Luna came to SW at the right time.
When she arrived they were kinda mean to her. She was basically making inquiries about her personality type. She might have been 15 years old at the time, it was no place for her to be.
I told her how I had a feeling she would become important. SW had received notice that nabble was planning on shutting down the forum and we had little time before that happened. The community wasn't too thrilled. Long story short everyone stuck to the end.
In the meantime Luna built the forum to save the SW forum community. Her and ME never met eye to eye and something about how ME was no longer interested in keeping the forum, as it was a complete cesspool.
I was invited to the new forum by Luna and Michael and we did some testing before everyone came in. Luna also created my account for me, as back then it was trendy to steal other users names on nabble. Not all members came. They made it out to be a trust thing, but I think they weren't obliged to join Luna's forum cause they weren't very nice to her to begin with.
Who Luna actual is, it's a mystery, but I do think Michael is a separate entity, if not then Luna did a good job in misdirecting our beliefs when it comes to her. Luna can also be a man. Possibly Michael. She would need to have a real split personality maybe.
When it came to Michael, he wasn't playing the SC game, he was simply the man behind the curtain, working on the site and maintaining it, keeping Luna in check the best he can, though last time she had her yearly tantrum he failed to guard the community data. Aside from that, no matter how bad the trolls were, they wouldn't directly fuck with Michael. He never liked anyone either, whatever he did in SC, he did for her.
Luna was stuck between 2 worlds. She's a firm believer in democracy but when democracy fails her, she straight up becomes a communist. Her swinging back and forth is what caused the tantrums. She wanted SC to remain this place of limitless boundaries, minus the CP. CP is the 1 thing that would break the community. Yet at the same time people would push her buttons which would challenge her to keep SC this place of boundlessness.
People would get destroyed in Luna's SC. It's no wonder it had more guests than this one. Funny how her SC ended up on the news. If it weren't so hardcore, it's likely wormboy wouldn't have tried to make a name for himself in SC.
I admire Luna's tendency to combat CP. I did suggest to her that we request a ceasefire. If the CP stops, we'll stop banning Jim and Cawk. I'm not sure which of them I spoke to, it could have been TC posing as Jim at the time. Could have been Jim, could have been Cawk. It agreed. But Luna said fuck no, Endless Ban !
Her tantrums were freaky. As a regular it was thrilling to watch as we felt the end was near. Maybe the 4th major tantrum is the one that did it. I can't even remember what it was exactly, but, I do think a lack of affection from the community is the cause of her losing her grip.
I see the Boards Zone site, and I get a sense of sadness. At this point it's 9 years in the making now. No need to hit refresh, video share, and every time Luna changed the look, everyone ended up liking it. Yet today, BZ is hollow and cold. There's more warmth from the assholes that occupied the space. I told Luna it's been the 3rd time I joined her site for a reason.