From: Cross Lanes WV USA
David, thanks for your thoughts, and you hit the nail on the head about me. Yes, I did (and do) sometimes get carried away, but the thing that worked against me was simply my closeness to the projects. Issues that I should have been dispassionate about, as a moderator, often clashed with my personal pride in the work I was doing as a member of the OOB team.
In other words, I was incapable of compartmentalizing the two roles, and this led to some situations that I plainly admit I couldn't handle.
I'll also acknowledge that I should have picked up the phone more often and called you when things got rough. That was my fault, and mine alone.
I fully accept responsibility for my actions and decisions as a moderator, both the good ones and the bad ones. One thing Goblin said about me was right--my personality is too help-oriented (or "nice", as he put it) to be suitable for taking on angry customers and setting them straight.
I stopped having fun with all this, and it showed. Anyway, that's all over with, and all I want is for you guys to not judge me too harshly. David was always honest with me, and was always willing to help me when I asked for it. I didn't always ask, and this is where I fell short.
There is not one iota of hard feelings between me and "The Boss". I have been, and will remain a supporter of Matrix.
Now, a new chapter is beginning. I'm determined to remain active here, to offer tidbits of advice and relate memorable game experiences, or just hang around and shoot the
bull with you guys.
Regards to all,