has anyone else noticed Stormy hasn't been on EF this week?

Edeneve Edeneve
has anyone else noticed Stormy hasn't been on EF this week? do you have any thought about it?
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Total votes: 14 (14 voters)
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Feb 8, 7:24 pm
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Rossie Rossie
Sadly, she's not working for EF anymore.
Feb 8, 7:26 pm
Lioncub Lioncub
WHAT?????? Guess I missed something again.
Feb 8, 10:12 pm
Sincerely Yours, N Sincerely Yours, N
As Rossie said, Stormy is no longer employed at EF. It's a shame; I feel like it was a great loss for EF. It makes me wonder what will happen from here.
Feb 8, 10:21 pm
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
It's a shame. It is. I'm also left a bit confused and hoping for some sort of announcement to come.

Also, I'd love some sort of direction as to where to direct Mentor questions or concerns. As near as I can tell, there was never any notice of the change sent to us.
Feb 9, 12:12 am
dv8 dv8
Did she write a goodbye post?
Feb 9, 8:53 am
nwtf63 nwtf63
Quote:
Originally posted by Edeneve
has anyone else noticed Stormy hasn't been on EF this week? do you have any thought about it?
She was my mentor...that was when i was "bighose" here before my computer crashed...
Feb 9, 10:10 am
Ansley Ansley
I did not make an announcement, I will not make an announcement. I was asked to state something that is not true in regards to the situation and I refuse to lie. You guys are on your
own...email Ilya with any questions.
Feb 9, 12:37 pm
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Edeneve
has anyone else noticed Stormy hasn't been on EF this week? do you have any thought about it?
Ansley, I am sorry to hear that your statement, whatever it means, implies she is no longer here. She was a great, intelligent moderator.
Feb 9, 12:44 pm
Sincerely Yours, N Sincerely Yours, N
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Ansley, I am sorry to hear that your statement, whatever it means, implies she is no longer here. She was a great, intelligent moderator.
Ansley is Stormy. Her URL was always /contributors/ansley/ and all of Stormy's all posts have that screenname now.
Feb 9, 1:03 pm
Edeneve Edeneve
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Ansley, I am sorry to hear that your statement, whatever it means, implies she is no longer here. She was a great, intelligent moderator.
Ansley is Stormy.
Feb 9, 1:03 pm
Sincerely Yours, N Sincerely Yours, N
Quote:
Originally posted by Edeneve
Ansley is Stormy.
I love how we both posted this at the same moment.
Feb 9, 1:07 pm
Edeneve Edeneve
Quote:
Originally posted by Sincerely Yours, N
I love how we both posted this at the same moment.
I know. after I posted, I looked at it & saw your post & thought, 'now how come I didn't see that'? then I looked at the time the post was made & saw you posted seconds before I did.
Feb 9, 1:14 pm
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
I did not make an announcement, I will not make an announcement. I was asked to state something that is not true in regards to the situation and I refuse to lie. You guys are on your
own...email Ilya with any questions.
I'm sad to see you go.
Feb 9, 2:08 pm
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by charmedtomeetyou
I'm sad to see you go.
I suspect it's a blessing in disguise.
Feb 9, 2:31 pm
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
I did not make an announcement, I will not make an announcement. I was asked to state something that is not true in regards to the situation and I refuse to lie. You guys are on your
own...email Ilya with any questions.
I'd say this statement should speak volumes to us all.

Thank you for respecting the community enough not to lie about things. I wish you the best!
Feb 9, 3:17 pm
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
Quote:
Originally posted by PropertyOfPotter
I'd say this statement should speak volumes to us all.

Thank you for respecting the community enough not to lie about things. I wish you the best!
I agree.
Feb 9, 3:24 pm
Oriental husband and wife Oriental husband and wife
It appears not to be thought out and let's hope EF does not take a turn for the worse. Let's hope management turns it around or we will not longer have this place to hang out. Good tidings to all of the EF followers.
Feb 9, 3:43 pm
Pete's Princess Pete's Princess
Stormy/Ansley - Thanks for all your help since I joined EF. I have truly enjoyed working with you and learning from you.

Sometimes saying nothing says a lot.

You are right that things generally do work out for the best. When one door closes another one opens. If it doesn't, just climb out the window! Best of luck in your future!
Feb 9, 6:02 pm
BlackOrchid BlackOrchid
Quote:
Originally posted by PropertyOfPotter
I'd say this statement should speak volumes to us all.

Thank you for respecting the community enough not to lie about things. I wish you the best!
Well said.
Feb 9, 6:28 pm
Ansley Ansley
First of all, I really want you guys to know this ONE thing:

I did not give up on you, the site, or the programs here. I did not quit, I was not technically fired nor laid off...my position simply does not exist anymore. And this is the statement that should speak volumes to you. The lack of participation and support within the community during the transition led to this. I was asked not to state this but instead tell you all that I had moved on to "bigger and better things". This is not the case -- I do not have a new job. I was not looking for a new job. I was looking to increase my hours here from part-time to full-time. Last Friday, the rug was pulled out from under me, full stop. That's the truth.

I will be around if and when I can be. But out of respect for my sanity, I will not answer nor redirect any issues concerning the site or any problems with the programs. I hope you understand.

Thank you for all of your well wishes and for reaffirming that you enjoyed not only my company but the way I managed the community. If I had the capital, I'd start my own site. (Not really, that's a huge pain to undertake. But it's a great fantasy. No pun intended.)
Feb 9, 7:45 pm
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
First of all, I really want you guys to know this ONE thing:

I did not give up on you, the site, or the programs here. I did not quit, I was not technically fired nor laid off...my position simply does not exist anymore. And this is the ... More
I have never met you, but from the interactions we have had here, brief as they may be, I suspect you are a motivated, bright and ambitious person who will not only land on your feet, but find many bright opportunities for your future are just around the corner. Best wishes wherever life takes you.
P.S. If you are looking for "people interactive" jobs via the internet or phone, you need to check with both insurance companies and possibly the pharmaceutical industry, where large banks of people now interact with patients as both information assistants and advocates. It might just be your "cup of tea"!
Feb 9, 8:35 pm
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
First of all, I really want you guys to know this ONE thing:

I did not give up on you, the site, or the programs here. I did not quit, I was not technically fired nor laid off...my position simply does not exist anymore. And this is the ... More
After everything that's happened, I think it's surprising anyone has participated at all. I'm not going to re-open wounds here, but the community had a reason for reacting the way it did.
Feb 9, 8:53 pm
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I have never met you, but from the interactions we have had here, brief as they may be, I suspect you are a motivated, bright and ambitious person who will not only land on your feet, but find many bright opportunities for your future are just around ... More
Thank you!! I have faith I'll land on my feet. I am not bitter, nor is this something that stunned me. I have an impressive resume and to be honest running the EF community was something spontaneous and new for me, I had never done anything like it before and being that I felt so at home here, it really seemed like a natural transition. Now the sun has set and I'll be riding off towards a new horizon with new adventures. I'm not scared, nor do I have any hard feelings towards anyone.

I learned a lot about people in ways I never could have imagined before and across a wide scope of human behavior. It was fascinating and that's what kept me going when things got tough -- to ultimately see if I could turn it around. Sometimes I succeeded, sometimes I failed, but I know that I always did my best. I'm not ashamed, nor guilty of any wrong doing as my intentions were always pure. Mainly to offer everyone a safe place to express their sexual desires. Due to an extremely large number of factors that none of you are privy to, Rome fell.

It happens. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result and this is the point the community is at.

Perhaps in the future, someone else will pick the ball up and get it rolling again or there may be a different direction ahead -- I don't know anymore about that than the rest of you.

I had a great time and I'll never forget any of the experiences I had here. From the first party I hosted on my own to being actively involved in major decisions regarding the community and policies thereof. No matter the outcome, my time here will always be marked as a success in my book.
Feb 9, 8:56 pm
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by PropertyOfPotter
After everything that's happened, I think it's surprising anyone has participated at all. I'm not going to re-open wounds here, but the community had a reason for reacting the way it did.
Whatever. I'm not going to rehash anything with you on any topic. You only know your side of it and it's not my place nor do I care to defend the decisions that were made. AKA -- It's not my problem anymore.
Feb 9, 8:57 pm
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
Whatever. I'm not going to rehash anything with you on any topic. You only know your side of it and it's not my place nor do I care to defend the decisions that were made. AKA -- It's not my problem anymore.
I wasn't putting any blame on you, I don't know why you're reacting so negatively toward what I said. I didn't say anything was your fault, I didn't say what happened wasn't necessary for the company. I've always appreciated you, and you know that. If you'd like to treat me like the enemy, I guess that's your choice. You and I have never hashed anything out..so I don't know what you and I would rehash...
Feb 9, 9:27 pm
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by PropertyOfPotter
I wasn't putting any blame on you, I don't know why you're reacting so negatively toward what I said. I didn't say anything was your fault, I didn't say what happened wasn't necessary for the company. I've always ... More
I'm just so drained of the whole thing. There was a certain organic nature in the forum originally that is no longer there and it's one of those things that is so simple yet so unbelievably complicated...

A lot of people treated this like their full time job and I have no idea where that mentality came from or who first started pressuring the community to take ownership for the site and with that entitlement came a tidal wave of problems. Everyone has a different opinion about what happened and I've explained it all a thousand different ways.

I apologize for snapping, there's a certain lack of tone and inflection involved in reading text...often read in our own narrative and I've yet to see anyone remark on a positive note when it comes to the changes. It's a mere reflex at this point. Just now that I no longer have to be the politician of EF, I can be a little more candid in my responses.
Feb 9, 10:19 pm
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
I'm just so drained of the whole thing. There was a certain organic nature in the forum originally that is no longer there and it's one of those things that is so simple yet so unbelievably complicated...

A lot of people treated this ... More
I understand where you're coming from and I can only imagine how drained you are. I just re-read what I wrote and know just what you mean about a lack of tone that's able to come through. I just know you and I never had issues so it surprised me what you said.

I hope this change is a good one for you. I would assume moving forward is a positive step since being drained by something is never a good feeling. You've done the best you could here...and you should walk away feeling proud for all you've done!
Feb 10, 12:40 am
js250 js250
WOW!! Just, wow....

I know I had to take a break due to a tumor and treatment, but I had no idea what was happening on here. I wish I would have been able to participate more these last few months. Hopefully my return isn't too little too late.

Stormy, what is the site going to be like without you as an admin.? You have pretty much been one since I started here a couple years ago. I can understand the burnout--the standing up for your own limits of truth & integrity--the absolute exhaustion from beating a dead/old/over-rehashed subject to death...sometimes going forward is too much to hope for when dealing with change. (There are many out there that cannot look ahead, but focus behind them every step of their way.)

I am surprised at the lack of new threads on the forums but very happy with the amount of new items available. It seems there have been some nice changes in the site design and layout--also that some of the programs were coming back, like the mentor program. I was going to apply to be a mentor again, but will have to wait now until we see what is going to happen in the future.

Good luck, Stormy, I look forward to reading your posts as a member and hope your next endeavor is successful.
Feb 10, 1:48 pm
Oriental husband and wife Oriental husband and wife
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
Thank you!! I have faith I'll land on my feet. I am not bitter, nor is this something that stunned me. I have an impressive resume and to be honest running the EF community was something spontaneous and new for me, I had never done anything like ... More
That's it ! Perhaps you should write a book. Good things happen for good people. I'm sure things will work out for the better.
Feb 10, 1:48 pm
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