Lord Felix wrote:I feel bad because I have seemed to slip into the back of CC. I feel like I've been neglecting you guys. Yet at the same time I really, while active, never contributed anything supportive to the community.
I have matured a great deal. I was looking back at my first posts and realizing how much I have. I don't really feel that I fit as "Lord Felix," but perhaps as someone else.
First of all... there is no shame in having a life off the internet. While we're a pretty tight band of fans, we're not exactly in desperate need of the loving attention of the other members. This isn't, I hope, a support group.
That being said... how exactly do you define "never contributed anything supportive"? Quite frankly, I think this is patently false. If you mean "didn't really post MOCs/good MOCs/many MOCs" or something along those lines, then point me in the direction of "never contributed anything supportive", because that definitely includes me.
A forum needs builders, yes, but more importantly we need, as you define yourself, mature members. We need people capable of contributing some reasoned discussion and criticism and to provide an example for the new (and young) members. Not that young members are a bad thing, in any way, but they benefit from having mature examples to follow, and this has been (in my opinion) one of the strengths of Classic-Castle; that we've had a committed number of polite, engaged senior members. If you've matured into one, that's great.
All that being said, if you don't post, then you don't post... I certainly don't post an awful lot outside of Moderatorly posting, which is unfair to all the MOC-makers that I admire, but that's the joy of the internet: you get to mooch off other people's awesomeness So I'm not going to be a hypocrite and censure you for not posting.
~Michael A. Joosten - Who also looks back at his early posts and cringes~