Alys-RaccoonReadings wrote:Of course, the bad news is that Detective Alys hasn't quite located either of you in her scourings of said Tome.
You won't find me in said Tome. Or in many other places. I keep a very low online profile. I don't trust what people do with information in public, generally, and I don't see the point in putting my life out there for display, even to my own family. You might find record of me by the same name as an EQ2 character though, if you dig deep enough.
On topic, though, after reading through everything I have to say as a new member I actually am rather fine with the limitations set down for the vetting process. Chat really means nothing to me, as I only ever ghosted and lurked in chat boards anyways. I'd rather write out longer posts than deal with the back and forth of instant messaging. I like the space to think I guess, time to consider and digest. I never found chat conversations very informative besides. Usually it ends up being a bunch of random nonsense. Nothing against chat, I just never found it particularly stimulating except on the rare occasion that it was, but that's different.
I also don't mind the inability to pass my email to someone. I don't find that troubling because PM on this board should be enough for private messaging. I am on enough that I can check it, just like any email account. If I ever want to pursue more direct and personal means of communication I can always work it out with someone. There are other ways if we are so inclined.
Otherwise, to be honest I find it very comforting to know that Magnolia and Ash care enough about this community to place such safeguards on the forum. It is one of the things that drew me to CH - that is, their clear compassion, honesty, and respect. When I first was researching buying a binding from CH I saw more than one reviewer completely bashing them. When I read Magnolia's response to the review I realized how off-base the buyer's comments were, as CH was doing everything they could to give advice and help. Between that and multiple threads here, I was impressed by them and how they operated.