I refused to make this because I wanted to see if I could fix this myself, but all the moderators are growing sick of it and we have all gotten our fair share of stress from this.
Here's what I have to say about the everyday drama going on in the chat, and I'm not going to censor myself either:
Listen, I understand a lot of you hate me and the wiki itself because you think I handle it poorly or whatever, but it's easier to just leave rather than stay here and waste your time trolling and arguing in main about how I'm doing something that is complete and utter bullshit. Even if you know me in person and you want to show off to everyone how bad of a moderator and human being I am, I don't see how it's necessary to go out and yell at me in the main chat for it. ( And no, that was an example, I'm not actually saying that my IRL friends are doing that. )
And I know it's not just me being targeted during drama, there's others being dragged into it too. Perhaps, people who actually know the truth about what happened and not a he-said-she-said kind of deal. Or, perhaps, people who want to trigger others, indirectly baiting them by mentioning something they know they don't like, and expecting a reaction of the other. Or, even so, it may be because there's real-life drama going on between two people and each side of the story is fucked up, therefore people are there to choose their "sides". Not to mention, most everyone just knows ONE certain side to the story, not the other.
Some things are better left unsaid.
Now, I'm done ranting about this and I'm done trying to handle it, so are some of the staff. As the best solution I could think of, I'm going to shut this chat down by 6 PM CST tomorrow. How long will it be gone? As long as it takes. Weeks, probably. I know a lot of you are going to be happy about this, and I know a lot of you are going to be sad, too. But as I should mention, it will only be a temporary break from stress and to calm everyone down of drama. It's more like a gift to everyone.
The reason I am giving a warning to when I'm shutting it down and not doing it immediately, is so that you can have a chance to ask for your friends' other contact places so that you don't lose them during the shutdown.
When the shutdown is over, though, I want a clean and fresh slate on our hands. I want it to be as if we didn't know each other before, like this wiki is brand new. That's all I ask, honestly.
UPDATES: We'll be having staff changes through the shutdown too, so be on the lookout to watch for new ( and old :D ) staff members coming along, while having to say goodbye to some.
It's been a stressful year so far, and I'm disappointed in some of you. But I have not given up hope, after this break, I'll be ready for a new start. I hope you guys will be too.