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Stepping Down ## ModCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11816

To cut right to the chase and get the initial message out of the way:
I've decided to step down as a moderator of Ponychan.

There is... a lot that I'd like to say. A lot that I should say. But I'm not really sure how to say it. I've been with Ponychan since 2011, and I've been a mod since around the middle of 2014. Being here has been one hell of a ride, and I'm endlessly grateful to every single one of you for being here with me, no matter how long, on such a wonderful site.
I've made friends that, even if they don't still post here, I still keep up with off-site. I've learned, changed, and grown as a person. I've been through highs and lows. And I have all of you to thank for that. And... the issue, I suppose, is that I'm not the only one that's changed.

If I were to really try to sum up the reason for all of this, I'd say it's because I'm tired of lying to myself. Tired of lying to all of you. I've been in denial for a long time, and I've been trying to push past it all, but it just isn't working. This site is still Ponychan, yes. But the Ponychan that I fell in love with, the Ponychan that I feel passionate about, the Ponychan that I could put endless hours into without batting an eye...? It's not the same Ponychan we have here today.
Now, that's not to say that the site's bad. It's just... changed. I've grown less passionate about the community, the posts, the things going on. Coming here to lurk, to post, to moderate... it's gone from being something I look forward to doing to be something that I have to force myself to do simply because it's my "job." I rarely find threads I want to participate in, and I've simply run out of ideas on threads of my own to create.
And, in the end, a user who isn't passionate about the site, who feels little to no reason to participate, and contributes only on rare occasions does not deserve to call themselves a moderator.

I've been telling myself that I still love this site just as much as I did back then, and I've been passing that message on to the rest of you. I've been hiding behind a desire to hold on to what I used to love, but it's just not there for me anymore. And trying to hold on to that is not only dragging me down, it's actively detrimental to the site. And I don't want to sit by and let that keep going on.

Now, this doesn't mean that I plan to leave the site behind entirely. I still have friends here, and I do stop by here and there to lurk or post around. It's just not enough to be able to call myself a mod. So I'll still be here! It'll just be as a regular user for the first time in... a little over three years now. And maybe, in the end, being able to come here without the responsibilities of being a moderator will give me a bit more enjoyment out of the site. I guess we'll just have to find out!

Anyway, thank you all for being here with me, no matter how long that may have been, and for putting up with me during my best and worst times. You're all important to me, and I sincerely hope that Ponychan can continue to move forward, and maybe even pick up speed, without me.

-Nimble Wing

I suppose, if I had one request, it would be this:
If you're going to pick up another !!Pinkie, whether it be now or later on, please give it to somebody who can do it justice. The !!Pinkie tag had a pretty bad streak for a long while, and I worked hard to break the curse. I don't want to see it go up in smoke now that I'm giving it up.

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>>11817
I actually really hate to go, too, even after fully realizing that it's entirely the right call. I've... spent more time as a mod here than I have as a user, so doing this is kind of tough, to say the least. I made this decision about a week or two ago, and I've been putting off making this thread for far too long.

But hey, I'm sure things will turn out better this way. And it doesn't mean I'm leaving any of my friends. <3
You've done a great job so far, Mikie. The way you turned yourself around and stepped up to the plate really made me proud of you. Thanks for being such a good friend.

Starshine!Laura/wmXMCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11819

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Unexpected, but not especially surprising either.

Will you still be around on Discord and stuff?

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>>11819
I... suppose? My stance on Discord hasn't exactly changed much, but I've been trying to be a bit more active with it, since another group I'm in migrated over there recently.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11822

its actually good for everyone to understand; this doesn't have to be a major thing in your life. other stuff starts filling in our lives in time, and that's fine. it'd be cool, though, if as many of us can do so, do keep it as a small sliver in it.

Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVYCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11826

>>11822

>this doesn't have to be a major thing in your life.


this honestly, I definitely have a different perception of the site than Nimble does but that's probably because I hopped on board a lot later.

I love you guys as a community but sometimes it's good to take a step back and be like "alright, this website isn't my whole life" if you know what I mean.

and there's nothing stopping you from keeping in touch with the people you truly consider friends through other means.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11827

>>11826
yeah <3~ it's always good to see you in outer heaven bud
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Macaroni !RevGiOKgRoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11828

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You were responsible back then, and you're still responsible now, and we can all still be friends, so...thanks for the heads-up, my condolences on the site changing, and my salutations on your new projects.

Good luck out there.

Wish I could say more...

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11845

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Thanks for all the cake!

Hope your mane stays fluffy forever!

Positively Pinkie!ArteeO/aFkCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11846

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Gosh
I think that happens and modship can really beat it out of you.

I don't think I can speak of this as a user. I gave up on the community not too long after you got to be our Pinkie.
As a lurker, I've really admired your efforts that you put forth to make something of a place that was getting steerless. Somewhere I'd like to headcanon that your personal effort helped to make /oat/ a better place and I'd also like to think your input was of great vallue for the mod team, so you didn't have to face an uphill battle.

Allas, this has come to pass, huh?
I really hope all the events have not chipped away at your love for Pinkie. She's still such a great pony and you really could live up to her.

Let the mod team keep your spirit well enough alive.

Now that I think of it, some other pony places could benefit from more Pinkie as well.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11850

Honestly, good. You haven't been around. It's good you stepped down.

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>>11822
It... was a big part for a long time. But I guess I can't really do that forever. Things change. Hopefully, the changes are for the better.

>>11826
It was definitely my whole life for a while! Back through 2011 and 2012, I would often wake up, get on Ponychan, and then post until I went to bed. It was all I'd ever do, haha.

>>11828
Hey, there's no need to say anything, really. But thank you. I really appreciate that. c:

>>11845
I shall brush it and clean it every day to ensure it's the fluffiest it can be!

>>11846
This... really means a lot to me, actually. You were the one who gave me the chance to take up the Pinkie name in the first place, and I can only hope I've done it justice over the years. But no, my love for Pinkie has most certainly not gone down. That's one passion that's been burning just as brightly as it did several years ago.

Thank you. <3

>>11850
Yes and no? I've been around, but simply never saw anything I wanted to participate in.

But yes. I wouldn't have done this if I didn't think it was good.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11852

>>11851
Yeah and after this thread and your trotcon thing ends you'll just go back to never doing anything with anyone beyond your rp buds again, so meh.

Positively Pinkie!ArteeO/aFkCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11853

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>>11851
>I can only hope I've done it justice over the years.
You did so much more. Be sure of that.

Macaroni !RevGiOKgRoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11854

>>11852
Isn't it better this way then?

Hispanon !ArepaaIqL.Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11884

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>>11816

;_;

Okey.

Angela!MercyEZZBUCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11942

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... Okay.

Sorry to see you go Nibble. You were a pretty good mod I guess.


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