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Offline Memphis

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[Leaving] This is kinda abrupt...
« on: August 03, 2012, 06:23:17 AM »
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  • Warning: Some of the stuff here might have heavy grammar or spelling mistakes, or just not make sense at all. I wrote it in one go and just wrote whatever came to my head... at 6am in the morning... so sorry! Also sorry for no formatting, hope you can read or skim through the wall of text!



    Hey guys... I know this is kinda abrupt and all, but I think I'm calling it quits. Before I go any further, I want to say a few things. This is still not certain, it might happen, or it might not. This is not related to any events that have taken place on the server, forums or even anything to do with STONED.

    My life has kinda taken a tumble since around May of this year and it's only been going downhill. I think I need to sort things out. I might be inactive for a few days, weeks, months, years... or forever. It is not certain. What I can safely say though, is that if I don't come back in the next 3 weeks or so, then I'm probably gone forever.

    Again, this is all abrupt and I don't have any goodbye topic planned or anything and I'm just writing as I go. The truth is that STONED is by far the best community I've been part of on the Internet, ever. No questions asked. And I've been on multiple, not all related to gaming either. This might seem sad, but STONED was where my real friends always were. It didn't matter if I thought I had made a friend in real life, a few weeks or months later I'd end up being backstabbed by them or just lose contact due to my social awkwardness. Every single person that has wanted to be my 'friend' in real life just wanted something in exchange. This became overly apparent throughout College/University, as people would literally just pretend to be my friends during one lab so that they could get answers off me, then the next day act like they've never seen me before.

    Anyway, I'm rambling, that's not the purpose of this topic. The purpose is to say bye and to THANK everyone from this community. I would, if I had the time and the mental strength right now, write a few words about each and every person I met over these almost-3 years I've been here. However, it would take quite a while and I would probably forget someone and make them mad! Each of you know what you've done for me, and if you don't just read the paragraph above... you were my REAL friends, unlike everyone I've met in real life. You've helped me through the hard times, when I wanted to cry, you made me smile and laugh hysterically. You've been my family and you've made me happy when I thought I could never achieve happiness in my life.

    And no, this topic is NOT an attention seeking topic, I don't people to feel guilty, sorry etc for me. I actually want the opposite. I want every one of you to feel special for what you've done to me, for what you've been and what you mean to me. As I said before, this topic to to thank everyone. And I feel like no matter how much I write, or what I write, can't possibly express how thankful I truly am for coming across this community and meeting every one of you.

    Now, I know I said I wouldn't right about anyone specific, but to be fair a lot of the credit goes to a few main people who made this community what it is. Egg_Shen, thank you for being an AWESOME person, great inspiration and influence for me (yes, you read that right :P). Lo_Pan, awesome for putting up with my bi-polar attitude and keeping me admin despite my less clever moments XD. Also for being awesome as well, of course! Thanks to Egg_Shen, Lo_Pan, Munch, Joy and everyone else involved in starting this community and keeping it alive since 2003 (or so?). Thanks to everyone else for the constant support, putting up with me and my attitude over these 3 years and just being my friends. If it wasn't for you guys... I don't know what would be of me.

    Also, Pan I don't know how you wanna handle the admin list... maybe keep me as On Vacation for a bit... but if I don't come back in 3 weeks or so, remove me completely since I probably won't be coming back.

    Also, for the site banner contest... I dunno how good or bad my banner is (I can never judge my own stuff lol), but in the event it wins, I don't want the membergroup since there's no point if I'm gone... give it to the runner-up/2nd place, etc. But feel free to use my banner, I've uploaded it to imgur and not my website, so it should be up forever, just grab it and use it IF I do win. If not, congrats to the winner :P

    Also, for RP give it at least a few months like Straw (I knew you'd do that Egg, but just in case :P) because there's a *slim* chance I might be back.

    Sorry about the topic being kinda ... I don't even know, but yeah... thanks again guys, I can't express how grateful I am for what STONED gave me. I'll see you some day maybe, if not, good luck with all your stuffs, have great lives, etc! And enjoy!



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    Re: [Leaving] This is kinda abrupt...
    « Reply #1 on: August 03, 2012, 06:39:43 AM »
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  • Well you don't need to leave for good...you can take a break to sort things out and step away from Admin duty but the server is always going to be here for you to escape from problems with people within the community willing to support you (without taking pity on you, too). If you have any issues there's no need to get away from a place that would help you through them, and STONED Freeroam is certainly a place that can do that.

    As for the banner contest, you'll probably be back by the time I get round to finishing that off. I think we should've put someone else in charge of that. :P

    Despite what I say, Egg isn't actually that old and has a few years left in him, so the server and the site will be here for a good long time, so you'll always be able to visit the site (and server) whenever...so you don't necessarily need to leave...just take a break, however long it may be.


    Good luck in sorting out your problems and I hope to see you back here at some point before I get as old as Egg_Shen. :)
    « Last Edit: August 03, 2012, 06:46:48 AM by Munch »
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    Re: [Leaving] This is kinda abrupt...
    « Reply #2 on: August 03, 2012, 06:55:21 AM »
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  • Well, Memphis, i must say that we are losing a good player/admin/friend/comrade/whatever other positive thing you can think of. (if you do leave) And i can tell you this, we will certainly miss your company. BUT i can understand where your going with this.. with the getting things straightened out. But like Munch said, you dont need to leave forever, besides, nothing is forever ;)

    And i do believe some thanks are to be said to you as well. Thanks for YOUR support, YOUR putting up with US. I understand thats not an easy thing to do :P

    But i guess ill maybe see you sometime soon, or on the other side. Whichever one you want to say.

    P.S. *brohug*

    P.S.S. I really hope that if you do decide NOT to come back to STONED.. that you become a wealthy businessman with 73 wives and a 13 story house with 19 Exotic cars in the garage. Ok maybe not the "73 wives" part that would be hell.. But i do hope you get things straightened out and that they come out on the better side for you..

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    Good luck in sorting out your problems and I hope to see you back here at some point before I get as old as Egg_Shen. :)

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    « Last Edit: August 03, 2012, 06:57:54 AM by Roy1337 »
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    Re: [Leaving] This is kinda abrupt...
    « Reply #3 on: August 03, 2012, 12:57:08 PM »
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  • Go sort things out, do what you need to do, i will try to keep a little contact :p. Will miss you from our community if you leave and to call this community as the best is true! Good luck with everything :)
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    Re: [Leaving] This is kinda abrupt...
    « Reply #4 on: August 03, 2012, 02:56:21 PM »
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  • It sucks to know you are leaving, specially due to real life issues, problems and or what not, however i can fully understand that decision and wish you all the best in sorting things out, hoping to see you back after that.

    As you are not only a very good Admin (the first one i had to came up with a second green colour!) you are also a awesome player, and as far as it is possible to judge over the internet, a nice, good and decent person, i can safely say that you will be missed by all of us.

    I guess i should take this opportunity to thank you for all that you have done for the server, it's players and the overall community of STONED, so thank you for all the hard work you have done for all of us.

    Hoping to see you back, i wish you all the best in life, and i hope you're able to sort out what ever needs to be sorted out so you can enjoy life, even if you won't come back, which would suck!

    Your presence and hard work has been greatly appreciated to say the least, best of luck to you.

    Ps: About the Administrating level, don't worry about it, i will put you on vacation mode hoping to see your return.

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    Re: [Leaving] This is kinda abrupt...
    « Reply #5 on: August 03, 2012, 07:00:46 PM »
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  • Memphis,

    As much as you want to thank us for what we did, I want to thank you for what you did to improve our community. You are one of a kind and very crucial to our community, I hope conditions get better for you, and to see you again soon.

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    Re: [Leaving] This is kinda abrupt...
    « Reply #6 on: August 03, 2012, 07:09:56 PM »
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  • Shame to see you go, you are a really nice guy and have helped me with loads of web stuff! You always did as good job admining Stoned, and I hope you come back sometime to continue your role in the community. As everyone else has said, It's a big shame to see you go and I hope you come back some day!

    I'm always here if you need me for webserver help, just send me a PM :D
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    Re: [Leaving] This is kinda abrupt...
    « Reply #7 on: August 05, 2012, 08:43:10 PM »
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  • Ohhhh Mem!!!   :'(

    What about that good/funny/crazy San Andreas Tours!!!!!????? hehehe Good times mate, i hope, someday you will come back. For me, its enough to see you 1 day each week, just to know all its going good hehehhe. You can keep the website contact on.

    Im on my vacations and I will post some pics about cars (If you like vintage cars, you will enjoy it hehe). Its a vintage cars mobile exposition. I will send you pics and maybe... one or two videos jejejeje.

    MEMPHIS!!!!!! I prefer to think we will have the posibility to see you, I know will be not much time, but will be enough mate!  ;D

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    Re: [Leaving] This is kinda abrupt...
    « Reply #8 on: August 05, 2012, 11:52:49 PM »
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  • ...not sure what to say....
    Best of luck with whatever comes on your way :)

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    Re: [Leaving] This is kinda abrupt...
    « Reply #9 on: August 06, 2012, 10:43:22 AM »
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  • ....
    I truely dont know what to say...

    I just want to thank you for what you did for me under my hard times and how you inspired me.
    I think im too sad right now to explain with words, so I'll let the pictures speak for me..



    « Last Edit: August 06, 2012, 10:48:20 AM by Lazee »
    I wish you would understand, I can't go on this way. I cant see another day. Without you by my side, I'm gone, but the sun will rise. The sun will rise..

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    Re: [Leaving] This is kinda abrupt...
    « Reply #10 on: August 06, 2012, 03:16:22 PM »
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  • I also, am in the, I'm not sure what to say category

    Hope u come back
    Best of luck

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    Re: [Leaving] This is kinda abrupt...
    « Reply #11 on: August 12, 2012, 05:38:34 PM »
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  • Sorry it took me so long to reply, these past days have been kinda crazy...

    First of all, I'd like to thank everyone for the replies, I'm genuinely thankful. This topic was made kinda on impulse and because I had decided to do something very stupid. I was stopped on time, though. If I had done what I was going to do, I probably wouldn't be here right now.

    I am now trying to work things out in my life but shit's harder than ever. I might be less active in-game, but not completely inactive. Yes, I will be coming back shortly. I would like to thank you all once more for all the support I got, in this topic and during these years I've been here. You guys were part of the reason I backed off from what I was about to do.

    I don't really know what else to say, other than I'm sorry about this topic and if it sounded needy, desperate or attention seeking. I didn't mean for it to be like that. I just thought I'd never be back. I often take longer breaks from Stoned without posting anything or even notifying Pan. So this time I was actually serious about leaving. But things got turned around... so again, I'm sorry.

    And because we all know it's fucking true... here's a little something:


    STONED, I don't know how the fuck you do this to me... but I can't seem to ever leave this community... ever -.-

    Long story short, /bck, /nss, /mybil

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    Re: [Leaving] This is kinda abrupt...
    « Reply #12 on: August 12, 2012, 05:50:37 PM »
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  • welcome back  ::)

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    Re: [Leaving] This is kinda abrupt...
    « Reply #13 on: August 12, 2012, 06:24:13 PM »
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  • The reason you can't leave the community was brought up by yourself :P its a great community! Nice to see you not leaving forever ;)

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    Re: [Leaving] This is kinda abrupt...
    « Reply #14 on: August 12, 2012, 06:36:53 PM »
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  • "Till death do us apart"

    You should've read the "Terms of use" before registerating.

    Welcome back mate! I'm glad you didn't do anything irrevocable. There's ALLWAYS another way ;) I kept your side of the bed warm while you were gone.


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