As I am sure by now, everyone is aware of the recent rule change of ADISC going 18+, thus meaning a lot of posters under this age were forced to have their accounts suspended until they turn 18.
Having had time to digest the news, I am saddened to say that for the time being at least, I will be saying goodbye to ADISC for a while. How long will I be away for, I don't really know, most likely until my fiance is old enough to post on here again in a years time, although it all depends on whether the site is still as we all know and love now.
Of course, I understand why Moo decided to take this route and I have no grudges against him or anyone else involved in this decision. I am just saddened that most members were not given a proper warning of when the new rule would come into force. If they had been given a few days notice to say goodbye, then maybe I wouldn't have been so upset but some of our younger members were very active on the site and I just think a bit of common decency would have been nice to them.
Now, the impact of ADISC going adults only is that many of those looking for support will no longer be able to simply go on ADISC and find the support they need.
The impact of the new rule changes I am sure will affect many of the younger posters, in fact I know it has to one member already.
Shadowhawk was rushed to a urgent care facility last night with chest pains that mimicked a heart attack, although thankfully that wasn't the case. Instead he was diagnosed with bad viral bronchitis which the doctor described " was made a lot worse by stress."
Since it's viral, he can't take any medication for it so he is on bed rest for a day or two. He is currently finding it hard to talk and breathe and it could get worse. If anyone here who knows Shadowhawk thinks that this is BS, go and message him and find out for yourself.
I didn't sleep very well last night because of all this. In fact the only time I managed to get some sleep was when I found out that Shadowhawk was coming home, this was about 2am although I did talk with him a little bit when he got home.
ADISC was a big part of his life and now.....it's gone. All day he had been worrying about what life would be like without this site and the thought that not being a part of this site for a year lead to him being rushed to the UCF scares me. I am sure he is not the only kid who feels like he has no where left to go.
ADISC helped me so much when I first found the site. I was accepted into a community of wonderful people who were always there for advice. The endless hours on the RP forum when I should have been sleeping will never be forgotten. Talking to new people, it was great. I will always hold a special place in my heart for ADISC.
But right now, I just need some time away. Will I be back?, yeah I probably will, but for the next few months, my activity on this site will be very limited. I have my own reasons for leaving, some I won't discuss with others, but I would like my account to remain should I decide to venture on here again one day, but right now, I just need time to reflect.
Thank you for reading everyone, hope to be back soon, whenever that will be.