I've been an active user here for almost three years. Although i don't post regulary, i visit here on a more than daily basis. I notice trends that happen within the forum, and frankly, there is one that is disturbing me more than ever.
It has been going on for some time, but this Johan bashing is really immature and illinformed. I was a moderator for a very short period (officially one day), and after expiriencing the mass emails that I recieved from the moderators concerning posts on this forum, mainly, i decided to throw in the towel and give the job to someone who could properly handle it.
During that brief period, I realised something: That no matter how biased Johan is, it's a fucking hard job to do. Imagine getting 1000 complaints in a month, and having to respond to all of them. Although it may seem that Johan is an asshole, wouldn't you be an asshole if you had all these damn people on your case every minute of the day.
It is an extremely hard job to run this site. Frankly, if Johan didn't do all the work he did, you wouldn't have a place to be bitching at him on. I realise that sometimes it's not fair, but since when has all life been fair?
I think that, although we are all entitled to our own opinion, that we should be grateful to Johan for the work that he does here. It's not an easy job.
You can tell me that i'm just a sympathiser that doesn't know what he's talking about, but i can assure you that I do have a point. you don't have to agree with it. Frankly, you don't have to agree with Johan, he's a human being like the rest of us. We don't have to like him, but we can certainly respect the place that he has worked extremely hard to provide for, most of us, free of charge.
I think a little respect is due,
live forever and stay beautiful,
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