Masks Created 7 years ago2013-01-01 23:58:57 UTC by UrbaNebula UrbaNebula

Created 7 years ago2013-01-01 23:58:57 UTC by UrbaNebula UrbaNebula

Posted 7 years ago2013-01-01 23:58:57 UTC Post #311987
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. -Oscar Wilde

I like to think I'm usually friendly and approachable online, not the brightest spark but never abusing my anonymity, because I think I AM a friendly and approachable guy in real life. Some of you may not agree, but your feelings towards me as a TWHL member will pretty much be identical to how you would feel about me in person. I'm fairly open online. More than I should be probably. Some of you may have seen my video blogs on YouTube and noticed that I'm exactly the same way there as I am here, or anywhere else I happen to post.

TWHL used to be full of friendly and respectable users, who posted helpful comments. Of course, some were opinionated and biased but at the same time considerate and open-minded, all regardless of anonymity. Some of these people have moved on, some have become good friends.

I certainly never had to block any TWHL users on Steam three or four years ago, but it's something I have had to do more frequently recently. Sadly, a person who acts like a complete cunt on one website is likely to act like a complete cunt on any other website because they are, in fact, a complete cunt.


Farewell TWHL
I'd leave my mask at the door, but I never brought one.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2013-01-02 00:25:11 UTC Post #311988
Part of me wants to beg you not to leave. Part of me has seen many, many veterans leave but still keep in touch with me regularly and is not worried about losing touch. Many I talk to every day.

Maybe it's my own absurd stubbornness that has caused me not to leave with the others. If you change your mind, and I hope you do, I'll be glad.

If you don't, that's fine too. It's your decision. I'm going to send you an IRC channel on steam where you can hop in every once in a while to shoot the shit with some of us. You can share it with Archie too.
Posted 7 years ago2013-01-02 00:27:58 UTC Post #311989
It's sad to see so many old and respectable members of TWHL such as yourself to go. I quit coming here for the mapping 3 years ago, I just came here to talk to you guys. Unfortunately few of those whom I enjoyed to talk to are still here. Some remain but it's far from the crowd that it used to be.

I won't say that I will leave, I'll probably be hiding in the shadows hoping for better days, but I'm afraid my thoughts are the same as Urby's and Hunter's. This genuinely makes me sad. I've been on TWHL since I was 12, eight years ago, and I've always looked up to the people running it. Atom, 7th, Ant, Pengy. You guys have done a good job, and I'd hate to see TWHL go. But for now, as I said, I will withdraw until better times. Thanks for everything!

Edit: Oh, and if you don't mind Blitz, I'd also love to join in with the fun :)
Madcow MadcowSpy zappin my udder
Posted 7 years ago2013-01-02 00:28:57 UTC Post #311990
Wait, do I still have you on Steam, Urby?

[edit] you got it moomoo, you're in like Flynn.
Posted 7 years ago2013-01-02 00:34:44 UTC Post #311991
Goodbye Urby. Though I'm saddened that you, like Archie, are leaving us, I hope to see you around elsewhere on the modding and gaming scene. Your skill and sense of humour have always served to brighten my day, and I'm going to miss having you around here.
Wish you all the best.

"Bon Voyage, and best of luck in your future endeavors"
Notewell NotewellCall 141.12
Posted 7 years ago2013-01-02 00:46:27 UTC Post #311992
Ok added you both Urby and Moomoo. I'll be in touch. Cheers. The everyday-IRC-crew includes Zombieloffe, Srry, Caboose, Hugh, Nickelplate, Grim, Weebl, (sometimes Dewdle although he's going to be in China for a while really soon) and others. Hope to see you in there occasionally, Urby.
Posted 7 years ago2013-01-02 03:41:45 UTC Post #311993

Won't be the same without you Urby.

I won't be going any time soon. Half because I'm not bothered, half because I'VE GOT NOWHERE ELSE TO GOOOWWW!!, and completely because I love you guys =(

I've got a bunch of you added on Steam but never talked to anyone except Archie once. I guess I'm just a little anti-social.
Jessie JessieTrans Rights <3
Posted 7 years ago2013-01-02 06:26:32 UTC Post #311994


He's joking, right? He has to be joking right? RIGHT? SOMEBODY SAY RIGHT!
Dimbeak DimbeakRotten Bastard
Posted 7 years ago2013-01-02 06:58:56 UTC Post #311995
Posted 7 years ago2013-01-02 10:03:19 UTC Post #311996
I always appreciated your sense of humor. Farewell.
Posted 7 years ago2013-01-02 10:39:31 UTC Post #311997
I honestly thought this thread was about some editing program masks.

I'm really surprised that you are leaving us, Urby. I haven't been very active in the last week on TWHL and I don't really know what caused you this decision. Perhaps it accumulated in time...

I dare ask if you are telling the whole part of the story. I know that you have a family now which takes a lot of your time and that I can understand, but I can't see how being pissed on some members can make you leave this community.
Also, what about The Core? Are you leaving TWHL for a greater glory? ModDB?

Archie is also gone? I thought he's just busy :|.

I'm sorry I'm not too subtle, and if you don't change your mind, I wish you best of luck in your life.
Striker StrikerI forgot to check the oil pressure
Posted 7 years ago2013-01-02 11:10:46 UTC Post #311998
Madcow if you leave, I leave.
Habboi HabboiSticky White Love Glue
Posted 7 years ago2013-01-02 14:32:44 UTC Post #312000
What The_(c)Striker said. Best of luck.
Oskar Potatis Oskar PotatisIt's never too late to give up. Happily lazy
Posted 7 years ago2013-01-02 14:46:01 UTC Post #312002
So we are losing one of our most active members? God damn it. These are sad times for TWHL indeed.
Skals SkalsGame / Level Designer
Posted 7 years ago2013-01-02 15:24:16 UTC Post #312003
The internet has changed, flood of people like me are killing communities.
rufee rufeeSledge fanboy
Posted 7 years ago2013-01-02 17:22:15 UTC Post #312004
Suparsonik SuparsonikI'm going off the edge to meet my maker.
Posted 7 years ago2013-01-02 17:33:36 UTC Post #312005
Posted 7 years ago2013-01-02 20:45:51 UTC Post #312006
I don´t really care...
welcome to the real world .. son
Posted 7 years ago2013-01-02 23:41:02 UTC Post #312011
Wtf Raver.
I don´t really care...
welcome to the real world .. son
That's the kind of community souring shit Urby is talking about. Go do that somewhere else. That kind of assholishness is completely uncalled for.

Im sad to see Urby go. He's right though. TWHL did used to be a more active and friendly place. Im hoping Valve's new engine will spark some life into this place when it comes out.
TheGrimReafer TheGrimReaferADMININATOR
Posted 7 years ago2013-01-03 00:17:06 UTC Post #312013
Even more sad is that he didn't even went for Source mapping and he's already leaving the community.
Striker StrikerI forgot to check the oil pressure
Posted 7 years ago2013-01-03 02:24:40 UTC Post #312015
Yes Grim. That is part of why so many TWHL veterans have left. The other part is that they simply have either grown bored of mapping after so many years, or don't have the time to lately due to work, getting married, etc etc. That, however, should not be and is not enough to cause a person to leave a community. There's much more to it. The fact that a few still very actively mapping older members barely show up at all, despite not "officially" leaving, is testament to that.

I, like Grim, hope that when the new engine launches we see a bit of life breathed into the site and see a few older members make returns. At the pace we're going I can't really see that happening though.

tl;dr ban people for offensive comments/post which contribute nothing to the site/mapping.
Posted 7 years ago2013-01-03 08:49:26 UTC Post #312016
Wish you the best sir, hope to see you back!
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2013-01-06 03:33:51 UTC Post #312049
You know what would be a funny experiment? A "Mapping Only Week" on TWHL.

With the exception of the shoutbox, Now Playing and Now Gaming threads, any discussion on this mapping site that is not directly related to mapping by any user results in that user being banned for the rest of Mapping Only Week.

Random political or nationalistic thread? Ban for the rest of the week. Random journal about something you saw in the news? Ban for the rest of the week.

Granted this experiment would take a lot of moderation and its not fair to ask our two active mods to do extra work, but its a fun idea.

My prediction is that the WIP thread and the current compo thread would rule the front page all week, with the exception of a few good "i've got a problem" threads.

At the very least it would be quite funny. We'd probably all get banned.
Posted 7 years ago2013-01-06 04:08:47 UTC Post #312050
Blitzkrieg sends out valentine PMs, banned for a week!

sounds good to me mang! though i feel the mods are a little too stiff to do anything that cool/fun, and perhaps with good reason :P
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2013-01-06 04:35:27 UTC Post #312052
Not too stiff, just too busy with more important shit, like, you know, life. It is Pengy and Grim at this point, lets face it, and they both have lives.
Posted 7 years ago2013-01-06 05:01:14 UTC Post #312053
You guys are morons.
Luke LukeLuke
Posted 7 years ago2013-01-06 05:56:31 UTC Post #312054
So maybe its been a good thing I haven't been around here very much lately..
Posted 7 years ago2013-01-06 07:42:50 UTC Post #312055
Luke for Moderator.

oh crap i just got banned.
Posted 7 years ago2013-01-06 11:44:03 UTC Post #312061
You guys are juggling with the banhammer itself!

Look what we ended up discussing on a sad thread.
Striker StrikerI forgot to check the oil pressure
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