1,571 days. That's a huge amount of time to be registered and (mostly) active on any single site and thats how long I've been here. This community has come a long way since 2012, when I joined. We no longer have to really worry about DDOS attacks or overloading the servers or not making enough money just to keep the site running. But in recent months, it's gone a bit downhill.
Not only has the site gone down a bit in quality, it lost what made it great in my eyes. Most of the people I considered friends have moved on. There aren't any users I look up to anymore, like I did with Feld0, Key Gear, Crispy, Artemis, and Zoop. It's lost the small community feel. Back in 2012, you kind of felt like you knew and were friends with just about everybody here, now I can hardly name a few active people.
I have obviously also changed a lot in the past few years. I've changed schools, graduated from high school, shipped off to the navy, and started a new job. I haven't watched a single episode of MLP in over a year and a half, and my interest in MLPF has slowly waned over the past year. I've been staying active through PM roleplays and those have stopped. I've also tried getting back into roleplaying in the forums, but eventually lost interest and stopped being able to come up with posts.
So I've decided this site isn't the place for me anymore. I might come back to read through some old posts and reminisce about some good times, but for now, I'm archiving my messages and leaving. It's been a good run, and it's been fun, but it's time to say goodbye for good, I think.