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Re: Future of this place?
By:Louis Wu
Date: 4/5/22 11:54 pm
In Response To: Future of this place? (UrsusArctos)

: However, I can't help but worry. Even after the launch of Halo Infinite this
: place has started to feel more and more like a mausoleum, far more so than
: the older Marathon Story Forums. None of the old-timers seem to pop back
: in these days, if only to say hi, and I worry that this place might not
: last much longer. I sincerely hope I'm wrong and being foolish about all
: this, and that this place will last a long time in one form or the other.

: Claude, if you're still around and paying attention to this place, I want to
: say thank you. This site gave me solace during a particularly miserable
: time in my late teens, and I'm genuinely grateful for everything you've
: put into this place.

I'm still around, and paying sporadic attention. I totally feel your mausoleum description, because I'm partially responsible for that - a place that's so far behind the times technologically (most gaming conversation takes place on social media these days) needs active curation, and that's something I walked away from a few years ago.

It's not going anywhere; it runs on perl, which will likely never die (heh), and it costs me a couple of hours a year to keep running (every once in a while, a system update breaks things, and then I have to fix them)... but as you've said, it's only really as alive as its community, which is much, much, much smaller than it used to be.

I would never in a million years trade my time with for anything - it's been a huge part of my life for an eon, and while there have been a few bad moments, the experience has been overwhelmingly positive - but it probably won't ever become the force in my life that it was a decade (or more!) ago. I guess that's okay - life moves on... but it's a little sad, too.

As long as people wanna stop by, though, I'll do my best to make sure the lights are on. :)

Messages In This Thread

Future of this place?UrsusArctos4/12/22 4:41 am
     Re: Future of this place?Joe Duplessie (SNIPE 316)3/31/22 3:30 am
     Re: Future of this place?Captain Spark3/31/22 11:04 am
     Re: Future of this place?Quirel4/2/22 12:01 pm
           Re: Future of this place?Captain Spark4/2/22 11:18 am
                 Upper management wont go voluntarilyscarab4/13/22 2:58 pm
                       Re: Upper management wont go voluntarilyDHalo4/2/22 12:04 pm
                       Re: Upper management wont go voluntarilyUrsusArctos4/6/22 3:21 am
                             It has been so long that when I saw Ling Lingscarab4/6/22 3:21 am
                       Re: Upper management wont go voluntarily2048tm4/13/22 4:26 pm
                             Be gone, bot!Joe Duplessie (SNIPE 316)4/13/22 4:27 pm
                                   Probably the latter *NM*Louis Wu4/13/22 4:27 pm
           I forgot about the Halo show - not seen itscarab4/2/22 10:57 am
           Re: Future of this place?DHalo4/2/22 12:01 pm
     Re: Future of this place?Cookiepwee4/1/22 11:45 pm
           Re: Future of this place?Joe Duplessie (SNIPE 316)4/2/22 4:52 pm
                 Re: Future of this place?Cookiepwee4/2/22 4:52 pm
     Re: Future of this place?Louis Wu4/5/22 11:54 pm
           Re: Future of this place?Captain Spark4/2/22 2:11 pm
           Re: Future of this place?Simpsons Rule4/3/22 1:57 pm
                 Well, sort of.Louis Wu4/5/22 11:48 pm
                       Re: Well, sort of.UrsusArctos4/5/22 11:48 pm
           Re: Future of this place?Mintz4/4/22 12:57 pm
           Re: Future of this place?Kermit4/5/22 8:35 pm
           Re: Future of this place?UrsusArctos4/5/22 11:54 pm
     Re: Future of this place?krunker4/12/22 4:41 am

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