@EmsDad15 -hugs bunches- Will miss you but yes things all go on in life <3. To me you are awesome Ems so never change. Or like I say (and maybe trademarked … haha) 10,000 angry kittens of DOOM shall hunt you.
@Nephilim As far as discussions about things. I do find some restrictions a bit strange but do try to keep to them. As many games do not stress over goodbye threads, over mentioning cheating or pointing certain parts out (without naming names most games still don’t accept that), etc. Its very healthy for a community to discuss things that go on in well the community or the game. Its like a family unit of sorts. If you tell your children to hush on everything negative then they fear you. Talking about things enables us to stay clear minded and healthy in our focus. And I say talk not flaming one another. And many of the ‘don’t do that anymore’ posts tend to be generated at wholesome threads/replies that actually have a good amount of discussion in it.
EDIT (general reply) : And personally what does it matter if its 1 or 100 goodbye threads from the same user? It doesn’t do anything negative in the grand scheme of things. You could post 100 goodbye threads over your course of playing in WoW forums or other games. And not one blink of care would occur. Because as a community you should have bigger concerns than someone wanting attention through goodbye threads. Actually with some of the constant goodbye threads it makes me smile. Why? Because people that have been doing those tend to be wordy and creative. And it keeps things lively around this place. I have yet to see everyone go into the goodbye threads and swing it out like a billion angry nerds fighting over the latest pocket protector. The replies are usually sympathetic and play along. Or they just say short goodbyes. Think of them more like short stories.
I could see Lyyra’s point if the thread should become cancerous or negative. Then yes in those cases those threads should not remain/exist. Though if they follow a more neutral position then no harm no foul.