1. WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON??!???
i decided to close slacken_ties.
because i felt like it.
3. BUT REALLY! WHY!?!?!
neither i nor any of the current moderators wanted to run this community anymore.
4. SO WHY NOT FIND SOME NEW MODERATORS????
it's much harder than you think to locate people who will run the place like you would run it. the applicants for the job are few and they don't seem to have the same ideas for the direction of this community as i did when i started it. which is fine, it's their prerogative (in a bobby brown kind of way) so i figured that anybody who wants to can start their own communities and run them however they like.
5. WHERE WILL I PUT MY FICS AND GRAPHICS NOW!??!?!?!?
from what i hear, there are plenty of other franz communities that would love to read your fics and view your graphics. if not, you could always post them in your own lj or start a personal fic lj or even start your own franz-related fic community. the livejournal world is your oyster!
5B. WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN THE NEW ALBUM COMES OUT?!?!?!?!?!?!
see the above answer.
6. WHAT ABOUT THE STUFF THAT'S ALREADY BEEN POSTED?!?!?!?!
i'm not deleting the comm and i have no plans to do so. but there's no harm in backing things up.
7. WHAT IS WITH harryheartsme AND THAT AWFUL FIC?
first, harryheartsme is NOT ME. believe what you like, i can't stop you, but seriously. not me. and yes, i did approve her fic because i thought it was LOL. it's unfortunate if you do not find it LOL, but it's never been a requirement that you enjoy everything that is posted to s_t. the thing about her being the only user who could ever post again was a joke of the ironic sort. if you dislike her posts, skip past them. if you don't get them, i can't explain them to you, because there is nothing to get. it was simply a way for this community to go out with a bang.
8. WAS YOUR JOURNAL HACKED BY THE SAME PERSON WHO CREATED harryheartsme?
i sure hope not!
9. DID YOU SHUT S_T DOWN BECAUSE THAT FIC WAS JUST THAT HORRIBLE!??
no, i did not, but if any fic were bad enough to close a community, that would be it. (lol)
10. THAT FIC ISN'T WHAT SLACKEN_TIES IS ALL ABOUT! SHE RUINED IT ALL!
actually, poorly-done, nonsensical, occasionally blasphemous tributes to our favorite musicians is what this community has always been about. this was the first thing ever posted, and it's pretty much the fic in mspaint-form. (well, it's not as awesome as the fic, but still.)
10B. THAT FIC WASN'T FUNNY AT ALL!
oh my god i so don't care what you think about the fic stop telling me your opinions on it
11. SO WAIT, ARE YOU CALLING THE FIC "AWESOME" OR "HORRIBLE"????
both! it's lame-azing!!!!
12. WHY ARE YOU LETTING SUCH A GREAT COMMUNITY GO TO WASTE?
imho it would be more wasteful to let it go on as it has been, a shadow of its former greatness.
13. DO FRANZ FERDINAND KNOW?!
i should hope they have better things to do with their time and gillions of "take me out" dollars.
14. WHY ARE YOU SUCH A FUCKING CUNT?
well, it depends on whether you believe in nature or nurture. i go back and forth in my head all the time on that one. no, but seriously, if you can't find a way to complain and disagree with my decisions without calling me names, i'll just ban you. dissent all you want, as always, but i'm not taking shit from some non-lolzy troll.
15. I'M SAD NOW!
not a question! but if you want something to cheer you up, you can watch some of the youtube videos i (and a few others) posted in the previous post's comments. they started out being about ~the end~ but quickly devolved into random lolz, as things tend to do around here.
16. THANK YOU FOR STARTING/RUNNING THIS COMMUNITY.
you really don't need to thank me. i ran it because i wanted to, i stopped running it because i wanted to, i closed it because i wanted to. i wasn't doing anybody any favors. if you thought this place was great, thank the members, thank yourself. it's all your fault!
17. I AGREE WITH YOUR DECISION. YOU'RE RIGHT.
well, i'm always right, so no big surprise there. but honestly, i care about your approval almost as little as i care about your disapproval.
18. WHY ARE YOU SCREENING COMMENTS? OBVIOUSLY YOU CAN'T HANDLE CRITICISM.
i'm screening comments because plenty of people are pissed off at me and want to get back at me, hurl insults at me, spread lies about me and this community, etc. i do want to make sure something isn't abusive before it shows up here.