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Thread started 05/26/03 9:38pm

matt

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I am very discouraged

Hi, it's Matt here. I'm just speaking for myself in this post, and whatever I say does not necessarily reflect the official views of prince.org. Glad we got that out of the way. smile

Apparently something big has blown up over the last few days, when I was mostly away from the .org. I'm getting details here and there, but I still don't have the big picture. I suppose that's because. in general, I try to stay out of the "drama," unless it becomes something where a moderator has to step in.

It's sad to see many of our long-time .orgers announcing their intentions to leave the site. And while I think (and hope) that most, if not all, will eventually return, it's just... discouraging.

This may come as a surprise to some of you, especially after some of the stuff I've posted here (e.g., my nipple piercing photos), but in some ways, I can be a very private person. A few of you whom I've confided in know that I'm currently dealing with some difficult issues. Now, I know that my problems aren't anyone else's problems, and I'm not asking for anyone's sympathy, but when I add this current... situation... here on the .org to those, it makes me sad. sad

Am I taking this site too seriously? Maybe so... I've certainly made that mistake in the past. But I've been here for almost eight years (if you count the PPML era), and it just hurts to see this stuff in a community that I love. cry

They say time heals all wounds... I hope that is the case here.

Maybe this wasn't very eloquent, but it's how I feel.
Please note: effective March 21, 2010, I've stepped down from my prince.org Moderator position.
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Reply #1 posted 05/26/03 9:39pm

Handclapsfinga
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i know how ya feel, matt. i've been here on the org since its beginnin and i've never seen such a mass exodus like this. sad day, indeed.

sad
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Reply #2 posted 05/26/03 9:40pm

2the9s

Thanks Matt. Hope everything is okay!
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Reply #3 posted 05/26/03 9:41pm

AzureStar

sad

It is sad. We're all behaving like children... well, not everyone. smile

As for your personal problems... I hope you get through them smoothly.
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Reply #4 posted 05/26/03 9:41pm

pejman

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clapping now maybe we can get them to come back and stay and pretend like this never happened !!!
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MENACE TO SOBRIETY drink
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Reply #5 posted 05/26/03 9:42pm

bkw

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I think they love us too much to really leave. I hope.

Hope things work out Matt.
When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
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Reply #6 posted 05/26/03 9:42pm

wellbeyond

You pierced your nipples??... :O
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Reply #7 posted 05/26/03 9:43pm

MrBliss

matt said:

(snip...post removed bliss)



























just kidding big grin ... i hope your personal stuff pans out ok
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Reply #8 posted 05/26/03 9:44pm

REDFEATHERS

pejman said:

clapping now maybe we can get them to come back and stay and pretend like this never happened !!!


yay!
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Reply #9 posted 05/26/03 9:50pm

althom

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Hopefully everyone will cool down in a couple of days. nod
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Reply #10 posted 05/26/03 9:51pm

Handclapsfinga
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althom said:

Hopefully everyone will cool down in a couple of days. nod

that, and nobody else will get booted or leave...sad
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Reply #11 posted 05/26/03 9:53pm

40acres

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I was told that people usually have to literally "beg" Ian to come back lol..unless you are on his side etc etc...lol comedy.
You can keep the mule.
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Reply #12 posted 05/26/03 9:54pm

PUKE

40acres said:

I was told that people usually have to literally "beg" Ian to come back lol..unless you are on his side etc etc...lol comedy.

well, i sent him an email this evening, telling him that i wanted to work things out... he said that he wouldn't even entertain the idea... what the fuck is that?
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Reply #13 posted 05/26/03 9:54pm

wellbeyond

matt said:

This may come as a surprise to some of you, especially after some of the stuff I've posted here (e.g., my nipple piercing photos), but in some ways, I can be a very private person. A few of you whom I've confided in know that I'm currently dealing with some difficult issues.

This right here coulda been written by me...well, minus pics of my nipples..heh..but I can understand and relate to this, Matt. I'm extremely private...and I, too, am going thru some rather intense transitions in my life...only Julie/Freespirit knows of everything I'm dealing with, and I'm thankful to God for her presence in my life...heart...but as I'm sure you have experienced, it really does put things like social dramas on a web site into it's proper perspective...and you truly do find yourself just not bothering to keep up with the daily soap opera around here. I have NO stinkin' clue as to what's transpired or who's on what side or who's done what to/with whom...and I like it that way.

Beautiful--and, yes, eloquent--post, Matt...
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Reply #14 posted 05/26/03 9:55pm

matt

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AzureStar said:

As for your personal problems... I hope you get through them smoothly.


Thanks, AzureStar (and everyone else who expressed similar thoughts). I wish I could discuss them here... but I can't... yet. (If I explained why, I think people would understand.) I may be able to at some point in the future... I hope so, anyway.

What I can say is that I'm taking action to deal with them. I'm not going to just sit in the corner and cry. A lot is going to change over the next year or so... and while it's kind of scary, because I don't know exactly what the future holds, it's also exciting in a strange way.

My close friends are telling me that I'm going to bounce back strong. And while that sometimes seems hard to believe, I know I've done it before, and I think I can do it again if I put my mind to it.
Please note: effective March 21, 2010, I've stepped down from my prince.org Moderator position.
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Reply #15 posted 05/26/03 9:56pm

wellbeyond

Oh, and btw, best of luck with everything you're dealing with in your life... hug
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Reply #16 posted 05/26/03 9:57pm

40acres

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PUKE said:

40acres said:

I was told that people usually have to literally "beg" Ian to come back lol..unless you are on his side etc etc...lol comedy.

well, i sent him an email this evening, telling him that i wanted to work things out... he said that he wouldn't even entertain the idea... what the fuck is that?

thats called "the org"..you know the place that everyone makes fun of npgmc at for having the same gestapo tactics lol
You can keep the mule.
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Reply #17 posted 05/26/03 9:58pm

PUKE

40acres said:

PUKE said:

40acres said:

I was told that people usually have to literally "beg" Ian to come back lol..unless you are on his side etc etc...lol comedy.

well, i sent him an email this evening, telling him that i wanted to work things out... he said that he wouldn't even entertain the idea... what the fuck is that?

thats called "the org"..you know the place that everyone makes fun of npgmc at for having the same gestapo tactics lol


nod...
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Reply #18 posted 05/26/03 9:59pm

REDFEATHERS

PUKE said:

40acres said:

I was told that people usually have to literally "beg" Ian to come back lol..unless you are on his side etc etc...lol comedy.

well, i sent him an email this evening, telling him that i wanted to work things out... he said that he wouldn't even entertain the idea... what the fuck is that?



Why don't you e-mail ben? He is cool! headbang
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Reply #19 posted 05/26/03 10:02pm

Handclapsfinga
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REDFEATHERS said:

PUKE said:

40acres said:

I was told that people usually have to literally "beg" Ian to come back lol..unless you are on his side etc etc...lol comedy.

well, i sent him an email this evening, telling him that i wanted to work things out... he said that he wouldn't even entertain the idea... what the fuck is that?



Why don't you e-mail ben? He is cool! headbang

thing with ben is that he's busy with his new job n'all...
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Reply #20 posted 05/26/03 10:04pm

PUKE

Handclapsfingasnapz said:

REDFEATHERS said:

PUKE said:

40acres said:

I was told that people usually have to literally "beg" Ian to come back lol..unless you are on his side etc etc...lol comedy.

well, i sent him an email this evening, telling him that i wanted to work things out... he said that he wouldn't even entertain the idea... what the fuck is that?



Why don't you e-mail ben? He is cool! headbang

thing with ben is that he's busy with his new job n'all...



which is why this place has become shit..
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Reply #21 posted 05/26/03 10:11pm

Nikster

Well...I know this will doubtlessly dissapoint many of you here, but...


Ummm...




I hate to tell you...




This is really hard for me...




But...





Really...







Y'all are stuck with me biggrin


This place is like a big dysfunctional family smile

I just wish the kids would 'play nice' with each other a little more often sad
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Reply #22 posted 05/26/03 10:14pm

Handclapsfinga
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PUKE said:

Handclapsfingasnapz said:

REDFEATHERS said:

PUKE said:

40acres said:

I was told that people usually have to literally "beg" Ian to come back lol..unless you are on his side etc etc...lol comedy.

well, i sent him an email this evening, telling him that i wanted to work things out... he said that he wouldn't even entertain the idea... what the fuck is that?



Why don't you e-mail ben? He is cool! headbang

thing with ben is that he's busy with his new job n'all...



which is why this place has become shit..

man...i wish i were a mod here. sad
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Reply #23 posted 05/26/03 10:16pm

wellbeyond

Handclapsfingasnapz said:

PUKE said:

Handclapsfingasnapz said:

REDFEATHERS said:

PUKE said:

40acres said:

I was told that people usually have to literally "beg" Ian to come back lol..unless you are on his side etc etc...lol comedy.

well, i sent him an email this evening, telling him that i wanted to work things out... he said that he wouldn't even entertain the idea... what the fuck is that?



Why don't you e-mail ben? He is cool! headbang

thing with ben is that he's busy with his new job n'all...



which is why this place has become shit..

man...i wish i were a mod here. sad

No you dunt, Lucy...you'll either misuse your power, or everyone will think you are...just hang back and keep postin' WB toon pics... 8)
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Reply #24 posted 05/26/03 10:18pm

Handclapsfinga
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wellbeyond said:

No you dunt, Lucy...you'll either misuse your power, or everyone will think you are...just hang back and keep postin' WB toon pics... 8)

sigh
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Reply #25 posted 05/26/03 10:22pm

wellbeyond

Handclapsfingasnapz said:

wellbeyond said:

No you dunt, Lucy...you'll either misuse your power, or everyone will think you are...just hang back and keep postin' WB toon pics... 8)

sigh

Nah, don't sigh...life's beautiful, you're beautiful...combine the two and just imagine how amazing it can be... nod
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Reply #26 posted 05/26/03 10:29pm

EvilWhiteMale

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I think everyone just needs to lighten the fuck up and quit making this a place of fighting over bullshit. Damn it already!
"You need people like me so you can point your fuckin' fingers and say, "That's the bad guy." "

Al Pacino- Scarface
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Reply #27 posted 05/26/03 10:40pm

MissCute

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Peace, people.
Some of the fights you're having here are with people you've never even met in real life, so why bother?

I'm hope things will cool off soon.

Love, all, and all will love you. heart

Shalom.
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For whatever it's worth, I'm sorry.
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Reply #28 posted 05/26/03 10:45pm

EvilWhiteMale

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People just like to fight over silliness.
"You need people like me so you can point your fuckin' fingers and say, "That's the bad guy." "

Al Pacino- Scarface
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Reply #29 posted 05/26/03 11:14pm

TongueBox

I have no idea what you are currently experiencing in your life Matt; but I do know that you are a very intelligent man from what I have seen you post over the two years that I have been off and on the org. I wish you well in everything you are dealing with and don't worry about the org; the negativity comes and goes in cycles here. Pretty soon it will get back to "normal",whatever that is. lol


I've been depressed,discouraged,disrepsected,as well as loved here. Lately it's been the former but I always think it has to get better. We love the site Matt' it's fun and entertaining. Sometimes people use poor judgement and other times people seek attention in an inappropriate manner.


hug 4 Matt and a pat on the head...Sorry but you have a cute hair cut mr.green U cute little porcupine
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