Join Date: May 2001
Location: Cavite, Philippines
All TOPs in here please
When the TOP was started around four years ago, it was actually just done by accident. I posted a thread in the old sanex board asking if there were any Lindsay fans out there. Of course, alot of people replied including Rache, Jan, Helen, etc. After seeing so many replies, the idea of forming the clan got tossed together and was started. We all felt great. We all had fun. We had an identity as a group, as Lindsay fans, as the TOP. We made officers. We created clubs and official sites. We made an oath and a roll call. Rache even made a banner. We were provided with forums. I certainly did not have any ambitions of dictatorship or such. I was just happy that the TOP was there.
Over the years, I have learned that the TOPs do not and have not regularly engaged in verbal/insult sparring with a fellow TOP. I was complacent with that thought and had generally given free rein to everyone (as a mod in this forum) because no one really had gone beyond giving their opinion before. Thusly I did not check this forum as religously that what I thought was required. That is the reason when I posted that I was appalled by the thread that was started a couple of weeks ago. I was wrong in forgetting that things have the habit of changing.
As for encouraging, my efforts probably were more felt before, during Lindsay's long injury breaks. But more than that, I often felt that we as posters have done a very good job of rallying and perking things up. hreads that I thought needed to be posted often popped up before I started them. I didn't want to be redundant.
Also, because of this complacency, I might have let the other parts of my life take over and subjugate the others.
Basing things from all that, I should probably change my mindset about my moderating habits here.
I' m not trying to be dramatic or anything. I just want things laid out like this.
It's not shyness I have. It's just that I'm not one of those people who loves to open a newspaper of magazine and see myself all the time. I don't like that at all. I prefer to play my tennis which I love, and with which I've been blessed.
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Last edited by jacs; Dec 2nd, 2004 at 02:13 AM.