Explaining Why I'm Leaving WP

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DuckHairback
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03 Jan 2022, 2:28 pm

I'll miss your contributions HoH and I'm very sorry the positive aspects of WP haven't been enough to outweigh the negative.

I hope you return one day, it's important that people who struggle with diversity continue to be exposed to it, otherwise they will never come to accept it. I appreciate that's easy to say when you're not on the rough end of it and sometimes you just need to walk away.

Take care of yourself



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03 Jan 2022, 2:42 pm

Hero, wish you'd stay even if only if by your very presence you put the lie to the bigots.



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03 Jan 2022, 3:40 pm

Hero, I have had varying levels of interaction with those on here who are Non-Binary. All have been nice people... I accept those people for WHO they are and Non-Binary is part of WHO you are.

If you encounter someone who cannot see past this then they are a knuckle dragger with an IQ in negative figures. They are not worth your breath, wear and tear on your keyboard or time.


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06 Jan 2022, 1:10 pm

I'm sad to see you have left here, I really enjoyed your posts here. I hope it wasn't me that said anything that you felt was transphobic as I have defended trans people before and have even reported transphobic threads here.


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06 Jan 2022, 4:56 pm

League_Girl wrote:
I'm sad to see you have left here, I really enjoyed your posts here. I hope it wasn't me that said anything that you felt was transphobic as I have defended trans people before and have even reported transphobic threads here.


I get paranoid about that sort of thing too. A couple of years ago there was a member here (no longer a member) who wrote a thread saying she was leaving because she felt she was being picked on. Out of paranoia I said that I hope I wasn't responsible for making her want to leave, and she unexpectedly exploded and told me that I was the exact reason she was leaving (no, she wasn't joking). So ever since then, I get paranoid whenever a member says they're leaving because I worry that I might have said the wrong thing to them and that it's my fault. I'm a tactful person normally and I value people's feelings by nature (unless I am personally upset by someone and feel I need to stand up for myself).


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