I spent a majority of today looking through old threads, trying to catch up with all that I missed in my over year of absence, and the one thing that has made me really sad was the amount of guest accounts there are now. I started sifting through announcements, archieved threads, even a few threads from a few months ago, and there are so many guest names that I knew.
With every name I saw in that depressing white I felt something stab into me. Every time I saw a deleted account I thougth about what they took from DH. Their usually funny icons bounce into my head coupled with their clever wit coming through their location and siggie quotes. The personal text that we will never be able to see again. All the contact info that they had in case we were ever feeling nastalgic enough to send something to 'em. Its as if we've been denied the ability to find their other posts, and it honestly hurts a bit.
It makes me wish I could go back in time, reverse some of the decisions that drove so many away from us, or at the very least tell them not to delete their accounts. A deletion of an account is about the most permanent thing you can do to erase who you were, so why would you want to do that? I just don't understand it *shakes head* So to those who are thinking about leaving now or in the near future I simply ask that you leave us something to remember you by other than a guest name that may not even be the display name we all know and love you by.
You're right about that, and I agree with you. I hate seeing someone's account be deleted after I return here after being away from a long time for various reasons. I wish I could at least say goodbye, but I can't because my mom sleeps so that she goes to work, or play pool, or I have other plans.
It breaks my heart to see that my buds Luna and Dan deleted their accounts. I don't want to see any others delete their accounts. It's like a close bud's saying, "I don't want to be friends with you anymore," and just leaves. (This, to tell you the truth, happened to me with a lot of my friends, except they don't really tell me that they don't want to my friend any longer. They just... keep their distance away from me.) I don't want that to happen again.
Post by girlunderglass on Apr 5, 2008 11:34:57 GMT -5
Hokkity Hok Hok! *hugs* WB
I understand how you feel... and you said how I feel in much better words. Part of what makes DH is what each and every member puts into it. The staff tries to provide contests and activities for members to join... but it's the members that keep the place moving.
Everytime someone leaves or a leaving thread is started, it takes something away from DH. If things get to a person, just walk away for a few days, a few weeks or a few months. Come back and just pick up where you left off. No need to delete accounts.
GH has hijacked your profile to say I love you, and you'll be missed *teardrop*