You are 100% correct. But I ask you "Does it matter?. I understand your skepticism. Iunderstand your cynisism. But again does it matter? You care about this online community called UG. If you didn't your name would not be green. Icare as well. I like this place and am amazed at the acceptance Ihave recieved here. But my take on this is a little bit different than yours. Ihave no idea if Nick really had cancer or not. I have no idea if he has had a miraculous recovery. It's not like I'm going to fly to the UK and demand to see the scar from the incision. But in the final analasys it does not matter. A truly wonderous thing happened here. A group of very disparate people from all over the world came together and for a brief moment were one in there concern for a fellow member of UG. If Nicks thread had the ability to make one UGer pull their head out of their ass and reassess the priorities of their life then good for Nick. If Nicks thread inspired one UGer to hug their father when he came home from work then good for Nick. If Nicks thread gave one UGer hope in a very dark time of their own personal life then good for Nick. If Nick has duped us all but in the process made UG whole and a true community for a day then good for Nick. This has grown beyond the point of "Did Nick Grundy scam us?" At this point it no longer matters. If he did Iwill still thank him for helping me find a part of myself that has been absent for a very long time. If he hasn't then he is one of the luckiest men alive and I wish him the absolute best going forward. But again I ask. Does it really matter?
Hang onto your cynicism and skepticism. They will serve you well in life. But don't allow them to control you. Cynicism and skeptcism don't like to look for opportunity
Again, work from 730 till 4, so my UG craving was not so bad, but come Friday, when I have nothing to do all day, will be the worst ever. I am having some fun laughing at the retards in the FOTB saying "oh i didn't know, can you let me off?" and getting shut down by the mods. It's a great place, all the despair of the pit, without the constant penis references. In fact, if you could "view only" in FOTB when you weren't banned, it would be a good way to stop people from flaming and stuff, seeing the horrors of FOTB first hand.
Well I worked today from 7:30 till 4:00 so today wasn't so bad, I went online and five minutes of not being able to post in all my favourite threads/forums was too much, *sigh* back to tribal wars and runescape i guess.
The mods still won't answer me about what my first warning was even for.
Well i got banned for a silly reason but that's neither here nor there. Anyway i decided to keep a blog of what happens to me during the ban, it's not goin to be pretty.
Within twenty minutes of recieving the bannage, i have resorted to playing RUNESCAPE of all things. UG, it's going to be a LONG motherfucking month.
Maybe I'll spend more time playing guitar, or maybe ill become suicidal wallowing in self pity and anxiety? perhaps ill turn to bebo for a quick hit of the good social networking UG gives you, but it won't be the same