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mizchastain
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After a long break, I stupidly decided to go back to the site where I'd got in arguments before. I avoided difficult topics and seemed to be getting along fine, but then got banned for breaking a rule I hadn't been aware of (I think they changed them when I was away and I forgot to check). The mod was unnecessarily rude in the message, so I didn't go back, but a friend who is still on the site sent me a message saying that the other users have been "celebrating" my banning "to a sickening degree". I don't even know exactly what I did, and I don't want to go back and check for fear of sending myself into a rage. I need my composure now because I have exams coming up.

I know that logically I should be pleased to have a reason not to go back there since they were being jerks to me already, but I'm still angry. This site was one of my personal safe spaces in my mid-teens, and it changed drastically recently. Everyone used to be fine, but it changed and I kept going back hoping it would change back. I know that was stupid, but I missed my friends there.

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eryn_smiles
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Sorry to hear that the people on this website have been so rude to you. What do you think about contacting your good friends from there, but interacting with them only away from this site?

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mizchastain
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Makes sense. I'm talking to a guy who's decided to leave after seeing what they did, and thinking of setting up a different board on a similar theme.

I know going back was a bad idea, but it was a fun space for me throughout most of my teens, and the change was so sudden I didn't really want to admit it. They claim it's in the name of making it a tolerant space, but just use that to bully anyone who makes even a tiny slipup.

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