I don't think you ever got caught up in any of that stuff, though. From what I remember you were always surprisingly mature and friendly. Same with BeachBoy and a few others. Was it obvious that I desperately wanted to be a mod? XD I had a screenshot printed out and taped to my wall of my name in steel blue after the 2008 April Fools prank... OH MY LORD I just remembered that. D:
Ooh, so there's racism against Poles over there? :o That was sadly pretty much the only thing I got from all that. XD
It's depressing how far Trump has gotten. He's appealing specifically to anyone who's tired of political correctness, and they're not really considering anything EXCEPT that. I get tired of accidentally offending people too but that doesn't mean Donald Trump is the answer. T_T The whole election has been sad, really. The republican debates literally devolved into a discussion over penis size. And I live in Virginia, so sadly, all my relatives and neighbors are VOTIN FER TRUMP!
Oh, that wasn't a staff clique, rather a popular-guys-gang acting like schoolchildren. I'm glad those times are dead and buried too.
And well, there is a massive question mark around it still, but the theory says now UK nationals won't be allowed to move to other countries to live or work and they'll become a foreign country when selling goods and services, so all their stuff will be taxed. That's making banks and factories run into the continent killing thousands of jobs along the way, because if they have to choose, they'd rather stay in the part with 450m people than in the island with 60m. The pound is also collapsing. Obviously this is insanity, so there is the alternative they'll continue the way we have been until now (free trade, freedom of movement- which most Leavers despise because evil Mexicans Poles taking their jobs), except with the only (and extremely asinine) difference that they'll keep paying into the budget but will not receive any federal spending (???) and will not have any representatives in Brussels any more to speak for them when drafting the laws they'd still have to follow anyways (like... it is as stupid as it sounds). Tl;dr: hey have to choose between psyducking up their economy and risking their country blowing up (because Scotland, Northern Ireland and Gibraltar voted to stay in and might seek independence to remain in the EU, a la West Virginia) or staying as they were, except giving up their political rights altogether (which is surely the way to end the 'lack of democracy' they criticised).
And I'm not tired of writing about Trump, I love it! I get so many views, and I take some evil pleasure in chronicling the slow-mo implosion of the Republican Party. I tend to do analysis, which mean doing a lot of fact-reporting but with a tiny bit of opinion.
Yeah, it's very staff-centric, and I'm not sure why that is (and why the other forums I've been on weren't). Wasn't there a bunch of controversy a few years ago with some staff clique called Sweater? XD
So what happens now that's the UK has pretty much 'broken up' with the EU? :P What's the difference between being a part of it and not being part of it? (Not asking just to be nice, I'm genuinely interested in this. XD)
Wow, if you're working the Americas desk, I would imagine you're VERY sick of writing Trump articles. XD And of course our bi-weekly mass shootings! Do you put your opinions in the pieces or are you restricted to just reporting the facts?
Eh. The people I was on bad terms with ended up leaving too and I made up with a couple of people I had nothing against but ended in the cross-fire so it's okay. The others who were with me, I'm just fine. But I don't care that much about that topic anymore. Agua pasada no mueve molino, as we say here. PC is an absurdly staff-centric place though, and you can see how much in things like these.
Well, for us that care about the issue, this referendum has been going on for months, and chances are it's still going to because lots of people who voted without understanding what it meants are now regretting it, and regardless, the UK is imploding as a country and the EU is under a life-or-death strain so the effects will be felt for months and probably years to come.
And yes, I'm a journalist! That's what I started working as three years ago and what I'm working as right now. I'm in the Americas desk but the Brexit thing was such a worl-wide event, and well, our elections matter to South America so I'll have to cover them tomorrow too. I had a piece about Trump that I'll try to fit in tomorrow somewhere between this wave of historic events unfolding left and right, geez.
Wow. o_o Yeah, I think I vaguely remember visiting here a few times when you had the red username. You shouldn't have told me about the falling out; now I'm very very intrigued. XD Are you still on bad terms with them? When my brother was a mod he had a similar falling out and he pretty much never talked to any of them again. I've always loved how soapy PC is when it comes to staff. Seems like there's always something going on. I've never been on any other forum where the staff was so important--I didn't realize until I started using other forums that PC was the only one where it's SUCH a big deal. Now I just find it silly, but I remember back when I was really immersed in this place how stressful it was. XD
And yeah, how long has the Brexit thing been going on? It seems like it came out of nowhere. I saw nothing about it and then yesterday it was everywhere. And when you say you're going to be writing about it, does that mean you became a journalist? :D
Got a job, worked in Argentina, came back, went unemployed for a year, got a new one (working tomorrow!), left my girlfriend, got on with my best friend for a month, broke up, got promoted to admin, had a massive falling out with several hstaff that resulted in me quitting in a massive explosion, and well, I'm pretty shellshocked as I prepare to write a lot about Brexit tomorrow while realising that we have elections on Sunday anyway.
Haha, I was lurking the other day and saw the little plus sign beside your username, but I didn't recognize the name, so I had to look at your profile. I'm surprised by how many vets are still regulars!