Closing a chapter and opening a new one.
Tags: Personal, Drama, Culture War, WIR
Well, that’s that. As of a few days ago, I am no longer welcome at the RPG.net message boards.
It was a long and twisty road that lead to this point, and I will probably go back and do a post-mortem of where I feel the problems with RPG.net’s culture first set in, and of the events leading up to my banning, but for now, it’s enough to say that I’m gone.
I’d been a member of RPG.net for over a decade, with over five thousand posts. I’ve written a fair amount there that I’m quite proud of. My largest and longest-running project has been a Where I Read project on Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar books. I’ve done a series of recaps for completed books here already; since this ban caught me in the middle of a book, I’ll probably go on to just continue my WIR for that book in the same format, then pause and evaluate what the best way to continue will be.
Now I just need to find out if there’s a handy guide to WordPress-specific HTML out there. Like, are there tags like there used to be for Livejournal? I’d love to have an lj-cut equivalent tag to make the many large posts not clutter my feed.
Well, I do my best learning when I’m having to adapt to something unexpected. Watch this space. I should have my next WIR bit up shortly, as well as a one-stop index to the What Has Gone Before bits.