Leaving or Taking a Break? The Official Leaving Thread

Solar

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Will you be taking your leave of the Marriland forums and wish to say goodbye? This is the thread to do that. Whether you're leaving permanently, or just need to take a break for a while, you're welcome to post your farewell messages here. All we ask if you follow a few simple rules in your post.

#1. Keep It Classy
If you're leaving out of anger, hostility, frustration, or other negative emotions, we ask that you take a few deep breaths before posting something you'll regret. If your post is seen as flaming other members or breaks any other forum rules, your post will be removed.

#2. No Short Breaks
Going on a vacation and can't access the forums for a bit? That's all well and good, but this is not the place for that. This thread is for breaks that will last at least 2 weeks. Use common sense and your own discretion when thinking about how long you will be gone.

#3. No Discussion
Do not respond to another member's leaving post. Unrelated posts or responses will be automatically deleted by staff, and might result in a warning. We recommend sending users a private message if you want to respond to their leaving post.

Thank you for your time spent on the Marriland forums, and farewell! We'll miss you! ♥
 
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Azuviin

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I'm going to be taking a break for a while, it probably won't be too long but I've got no idea yet. Since I went from doing nothing to doing full time school and work, I've been neglecting the burn out's effect more than it I should. I also couldn't stop thinking about some of the past discussions that took place, and to be honest I haven't really gotten over it. Some of the things that were said still bother and upset me way more than it should, so I feel like I need to distance myself for a while.

bye bye for now :happyazurill:
 

~Kilza~

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Right now, things are not well for me and I need to leave the forums, plain and simple. I don't know when I'll be back. I'm muting all Discord servers as well. People can get in contact with me on Discord by DMing me if necessary.
 

DeepSeaPrincess

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So I’m doing a lot of irl stuff, and that leaves not much time for things here. So I’m gonna be off for a while. I’ll probably be back at some point:)
I’m still on discord for anyone wanting to chat, I’m just not going to be online that often. See ya around!
 

Neb

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This thought has been on my mind for a while, but I really need a break from the internet. My mental health is a mess (depression has been up for the last month) and I need to put getting help as my first priority. I hope to see all of you soon!
 

~Kilza~

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I've been thinking about doing this for awhile, but I feel now is the right time. I'm leaving the forums. Whether it's temporary or permanent, I don't know and frankly, at the moment, I don't care. I used to really enjoy being on the forums, but for the past few months, the forums have gradually just turned into an unwelcoming place which I struggle to really to find any enjoyment in.

More and more, it's become clear there's a clique of people who're alienating anybody who doesn't fit in with them and making these forums a negative place for these individuals to be around. For a forum that used to be so welcoming, it's disheartening how unwelcoming and negative it's become. Unsurprisingly, the activity of the forums is back to where it was when we were still Azurilland. A lot of people don't want to be in this kind of environment, and I don't blame them one bit.

I implore the staff to actually realize what is happening and think carefully about what they want for the future of these forums. The forums are dying, and will die, if things continue the way they are. If you'd rather have a dying forum just so you and your buds can have a safe haven and push anybody who doesn't fit in with you out, so be it. But if you want the forums to actually grow and be a welcoming place that's inclusive of all members and last for years to come, then I hope you change the way things have been going.

I know who my friends are, and I know I can contact them on Discord. I hope those people know that none of this is on them. They are wonderful people, and I'm glad they are in my life. <3

Anybody who actually wants to talk with me can get in touch on Discord. See ya later.
 

Biohazard

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I'm leaving the forums. I've used to think that the forums were my second home, but because the forums have been becoming a more unwelcoming place, I've decided to leave. The forums have become more cliquey and I don't feel comfortable in an elitist place. Because of this, the forums are regressing in my own opinion and if it doesn't change, it's gonna still regress. Most people are leaving because they dislike in being an elitist and cliquey place. Marriland is dying because of that and other Pokémon forums like PokéCommunity for example are growing because PokéCommunity isn't cliquey like Marriland. I know I'm being harsh, but that's the truth. If you don't want the forums to die, you should work on the community to become a more welcoming place.

Goodbye.
 

Godot

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...My time here's been strange. I've been interacting with folks here less and less, activity's been dwindling all over the site, the one RP I was in is dead, and I've been wasting my own time writing lengthy reviews that don't matter (and I'd come to hate the amount of work I was putting into them). I haven't experienced any problems with site management, although some of the users I had the most communication on here with did and left. It pains me to say this, but it's best that I leave now. Before my personal activity on the site dwindles to the point where I might've well had left anyway. That said it was (in my experience) nice being back and my presence here did help me deal with last year's flood, so I wish y'all the best. Farewell.
 

smoky

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hey queens

basically i’m leavin. no dramatic reason. just wanna focus more on myself and my friends. admittedly, i do agree with a lot of what others have said above, so i’m not gonna beat a dead horse or whatever and regurgitate all that

so ya. hope the forums works out for y’all. it just doesn’t for me anymore. i’ll keep in touch with most of u
 
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