FANDOM


  • Antvasima
    Antvasima closed this thread because:
    14:46, October 17, 2018

    Hello, VS Battles community. I'm sure most of the older members have been wondering for a long time why I have been absent for such an extended period, while the newer members have been wondering why the managing staff has a completely inactive bureaucrat.

    My life for the past eight months has been...hard. I am a highly career-oriented person, and I suffered major setbacks around six months ago, some of which might take years to overcome. Life took twists and turns such that I lost contact with friends and family. I fell into a steep depression. My mental state progressively got worse, to the point where I was meticulously contemplating suicide as a worthwhile course of action. During those days, I was lucky enough that some new people came forward to support me, even when they didn't have to. They helped me overcome my mindset, and look ahead in life.

    Which brings us to today, where I'm currently in the process of re-building my life and my career. Not only am I lacking time and energy for anything else, I am not in the right frame of mind to lead and the steer the course for the progress of this community. I have always taken the role of a bureaucrat seriously, and I cannot, should not, and will not lead a community that I am disconnected from. To that end, I would like to announce that, effective immediately, I will be stepping down from my position as a staff member.

    Finally, I would like to clarify the purpose of this post; after all, I could have very well stepped down without posting anything. I did not do so to gain sympathy, or to help people understand; at this stage, neither of those things matter.

    There is only one reason for this post, and that is to apologize. I took up responsibilities that I could not fulfill, I made promises that I could not keep; and for that, I am truly sorry. I took up a mantle to serve and help the community, yet I have not done that in a long time. Perhaps I even set a bad example as an inactive staff member, in which case I implore the community to not let my personal failures reflect on the capability and dedication of the VS Battles staff.

    To my fellow staff members, both current and former, I am sorry for letting you down. I thank you all for all your hard work, and as a soon-to-be former staff member, would like each and everyone of you to know that I will always understand and appreciate the scope and magnitude of your efforts.

    To my fellow bureaucrats, I am sorry for not doing my part in helping you with this fantastic community. I have known each and every one of you quite well, and once again, I sincerely thank you for keeping this community alive and thriving. You are all wonderful, extremely capable people, and it is an honor to be considered a colleague of yours.

    Lastly, I have a very personal apology for one person in particular, with whom it has been a pleasure to work with over the years. Antvasima, I am sorry for not being strong enough, old friend. Thank you for everything. You are the rock of this community, and it's been a great ride, from when you were my mentor to then my colleague, and always my friend.

    Fun fact for those of you who don't know: I myself have been blocked from this community, albeit only once. And when I was, I got so frustrated and indignant at the unfair block that I decided to quit VS Battles wiki. Only, one person, who was a stranger at the time mind you, urged me to come back to this site, which then culminated into one of the best experiences of my life.


    To the VS Battles wiki, and it's community: I wish you the very best, and I hope that you continue to remain the world's largest, warmest, and most accurate online fictional character combat analysis community. Thank you for everything, my time here has been one of the highlights of my life.

    Goodbye :')

      Loading editor
    • I hope well for your future!

        Loading editor
    • OH MY

      OH MY

      GOODNESS

      Boku no hero academia - all might oh my goodness meme
        Loading editor
    • Oh, wow. It's too bad that you don't have time for the wiki, but I wish you nothing but the best in fixing your life. Real life always comes first, and I hope your situation improves.

        Loading editor
    • > Kavpeny

        Loading editor
    • I hope everything turns out alright for you

        Loading editor
    • oh my

      have a good life man

        Loading editor
    • Goodness, buddy. That’s a well put message. I don’t know what to say...

        Loading editor
    • This is absolutely nothing to apologize for

      Life comes before this wiki under any circumstance, and you urging your life back together is nothing to be sorry for at all

      I never knew you, but this earns my respect, and I wish you the best

        Loading editor
    • Damn. Good luck with your life man.

      Goodbye.

        Loading editor
    • Hit me right in the feels. I hope you’ll go far in whatever you do, and thanks for everything you’ve done for the computer.

        Loading editor
    • Sorry to hear all this, good luck man, life is hard.

        Loading editor
    • I hope that in the future, several good things will happen to you, goodbye

        Loading editor
    • Maybe, before you go, we could get a screencap of you in chat?



      Just for memories sake. I completely respect your inability to keep going with this wiki, and I hope you can make your life the best it can be, even without us.

        Loading editor
    • It's really nice to hear from you again. I'm sorry things got so difficult for you, and I'm glad that you're moving onwards despite it. That takes strength. Please, take care of yourself.

        Loading editor
    • Wish you the best of luck in the future.

        Loading editor
    • You really didn't need to apologize. You can't control everything that life dishes out. I am just glad things seem to be going better for you.

        Loading editor
    • even though i have never known you, you sound like an amazing person and i wish only the best of luck for you and the rest of your days 

      and please don't think about suicide again it is a horrible path to take which messes everything up to the point that it can sometimes be unfixable

      so i wish to you only the very best of luck and some homemade chocolate chip cookies! :)

        Loading editor
    • Well, this is a big moment. I completely understand your decision and wish you the best.

        Loading editor
    • I woke up this morning after watching Coco, deciding that nothing could punch me in the feels like that movie.

        *Read this message*

      Feels = punched

      Seriously, good luck with whatever comes next, brother. *tips hat*

        Loading editor
    • Man, that sucks.. Take care Kav.

        Loading editor
    • Good  luck hope things work out.

        Loading editor
    • I never got to know you, but nonetheless what you've typed here has touched my heart.

      Godspeed.

        Loading editor
    • I am incredibly sorry to hear about your various hardships. I feel there is nothing you need to apologize for at all, since these matters obviously take top priority. However I greatly respect you for being considerate and humble enough to still apologize.

      Thank you for all of your tremendous work on the site. You were the most mature, level headed, intuitive and logical staff member in my opinion. Your leadership was second to none, and I will definitely miss having you as a staff member.

      On a more personal note I'd also like to thank you for believing in me enough to promote me as a Discussion Moderator and walk me through my first step of becoming a staff here. That will always be one of the most special moments of my time here. I also of course have to thank you immensely for your support of me becoming a bureaucrat. All the aid you've given me means the world.

      Also with all staff stuff aside I just want to thank you for being a cool guy to hang around with. While we talked very little, you were always super fun and down to earth. I always enjoyed when you were on chat.

      With that I wish you the absolute best as your life now moves on forward. Take care, Kav :)

        Loading editor
    • I admire the amount of weight you are able to handle. You have a personal life and I'm sure any decent member on this wiki could understand that, so it's nothing to apologize for.

        Loading editor
    • Take care Kav.

        Loading editor
    • Holy... Kavpeny. I don't know what to say myself. Only that I'm truly grateful for all the time and effort and passion you've put into the wiki, and for being an integral part of this community for so long.

      It is sad to see you go, but understandable. I can only wish for the very best in your life. That you may be happy and successful in whatever you seek in the future.

      Goodbye, you've been a leader, a mentor, and I'd like to say a friend as well.

      ALegendLeaves

      Departed, but never forgotten

        Loading editor
    • Goodbye. Take care of yourself.

        Loading editor
    • I never knew you, but what I know about you is that your leadership abilities were legendary. You put order in this wiki, and for that...I respect you more than you can imagine.

      You will be remembered.

        Loading editor
    • Crap, I don't have words...

      Good luck dude, hopefully you can rebuild your life

        Loading editor
    • 52F11BDF-007E-4EC9-A314-EA4F2E9C4FD7

      We got them in chat it seems.

        Loading editor
    • AND I DID IT, ME, KONO DMUA FC/OC CALC GROUP SAMA SENPAI COMMANDER AND CHEF OF THE GURREN HOBO SOLOS!



      YES I JUST MADE THAT UP

        Loading editor
    • Like everyone else said, this is nothing to apologize for. Shit happens in life, and it should always take priority over this website.

      Still, I wish you good luck for all your future projects and thank you for the efforts you have poured here. Take care.

        Loading editor
    • Kavpeny, I got to know you but from your post, I could tell how great your character is thus sincerely I say goodbye and wish you the best life

        Loading editor
    • Adios.

        Loading editor
    • Hi, KinkiestSins here. On my first account, I remember Kav and Ant were crats at the time and they were two of the main reasons I considered working on as much of the wiki as I did. I guess their general work ethic rubbed off on me and then faded, and now you are leaving. It is disheartening. As someone who has watched from afar, I thought you were a great leader and I think it is a shame that the vs wiki is losing a great staff member such as yourself. But real life takes precedence, I get that. I wish you the absolute best, You and Ant worked hard on this wiki together and I think while it is a pain to see you leave, I think it is in capable hands.

        Loading editor
    • Even though I never got to know you. I think I speak for most of the people here when I say that I deeply respect you for all the immense effort you have put into this community, the wiki wouldn't be the same without your influence, and it is really sad to you go, but Life always takes priority over anything on the Internet.

      Take care. c:

        Loading editor
    • At least he will be missing all the annoying spam and gore some users like to do to the active users just because they dislike the website.

        Loading editor
    • Just when the wiki feels like it's looking up. I've never really had an interaction with you, but I remember seeing your posts before you became inactive. You seemed like a great guy. Feel sorry I never got to chat with you. But anyways, it's no big deal...no it is a big deal, I mean we're losing a bureaucrat of all people. What I mean is: You shouldn't feel bad about leaving. This isn't your fault, and no one here blames you. Happy trails man, and good luck.

        Loading editor
    • I'll be honest, as one of the newer members of this community, I honestly do not know who you are. I only joined about last February, so I've never had a good chance to know you or see you in action. However, what I can say is that I think I can sympathize with your need to cut unnecessary ties to give yourself some breathing room, and unfortunately, this community was one of them. I don't know how you've contributed to this community, but so I don't know how to respond to that. What I can say though is, godspeed. Whatever course of action you choose for the future, I know you will have the heart to make the right ones. It is always sad when a staff member leaves. However, nobody should see this as an ending, but rather as a new beginning. The next chapter of your life. And with that, I give you my best, from one stranger to another, and I wish you the best of luck for the rest of your life. Take care, and know that you will always have a home here, in case you, for whatever reason, decide to return.

      Goodbye.

        Loading editor
    • This is so sad, but inevitable. I may not be here for that long, but I heard of your contribution for this wiki.

      Thank you for everything you have done. Good luck with your life.

        Loading editor
    • Senpai....bows head ARIGATOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DONE!!!

        Loading editor
    • The VBW Staff has assembled and rescued you from the Coal Mines.

        Loading editor
    • Kepekley23 wrote:
      The VBW Staff has assembled and rescued you from the Coal Mines.

      Nah man

      he just punched the Coal Mines to oblivion and got out himself.

        Loading editor
    • Thank you for the kind words, everyone. This wiki has been an enormous part of my life, and your responses and send-off are incredibly touching.

        Loading editor
    • Thank you. I might have not been a part of the Kav Era of VS Battles Wiki, but I know your leadership and position in the wiki are an immense part of what the wiki has turned into today.

      Rest assured that you're not going to be forgotten.

      nor thrown in the coal mines

        Loading editor
    • I haven't been here long either, like many others present. Perhaps a year or two, but my heart indeed goes out to you. Struggling with suicide is no fun, and finding yourself amidst a depressing state of mind furthered by what likely was a seemingly depressing world must have been incredibly difficult. I'm glad to hear that you have those whom support you in spite of your bad times, and in spite of whatever negativity was surrounding you. I'm sure things aren't exactly rainbows and sunshine, but take heart that, at the end of the day, it was your conviction that put you where you are now. You made the decision to get back on track, just like how you're making the decision to leave the wiki, and you have mu utmost respect for it.

      Take care.

        Loading editor
    • Man, Ant is gonna be devestated when he sees this.

        Loading editor
    • Good luck, Kav. I'm sorry to hear that life has been hard on you, but I'm genuinely happy that you've been able to make it through it. Take care of yourself first and foremost. Like others said previously you have nothing to apologize for.

      Even despite the circumstances, I'm grateful we got the chance to hear from you again. I know we never interacted, but I always looked up to and respected you back in the day. I still do.

      Your contributions are greatly responsible for making this site into what it is today, and even though you may not be here personally, the wiki itself stands as a symbol of your hard work, and through it, you will not be forgotten. Thank you for all the hard work. I'd say you've more than earned a rest. May you find the same success in your personal life as you did in helping to build such a great community.

        Loading editor
    • I don't think I ever got to know you, personally, but your real life comes first. It's fine if you don't feel up to this. Thanks for informing us & tell us this much! Best wishes!

        Loading editor
    • Goodbye Kavpeny. You have nothing to apologise for, and I hope that things will get much better for you. You have been a good friend and I am going to miss having you around. Please take good care of yourself.

      You were the one who originally started to get this wiki organised, which set the foundations for building it into what it is today, and I am very grateful for all of your help over the years.

      You are always welcome to keep in touch with me via fanfiction.net.

      Thank-you-word-cloud
        Loading editor
    • well guess got least popped my message sent me our GoodLuck Kavpeny!

        Loading editor
    • Farewell and godspeed, Kavpeny.

        Loading editor
    • Idk what to say. Farewell and good luck.

        Loading editor
    • There is some irrational sense of nostalgia that creeps into you, even if you weren't around back then.

        Loading editor
    • That profile pic



      it's legendary man, even worth taking away your previous one

        Loading editor
    • Lucifer Kavbase take over.

        Loading editor
    • Dang, just dang.

        Loading editor
    • TC Kavpeny. You were the one Bureaucrat I've never gotten a chance to talk to, but I've always been thankful that you helped out so much with the management of the site. While RL comes first, it is a huge loss to see you go. Out of all Bureaucrats, you probably did have the best judgement when it comes to deciding who should stay and go among the staff so I here. And not only were you a great leader, but even more importantly, you were a good friend who's helped out a great number of people.

      We will be short of a purple name for the time being, but hopefully not for long. Maybe we'll be back to have 4 or 5 soon, but that's more so for the other Bureaucrats to decide. I deeply hope that your real life goes well with you, and that you'll always remember us as more than just a VS debating community, but also a place to make friends; both with staff and with normal users. You will be deeply missed and shall never be forgotten for many years to come. This song, shall serve as a remembrance of you.

        Loading editor
    • TFW everyone already said everything you ever could, and now you have absolutely nothing to add...

      Good luck, dude.

        Loading editor
    • Thank You for everything, I hope life treats you as well as you have treated  us.

      Sayonara Kavpeny

      I hope to one day in the far future see you again

        Loading editor
    • I wish you the best recovery and a positive future, good luck friend.

        Loading editor
    • Aapne iss wiki keliye itna kaam kiya iskeliye aapka sukriya.

        Loading editor
    • I haven't interacted with you much but...hearing you apologize so sincerely, when all you did was put a site about indexing fictional characters aside and deal with a horrible and bleak phase of your life, it showed me just how much you cared about the people here and how upsetting it was for you to not be able to help them out like you used to anymore.

      I never try to speak on behalf of other people but I will make an exception today

      We are all grateful for your contributions to this wiki and wish nothing but the best for you in life. Take care Kav.

        Loading editor
    • -BANLK- wrote: Aapne iss wiki keliye itna kaam kiya iskeliye aapka sukriya.

      For once, i see a message like this and not get confused

        Loading editor
    • I would put some kind of farewell message here, but there is absolutely nothing I can possibly say that hasn't already been said in much more eloquence than I ever could muster by your peers.

      As many others here, I have not had the chance to ever meet or talk to you in my time here, but given this incredibly well-put message, I'm sure you were an awesome guy to be around.

      So I instead say this: good bye to you dude, and I sincerely hope your life improves.

        Loading editor
    • I am sorry that you had to go through a lot in real life, but I am happy that you are moving forward. I hope everything works out for you and things start falling into places. 

      You don't have to apologize for anything. Even though we don't personally know each other but I know damn well what you've done for this wiki and I am sure I speak for everybody when I say that we are thankful that you were a part of this wiki.

      I wish you success in all your future endeavors. Take care. Farewell.

      Maxrrresdefault
        Loading editor
    • Metal-Gear-фэндомы-Big-Boss-(MGS)-Eva-(MGS)-3348727
      Good luck
        Loading editor
    • There isn't much i can say that hasn't already been said but better so all i have to add really is to wish you the best of luck

        Loading editor
    • take care kav. Will miss ya kav and good luck with your life
      Goodbye521124124
        Loading editor
    • Pika-Fucking-Chu-Farewell
        Loading editor
    • There isn't much I can say, as I didn't get to know you personally, but what you left us with your hard work is something that even us newer users can gladly enjoy. I think I speak for everyone when I say that you don't need to apologize, and we're immensely grateful for all the effort you put into this wiki in these past years.

      Thank you, and I wish you the best of luck in your life

        Loading editor
    • That almost brought a tear to my eye. It was such a touching message.

      Take care of yourself and please don't contemplate ending it again. Please get help.

      And thank you for everything you have done for this community.

      Harlock salute
        Loading editor
    • Thank you for all of your hard work. I hope that your life improves and that you continue being the amazing person that you are!

        Loading editor
    • Alrighty! instead of having frowns on our faces while crying....lets give our friend a loving farewell and look back at the good memories yall had with him (sadly never known him until now) so again senpai....even though i had never met you....thank you....for everything

      This is our Farewell Song!

        Loading editor
    • When I saw the notification for the first time, I thought the legend has returned to the wiki. Unfortunately, no. I really wanted to see how the wiki will look like with your regular input. Good luck with your career, one day you will become one of the most successful people.

      Now who will become the new bureacraut?

        Loading editor
    • This is something of a shame, but considering the fact that I've been going through a somewhat similar crisis lately, I can fully understand the reasoning behind your decision.

      I wish you the best of luck with life in general, and I hope you find stability in your situation. You've obviously got friends here, so if you ever get to a point where you feel you can return to this place, feel free.

      Until then, take care.

        Loading editor
    • You contributed an extensive lot of effort into wiki with the rest of the staff, so here I say I wish you good luck @Kavpeny and farewell!

        Loading editor
    • As others have said, there is nothing to apologize for, Kav. During the time you spent here, you were extremely helpful, fair, and played a major part in pushing this community in a direction that it really needed to go.

      Honestly, the most important thing to me is that I'm happy you're alright, and that you're taking charge in getting everything in your life back on track.

      I truly hope everything goes well for you, my friend, and sincerely hope you come out of everything as the best version of yourself.

        Loading editor
    • I am left...speechless. The kindness and geniality of this community, even from people who haven't interacted with me or known me, is absolutely staggering.

      I apologize for sounding repetitive, but I honestly don't know what else to say except thank you. All of you, thank you so much.

        Loading editor
    • Always trust the VSBW Community to be two things

      loaded with memes

      and the most wonderful people on the planet (when you're not arguing over who's waifu beats who's) 

      and on that notion, here's a theme song for the community that keeps on giving, even if it's on a bitter note. People who smile because they know you need them to smile.
      Boku No Hero Academia OST - I'm here!! (All Might Theme)

      Boku No Hero Academia OST - I'm here!! (All Might Theme)

        Loading editor
    • No problem Kavpeny. You more than deserve it.

        Loading editor
    • 2f0 (1)
        Loading editor
    • Goodbye b0ss. Hop will miss you.

      Even if you don't see this, I hope you success and happiness in your endeavors.

        Loading editor
    • @Kavpeny It would have been better on your end (for your mental state) as well as this place as a whole if you sent what you exactly wrote a couple months earlier. Seems like real life issues hit you to the point where you couldn't be exactly active here for the last year or so.

      In any case, good luck in the future.

        Loading editor
    • It's fine. Fuck any wiki or any website as a hobby, please devote your time onto bettering your life. When you go monk mode and cut off 90% of the internet you will be shocked at how much your life improves. I don't care if I'm silenced here but I wanted to say it and I feel the need to say it

        Loading editor
    • Uradelbauer wrote: It's fine. Fuck any wiki or any website as a hobby, please devote your time onto bettering your life. When you go monk mode and cut off 90% of the internet you will be shocked at how much your life improves. I don't care if I'm silenced here but I wanted to say it and I feel the need to say it

      Trust me dude, you won’t be.

        Loading editor
    • I'll restore his comment if someone deletes it.

        Loading editor
    • Antvasima
      Antvasima removed this reply because:
      14:45, October 17, 2018
      This reply has been removed
    • Antvasima
      Antvasima removed this reply because:
      14:45, October 17, 2018
      This reply has been removed
    • Antvasima
      Antvasima removed this reply because:
      14:45, October 17, 2018
      This reply has been removed
    • There is no need to argue. Uradelbauer has a right to have an opinion.

      Personally I find it worthwhile to have helped to organise the growth of something with several hundred thousand visitors every month, but that's me.

        Loading editor
    • Antvasima wrote: There is no need to argue. Uradelbauer has a right to have an opinion.

      Personally I find it worthwhile to have helped to organise the growth of something with several hundred thousand visitors every month, but that's me.

      And to this day, we are still thankful for u and Kavpeny

        Loading editor
    • Thank you. That is nice of you to say.

        Loading editor
    • Antvasima
      Antvasima removed this reply because:
      14:45, October 17, 2018
      This reply has been removed
    • Antvasima
      Antvasima removed this reply because:
      14:45, October 17, 2018
      This reply has been removed
    • Antvasima
      Antvasima removed this reply because:
      14:44, October 17, 2018
      This reply has been removed
    • Antvasima
      Antvasima removed this reply because:
      14:44, October 17, 2018
      This reply has been removed
    • Anyway, this is derailing the goodbye thread. Perhaps we should close it?

        Loading editor
    • Antvasima
      Antvasima removed this reply because:
      14:44, October 17, 2018
      This reply has been removed
    • Antvasima
      Antvasima removed this reply because:
      14:44, October 17, 2018
      This reply has been removed
    • I think so Ant. It's served it's purpose.

        Loading editor
Give Kudos to this message
You've given this message Kudos!
See who gave Kudos to this message
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.