do you own a BanWish, child?!
It's admirable that they are able to do such a good job with things.
How appropriate that someone who's nickname is Throaty start this thread.
MODS = GODS
Yes, all of our mods deserve much more praise than what they receive. They battle daily with weirdos trolling the forums with utter nonsense, delete comments in storygames that say things like "Imma eatin cheezzboogers" throughout the entire day, and ban users who often come back with a vengeance. Plus, they probably have to deal with a turdload of people trying to contact them in the PM's. Oh, they are also among the greatest writers on our site.
I give every one of you a standing ovation (even though you cannot see it).
The mods and admins in this site did a good job. Their judgements are always good.
And to Kiel: I appreciate you for being one of the few members who care about umm... helping or advising noobs like Bevan, Brennon, etc.
At Bevan's thread, I saw you giving legit thoughts to him while I was just looking for fun. Yeah, he annoyed you... but you still gave him one last piece of advice while everyone seems to not give a shit.
Thanks, Kiel :)
And if we're gonna need new mods if you're no longer active in this site for some reasons, I think Will11 is the only good replacement.
*blink* Thank you for the acknowledgement. But, well ... of course I gave him advice. (xD I'm also talking him through one of my games at the moment, lol.) I've never seriously wanted to see any one of you fail, no matter how funny it was, just like I've wanted peace in this community regardless of our differences, no matter how entertaining our wars / fights were.
Hell, that's... why I wanted to be a mod. I wanted to help, I want to see this place continue to grow (hey, if a community isn't growing, it's dying) and succeed because I respect what it's about: Writing, reading, sharing ideas, encouraging creativity. We came here because of that common ground, because we share a love of those things.
I admit I might be a bit hot-headed sometimes, but just because I've had an issue with someone in the past doesn't mean I want to keep having it. Besides, now that I really am responsible (not just as a normal member) for helping people here, that's how I should act, honestly. I have no problem ridding us of trolls or people who genuinely won't contribute / act in a way that is harmful to the site, but if someone shows the desire to learn and change, they should get a chance.
I admit that I can be headstrong and reckless sometimes. But you always still have the patience. I think you'll be a good father.
Dammit, Ford. :P That's Kiel_Possible! Or Quiller. Or Seth. Or James. Or Senpen...
Thanks for not banning me.
Isn't this, like, your fourth account?
This is actually my third, my fourth was TheDickReviewer. Plus, I was only banned once (on my second I was stuck on basic text editor and on the fourth I forgot my password [or I was banned, I forgot]).
You were banned on the 4th.
Yeah, especially with that shitstorm they had to clear out just a minute ago. Hehe. Worth it.
I'm so sorry for that, beeteedubs, Kiel.
Didn't know it would evolve into that.
YOU KNOW WHAT, FORD, I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF YOUR SHIT.
1V1 ME TOGGLE.
No duel-cheating, you two.
Of course! Neither would I!
*Sees post was edited*
*Checks points to find penalty*
... The lucky duelist trophy has been screwed with a lot--to the point where I'm seeing bans for it now. And some mods are far less shy with that hammer than I, so I'm not joking when I say to knock it off.
I'm just pointing out about how much this needs to be fixed. I don't know how, but still, something should be done, whether going hard-reset and take out the system altogether for a sec to reset any dual ratios, or somehow fix the bug.
I'm aware, but I'm not Alexp. xD I don't have the ability or the authority to fix it.
Gotta go to the local Alexp shrine and pray for a quick return.
still waiting on that trophy as well... dang, Alexp has a lot on his hands, both IRL and here.
Yeah, I believe you. (If I didn't, you would've seen a point deduction from me for it. As it is, Tim's is for a different issue. :P)
I don't duel cheat. I TELL people how to! :D
In another, completely opposite way, I'm getting would-be cheaters in trouble!
"Having dirty cheaters penalized since 2014"
Nobody touches mah beautiful trophy! I kiwl joo good!
Because you're usually to afraid to accept my duels :P
Screw that, you always beat me
Yet you still have the stupid trophy :(
Ha! I win ^_^
Just for the record, I let you win this time to not not discourage you any further, or something like that...
Yes, his ass is very bad ^_^
Weeell, this took a quite sudden turn in a different direction.
If I agree or disagree with that statement, it'll sound like I'm personally familiar with Rom's ass, sooo... I don't really know what to say.
Please just don't say anything...
She gropes people on the subway as a hobby, and thus, has developed a keen sense of butt quality.
I laughed harder than I should have.
I'll just be in my house eating my can of Pringles, thank you very much. :)
GAUNTLENTS ARE COMING DOWN
1V1 ME TOGGLE
Don't be like that.
Nuh uh. I dun wanna lose my super awesome trophy. ^_^
Over 1 duel?
That's not how it works, is it?
Okay... I win. ^_^
THE CURSE IS REAL!
... damnit... -.-
May the 10th be with you!.....hehe no?
<3 u bbz
It was funny, I admit--at least for a while, but I am at my limit of alt spam for the day. (And yes, that's a warning.)
@Ford - Goes for you, too.
I swear, I didn't make a single other alt besides Hail_Farren during that whole thing. Well, and Piss113022.
I agree, great job guys!
I haven't been here long but I would still like to say thank you, and seeing how amazing this site is you guys must have done an Awesome job! :-)
Yes, thank you all.
Founders Day? I don't think any of the founders are around any more... But a huge thanks to the mods that are still around who have to constantly ban the same trolls over and over because there's no option to IP ban and get rid of them for good. I don't envy your job mods, I really don't. >.<
Despite any and all of the shit I happen to lob at any one of you, you guys are alright.
Thanks Guys! You kick the troll's asses and chew bubblegum.
And you are all out of gum!
Happy Kiel Day!
No really, that should be a thing >.>
It already exists. It's 23 October.
*chuckles* You actually checked? (And I appreciate the thought, fellas.)
What made you think I didn't know it off by heart? :P
That is a good point. Even though you could be messing with everyone.
*Sigh* Love is such a beautiful thing.
Because it was surprising enough to me that someone looked, period. No one here has any obligation to memorize my birthday, so I wouldn't expect anyone to do so.
... >\\\> Wait. Did you seriously have it memorized?
It only took me three clicks and two ctrl+Fs to find your birthday from your points history.
Well, yeah. I didn't say it was hard to find, just that I didn't see why anyone would bother. xD
(Guess I underestimated the power of random curiosity.)
I feel the urge to kill everyone. But I think I've aged and become disenchanted.
Hey look, you..you can't come here and say stuff like that , it's it's you can't, I'm gonna have to give you a yellow card for that.
I'm just playing, lol
:( Aw. Everyone?
But, you want to kill me the most, right?
How masochistic of you.
The best friend always gets murdered first.
I thought it was the token ethnic guy, but I might be confusing CYS with horror movies again.
I'm the token non-anthro fox, so I should be like double-dead right now.
If I'm the token mixed-race, non-anthro dragon, does that make me more or less dead?
It depends. Are you best friends with madglee?
I'd like to thank the admins/moderators for putting one of my storygames on the front page of the site, as one of the Top 5 Advanced Storygames. This was one of my big dreams a while back! Well, I feel there are other storygames that are objectively better, but I am very happy to see people out there enjoying/valuing my work a lot.
Thanks, mods. You put up with a lot of shit. I can't imagine yours is an easy job in any way, shape, or form. So props to you.
JJJ-thebanisher is an excellent moderator of the site. As well as having excellent and prolific writing capabilites, JJJ has been a wonderful help to many members (as well as being one of the oldest active members, site-wise).
madglee for being a great mod and, from what I've seen, a writer with a very interesting and compelling style.
BerkaZerka is one of the most funny people on the site. Many people have said this many times, but that doesn't make it any less true. An additional salute for having the determination to write a full, novel-sized CYOA game.
Sethaniel is the mod-el mod. Always displaying a strong sense of integrity, always bettering the community in many ways, and always keeping a good sense of humor about.
And, of course, Kiel_Farren, who, although having only been a mod for quite a short amount of time, has already displayed excellent qualities as a mod and made the community a better place. He's also an excellent writer, a precise and helpful critic, and a very funny individual to boot.
Once again, props to all of you. You're the reason why this site's community has flourished as such for 15 years.
Thanks, GMB. ^^
Just realized that I never actually said a formal thanks.
Hey, mods. You guys are pretty cool. You guys get rid of trolls and such. You do contests. You give out free points sometimes for reasons. You get rid of crappy storygames.
You do all kinds of amazing stuff. Thanks.
I mean "formal" as in "direct".
I thought it was beautiful.
Yes, thank you guys for not becoming cops and further contributing to the grotesque societal tumor they are with your own lack of discretion and personal responsibility.
Also, thank you for not raping anybody that I know or salting my goldfish.
But, in all seriousness, you guys aren't too bad. :)
Founder's Day...a reference to City Of Ember?