Hnnnnngh… Part of the reason I rushed to archive is that I had been part of the ghosts and one of the coordinated ghost back channels; mayhaps my rush to save posts was colored by the assumption that other ghosts and regs would want to at least preserve their Welcome thread for nostalgia’s sake and keep it as such until we reach a more permanent safe place where we can begin building new threads.
I don’t trust the mass swarm of nonregs. What we had as regulars was a community of people who had put in the effort to be decent (notwithstanding Some_guys). A place where we could share and trust that nobody would go doxxing, brigrading, or blackmailing.
I have been doxxed and brigraded. It’s scary as fuck. Luckily I had no job to lose, no career to be ruined. With a legal name change, I can almost vanish entirely.