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Abwayax

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Goodbye threads are now forbidden
« on: May 10, 2008, 05:07:34 pm »
Due to the emotional tearjerking and drama goodbye threads create, they are no longer not allowed on this forum.

If you are leaving, feel free to stick it in your signature or something.

Threads that urge a member to come back are also not allowed.

Edit: Threads about retiring from staff or losing status are also not allowed. Stricken out
« Last Edit: June 18, 2008, 07:08:25 pm by Abwayax »
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Re: Goodbye threads are now forbidden
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2008, 09:05:20 pm »
Due to the emotional tearjerking and drama goodbye threads create, they are no longer not allowed on this forum.

If you are leaving, feel free to stick it in your signature or something.

Threads that urge a member to come back are also not allowed.

Edit: Threads about retiring from staff or losing status are also not allowed.

Uhh, that's kind of stupid.
Yeah, goodbyes are emotional and dramatic, that's to be expected with everyone when someone leaves.
But is that really, overall, any reason to nix the ability to say goodbye to a forum's members when they leave?
Sure, let people stick that stuff in their signature, but how many people do you think are going to check someone's signature to see if they're leaving?

Seriously, just because a freaking goodbye is emotional and sometimes dramatic doesn't really mean you have to nix the ability.

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Re: Goodbye threads are now forbidden
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2008, 09:02:34 am »
Retireing from staff threads, NOT ALLOWED!
Jeez people!
Allowed now.
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Re: Goodbye threads are now forbidden
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2008, 10:31:40 am »
I have to admit, that IS rather stupid.

I sort of understand about threads urging members to come back not being allowed, but threads about people leaving being forbidden? That's just heartless, especially if your reason is because they cause emotion. People often want to express their feelings to the full in those threads, & when you have to compress all of that into your signature, you'd find that it's lost everything about it that made it your own, rather than just "I'm leaving because everyone hates me/I'm a total ****/etc.".

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Re: Goodbye threads are now forbidden
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2008, 07:10:07 pm »

I can't say I agree with the new ruling. Leaving threads maybe, but staff threads are sometimes needed for staff that are permanently leaving. Members look fondly back upon those staff and it'd be nice to say goodbye.
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Re: Goodbye threads are now forbidden
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2008, 07:24:14 pm »
I mean, I sort of agree with this ruling. Unfortunately, I've seen it happen too much where people leave just for attention, and after a bunch of people urge them to come back, they do it after a week or so. And this sometimes happens a lot. :/

This signature rule works well for people who post a lot, since you're probably going to notice it, and if a person left who made only about 10 posts, it really wouldn't make a big difference anyway.

Just my thoughts, I really don't have a major preference over the ruling on this. :)
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Re: Goodbye threads are now forbidden
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2008, 08:27:44 pm »
Heartless? Maybe, but it beats having to put up with "waah everyone hates me I'm leaving forever" threads posted by people who come back two days later.

Also remember that I'm the admin who, allegedly, doesn't give a flying f**k about his members.

Edit: Just so you know the above statement was sarcastic. Also, to expand on my post, I'd like to point out that most goodbye threads are of the form "<someone>/<the admins>/<everyone> hates me so I'm leaving forever", and the people who post these threads usually end up returning anyway after getting 2 or 3 pages long full of replies that assure the OP that no one hates them (this is generally true, I don't think anyone here is hated by anyone). Most people who actually do leave for longer than a week (ACE91 doesn't count) are the ones who don't post such threads.
« Last Edit: May 12, 2008, 08:41:34 pm by Abwayax »
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Re: Goodbye threads are now forbidden
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2008, 07:40:01 am »
I actucally agree with Abwayax.
There are other ways to wis your forum friends goodbye.
PM's are one of these.
The main purpose of posting a goodbye thread is to get people to be all tear jerky about your leaving. Its kinda narcissistic when you think of it, grabing for attention as a last action on a forum.
Now a staff step down thread can sometimes be useful, but that doesn't belong here.

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Re: Goodbye threads are now forbidden
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2008, 06:23:47 pm »
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Heartless? Maybe, but it beats having to put up with "waah everyone hates me I'm leaving forever" threads posted by people who come back two days later.
<not really sarcasm>I wonder who that could be.</not really sarcasm>
I agree with, Staff Position Loss and all of the above. I don't think we should delete the threads that are already...breaking the "new" rule. Just leave 'em. Stupid post count increasers. thats why it should be HIDDEN!
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Re: Goodbye threads are now forbidden
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2008, 06:01:18 pm »
*Laughs* I'm gonna leave and never come back until after about a week! *Cries* Cuz you all ate me...wait...*Looks closer at hand* Oh! Hate me. *Laughs again* Wow. I see that a lot on websites. I want to make something clear though. If it seems like I'm trying to draw attention to myself at times, I'm sorry. I'm not trying to. Like that suicide thread. I didn't post it to see how many people would reply. I just wanted to know if maybe anyone had advice on depression or something, so again, I'm sorry if it seemed like I was trying to draw attention to myself. That was not what I wanted people to think.
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Re: Goodbye threads are now forbidden
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2008, 10:03:25 pm »
I actucally agree with Abwayax.
There are other ways to wis your forum friends goodbye.
PM's are one of these.
The main purpose of posting a goodbye thread is to get people to be all tear jerky about your leaving. Its kinda narcissistic when you think of it, grabing for attention as a last action on a forum.
Now a staff step down thread can sometimes be useful, but that doesn't belong here.
PMs are zetta slow and too specific.
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Re: Goodbye threads are now forbidden
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2009, 07:37:36 pm »
So THIS is why no one saw my leaving thread! O_o
No wonder people were wondering where I went!!! :P
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Re: Goodbye threads are now forbidden
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2009, 11:18:09 am »
So THIS is why no one saw my leaving thread! O_o
No wonder people were wondering where I went!!! :P
I thought you put it in a special board or something.
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