For some people it could be easy to not post, for me it is impossible. If I had the ability to post I would post end of story. If my boss said hey, stop posting on that site or I will fire you, I would still post because I have friends and family on the site and have been through a lot with some.
Truth of the matter is I have some opportunities for advancement that I cannot pass up and posting on the internet atm would seriously hurt those opportunities. I'm talking about life changing income and responsibility changes that would make my retirement comfortable and secure my families financial interest.
Now why did I not do a big goodbye? It's simple really PP.O is bigger then me, it is bigger then Webby, Cajun, Ultra, and every other person that posts there. So my personality landed me in the spotlight every once and a while, so people liked me, people hated me, people ignored me or hung on my every word.....so what the site is amazing and it is amazing because of the people there. One person does not make or break a site.
It is possible to vanish in the night not drawing attention to myself. How many times did I post in a thread that was congratulating me on a post count.....very seldom. How many times did I start one? Never. As much as it may piss people off to know I really don't give a pooh about post count, I don't give a pooh about status or power on the INTERNET! I could have gone through the years on PPO an unknown and still had just as much fun.
There is a difference between a HEY LOOK AT ME, and me just being me posting something and having people react. I have started threads that had 20+ pages of responses. I have started threads that have 3 responses then they die. It is all the same to me. I left the way I did because I didn't want to say hey look at me I'm leaving if anyone got hurt I apologize.
It wasn't a cloak and shadows, or a disrespect it was simply time to move on and people that need to know do and people that never really gave a flying floop about me do not need to know. Lets be honest here, you have a handful of people you consider friends, a handful of people you appreciate their discussion and company, a handful of people you tolerate, and a truck load of people you could give a pooh about it's the nature of the beast to me and personalities will not always mesh.
Lastly no need to go on about how great PPO is because everyone knows it is. Hell I deleted my account to keep myself from posting there. Lack of self control? Absolutely. Does it expose me as a sad individual who has issues? Absolutely. Do I care? Nope.
If anyone wants to reach me please use my personal e-mail. [email protected]
Anyone can use this whether you hated me or liked me, friend or foe. I will be just as happy to hand you your jiggly butt via e-mail.