Paste them here when you finish 'em!

Putting it as tabs, so it's easier to sort through them. They can be moved around or whatnot later when the whole thing is posted —Drew

<kaktus> Thanks for chatting with me. You're one of the only moderators I could get a hold of.

<Drewbear> no prob. so what did you want to ask me?

<kaktus> Mainly what led you to join and then leave the SCP Foundation.

<Drewbear> well, I remember that I found the wiki around… spring of 2009? March-ish? somebody I knew linked it on Livejournal. I thought it was fun and decided to stick around.

<kaktus> Did you ever contribute anything?

<Drewbear> just comments and stuff. I never wrote anything for it. the atmosphere was kinda toxic, even when I joined, and I didn't want to put myself through that

<kaktus> So why did you join Staff?

<Drewbear> 'cause I felt honored, mostly. they liked me enough to want me on board and I thought that I might be able to fix some of the toxicity

<Drewbear> didn't work, though

<kaktus> In the end, what made you quit?

<Drewbear> well, it was fun at first, there were a lot of really neat things on there. my favorite was that rock that opened up mirrors to another world. don't remember the details, though. it's been a while

<Drewbear> anyway, I left because there was just so much… garbage on there that it got boring or just disgusting. anyone could post anything and nothing got deleted, so /so much/ crap stuck around

<Drewbear> literal crap, too. there was this mobile sentient mass of shit and filth that stalked people… whatever, it was bad

<Drewbear> I think it came to a head for me when someone posted this really disgusting rape fantasy thing and I realized that it would be there forever. I mean, sure there was a voting system, but it's not like it /meant/ anything

<Drewbear> something could be at 100 and great or -20 and utter shit, and they'd both stick around. and no-one seemed to /care/ that it would all stick around

<Drewbear> "just don't read it if you don't like it, newfag!"

<Drewbear> "STFU u don even write!'"

<Drewbear> stuff like that

<kaktus> Yeah, I can see how that would be demoralizing.

<Drewbear> no kidding. there had been talk of doing a staff-controlled cleanup, but nothing ever came of it. I left a little after that, around the end of 2010

<Drewbear> didn't see a reason to keep going with something that couldn't/wouldn't weed out the increasing amount of awful

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