Why I Left GuG

Okay, time to come out of the closet... I've been away from GuG for months now. I hope I don't offend anyone in the process of this blog, but I've had a few people ask about why I left. I told , but asked her to keep it private. Now, I feel no need to hide the reason, as odds are my time on GuG is over. Yes, I'm keeping my account, so that I can pop in from time to time to read if there is anything going on that I feel I could use. But here goes:

When I became active on GuG before the summer, it felt like we had a close-knit family here. Everyone knew everybody, and everyone was kind and helpful. Then, for some odd ball reason, GuG became the "new myspace." I think if you asked every member on here, they would say the format of GuG worked just fine before. Everyone enjoyed GuG for what it was: A source of information and family atmosphere. I suspect money was the driving force behind the idea, as to get more people to buy membership, but whatever the reason, it happened. Well congrats GuG: You've made the new myspace. Thing is, I don't use my myspace. In fact, I just recently deleted it. Since we have turned into the "New Myspace," new members are coming every day, GuG has lost that family feeling, and you can feel that things have changed in the air here. I feel that behind this change, things have also become much more strict and uptight, and these changes really changed my view of the site. There is tension between the old and the new members, and it seems that we have to watch what we say, for the fear of either being deleted or having our statements modified... I don't want to feel that Big Brother is always watching, waiting to beat me up or scorn me for a simple thing. End of story, I don't use myspace, and now I don't use GuG. Its as simple as that. GuG is no longer the place it once was, and its lost too much to be a website I want to use.

Since I have been popping in the past few months, I feel like the topics here on GuG have become ridiculous. It seems that people care more about getting GuG points now, then posting quality topics. Again, the feeling of GuG has changed. At times, it seems like topics are jokes, and don't even merit reading by the topics. There are a few people that are doing this, and I can't help but laugh at the competition aspect of a quality site. But oh well. I guess people have different ideas of what this site is, and my feelings and love have disappeared.

I would like to close by saying that the lack of "codes" or "loopholes" have nothing to do with this. I never used the codes when we had them. I didn't join the site for codes. I'll never use codes. I joined because it felt like home, but I feel like I'm looking at a very sad place to live, so I'm moving.

I made a few friends on here, and they were nice. Your all good people, really. And I hold grudges for no one. It is what it is, and it isn't what it isn't. And thats all she wrote.

Thanks for the time, information, and love that used to be.

Supervioletrays (David)



Progress = A victim of it's own success.
Your next chosen site will almost definitely go the same way, but have fun looking.

Nope. I've been supervioletrays since I joined the site! Now, the nicknames have come and gone (Rays, Violet, Super, SVR, VR), but its still me!


---The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had---

Just curious, did you have a different nickname on GuG previously?  Sorry, I am many moons behind and have much to read to get close to catching up, but your photograph looks so familiar to me, your nickname doesn't.






I've learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I've usually made the right decision.



 Hey now Mr. Rays.. You have a green friend who apreciado mucho ;)


~ Proud supporter of Father's rights ~

I'll pop in from time to time, but in terms of posting and responding much, then I'm more or less not here. I did feel the need to go back and answer and comment on stuff here, since it applied to why I wasn't here/won't be posting.

And yes, its nice to see how people appreciate you. Its always funny that it happens on your way out, but oh well.


---The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had---

supervioletrays wrote:
as odds are my time on GuG is over.

great to see you still here! so i'm confused....are you leaving or explaining your brief absence. either way, don't you just love the love & support?!



I totally agree. And thank you... Its always nice to see just how many people care. :)


---The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had---

Awwwwwww. <3 for missb


---The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had---

And I'm sure there are people that like how thing have changed... And everyone is entitled to think and enjoy as they may. I simply, along with a few others apparently, don't.


---The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had---

I'm only a member since May and you were one of the first people I remember :) ... I'm not sexist at all and it's still a possiblity seeing that we have to drive thru GA anyway!!!

fortytwocents, I have to agree with you, it took me forever to get enough GUG points to become a "trusted member", because I guess even though at the time I spent at least a few hours a week on this site, I did not post a unless I truly had something to say, or a question that was not answered through the search box. I joined during the time when GUG had a monthly fee, and even when I found what I was looking for, I stayed because I liked the atmosphere and people. I like the diversity of the site, whether a person needs computer help, moral support, or just wants to comment on current events, it is all here, we can just go to the section we are seeking on any given day. I hate to see an old member leave, but putting my twocents in ;) --I love the way GUG has evolved.

It's sad to see good contributors go :(

I posted this on another post, but I will also admit, the atmosphere of the forum definitely changed. I was getting irritated with reading the same posts over and over again. In fact, in the first five pages of new posts, I would probably read only five of the topics that were posted. Everything else was either a repeat, or a question that could be answered by just searching.

I truly miss the people that used to post on here a lot. This also doesn't mean that I hate the new people that have joined, but it just isn't the same. People are still friendly and the atmosphere is still nice, but it's just--different.

You will be missed!

Haha. I've only been really active since May... But I thank you anyway! If you weren't sexist, you could come chill in north Ga as a break for your road trip!


---The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had---

I'm sad to see you leave rays, you were one of the "originals and the best". Stop by once in a while to say hi!!

Sorry to see you go Rays, I'll always be thankful for helping me get DOSbox up and running a few month ago.

Good luck in whatever you decide to do!

Thanks Green! <3


---The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had---

 Awww my dear friend Rays,

I am so sad to see you go! Be sure to check your inbox I wrote you a little something ;) *hugs*







If someone wants my email address, they are free to send me a message on here and I'll give it. I would love to keep in touch with people that I got to know well and actually enjoy talking to.


---The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had---

 I have been on this site for almost two years and probably have less points than some who have barely been on for four months!! Who cares...I go on the site not just to comment but to also read.  Many of the blogs I have read have been wonderful, there was never a need to comment when there were others that took the words right off my fingers!!  I could spend hours on GUG just reading topics and comments...it's sad to see you go, I doubt I have ever commented on your writings, (perhaps I have once), but I did enjoy it. 

..time to eat the donuts....

still wont be the same without you tho :) ....we should find a way so all the older guggies can keep in touch wether it be through email or a chat

Thank you. I enjoyed sharing my thoughts with the world.

And while I'm at it, I want to make clear that I don't dislike any new members. I simply wish that the site wouldn't have flashed itself as to get so many new members a day... You can't get to know people when they pour in that fast.


---The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had---

im going to miss you rays, i love reading the long intelectual comments when i wake up and have my coffee in the morning and as for the family thing we are all still a big ol happy guggy family ill admit i dont reach out to newer people as much as i should but i tend to stay in my little niches of friends


anyways i wish you te best of luck in life



I agree that people care way too much about points around here. Theyre just points- who cares if you have the most, the least, or you lose some. We need things to talk about between exciting new security leaks- hence all the new topics.  Sorry to hear you dont like the new family here at GuG...good luck in the future.

Thank you for your understanding and support, and more then anything else, your friendship. I have you email and will make sure to make use of it frequently.


---The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had---

Though I haven't written in a while, my poetry and other works will always be located


. Thank you very much for your praise.


---The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had---

thanks for the closure 'rays. i think i'll miss your "writing" the most. you have a gift!


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