Recently, I've noticed an increase in passive aggressiveness in posts, mostly in The Den. As a reminder, our rules state the following:
Trolling, baiting, flaming, abusing, or bullying others. Remain courteous and respectful to all members at all times.
I'd like to again stress that being, well, nice
is pretty important to the culture we have at MLK. Without the friendly, warm community that we have, the friendships we've made wouldn't have happened. We'd have a hostile environment where members want to leave left and right.
If I may, I'd like to remind people that MLK isn't like the rest of the Internet. Almost all of the other websites you visit (Twitter, Facebook, Telegram, reddit) are run by companies that have full-time employees moderating and curating the content. MLK was built by me in my free time, moderated by volunteers, is totally free, and doesn't sell your personal data or show you ads. I'm just asking that the members of MLK be treated better than the randos on the rest of the Internet.
Another point I'd like to reiterate is people need to communicate better and assume good intentions. I've asked this of the community before, in December
. If we become segregated in our cliques, it quickly becomes Us vs Them. Posts are often misconstrued. Perspective plays a really big role. The solution it to broaden our perspective as much as possible.
To help accomplish this, I've added a new profile field for entering your Telegram
username. A lot
of MLK members use Telegram, so it should be really easy to reach out to other members individually. Start talking
to people. Asking them to explain a post of theirs benefits everyone: you have a better picture of their true intent, and they get to reevaluate how things are worded.
Oh, and stickers are cute. But MLK has had them for years.
P.S: Telegram username option is below MLKFAA and Wiki URLs in UCP -> Profile settings.
I have been on this forum for many years. I have met alot of friends, made some enemies, but I can without a doubt confirm that without MLK and the people I have met helped shaped who I am today. I was thinking about doing a shout out to certain people but honestly, we will be here all night, and reading War and Peace would be easier.
All I can really say to everyone one of you, is thank you for everything. But after a long think over this last week I have made the hard decision, to resign as Admin, and leave MLK. If anyone will take my place, will be down to the team I leave behind, but I know they will choose well if they choose at all.
When I first joined MLK I was a brash young man who didn't really fit in anywhere, but thanks to this place, you people I have a life I am happy with, friends to support me, and confidence to make my own decisions and see them through.
I hope each of you finds what you are after in life, and no matter what happens, keep moving forward. Remember the Circle of Life is with us all and may the great Kings watch over you.
This is KingKivuli signing off. Take care all of you.
Hello, my dear MLK’ers! Holiday season is upon us and, of course, Christmas isn’t Christmas in MyLionKing without our annual Secret Santa! I couldn’t be more excited and I really hope the rest of you feel the same way.
“But I’ve never participated, what do I do?”
Don’t worry, I’ll gladly explain that to you!
To sign up for participation, just reply to this topic and your name will be added to the list of participants. On December 17th, all names will be drawn at random and everyone will be assigned a person to give a gift to. Then, I will inform each of you about your partner through PM. Do not tell them that you’re their Secret Santa, or you'll spoil the surprise!
If you want to, you may also add a small list of things you’re interested in in this thread, as you sign up. It might be useful for the person gifting you!
“I don’t know much about the person I got. Now what?”
If you end up ‘stuck’ with someone you don’t really know and can’t figure out what to make for them, just take a look around their profile. Most of our members also share their interests through their avatars and signatures, so I recommend paying attention to these, as well. But, if it’s too difficult, just contact me and I will PM them, asking what their interests are.
“I have no ideas for a gift.”
Your gift can be anything! A fanfic, a poem, a video, a new signature, a drawing, etc! Just get creative and you’ll find something!
“Where do I post my gift?”
You will be able to post your gift in the “MLK Christmas Tree” thread, which will be created later on. As soon as it is available, I’ll post a link to it here.
Just remember something: this is a giving and receiving event. Please, don’t sign up if you do not intend to make something for your Secret Santa. If you only intend to receive, this is not the right event for you!
You have until December 16th to sign up by posting in this thread and, on the following day (17th), you will receive a PM telling you who’s your Secret Santa. The MLK Christmas tree will go up on the 23rd and, due the delay of this event, you will have until the 31st to post your gift.
And that is all, I believe! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me and I will do my best to help you. Just remember to have fun!
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