posted on Sep, 28 2005 @ 02:45 PM
It is in regards to Amuk, look at some of the avatar image names:
I am assuming that, since they've all got Amuk's avatar in their own and three of them have Amuk's name in the file name, it is Amuk who is being
For the mods not to think that this one time many of their avatars change to something very similar people wouldn't notice is unlikely, though. Every
time there has been a themed avatar thing, threads show up asking about the ninja monkeys or whatever. If it is true that it never occurred to anyone
that people would notice, draw connections, and ask questions, it was done in a hurry without thinking through possible consequences. The moderators
here aren't dumb, and many of them, I'm sure, catch potential misinterpretations or fallout from potential decisions before they are made. In this
case, it appears that did not happen, so either it was intentional or extremely hurried.
If it was intentional, it was to bring attention to something that we will be informed of at a later time. It is not right for any of the mods to
explain about something Amuk is going through if he didn't feel the need or urge to share it on a public forum. Being a moderator of a website does
not mean your life is exposed to every member of that website. It is to Amuk to choose to reveal or not to reveal what is going on. Obviously he chose
not to when he embarked on whatever adventure he is now having, but he may feel differently after he has gotten back to us.
I hope if anyone is in contact with him, you let him know about this show of support and concern for him, though. People noticed, they
recognized the avatar and who it belonged to, and they were concerned and wanted to know more about one of our beloved moderators. Whatever he might
be going through, it might help his morale to know that so many people are pulling for him to get through this without even knowing what "this" is.