So this is a weird thread that'll potentially blindside and make a lot of people upset, but it's something that needed to happen for a lot of us who were here from the beginning. All posts and threads before October 1st, 2016 have been purged from the forum permanently, which is right around the time Karasu became admin. This is the alternative to nuking the entire site as a whole due to my own personal reasons. It's been a good 9 or so years since this Forum's hay day, and looking at it now it's just kind of a relic lost in time. It's great to see that the community thrives still with the use of Discord servers and the likes, but in general this place is gathering dust, and the sole reason it's here is as a reminder. Unfortunately that reminder isn't as happy to some as it might be to others. While for many, the reminder is of what great animations there were, and how far the community had come from when a lot of us were absolutely garbage to what a lot of people have made themselves out to be to this day. To others, however, is a reminder of who they used to be, and how uncomfortable they might be with that information just available in the form of a museum. I know it's a greedy reason, and I don't expect everyone to be understanding, but due to this reason I wanted to nuke the forum and cleanse it from my mind. I personally used to be a piece of shit, and that reflected a lot on what the community became. Toxic, elitist, and generally unwelcome to people just wanting to learn and make a few friends. Obviously you can say "Well that's who you used to be, not who you are now" and while I too generally think like that, it still itches constantly on the back of my brain, all the cringey stuff from the past. Everyone gets like that sometimes. I won't ramble on anymore, and I do hope as many of you can understand my decision to do this, and I do apologize for not talking it out with the current admins more before jumping the gun on this decision, as we'd been in talks to come to an agreement beforehand. That reflects on me as immature and that's something I'll have to work on. I apologize sincerely to those who this might inconvenience with the potential of lost history. I know a lot of resources and animations will potentially be buried by this, and my only hope is that as a community you guys will rebuild what used to be as far as resources goes at the very least. From this point, I will be passing the full domain over to Karasu, and will relinquish the entirety of my access to it to ease any weary thoughts of "Yo what if Tate goes ballistic and nukes the whole thing?" The site is still payed for up until the ripe juicy year of 2026, and whatever happens after that is totally up to whatever admins are running it at the time! I love y'all, even those I might not know personally. I do hope you guys will leave this thread up for at least a little while to let people who might return later know what's up. If you'll have me I'll definitely stick around the channels and watch the community from there, and I hope not too any of you see this as some weird drama. At the end of the day, it's just a dude wanting to soothe his anxieties and conscious.