Aight y'all, 2020 is tough. No way to put it in any other way. The site for many of us has been a reprieve from the real world. For me personally, it's not COVID that has taken a toll on me, but the environment regarding policing and systemic racism and all that stuff. I'm tired in the same way my parents and grandparents and great grandparents and all other Black people in my family and the word have been since before my ancestor Emmanuel was freed from his chains.
I don't want to assume much, but I've said in private that there are people on the site who may not be as equipped to handle certain situations and it tends to be pushed into the site community in a way that's unhealthy. I've personally sensed a feeling of discontent on the site that threatens the health of the site.
I want to check in with members of this community, which I have been a part of for a while. This community has meant a lot to me. I've made good friends, and have good memories stemming from the site, and I know others have too. I worry about the mental health of people here, including people who have the task of running the site. If you feel comfortable posting under this, I encourage you to, but I also understand if you don't. If you feel more comfortable reaching out to me or others privately, there are plenty of people who have experience in talking to people who are going through tough times.
A final thing from my perspective only. I want the site to continue and be strong, but I'm not sure how it can continue while so many personal struggles impact the ability of the site to run. I don't think it would be a bad idea for a break, with a timeline, to happen. It would give us a chance to recharge, without hounding site admin over games and croots. Even if it's a 2 week determined break to recharge and just relax, I think it could be helpful.
Anyways, drop how you're doing below here. Check in so we know how you're doing and if you need help with anything.