Well, I'm gone. Been thinking about it for a while and now Kieran's basically telling me to GTFO, so yeah.
1) Kieran's a jackass. If you're thinking this opinion was formed due to IRC drama, no. That only helped reinforce it a bit. The way he runs things has always pissed me off, right from day one.
2) A fair number of the other staff members (whom I won't name, as I don't really have anything against them) creep me right the fuck out. Seriously you guys are scary. It takes a lot of effort to creep me out, so give yourselves a pat on the back.
3) I haven't really been doing any SMW hacking or hanging around here recently anyway. Basically a while ago I decided to pick it up again, joined here so I could post how I managed to get LM working on Linux, stayed because SMW hacking had evolved so much since I last looked at it (we're talking years here) I was no longer familiar with many aspects of it, became staff because Smallhacker wanted me to and because I started working on New Moon.
I won't be cancelling my SMW projects. This is how I do things. I have far too many projects and too little spare time to do them (working full time, 9 to 5 every weekday, then going to school in the fall), and I tend to spend a few days/weeks/months working on a project before pushing it aside for months or years to work on others. I'm certainly not going to finish any of my SMW stuff any time soon, but I still intend to eventually. (New Moon is open source anyway, so someone else could take over if they wanted.) If I make anything that would be useful to others, I may even swing by to submit it. (That may be under an assumed name, if Kieran's a big enough jerk, but meh. Trying to ban someone from a forum is like trying to contain a fly in a bird cage anyway.)
To throw in a positive note, most of the other staff members and a fair number of non-staff members are just all-around great people, and it's been nice talking to you. (Feel free to hunt me down, BTW. I'm not hard to find.) There are too many to list, but just off the top of my head and the online users list, Foursword4, Raibys, Simple Bag, Supertails, and WhiteYoshiEgg (in alphabetical order) stand out.
Wow, another staff member gone...goobye, HyperHacker, I enjoyed getting to know you a little bit (In case you don't recognize me at the moment, I'll remind you that you use to come to my channel on Badnik).
Also, welcome back Kristian, Darkwiz787 and Cyrus.
I bet no one even noticed i was gone for 3 days this past weekend goes to show how much people care for an average user. Well im back now. And also, so long HH, i didnt know you well, but you have helped me with some of my smw related questions.
OK, I'm gonna probably leave for a while. Need to focus on some shit that I want to do, but I just can't. I'll visit every now and then, but activity will probably be at a good 2%. I'll probably be gone for a while, too. You won't see much of me anymore.