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Admin Resignation: Natasha Softpaw
« on: February 08, 2009, 10:29:37 pm »
It was mentioned in another thread, but just so there's no confusion, I wanted y'all to hear it from me.  Yes, I have resigned my position as forum administrator, and I doubt I'll be making any posts here in the near future.

My reasons for this are complex, and revolve around some recent discussions among staff members of this site.  For a long time, I've been focusing my administrative efforts on this site very strongly, and even left other sites so I could spend more time here.  Given the lack of activity from other staff members, and the positive responses from the users here, I was operating under the assumption that I was doing a good job.  I also had some rather grandiose plans for the website to accompany this forum, which has been delayed for quite some time.

However, I was apparently making the other staff members feel excluded, despite my efforts to the contrary, and no one really brought it to my attention until a recent discussion where some very hurtful things were said.  I was not asked to leave, but with the attitudes and opinions expressed in that discussion, I no longer feel comfortable or welcome to stay here.

I'm still on the administration team for Lupinia, which currently hosts this site, so I'll still be available for technical issues.  But, please don't contact me for any other administration-related issues.  And it's not like I'm quitting the fandom or anything, I'm sure I'll bump into many of you on other sites, or even at a con.

For over four years, I've put my heart and soul into this forum, and tried to help it be the best it can be.  I've watched countless former members of this site go on to become popular, respected members of the furry fandom, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't going to miss this place.  But, my time has come to move on, and I wish the site's staff good luck in whatever new direction they're aiming for.  And, to everyone else, I wish all of you the best, as you find your place in the fandom.  Remember, furry is supposed to be for fun, and if you're not enjoying yourself, you're doing it wrong.

Take care, and good luck,
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Re: Admin Resignation: Natasha Softpaw
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2009, 11:02:25 pm »
We'll miss you Natasha.

I have a feeling we'll meet in the future...So, until then my friend!
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Re: Admin Resignation: Natasha Softpaw
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2009, 08:05:56 am »
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Re: Admin Resignation: Natasha Softpaw
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2009, 10:30:22 am »
I really didn't expect this to happen, I somehow thought that you were one of two people "owning" this site (Kit Wolf being the other)...

The members will always consider you welcome here, whatever the opinion of the administrators/moderators.

Sucks to loose the most active admin (at least when it comes to stuff that isn't "behind the scenes").
Hopefully it won't hurt the site too much.
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Re: Admin Resignation: Natasha Softpaw
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2009, 12:23:43 pm »
I'm still hoping to see you at Megaplex, Natasha! Me and a couple of other furs here!

I may have just joined last summer but you sure as hell made a definitive impact on my part, as well as many other furries here!

...We <3 you!

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Re: Admin Resignation: Natasha Softpaw
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2009, 01:17:04 pm »
Yeah, I was wondering where you had gone...=S

You have been very helpful and you will be missed...I know you will =)


...I feel sad now,I dont like seeing people leave. I never thought for one minute that you would either.

Good luck in whatever you choose to do next!
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Re: Admin Resignation: Natasha Softpaw
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2009, 04:41:26 pm »
Ah, I am quite upset over this news of your departure from this site.
I wish you luck on wherever your ventures take you next, and I do indeed hope to meet in the future.

Know that though you are not here your memory and impact shall remain, and you shall be missed.

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Re: Admin Resignation: Natasha Softpaw
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2009, 05:59:07 pm »
wait what? that dosn't seem right.

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Re: Admin Resignation: Natasha Softpaw
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2009, 06:20:39 pm »
wait what? that dosn't seem right.

I know, It seems so...random and out of the blue =S

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Re: Admin Resignation: Natasha Softpaw
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2009, 06:30:31 pm »
It might not be entirely expected for us lowly mortals, but the affairs of the mods are above us. Evidently, something somewhere went wrong. It might even seem unfair on us. But either way, we are powerless to stop it, unless we en-mass stopped posting as a protest or something, but that would be stupid.

But, whatever. Natasha has left for her own reasons. Yes she will be missed, but then all kinds of members come and go.

Wether or not you read this, Natasha. See you around, hopefuly. FT won't be the same without you. But I'm sure we'll survive. That's what you'd want afterall.

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Re: Admin Resignation: Natasha Softpaw
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2009, 07:05:25 pm »
We'll miss you, Natasha.  Best of luck in all your ventures to come.
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Re: Admin Resignation: Natasha Softpaw
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2009, 08:04:48 pm »
It might not be entirely expected for us lowly mortals, but the affairs of the mods are above us.

It was unexpected for us too, we didn't want her to leave.
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Re: Admin Resignation: Natasha Softpaw
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2009, 01:19:18 am »
Woah, this is... surprising.
Gack.
Er... I've nothing great to say on the matter, but you'll certainly be missed, you were part of the great local character here.
Like a big fuzzy form-mother, or something. :3
Well, I wish you the best of luck in any and all future endeavors.
And, ah, for old times sake...


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Re: Admin Resignation: Natasha Softpaw
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2009, 11:30:03 am »
Woah, this is... surprising.



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Re: Admin Resignation: Natasha Softpaw
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2009, 07:51:48 pm »
Aww, I was wondering why you weren't posting D:
Well, bye. I haven't been here very long, but I don't think FT will be the same without you here. Well, whatever. Seeya round (well, hopefully xD) :3

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Re: Admin Resignation: Natasha Softpaw
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2009, 11:34:03 pm »
It might not be entirely expected for us lowly mortals, but the affairs of the mods are above us.

It was unexpected for us too, we didn't want her to leave.

Same unexpected, however should Natasha want to come back as a Administrator or Moderator role there will always be a warm space for her here.