I don't like change. In fact, I avoid it. I'm a real stick in the mud. Look at me ... I live in the same town I was born in and I'll be 50 this year!!! (gasp ... oh the horror!)
Over the months I've been here I've read some stories about how EP has changed. It seems the mass exodus began sometime after a tv story was done on EP and let the secret out. Then there was a huge influx of no good troublemakers! THE good people have all left!
But here's the shocking thing ... especially coming from me with the no change allowed mentality. Change can also be good!
So we've all lost some friends here. We miss them. New people come in everyday. An endless supply of new friends, new stories, new conversations. No, I don't want to participate in the topic of EVERY group, I don't add EVERY EP member to my circle. See, that's the great thing about EP ... I have a choice about what I read, comment on and write. There's also this great thing, a block feature, just in case I find someone so offensive or bothersome I don't want any interaction with them.
EP is not a perfect place. It's not filled with perfect people. Kinda like the real world isn't it? People come here for support, compassion, to vent and let off steam, to be silly and laugh, to ask for help, and on and on. I am so happy to be here and to have found this site, I can't even tell you. I have found some of the warmest, kindest, brilliant and amazing people here, I am just in awe of them.
Just to be clear, I'm not pointing fingers at anyone. I know there's been drama. I know people had their feelings hurt. Personally, I think the surest way to cut down on the crap you hate is to ignore it and not feed into it with comments. But hey, that's just me.
It's easy to take back EP and turn it into the great site you think it was once upon a time. Write something, anything, whatever you want ... look at all the topics to choose from! Comment & recommend stories you like. My only suggestion, if you have an issue with someone, deal with it in personal messages, not a posted story.
Take a good look around. All THE good people have not left. In fact, EP is filled with GREAT people!