Today, at approx. 7:50 PM, EST, I Herby surrender the Moderator-cy, effective immediately...
...if you like Nixon...lol.
But seriously, I am leaving QJ. When I joined, I came to share my experiences in the PSP Scene and all other gaming topics here. After my near-year here, (excuse the triple rhyme ), that never really became a reality.
Shortly after I joined, the current admins were replaced by new ones. The old admins were not doing much, so I guess they said it was time for quits and a change. Well, there was change, all-right. And I would not say it was a good one. Sure, the old admins were not doing their job, really, but the forums were still used, and there were still active and fun veterans of the forums around. When the new admins came in, they abused and misused their power. If you put one toe out of line, you were banned. If you said QJ around any words that matched "suck" in any thesaurus, you were banned. And sadly, most people who made this forum were being banned, or calling it quits. I'm not saying everybody's gone, but a good majority are.
During that process, I made a few "in-line" but rebelliousness posts/threads, and got made a Moderator for it. I suppose it was a "we'll give you a gun if you shut up" type of thing. I should have refused it, but I said "OK, cool" and preceded to do my job. I should have said "cram it" but I held the gun and aimed it at the people whose side I was once on.
At from then to now, I watched QJ go from "out of breath" to "crawling towards water in a desert", and that "water" is a mirage. The admins seem to think they are great, but they proceed to go again the users wishes, and make the forum a money-making hell hole. Thats all QJ is now, a ad-magnet. They sold whatever dignity QJ had left to their "friends" we call ad-companies. That may not be the truth, but it sure as **** seems like it to me.
I am leaving because I have had enough. I gave you guys a chance, Valiant, Sinbad, Jamz and whoever is up there with ya. I suppose y'all tried, but you didn't try the right way, or hard enough. Maybe both.
I want to say sorry for my leaving to p0p0, cmbeke, and all my other chums. You guys have made this forum enjoyable to an extent, as much as it could be for me. I know some of ya have accounts at MfM, as that is my primary forum now. Chat me up there, or on email.
And to Elite and Nick. Sorry I cant hang in there with ya, waiting for a brighter tomorrow. You guys have been the best fellow mods a mod could have. I hope your brighter tomorrow comes, and if it does, be sure to let me know :)
And a final note to the admins. Knowing you guys, you won't let this stand. As soon as you find this post, it'll be gone as with me. I hope the title keeps you away for awhile as people read it. Or maybe I'm wrong. Maybe you'll let it stand and let folks read it. I hope I am wrong.
You say you want this forum to be great. Your not doing a good job at it. You suck at it. Which leads me to believe my hypothesis. That all your in for is the money from ads.
Might I just ad, that Sinbad, I think you've done the best out of all the admins. You are less "evil", per say, then Valiant, more forgiving and more agreeable to the user base's requests.. I can't judge the rest of ya, tho. You're not active enough.
And all I ask is for you guys to leave my account be, as much as possible. Remove my abilities, my posts/threads, whatever. Just let me be able to login and post for IF you actually manage to pull this off and make QJ great again. Thats all I ask.
Thanks QJ, as much as I can given the circumstances. So I bid you farewell, ado, and whatever else.
Larry Rantz, former moderator of QJ-Forums