I don't know if anyone else on ADISC feels this way, but I miss TBDL.org. It always seemed friendly, everyone in the community was happy to see you, and, at least for me, it just seemed happier. I miss some of my old friends from that site, and people who I looked up to. I miss the great stories that died with the crash, even my own story, The Infantilist Chapters of My Life, which I am negligent to re-write. (It was a fun hobby, it even got me 4 reputation points, but I don't know if I'll ever re-do it.) The community was smaller, warmer, closer-knit, and I always felt... wanted... which I don't always feel here. I remember finding out that there were others like me.
While there's nothing wrong with the modern site, it's just different. While I like the fact that there is much more diversity in age, I still miss when it was more for teenagers, because they are going through the same stuff that I am at this time. Now, I get the feeling sometimes that I'm not taken seriously. My crackpot theory? Reputation. Looking around, I notice that many people 16> have consistently lower reputation counts than our older friends in infantilism, and although you may argue, "Russian, it's because your posts suck more," I know that I try my best to make good, well thought out posts.
Also, the quality of the threads has changed. There are more repetitive topics now, in my opinion, the worst offender is the legalization topic. One or two threads on it would be fine, but now it seems like that's all a lot of people want to talk about anymore. F***ing drugs. Oh, and all forms of sex and genitalia size and shape, too.
I just want to feel accepted and loved. Usually, ADISC is good about this, but my bottom line is, times have changed, but I don't know if I have, too. I hope that, in reading this, you will not just shrug it off and negrep me, but will seriously consider what I am saying. Peace everyone, thanks for reading this piss-and-moan rant, please post if you have any comments.
P.S. I am Han Solo, if any of you remember me.