I'm starting a new thread to make up for some of the numerous ones that got closed during SSG's "full moon fever".
Those who know me here, hello. To all those I have never spoken with, Hello to you as well. This is a community, and one that I am proud to be a member in (at least) fair standing.
We all came here for one thing, our love of a great sci fi uhhhhh, well, it was a trilogy when I first came to this site, but now I can't think of what to call it.
Anyways, Star Wars brought me here, and I ASSume that everyone else here was drawn by the same thing. I LOVE Star Wars, (EU is a different story), and so I automatically like and respect you all on that one fundamental level.
Lately there have been problems, mostly with people forgetting why they're here in the first place- FUN. Now, I know that in speaking with each other about many different things, many differences have become clear. If everyone here parrotted what everyone else said, there'd be no point. If I have ticked people off in the past (a certain RIP thread comes to mind), I'm sorry, you are ALL my friends and if there's bad blood, I want to take care of it, because I want to do as much as I can to keep this community healthy.
If you feel stuff getting out of control, remember why we're here. Remember that at the core, we're all basically here for Star Wars. Sirsteve and the mods and the staff do a real good job, and lately their job has gotten too hard. We are in danger of destroying our own "society" (at this point I would not be surprised if this whol;e section got shut down) with the very things that make it great, the freedom of opinion that allows a solid exchange of opinions.
PLEASE, everyone, we gotta live together, or they'll shut us down, and it would break my heart to lose this place- PLEASE, before another Flame War erupts, remember that we should be friends, and at least respect if not actually love one another.
No I am NOT high right now!!
I'm just scared that, if we all don't start "self policing", both internally and externally, then the mods will have no choice but to get rid of the whole thing.
PLEASE don't get mabudon's thread closed. I know what's going on, and I want to try and calm the raging flood. You don't want this to end, do you??