Well, I’m out for a short while..
Here’s a thread I never thought I’d be making. However, bear in mind It's not one I'm making out of anger or frustration or anything else like
that as others before me have done. See, I’m looking to take a bit of a break from here now. One I don’t want to take but one I think I may have
to due to circumstances. With writing this thread I just thought it would be nice to at least let people know. I have a lot of friends that I've made
here after all, some people I’ve gotten to know really, really well now and chat to almost every single day.
But I have a lot of real life stuff I need to concentrate on now you see and I have some other stuff I need to work on getting started online as well
– Namely the little project I have listed in my signature for example. Stuff that I’d like to focus a bit more time on thus making a break from
this site here where I spend a great deal of my time, all of which I still thoroughly enjoy, a bit of a distraction. An unwanted and unneeded
I have to be honest as well, lately on ATS I have been feeling perhaps more and more frustrated at certain thing’s I've seen as well, and I imagine
certain others can say the same thing. I still enjoy reading of course and I don’t think overall content has changed all that much over the years
either, despite what some say there is still great thread’s out there as far as I'm concerned, it's just a case of finding them and not letting
yourself get overwhelmed by all the nonsense, but there are thing’s which have become too much of an annoyance too – namely certain race issues
which are just such a shame to see, especially here. I really thought some were better than such things.
So, looking at how I feel alone, as opposed to what I need to do for myself anyway, maybe a bit of a break is a good thing. I’m sure every single
person reading this thread now has come to a point at one time or another where they just feel so annoyed and disappointed at something they saw
posted here to the extent where they physically need to step away. Nothing wrong with that I guess. We all admire this site and hate to see it
tarnished in such a way. I imagine it’s why there’s so many complaint thread’s about content and so on as well, you know, the one's which seem
to crop up every few weeks or so without fail..
This really is a great site though and to see so much negativity surrounding it, whether it be through content or anything else, really is a shame.
I'm a big believer that this community, when they really put their minds together that is, can achieve a lot and can prove or debunk almost anything.
Much more than some realize in fact. There's a lot of very Intelligent and open-minded people here. More than anywhere else I've ever encountered..
But anyway, I do like this site, I enjoy posting here, I know I've at least tried to contribute some good stuff over time and I do have a lot of
respect for those who brought it to us. But, at least for a while, I can’t really say I’m going to be a part of the community. Because as of right
now I imagine I won’t be all that much. I have thing’s elsewhere that I need to take care of, online and offline, and as much as I do enjoy this
site, It is rather addictive and distracting, something I think most reading can attest to. Something I also don't need right now.
Cya around sometime in the future perhaps – I’ll try and make sure I’m not crawling back here all apologetic and begging for acceptance once
again with-in at least a day or 2.
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