I posted this on Discord, just posting it here too for anyone who (probably rightly) doesn't access the OGF server.
Just a quick note from me (I will also post this on the forum). Today I searched the name of my state in the FSA West Discord chat to see whether there was anything I needed to attend to from my mapping sabbatical and I was really shocked by what I saw, people have been rude and unkind about me and my mapping in my absence and I think that it's completely unnecessary. I feel the need to explain and defend myself from these attacks that took place when I wasn't on this server or able to respond to them.
Firstly I am sorry that I was inactive in Oronotia for so long. I am a full-time teacher with a family and a long commute. This year I have moved jobs, moved house and found my work disrupted and increased by the global pandemic. I took a sabbatical from mapping involuntarily so I could deal with these things. I made sure that before I left OT the main highways and railways were mapped in accordance with the wider FSA plan so that it wouldn't be a 'roadblock' for the region.
If anyone would have messaged me between June 2019 and April 2020 with a pressing need for collaboration or to seek my permission to change OT then I would have responded. No-one did. If it had been bought to my attention during that time that I would need to map in OT or lose it then I would have made that decision at the time. As it was it wasn't until the end of April 2020 that I received a message about OT and it took me two weeks to respond as this was at the height of the Coronavirus outbreak in the UK and I was working from home and trying to protect and support my family.
I am going to leave the OGF server soon because OGF Discords have always been a source of strife, drama and discord (the clue is in the name). I will still be collaborating in the West Lakes with my nearby states, many of whom have been very understanding. If you have any other need to contact me I suggest you send me a direct message.
|Posted by Myrcia on 28 May 2020 at 22:39.|