Lunaescence Staying Open
Posted by Sally
04/29/11 - 01:43PM

I'm keeping the site open, but I need to be very frank with all of you.

Read my Post on the Forums


You, Sally, have my utter love, devotion and respect. I agree with your post one hundred percent and am equally glad you're keeping Luna open. :)

You're a great, wonderful person and don't let anyone tell you otherwise! :heart:
- Crys-chan on 04/29/11 - 02:42PM
What Crys said. You rock Sally and I love you. Please continue to be amazing as you are. :) Thank you for keeping the site open. :heart:
- Isis san on 04/29/11 - 02:46PM
*breathes a sigh of relief* I couldn't breathe for a minutes there.

I'm glad that you decided to keep Luna open. I understand where you're coming from, I just hope all the other members will understand as well.

If you ever need any help, we'll always be here to support you, Sally. :) Thanks for devoting your time to make this site the best it can be.

You're the greatest!
- Bleu Wales on 04/29/11 - 03:12PM
And a huge weight has lifted off my chest. Thank you so much for deciding to stick with this and put up with what's been going on lately. I agree with your post and hope that everyone will be able to coexist quietly from here on in. Best of wishes and luck. Thank you so much, again!
- Bluewaters on 04/29/11 - 03:18PM
Thank you SO much Sally for keeping the site open! You've put up with a lot of nonsense, and like @Bleu Wales said, I'll also be here for you if you need help with anything! Thank you so much for all your hard work! =D
- Yellow Gumboots on 04/29/11 - 03:29PM
I'm sorry for all the drama you've gone through, its really lame because I'm sure you opened this site with nothing but best wishes and hopes:( Te amo. Y voy estar aqui por ti. Thank you for everything, sally<3
- FrankieFerocious on 04/29/11 - 03:37PM
Thank you for keeping the site open Sally. ♥
- DragonSilk on 04/29/11 - 03:58PM
I am in absolute awe of you, Sally. It takes a lot--more than "a lot"--to keep on going after all of this drama. I completely agree with your post and no, it didn't come off as immature, unprofessional, or anything of the sort, so there is no need to apologize.

You have my thanks and support, Sally. Thank you for not giving up on the site.
- Raicho Kurubi on 04/29/11 - 04:09PM
I'd been planning to leave Luna until I read your post, Sally. You totally reignited my flame for Luna and gave me hope. You have EVERY right to close the site, but you haven't. A super selfless move that inspired me. And thank you for making the fact that our respective archives aren't rivals. I was so tired of people assuming that. Thank you, Sally and best of luck in all your endeavors.
- petite gateau on 04/29/11 - 04:22PM
*making the fact known
- petite gateau on 04/29/11 - 04:22PM
Yay! Luna is staying! Thank you very much for deciding to keep it around. As far as the "now we're trying this as a monarchy," I've got no problem with that. I don't think any of the rules are unreasonable, so no toeing of the line will necessary! Thanks again for sticking it through all of this ick. I'm so happy I don't have to leave the one site I feel comfortable enough to call home.
- StrawChan on 04/29/11 - 04:27PM
Have people really been that bad? I had no idea. One of the main reasons I like this site so much is because of HOW it runs. Sure, sometimes it takes longer than I'd like to have things posted but I'd rather it take a while longer and not have to worry about screening every story for constant spelling/grammar errors. And I say good for you that you're cracking down. If things didn't work like you would've liked, I think a new method is called for. Let's hope this work better. :)
- lupieleenie on 04/29/11 - 04:36PM
Yay! Thank you so much Sally for keeping Luna open, especially in lieu of everything. :3
- Shade on 04/29/11 - 05:14PM
Thank goodness Lunaescence is staying open! If the site closed down, I don't know what I'd do. I may not have iploaded anything yet (keyword: yet) but I searched for a year for a fanfiction that was on a site which seemed to have died and I have found it here! You have my full support!
- TofuFishy on 04/29/11 - 05:55PM
Thank you for keeping Luna ope, Sally!♥
- VietnamSpider on 04/29/11 - 07:10PM
Sally, I cannot even begin to express my gratitude for you keeping this site up. Thank you so much. I really, truly, and wholeheartedly appreciate it. Thank you so much for all of your patience with this, I totally understand why you would be frustrated. After all, you have every right to be. Still, you did keep this wonderful site, so thank you thank you thank you! :)
- AlacraticAvarice on 04/29/11 - 08:00PM
Thank you, Sally.
- cigspiring on 04/29/11 - 08:39PM
Sally, I wanted to write you this long note of thanks, but I really just can't find words, so I'll settle with this: thank-you. So, so much. From the bottom of my--and everyone else's--heart. ♥
- ElleBelle on 04/29/11 - 08:58PM
Thank you. Thank you so much for deciding to keep Luna open. Thank you for the things you've done for this site and for us. Thank you for everything, Sally.
- akahey on 04/29/11 - 09:30PM
Thank goodness. Perhaps life will calm down a bit. I bow my head to you, Sally. Like many others I find expressing my gratitude to be difficult. A simple thank you will suffice for now as well as a promise of my continued support. Good luck and I hope that your message gets through to everyone. Again, thank you.
- PersephoneXXEris on 04/29/11 - 09:30PM
Thank you so much, Sally! :) I hope all the conflicts about the mods would be cleared soon, though.
- Benzedrine on 04/29/11 - 11:04PM
Sally, thanks so much for keeping the site open. I read through your forum post, and it made me cringe a little. One of the reasons I joined this site was because I got a feeling that you really had a love for this site and everything it was about. The idea that you'd be run out of it by such a bunch of drama made me really sad. @_@; I hope the change of pace works out!
- Nobodys Damsel on 04/29/11 - 11:25PM
I only just saw all the fighting and was totally appalled. Thank you so much for keeping Luna open; she's like a second home to me. I'm also sorry that you have to put up with all that ridiculousness. I'll do my part in keeping the Luna spirit alive through creativity and kindeness.

Thanks again <3
- LittleMonster on 04/29/11 - 11:37PM
Again, thank you so much, Sally! I agree the drama was absolutely ridiculous, and I'm so happy for your decision! We love Lunaescence~.
- Princess on 04/30/11 - 12:14AM
I don't think we could thank you enough for deciding to keep the site open despite the grief it's caused you so far. Hopefully, keeping a more watchful eye here won't hinder you in real life (...something about that seems awkward...).
- Dark Ceray on 04/30/11 - 12:24AM
*wishes I was more active* wow, my interweb goes out for a week and I find that my fave site almost died (i think I would have cried if this site would have disappeared >.<). All I wana say is keep up the good work, dear, I work with people day in and day out *works customer service at a suck-a-do cell phone company* and I know how hard it can be to deal with people.
don't lose al faith yet, there are still lots of us who share your dream <3
- Lavender_chan on 04/30/11 - 02:25AM
I'm glad to see this update. I may not have been part of the whole thing and just discovered it yesterday, but it hurt me to see the possible consequences.

As such, I want to thank you for your patience and passion, as well as all the users acting as voices of reason for their insight.
- Obscure Guardian on 04/30/11 - 03:39AM
I'm sorry, I am too lazy to log in for the forum right now....*is shot*

I don't think you sound like someone who'd just suddenly want to be glomped by soem random Luna-user...WELL I DON'T CARE, I AM JUST TOO GLAD TO CARE!


Ahem, anyway, I honestly don't understand it either. The only two things I complain about this site is that I constantly got logged out when moving to any other chapter but chapter one. And, well, I fixed that with 'always remember me' button, or whatever that was again. Yay~

The other was my suggestion to add a 'end note' section for each chapter so that end-notes that really should be at the end of a chapter and not packed into the Author's Note at the beginning don't get counted in the word counts of the story. I suggested it once in the forum (a long while ago actually). I think no-one responed to that (after a while I didn't check anymore). Oh well, I just shrugged it off and continued my life. Simple as that.

And moderators. I think ethy are doing a great job, since the site does run smoothly. I really still don't know what exactly the others were complaining about, aside from DG is a monopolizing, biased bitch or something (o.O which isn't true as far as I can tell).

It's sad some people can't take a blow or two (hey, I wouldn't have been happy, either but bitching out liek that is...SO GODDAMN CHILDISH, sorry.

So, actually, your reaction is perfectly understandable, Sally. I am pleasantly surprised you do not close down the site (which I'd have mourned about badly but that's about it D: ). Stick to us silly little happy, (almost) not complaining, diligent (...damn, can't say that about me) Lunaescence-loving people, readers and authors alike! And those others who complain and only complain can ...wait, I shouldn't use bad words.

I'm so proud to be a member, reader and authoress of this site who has reasonable, awesome mods and a great admin~ Who's with me? :D
- Celestial Sakura on 04/30/11 - 06:55AM
>.> So, I hardly take part in these sort of things, but I just wanted to say thank you for leaving the site open. I read some of the things that's been happening and it honestly shocks me. I didn't think people would be so selfish over something that you put a lot of time and effort to give to them for no real payment of any form. I feel like it's a slap to my own face to see how obnoxiously rude people can be sometimes. Anyhow, I'm sorry for the stress you face in something that is supposed to RELIEVE your stress and I really hope it gets better. Thank you so much, again! I support your every decision.

P.S. I second Celestial Sakura. XD
- Paladian X on 04/30/11 - 07:42AM
I think you're absolutely wonderful for creating the site, and the people who are being obnoxious are extrememly selfish.

I have respect for you because of this site and if some people can't handle the way it runs then that's too bad because you rock and they need to understand that :3

Thanks for keeping Luna open !
- Jeserz-chan on 04/30/11 - 08:24AM
Ok, initially, I was going to tell a few people to fuck off and stop behaving like selfish children who think the world revolves around them, and that the site and the mods and all are doing them this great injustice. But....I'm not going to add fuel to the fire. My only issues with the site is being logged out when skip to a new chapter or being re-directed to a completely different story, and I know that will be fixed in all due time. However, Sally, if these people who are throwing a hissy-fit, and causing unnecessary drama about how things are done on the site, fuck them. They can go ahead and make their own fanfiction site or find another site that will appease them. And I really don't understand why some people feel the need to announce to the whole community that they are leave. Fine, leave. I feel basically they are saying, "You're losing one of your best writers, so I hope this makes you feel bad." Um, no. It just makes you look like a petty fool. Get over yourself. Ah....I ended up ranting. Sorry.

Anyway, Sally, if I was in your shoes, I don't think I would have done anything different. I understand where you're coming from. Some people can be inconsiderate, snotty brats. I am happy to be a Lunateer. xD Yes, I just made that up!

Celestial Sakura, I am totally with you on this.

Sally, keep doing what you need to do. I'm not even sure if you're still doing classes right now, but don't let the idiots get to you. I hardly say anything on announcements, but I just had to say something for once and let you know that I support your decisions. I also want to say THANK YOU for keeping this site open. Do what you need to do, because so many of us, as you can see right now do appreciate what you have done so far.

On another note, so for my language. I rarely do that, but I was actually a little made about the stupidity of some people. Anyway, don't over do it, Sally. And if you should ever need an extra hand, once my schedule is a bit free, I would like to help and I'll apply when the opportunity arises again. ^_^

- Nobahdee on 04/30/11 - 10:56AM
Thank you for keeping the site open, Sally. I'll admit that Luna has it's problems, but overall, it's one of the very few writing/fan fiction sites where I've felt truly comfortable and at home. To have it suddenly collaspe because of cats bristling their fur. So, thank you so much!

- Fluorescent-X on 04/30/11 - 01:00PM
Ooops, I got sidetracked and didn't finish my message right... .__.;

To have the site collapse because cats were bristling their fur would've been absolutely horrible.

There. xD
- Fluorescent-X on 04/30/11 - 01:01PM
Celestial Sakura pretty much said everything I wanted to say xD Totally with ya~ And Sally, just wanted to let you know that I totally respect and love you :) (In a non-creepy way) and just... thank you for everything you do for us and all the crap you put up with.
- GloomyBear on 04/30/11 - 09:54PM
God bless everyone :) I love you. That is all.
- Couture Kitty on 05/01/11 - 02:01AM
You put up with so much. We love you, Sally
- Relocation on 05/01/11 - 02:11AM
Thank you so much Sally, for keeping Luna open, and I definitely hear what you're saying about problems with immaturity and petty complaints on the site.

If you need any help at all, please feel free to contact me. I don't write very often, but I'm on Luna a ton and I would definitely be glad to do anything I can to help make things easier on you. :)
- Silent_Lullaby on 05/01/11 - 02:25PM
Being that I have no Internet access right now, I can't get on the site that much, but when I do, I can escape to my own little fantasy world. I am so happy to see that Luna is staying, and I would honestly have been saddened if it were taken down. I may not be a writer (though I really hope that does change), but I am a reader, and this site makes me happy. Hang in there, Sally!
- LadyTigeress on 05/02/11 - 09:37AM
As LadyTigeress said above, I find that the internet is also my escape from the real world and into my own little fantastic place where I can escape from outside drama and do what I feel I do and write. I also don't have the freedom of getting on as often as I'd like, and to come back to a missing Lunaescence....I probably would have cried, in all honesty. This site offers so many things that I have yet to find on another; it allows all of us a variety of things to write about in any form we feel comfortable with. Ever since joining Lunaescene, I've been thrilled to sign back in every time to find that another author has posted up a chapter to one of their stories I just happen to end up reading (and loving), or to see such awesome stories get their time to shine in the Stories of the Month posts.

I had absolutely no clue, like quite a few others, it seems, that things like this were going on. It's amazing what can happen behind the scenes of a setting that looks amazing and makes a multitude of people happy.

Sally, I cannot honestly say thank you enough for everything that you have to do in order to keep this site in order and functioning. Your actions are nothing short of necessary; you've gotta do what you've gotta do, yeah? And I'm sure I speak for almost everyone when I say we'd be deeply depressed if the site had to be closed down because of petty, unecessary actions caused by others - whatever those may be.

Thank you, thank you, and thank you again, Sally! I hope all these problems soon stop and that you can finally have at least a day's peace of mind.

- Sethrine on 05/08/11 - 09:27PM
Wow, this means a lot to me. Luna is my favorite site, where i can read some god fanfictions. I love you for keeping this site. Thanks a lot <3
- Milli-Chan on 06/03/11 - 04:37PM