MegaBlue is correct in regards to the little one.
The event that occurred during Licensing Expo is very much related but nothing that I want to talk about. Let's just say that it was a bad week that put my life into perspective.
Thank you Fury Diamond. Good luck in all you do in the future
Good luck with everything you do in the future, Fury Diamond. You've created a wonderful forum with this site. It's one of the friendliest forums I've been to. :)
Thanks for your hard work!
Thank you Fury Diamond for everything. This is the first board I joined and actually stayed with. Out of all the boards THIS board was the one that stayed organized. You will be missed.
all I wanna say is I am very glad for being a member in this board.
I understand why you are leaving and you have no reason to explain. We all have our reasons for doing what we do. Either way mesh you will be missed. I am glad you will still be around in some form though, and you chose good successors. Either way keep in touch, and thank you for the work you did and continue to do it doesn't go unnoticed. Take care my friend.
Yep. It's been quite the journey that's for sure. I remember when you came to me while I was running PRE. I was honored then, and I'm still honored now to have been a part of it all. I always have, and always will support Rangercrew and you. Many don't realize the role I played behind the scenes even after I closed PRE. I remember when you were considering closing the forum because it wasn't active (partially because I think PRE was cannibalizing it.) I helped talk you out of it. Me shutting down PRE zero doubt helped the forum as I helped push people here afterwards. And many of PRE's original members still reside here. I was also one of the RangerCrew original mods while I was running PRE. Eventually I saw it as a conflict of interest and in the best interests of the forum, and felt it would be best for RC if I stepped down. (For the non-believers, look at what member number I am. Believe it or not, I'm one of the originals and proud of it!) Talk about a trip down memory lane!
Originally Posted by Fury Diamond
When I shut PRE down, I wanted to give Umesh and RC the PRE database that had over 10,000 members, literally hundreds of thousands of posts and threads and content to use as he wished. That fell through due to some member concerns. But that is how much I trusted and believed in Umesh and RC. NO ONE has or was ever made that offer since. EVER.
It never mattered how many different PR forums I ran, their names, or what my intentions with them. I've always stood behind you and Rangercrew. I always tried helping promote the forum. And even after I left the fandom I still trolled (and obviously still do) Rangercrew. RC is the ONLY one I have trolled since. Why? Call it a habit I enjoy.
All of us, me included, owe you a lot for the support and dedication you gave and are still giving to the fandom over the years. But what's most important is you and your personal life. And if it's starting to affect your health and personal life, by all means take care of that first and foremost. Believe me when I say, I totally understand where you are coming from. Been down that road.
Umesh helped me a lot too over the years. And while I have never personally met him offline I will always consider him a good friend and someone I know I can trust and support. While I helped originally guide RC's growth, and tried to help RC avoid the pitfalls that occurred with PRE (even long after PRE was gone), Umesh and his staff and members ultimately helped get it to where it is today and all should be proud of that. No, be VERY proud of that.
Fury Diamond (Umesh), thank you. Not just for believing in me but for believing in the fandom and always trying to be the voice of reason and by showing such incredible dedication to PR and the fandom.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for everything you have done for me, the fandom and PR. You are one of the true PR fandom legends who has left their mark in a big way. (I'm just curious how I missed this thread after all this time of trolling. I'm losing it man. lol)
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