I had planned on making this a side note on my next real post, but then I decided that, in order to protect my friends from speculation, I would post about it here. If you feel the need to report this to any BBs, blogs, Usenet groups, or web-based discussion forums, please link back to this post (http://www.livejournal.com/users/willowisp/168371.html
) instead of summarizing and/or speculating. Since I happen to be the person involved, I believe it is safe to say that I know the whole story, nor do I have any reason to lie about the events.
Today I resigned my three remaining Pern-themed MUD wizbits and retired all of my remaining RP MUD characters, theme irrelevant. I may someday bring the characters back or create new characters, but I do not foresee this happening in even the remotest future. I am keeping my "characters" on social games such as TooMUSH (C'vin) and on the living room MUSHes hosted by various friends (Cat or C'vin, usually).
Note that all resignations and retirements were done in good faith and with no acrimony involved. I have not deleted or otherwise messed with any information on the DBs, and callicrates
and I will continue hosting those games which reside on spundreams.net, theme or wizard status irrelevant. If some of the code I've left behind breaks and the admin(s) ask, I will happily log on and try to fix it. I still consider all of my former fellow wizards to be friends, and those who have LJs are still on my friends list.( Reasons, for those morbidly interested.Collapse )
I will continue updating the ATWL, mostly because the submissions are so few and far between that there is no significant time drain, aside from wading through the spam, and also because dragon names still fascinate me. We're still working on fine-tuning the spam filter so that it doesn't catch the occasional update, and I really need to wade through the 1000+ messages to find any submissions made recently. Once I do I plan on returning to updating within twelve hours of receiving the submissions unless they're mismarked as spam. Anyone wanting to help with filter fine-tuning, please let me know.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. If you have any questions, please comment or send me e-mail. I can be reached using my LJ username and the domain gmail.com. Current Mood: contemplative