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I am hereby tendering my letter of resignation from this relationship

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by , 2nd August 2010 at 03:20 AM (2097 Views)
I've been a moderator on Bulbagarden Forums for a good several years. Six or seven now, I've lost count. During that time I've made friends, lost friends, done good things, done bad things, learned a lot, and had lots of fun. This, however, is the end.

I could say I'm leaving because I'm the only member of Bulbagarden's staff who thinks using the n-word is an infractable offense. I could say it's because a fellow staff member thinks that whether or not my emotions were a conscious choice is something he's entitled to have a personal opinion about. But it's really more that this forum, as a whole, frustrates me more than anything else in my life. It's not even just modding; reading the posts here, seeing people deny systematic racism and homophobia, seeing people gleefully state that Iris is a "Native monkey girl" and not even realize why that's a bad thing to say, leaves me filled with rage and anger. And it shouldn't, I know, because most of the people on this forum are barely-literate fourteen-year-olds whose parents should be better supervising their internet. It's not you. It's your parents.

Also, I have a new position moderating an RPG on another site, and that's eating up a lot of my time.

Therefore, I am hereby resigning my position as a moderator of Bulbagarden Forums. I probably won't continue posting, since there's really nothing that interests me around here that doesn't also infuriate me, and my blood pressure's too high these days. (Note that this is a prediction, not a promise.) However, I will leave a short list of goodbyes.

[B]Archaic:[/B] Thank you for buying me that copy of Pokemon Wonderland that one time.

[B]Blackjack:[/B] We may not be the best of friends these days, but I do remember fondly the good times we shared. Keep on keeping on.

[B]Tsutomu[/B], or whatever you're going by these days: You were an adorable troll. Have fun.

[B]Maxim:[/B] I know you're reading this. You're fucking creepy. I never thought you were even the slightest bit a good person, and your "Dogged Nice Guy" routine in which you portrayed me as an "Adorable Tsundere" with a secret crush on you? [I]REALLY DISTURBING.[/I] If I never hear from you again, it'll be too soon.

Also [B]SaturnYoshi[/B] is pretty cool. Just logged back in to say that.

And some more, which I'm adding as they come to mind:

[B]Ryuutakeshi:[/B] Sorry for banning you that one time, but you have to admit it was funny.

[B]Nekusagi:[/B] Actually, I changed your avatar on purpose because I wanted to see how you'd react, because you were lying about never checking Bulbagarden (we can see invisible users' activity, you know). (I didn't really expect the change to go through, so that part was the truth, but I intended for it to. I was surprised that it did, but it was a pleasant surprise.)

[B]Nando:[/B] You're probably not reading this, but you know that one time I posted on the Code Geass comm on LJ with a question about Nightmare of Nunnally and you replied? Your comment didn't disappear by a random fluke. I deleted it because you're a fucking jackass who gets off on falsely accusing other people of being pedophiles, possibly to cover up for yourself.

[B]Mozz:[/B] Where are you these days?

[B]Mamady:[/B] You do a great job with the server, and I just thought someone should let you know that. ♥

[B]TTEchidna:[/B] You are seriously unhinged, you know that?

[B]Gliscor'd:[/B] Oh my god, shut [I]up[/I].


Goodbye, Bulbagarden. It's been fun.

...and I guess I'm kind of an attention seeker, so I'll stick around about a day or so to read the comments and VMs I get. Hey, at least I'm more honest than SOME people who "left Bulbagarden forever".

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Updated 8th August 2010 at 06:06 PM by $aturn¥oshi

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  1. $aturn¥oshi's Avatar
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    Aw, I don't get a mention? [/self-centred]

    Welp, have fun.
  2. Ryuutakeshi's Avatar
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    Good-bye Ket. It was fun while it lasted. I'll miss you.

    Also... I have to agree about Maxim.
  3. TTEchidna's Avatar
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    Aw, I don't get mentioned as the dictatorial asshole? D:
  4. Transfinite's Avatar
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    Nope, but you get a mention as a batshit nutcase due to your habit of trying to pick fights with me over AIM.
  5. Ryuutakeshi's Avatar
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    That it was Ket. That is was. You taught me how to use Youtube. :)

    In all honesty, I'm glad you did that. I learned quite a bit from those experiences.

    Saturn, get your cursor off the ban button.

    So who's your heir? Can I torture them?
  6. TTEchidna's Avatar
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    But that's where the fun is. D: And it wasn't picking fights. It was an honest question of your opinion.
  7. $aturn¥oshi's Avatar
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    Thanks for the kind words. Don't worry, I'll keep Blackjack in line.
  8. Transfinite's Avatar
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    Hey, I didn't do ANYTHING worth being banned over. No death threats here, boys!

    My heir is you, Ryuu. Use your power wisely.

    And TTE, it was kind of a mixture of that and also the one time you went on a rabid rage about the Bell Tower.
  9. TTEchidna's Avatar
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    BELL TOWER IS IMPORTANT YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT. JOHTO IS LIFE OR DEATH.

    Also note sarcastic caps lock. :D
  10. $aturn¥oshi's Avatar
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    Ryuu's a terrible heir. I'm by far a better replacement.

    What? TTE has already forgotten about Tin Tower?
  11. Darkeiya's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by $aturn¥oshi
    What? TTE has already forgotten about Tin Tower?
    Nah, he just quit throwing a bitchfit about it once he got over the fact that those silly little remakes weren't 100% faithful to the originals.
  12. TTEchidna's Avatar
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    THEY MOVED SUICUNE TOO.
  13. $aturn¥oshi's Avatar
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    Enhanced re-releases. I've been saying that since the beginning…
  14. TTEchidna's Avatar
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    Enough remake talk.

    I'M A MADMAN! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA.

    Anyway, yeah, I'm gonna miss you being around. Didn't always agree with you, and thought some of the stuff you thought was a step too far... but hey. Would things be interesting if that wasn't the case?
  15. System Error's Avatar
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    It is my strange honor to be infracted by you just before you left. No, really. >_>

    Really though, stuff like that depends on the context IMO. If someone's calling out a black guy with it, it's definitely bad, but if they're say, quoting To Kill A Mockingbird or something, or using it to prove a point of some kind, it's not quite as bad. Maybe it's just something I and others don't get though, like pig dog to a German. Seriously, what's up with that?

    All in all though, we're all a little racist. Personally, I've just learned to accept it, but try to suppress the tendencies as best I can. Does that make me a better man than those who think all who are racist are immature and/or douchebags? Well, knowing this place and especially The Soap Box, there'd probably be a 500000 page debate about such a thing. See, that's what I mean about just accepting this kind of thing and not caring too much.

    On one last note, I approve of your stances on Neku and Nando. Just sayin'. ;) You seem like a decent enough guy, I don't want an incident with me to be the catalyst for someone like that leaving. Seems like a lot of people are leaving over arguments on the board lately.
  16. Transfinite's Avatar
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    [QUOTE=System Error;bt82203]It is my strange honor to be infracted by you just before you left. No, really. >_>[/quote]

    The infraction has been reversed, because no one else on the staff thinks the n-word is infractable.

    [quote]Really though, stuff like that depends on the context IMO. If someone's calling out a black guy with it, it's definitely bad, but if they're say, quoting To Kill A Mockingbird or something, or using it to prove a point of some kind, it's not quite as bad. Maybe it's just something I and others don't get though, like pig dog to a German. Seriously, what's up with that? [/quote]

    Context is everything, but the context you used it in is different from these examples.

    [quote]All in all though, we're all a little racist. Personally, I've just learned to accept it, but try to suppress the tendencies as best I can. Does that make me a better man than those who think all who are racist are immature and/or douchebags? Well, knowing this place and especially The Soap Box, there'd probably be a 500000 page debate about such a thing. See, that's what I mean about just accepting this kind of thing and not caring too much.[/quote]

    I agree that we're all a little bit racist, even me. Difference is, I don't go around calling people by outdated racial terms and then acting surprised when people get offended. My strategy is, when I'm called out on having done something racist? I listen and learn. I don't always agree with what I'm being told, but I don't dismiss it just because it hurts my feelings.

    [quote]On one last note, I approve of your stances on Neku and Nando. Just sayin'. ;) You seem like a decent enough guy, I don't want an incident with me to be the catalyst for someone like that leaving. Seems like a lot of people are leaving over arguments on the board lately.[/QUOTE]

    Eh, it's more like these arguments were the last straw. And the part about being too busy [i]was[/i] true.

    Take care.
  17. Sublime's Avatar
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    Bye Ket. Stay classy.
  18. DarkDreams's Avatar
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    Even though I don't know you...

    Good bye, dear, sweet mod. I salute you for your hard work *salute*
  19. DCM's Avatar
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    I can't decide if there's a dig at me in there. Oh well. Keep it real.
  20. System Error's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Transfinite
    The infraction has been reversed, because no one else on the staff thinks the n-word is infractable.

    Context is everything, but the context you used it in is different from these examples.
    I think it should be when it's clearly racist, and that's likely the stance they take too. I hope. >_> Though I wasn't intending to have truly racist overtones in that post. I was more thinking "what, is he insulting me for using a weakish term like Negro, or does he think that's too racist?" *facepalms* is kind of a generic term after all, and it's more often than not associated with lameness or foolishness. And it seemed even moreso being preceeded by asking if one really decided to do something that one sees as fairly normal. I hope you can at least understand my side of things. :P

    By the way, like I said, your preferred "black" can be racist too. One guy I know on PSN has endlessly mocked me for blurting "are you black or somethin'?" to a guy. >_> Don't ask what compelled me to say that at the time. I'm not sure either. <_< >_> <_<
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