There were times when Oasis was my outlet for when I had a bad day, or when I had a really great one. This is still the place I share things that my friends might not understand but people here would. This place is still, now more recently, a creative outlet. There are some great people here, we all have our bad days and good days.
We're all here together to help each other. That's what Oasis means to me, it's a place where we don't have to give names, we don't have to give pictures of our faces. This I can imagine means a lot to the younger members who have yet to come out and here is the only place where they can seek understanding, we've all been there at one point.
A place for advice, discussion, maybe sometimes light hearted forum games. A few members here have really helped me out a few times. Sure there were (many) times when I was being immature about things, the evidence still there, but I've moved beyond that. I've thrown my insecurities to the wind, and I'm a more better person because of that.
It was good to have people call me out on when I was being stupid and help me snap back to reality. Because the real world isn't unicorns prancing about farting rainbows everywhere. Although you'd be surprised with some subcultures. That's beside the point though, I'd really miss this place if it were gone.
Although I won't ignore that fact that this place has been slowing down significantly with activity. Coming back every now and again, the posts overlap with different dates, sometimes one to five posts a day if I estimated that correctly. Oasis originally meant for younger LGBT people, us older members can't just keep it around with no new members.
Sad but it can't always remain even though we can't part with it. There were some good times here, just hanging out. Surrounded with people who we could relate to and vice versa. Not that it's ending, that's Jeff's decision and his alone. But I'm getting that out in case it happens. I guess that's all I actually have for now.
- Lone Wolf