Hello everyone. This blog is to inform you all of some changes that are going to be coming up on the wiki in the near future. Its only a couple of things, but they are pretty big things, so please share this blog around so that everyone can read it and be aware of whats going on. If you have any questions about any of the information I am about to share, please comment on this blog or contact me directly. Alright so here goes...
I am sorry to say that I will be stepping down from being an admin and bureaucrat on the wiki.
If this information is upsetting to anyone reading it, I am very sorry. I am stepping down for personal reasons, some of which I don't want to really share. But I will say that I am doing so because this job no longer makes me happy and helps me in the way it used to. Being and admin and bureau has come to have the opposite effect lately, in the sense that it has been making me very unhappy and has been contributing to me being in a bad mental state. So I need to do what is best for me, for my health and for those personal reasons, and step down.
It upsets me to be sharing this and to be doing this because its very hard to do. I have been an admin here for close to three years, and this job has been such a big part of my life for a very long time. I don't know where I would have been if I hadn't come to this wiki way back when and got myself this job and made the realtionships I did. Working here has been one of the best and worst parts of my life so far, but its reached the point where the cons outweigh the pros and I just don't think its a good idea to keep going with it. Everyone who I was close with on this wiki and who I used to work so closely with has left. I am the only person of my group (if you are an older member of this wiki, you know who Im talking about) who is still around here, and I kept at it because I thought it would get better, but it never did. My friends make fun of me for still sticking around because it broke them so long ago and they didn't get why I was still here. I stayed because I love this place, and I love helping it... and I still do. But its not enough anymore when its causing me harm. For once I want to put myself first, and Im doing so by stepping down.
I want everyone to know, I am not leaving the wiki. I will still be around as much as I aways am... Im just not going to be doing the same job. I made a promise to myself a long time ago that I wouldnt leave this place until the show ended, and I am sticking to that promise. But if Im going to stay, I need to do so as a normal user. Its going to be hard for me to make this transition I imagine, just because Im so used to this gig rn, but I hope everyone will still talk to me and care what I have to say once I am no longer a flashing pink comment that you feel obligated to listen to. I just hope my relationships with you guys won't change to much because of this... so don't forget me once Im not Admin Cass and I become regular old Cass. That would break my heart ;w;
I want to thank a few people who have been so important to getting me through everyday as an admin on this wiki. Like I said, this is not goodbye, and Im not leaving. But since in a little while I will no longer be working here, I just want to mention the people who I never would have got through without. Being an admin is not an easy job, and most of you know that I have had some really tough days in this position. So thank you to everyone who has ever sent me a nice message or replied with a calming comment or stood up for me, because it means more than you know. Specific thanks to:
The Klaine Page (specifically EJ and recently Ally)- You guys mean the world to me, you know that, and I want you all to know that you are the reason that I did this job so long. Everything I did, every bad day, every super long pink comment, it was for you guys. You gave me the strength to keep going and to make sure this wiki was a fun and safe place to be. I never would have done it as long as I have if it weren't for all of you, so thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I love you guys so much, and I hope that none of you are too concerned or worried by this news. I promise Im always going to look out for you guys, admin or not, and make sure that this wiki is a place you can call home.
The Collection of Users Who Constantly Send Me Love and Help Me (ie Gina, Nemo, Lily, Becca, etc- you know who you are)- you guys are amazing. Just... thank you. For every sweet message, concerned comment, helpful words... all of it. You all are what inspired me to be good (or try to be good) at my job XD <3
Hugs for you all, as you have been instrumental in all of my admin work here <3
Okay thats enough about me. Just... thank you everyone. Again, Im sorry if this news is upsetting to anyone, and know that me leaving is not easy. This has been a very hard decision and it breaks my heart to be doing it and to know that it might upset some people. But its what I need to do. So with that, I am saying goodbye to this position.
Okay so with me stepping down, there obviously are not enough admins.... really there werent enough before but whatever XD So, we need new ones, as when I leave, Happy and Ana will be all thats left- BTW, Kerwin and Gauri have both been removed from the team as they are not active admins and it was long time coming for them to be taken off- So two admins isn't going to cut it, and therefore we need new ones.
Just so everyone knows, Im not actually stepping down until the new admins are instated, so I will still be admin Cass for at least a few more days.
Anyway, in order to find these new admins, we are going to do it the oldschool way, as it is most fair and gives people a good chance. So this is how its going to work.
Starting imediately, all spam team members and chat mods are welcome to submit an application blog. All you have to do is make a blog explaining why you think you deserve to be an admin on the wiki, and you must of course be a chat mod or spam team member to apply. Link your application blog in the comments of this blog or on my message wall... just to make sure that I see it so your application can be considered.
Applications will be accepted from immediately after this blog is published until the end of the day on Saturday. If there are any problems with that, please let me know.
Once we receive all of the applications, Happy, Ana, and I are going to go through them and hopefully select 2 or 3 new people to join the admin team asap. When we have picked, another blog will be posted to announce the new admins, and then I will proceed to step down.
Again, I will still be an admin until the new people are promoted so that we have enough admins on deck until then. Once we are all secure and I feel comfortable enough to step down, I will.
So yeah, if you are on the spam team or chat mod team, now is your chance. Apply to join the admin team! All applications will be considered, and we are excited to hear what you think you can bring to the team. Remember to link your blog here so we can see them.
Go go, apply! :P
Okay, thats it. Again, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about any of this, please let me know. i am, once again, sorry if this news upsets any of you, but please understand that this is what I need to do. If anyone wants to talk to me more in depth about the me part of this, please do, I will be here. I want to make sure that this place is taken care of before I step down, so this is the plan and I hope all of you can get on board with it. Thank you everyone for reading and understanding, and I love you all <3