It's been a (really) long time since I've been here. What's happened?
Edit: Checking my mailbox, uh...nine nine years.
Oh, my God, he's alive. Hi. :D Lots of things. I mean... >_> seriously, lots of things, it's been nearly a decade and I unfortunately only know a bit less than four years of it. xD You missed some insanity, a few infestations of various fans and trolls, and some really good forum games. Welcome back.
Nah, Fleshy, Madglee, and Seth have all been around long enough. There are, I think, a few others... (But it IS a tall order to find someone still reasonably active *and* pre-Endmaster.)
Yeah. September will be the guy's ten year anniversary.
Golly. Welcome back, dude.
Nice to meet you, and welcome back.
Wow, it feels like I'm meeting someone who's been transported through time from the 17th century or something... someone who died long ago and I read about in the history books, but never dreamed I'd see in person... a living legend.
Maybe it feels to you like you've just travelled to the future via time machine or as well. A lot has happened.
And likely a whole lot more that I'm missing. I'm not really the best person to ask.
EDIT: There are probably some people who are really dying to get your personalised trophy, hahahaha.
*Like Kiel. Kiel likes trophies.
Careful! Some people don't give out trophies if you request them.
>_> I haven't the faintest idea what you mean, I was simply stating a fact... xD
Yeah, I figured alexp wouldn't visit too often. If my knowledge of who he is is correct, he's a busy person.
Trolls are a constant. Just have to be equivalently vigilante against them from the moderation side, or else they'll take over a community and destroy it. Which having new mods helps.
I did see the announcement on the banning of "Warrior Cats" fanfiction things. Honestly, sounds like low quality spread by one person that spread to more people.
Oddly, I only got one person sending me a private message asking if I could give them that trophy. The majority of my private messages were the yearly happy birthday ones. I find that surprising.
Welcome back. I've heard tales of you...
Welcome back, guy I'm not sure I ever met!
Nine years, huh?
I am back from a three-month break from the site. I called it a retirement, but not really. More of a break than a retirement.
That ah, profile might need a little updating.
I know we've never met, but I've heard stories about you. It's a pleasure to finally meet. My name is James.
OUR LORD AND SAVOIR HAS RETURNED! Someone get the mod cake!
Holy crap!!! Yes! Welcome back. I mean Umm... I assume you'll be staying....
The legend himself! We used to talk in one of your necro'd threads all the time when I was a wee lad!
Oh shit that's some good shit fam.
When I saw this, at first I thought that someone just necroed a thread...?
?Well, since I've been here there have been several contests, a troll named TSR who posted porn on the site, the WC fandom plagued this place and posted shitty story games and forum threads until they were banned?, freeform was banned, ? and a whole other things, that I haven't been part of.
Trolls...trolls never change. I've dealt with a few back then, and a constant supply of them in other places.
I'm actually surprised at how active it is around here to be honest.
At some points, it was even more active, a lot of members came and went during your absence.
@Malkalack actually posted this site somewhere on reddit once, giving us around...1100+ people online at peak?
Well sure, Reddit does that to a lot of places. How many of them became active contributors though? Probably not many.
Oh look, an ancient Mod has awoken from his deep slumber to return to us. Hi, I'm Steve. Good to meet you, ancient one.
Hey cool, welcome back to the site... is this a sign that the other Ancients will be returning at some future date? I liked your AtomIC Quiz and like Kiel I've always admired your trophy :D It's really nice. It must be really nice having a trophy like that. You're so cool to have that trophy... :D HAHA nah it's great you've come back. I seriously hope some of the other old mods and admins rejoin the site as well, some of them are really great authors and a lot of their stories are still on the featured page. I'm a comparative newbie compared to guys like you, Seth, J's etc; nine years ago I think I was still too young to even have Facebook. THAT'S how dark those days were...
You're getting old...
Either way, welcome back, sir.
Hey, welcome back! ^v^
Many things have happened in your absence, most of which were pointless, stupid, and/or wiped out with the forum clean-up. Most notable thing that's happened is that there's new site guidelines.
Anyway, welcome back, guy who doesn't know me.
Groovy. Good luck and welcome back.
We've never met but I've seen your articles and heard about you. It's good to finally meet you :)
Well, aren't I late to the party.
I've read about you in the articles, but it's nice to see you in the virtual flesh!
So, the legends are true....
Welome home, ancient one! I am Zag the hero. I am humbled by your presence.