Originally Posted by Chrissie-fan
Well, I've decided to kinda "ban myself." I've had enough. In my real life I have more on my plate than I can possibly handle (2013 is a total disaster for me) and I suffer from a huge depression as a result, so I consider it best not to add any more crap to that (no matter how insignificant in the big scheme of things) by staying on as a participating member of TF. It's not an easy descision (in fact I'm almost in tears as I'm writing this), but I think it's the right one. That's also why I'm writing this. If I don't, I might reconsider tomorrow or next week. I know that I'll be tempted anyway, but hopefully I'll be strong enough to resist. I'll probably keep contact with some of you by PM every now and then, but I (hopefully) won't post anymore on the public boards. Please keep in mind that none of this is the fault of any of you. I love and will always love you guys and I will never forget how kind you've all been to me after you know what. I love you guys, I love my fellow Caro maniacs, I love Caroline and I love Maria. But I guess that this is it.
I get where you're coming from though. A lot of the time this place can make following one of the most enjoyable things in my life (following tennis) seem like hell. Actually last summer I had several things going on that prevented me from logging in for weeks at a time, and I found then that after it I didn't really want to log in. I think I might gradually stop posting here, especially as on Twitter you can limit who you follow to other Maria fans so you don't have to read through all the hate. Just don't request a permaban if that's what you're intending, you'll never be able to come back or log on again, and you might find you want to, even if it's only to post in the player sub-forums or keep in contact with people by PM. But I get what you're saying, even though in the large scheme this forum doesn't have much significance to what happens IRL, reading/posting here can double your stress at times. With all that you have going on maybe a break could do you the world of good.
It would be a shame for you to go completely though, there are very few good posters left.