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Dread Lady Nathicana
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Ex-Nation

So Long, Farewell ... I'll be just over there -->

Postby Dread Lady Nathicana » Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:47 am

Ok, now hold on - this is not one of those 'I am leaving forever, come adore me' threads, so no need to run and report it ... even though it is already in Moderation. Yeah, I'm looking at you, there, mmhmm. I was told I could post something before it was posted for me, so here goes.



This probably comes as no surprise to some, a relief to others, a gleeful triumph to a handful, and one big fat idgaf to most. But for those who may be easily confused, I'll put it plainly, and in simple terms so there is no misunderstanding, and all is crystal clear:

I'm no longer a moderator on NationStates.

How and why? The reasons are many and varied, depending on who you talk to. I have my answers, some of the other mods have theirs, and the site owner has his. At the end of the day, what started out as minor disagreements on policy, the handling of situations, attitudes, and assorted other issues became bigger, and made it impossible to continue in good faith on my part, and impossible to deal with me on theirs. Not my preference, not my choice, but then again, its not my site. And hey - it is all no longer my problem.

To those who've taken the time over the years to drop a line of support to myself, the rest of the team, to get clarification on a question, even to complain and talk it out over tg - you've my heartfelt thanks and appreciation. To those with whom I've made mistakes, again - I'm sorry for the problems created, and hope that the solutions were, in the end, adequate. To those who I was unable to help, I'm also sorry. There's only so much one can do, and sometimes, even the problem isn't one that can be solved within the site rules. I appreciate those who understood that, and kept on playing anyway. To those with whom I have had some lively discussions - no worries, not really going anywhere. And hey - now I'm not fettered by the 'moderator' tab, so the sky's the limit so far as civil discourse. I can be as goram 'biased' as I like now, honestly, instead of the communist-liberal-satanic-capitalist-conservative-christian-jihadist-peacenik-son-of-a-bitch one tends to get called, depending on the situation. ;)

There are a number of moderators, past and present, whom I have always looked up to and admired for their tenacity, their honesty, and their attempt to help wrangle this site with as little bias as possible. Even if feeling cantankerous and fed up, or after a long day of work, school, or all-night gaming session. You probably know who you are. If you don't, hit me up via tg and I'll tell ya all about it. Much kudos. To those still hanging in, good luck - lord knows you need it. It never was in my nature to play it safe, or take the easy way on things, or toss my own ethics to the side - and it never will. I get why some keep your head down, doing what you can, where you can, while you can - tried it for a while, didn't really work, c'est la vie. To the newer ones, not that any are really all that new - don't let the bastards get you down. You can decide who and what that happens to represent. Every day is another challenge, neh? Even if it's just reams of reddit users spamming the site with new nations. The horror ... the horror ... *shudders* And you thought you'd seen all the creative ways to get around naughty names? Hah.

You can probably find me over in the NS forum, role-playing like like I always have, even if its been sporadic the past while. Or you can look me up outside NS (yes, Virginia, there is a world outside of NS - even *gasp* NSG *shock and awe*), with Stable-Tec Studios doing a bit of this and that, behind a couple meh arty bits on DA, or on the Book of Face, though I'm not usually terribly active there (more lurk and comment occasionally), or soon, with my own business of selling my own handmade bath and body products - all but the goats milk ones are all vegan-friendly, and everything is all natural. No, can't advertise here, but once its up, send me a tg or what not and I'll send you a link. I may even be on Twitter, though I haven't been too active there either - that may change, it may not. Social media is, after all, the apocalyptic herald, if not author to the downfall of the modern world, amirite?

In any case, there are no hidden messages here, or codes to work out. No huge axes to grind, or bombs to drop, or juicy juicy mod gossip to spill. (Frankly, its been pretty dry ever since the water cooler broke down.) If by some weird chance this gets edited, or moved, or shoved to the 'evidence locker', meh. Hit me up for whatever its worth. It ain't much, and it certainly won't be toppling any pillars, whatever the case may be. It's been real ... yeah. More or less what I thought it would be, so far as the work and the challenge. Surprisingly rewarding so far as being able to help folks. The exit, not so much, but it does have a hauntingly familiar feel to it. Or perhaps it's just me, and its all in my head. Its possible. After all ...


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The Blaatschapen
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Anarchy

Postby The Blaatschapen » Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:49 am

Take care, and thanks for all the work you've put into the site :hug:
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Postby Ethel mermania » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:13 am

Nnnnoooooooooooooo

I thought you did a fair and conscious job, and are a good moderator Your moderatelyness will be missed. Hopefully you will come and chat more in tet. (And I am not just saying that because you can beat me in a competition of pointy sticks)
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Huda
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Postby Huda » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:22 am

No ;-;

I bid thee powers farewell, Lady Nathicana.

Even though you ignored my TGs :P

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Ifreann
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Postby Ifreann » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:24 am

Shouldn't that be "no longer a goram moderator"? :P
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Common Territories
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Postby Common Territories » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:26 am

Goodbye Dread Lady.

If it means anything, you are one of the only Mods to listen to me honestly I felt and hear me through to the end - whether it was a ruling about me or not. You've given me advice and I felt I could always talk to you not only as a Mod but as a respectable acquaintance. So good luck in whatever your journey takes you, whether it's here on NS or in real life.

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Deian salazar
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Ex-Nation

Postby Deian salazar » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:27 am

:blink:
My bane has given up her power!
Execute order 66! :p
I'm joking.
Anyway, glad to see you're staying on. Perhaps me and you could RP sometime :3

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Kamcha
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Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Kamcha » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:29 am

Huda wrote:No ;-;

I bid thee powers farewell, Lady Nathicana.

Even though you ignored my TGs :P


Get rekt, boi

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Dread Lady Nathicana
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Ex-Nation

Postby Dread Lady Nathicana » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:35 am

Blaat: You're awesome. Stay adorably fuzzy in avvies, neh?

Ethel mermania: Thanks, man. And yeah, I'll be 'round more, more likely. ;) (And no. No I cannot. Not these days. But it'd sure be an interesting bout, neh?)

Huda: Thankies - and what? I don't think I did, but if I did, I'm very sorry. :(

Ifreann: You have a very good point. One that I hope is now addressed. :P

Commmon Territories: My tg box is always open - thank you, sincerely.

Deian salazar: Good luck, and take care. Who knows - I'll be around with the rp, after all. We'll see what happens.

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Hladgos
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Hladgos » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:43 am

Have a bucket of fun not being a moderator anymore! All of your responsibilities are gone, YAAAAY!
Also, I hope to talk with you more often, I enjoy hearing about soap and stories! Be sure to send me a link to your soap once that's up and running.

Thank you very much for dedicating your time to our goofy community.

incredibly sincerely- Hladgosigoo
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Ex-Nation

Postby L Ron Cupboard » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:51 am

It's a loss for the site, I always liked your no nonsense speedy stomping on things that needed stomping on.
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Luna Amore
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Benevolent Dictatorship

Postby Luna Amore » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:52 am

I desperately want to redact random words from that just to get people talking.
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Ex-Nation

Postby Furry Alairia and Algeria » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:55 am

What a powerful end to a powerful tale.

It's been a fun while to be with you, while you were a moderator. Maybe now someone else can hand out my bans and warnings.

At least your still with us, and of course, stay awesome.
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Larthinia
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Ex-Nation

Postby Larthinia » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:58 am

Out with the old in with the new I guess.
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Kelinfort
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Ex-Nation

Postby Kelinfort » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:08 am

Thanks for the years of service, Nanthi. It's been a pleasure and best of luck in your future endeavors. :)

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Usual People In Life
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Usual People In Life » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:10 am

Nathi,

I'm sorry we never quite 'got on as we should have' in the early days of your Modliness. I was a lot more naive and way less experienced back then. Yes, I did get the odd warning game side, but those were all eons ago in my early days, and my official warn log (to what I know) has been pretty bare for a good few years now.

I realise I shouldn't have been so crazy about new mods, but the old excitement about it (and admittedly, the 'wild dreams' I once had of being converted into one), but I've mellowed and matured since then.

We may not know each other that well within NS (or at all away from it), and my ASD meant I was previously no better than a social Piranha, but the site has told me things.

I'm ever so sad to see a mod go, and it's really sad to see one of my favourite mods step down. Your great humour and wit (particularly when Modding) brought a lot of fun into my life.

It is sad to end it this way, and I have tears in my eyes as I write this.

I'd like to say thanks and farewell to the one I thought was among the best of all the mods.

Good Luck in retirement Nathi,

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Postby Val Halla » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:11 am

Nathi was the coolest.

Maybe she'll be more cool without her "evul modz werk". :D
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The Wolven League
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Ex-Nation

Postby The Wolven League » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:16 am

Sad to see you go Nath, I could never figure out your Steam account :p mythical cat race created by you was a pretty vague clue :/
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Postby Wine-loving Chimps » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:22 am

Goodbye and thanks for all the modding.
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Ex-Nation

Postby Deian salazar » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:30 am

Dread Lady Nathicana wrote:
Deian salazar: Good luck, and take care. Who knows - I'll be around with the rp, after all. We'll see what happens.

Unless I get deleted for being a klutz :p
I'm like one of NS's "Resident klutzes" who disobeys the rules by accident or when really angry, but people tolerate and want them to stay.
Course, I'm getting less warnings nowadays but still happens occasionally. I'll follow the rules, as your "Iron fist" :p will continue to scare me into submission even when you're not a mod.
You were a great mod, if a bit "authoritarian" in my view, but still one of my faves.
I see you as the "Strict Older Sister" or Motherly type, and (when I'm not screwing up <_> )
you've been pleasant to chat with. So glad to see you're staying, and lets hope I'm not deleted anytime soon. :lol2:

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Ex-Nation

Postby Huda » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:41 am

Dread Lady Nathicana wrote:Blaat: You're awesome. Stay adorably fuzzy in avvies, neh?

Ethel mermania: Thanks, man. And yeah, I'll be 'round more, more likely. ;) (And no. No I cannot. Not these days. But it'd sure be an interesting bout, neh?)

Huda: Thankies - and what? I don't think I did, but if I did, I'm very sorry. :(

Ifreann: You have a very good point. One that I hope is now addressed. :P

Commmon Territories: My tg box is always open - thank you, sincerely.

Deian salazar: Good luck, and take care. Who knows - I'll be around with the rp, after all. We'll see what happens.

Maybe it was a fan mail or inquiry...

... but it is forever lost in the mists of Max Barry's beautiful bald head.

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Democratic Socialists

Postby Arana » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:54 am

You always seemed like a good mod if you ask me.

Maybe you'll end up in one of my RPs some time? :)
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Torisakia » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:07 am

See? This is what happens when you allow free speech against mods on a sitebet not actually You were a good mod imo, Nathi. Sucks that you're no longer going to be one. But it's your decision, obviously.

I think it'll be nice to see you around the forums and not be scared when we see your name in bright red, although it will take some getting used to. :p
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Father Knows Best State

Postby Barboneia » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:17 am

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

But seriously, you were a pretty cool mod. Good luck in all your future endeavors.
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Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Charlia » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:23 am

Goodbye.

Thanks for the memories...

:hug:

We didn't know each other very well, but, for the tiny amount it's worth, you made a good mod, and I'm sorry to see you go.

...also, nice Cheshire pic. ;)
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