« on: Yesterday at 05:42:38 AM »
I don't know how to start it... You see, I'm just sad and frustrated. We had (and we still have) a lot of users/members here. Most of them are not very active (or even inactive). We had (and we have... I hope we'll continue to have) some very good members/users here. I'm not going to mention them one by one, but all of you who know us well in the recent years probably know them.
And here comes my why... I'd like to ask why one of our best users (who I think was a friend of mine; well, at least, an online friend of mine), if this great amazing and knowledgeable person is still visiting us, but not posting anymore: "Why, my dear friend? Why?"
This is his last message (I hope he's still alive and well!) sent to me (on: May 06, 2016, 01:41:24 AM). I'll publish it here without his name/nickname, because I do respect his privacy and the goal is only to make him know that I'm talking about him and I miss him:
"I send this to you in private but you are welcome to share it with the inner circle with no issues from me.
In not to long, some time this month, I will be disappearing from the internet. My ISP is starting caps on internet usage and as low as they are to set it, it is unlikely I can stay under them. In essence they are doubling the cost without any improvements in service nor product. It's strictly a cash grab.
I refuse to pay more for less. It's not that valuable to me. So until I find another ISP, be that a week or a year, I'll be off line and no longer connected. So when I disappear, I'd rather those places that know me as well as those places I mod at know ahead of time.
(No, I'm not stupid. I'm not an Native English speaker and maybe I'm not an excellent English speaker, but I do understand the meaning of his currently last message to me.
And the reason I'm asking him 'Why?' is that I had a chance to see that he's is back online, just because I noticed some of his posts in another website (which one? It's a secret.), which he posted, after he disappeared from here. You understand me, I hope. So, I waited some months until he maybe will remember us and will join us again. But it didn't happen. And I just want to have this first and last try, to let him know that I and many of our staff here, miss him a lot and he's so welcome to be here again!!! I'd like to apologize, if he thinks that we hurt him in one or another way. I hope we all were only friendly and positive to him. That's all... We miss you!)