Copied from The Great Canadian Grid Facebook group, posting by Roddie Macchi, October 24, 2016.
After all the hypergrid business trash talk... I thought it was time to post something from me.
There's an old saying my Dad use to say..."You can please some of the people some of the time, but you can't please all the people all the time."..For awhile now I've been wanting to write a little note on how I feel about all this but then I remember why I made my grid... because I love the virtual life.. and I love people.. not all of them mind you now that I have seen how cruel people can be to one another... but most of them.
You see, I made my grid for me. My friends in the virtual world and my virtual family and their friends... that's all... no one else. Then others heard about my friends and their friends of friends and they all wanted to be here because that's what it was about.. friends hanging with friends... then money came into the issue... creators wanted to be here... they wanted currency they wanted low cost sims... i thought ok.. but only because my FRIENDS want you here.
You have to understand that... this grid was not made for commercialism..it was made with love and friendship and I think the money moguls and you all know who you are...have ruined that. And to be honest, I won't let that happen again. This is my grid... my friends... my family and their friends. We are quite happy here with or without money or expensive stuff.
Do we welcome creators and landlords here by all means... but don't ever think we need you. I'm sorry if this kinda hits home but the truth is... we were happy here way before money came into the picture. And I think its time that we stepped back and remember that. Because I'm going back to that... with or without anyone's support be it creators or anyone.
I never needed to set up a ticket support group with my friends... because we just messaged each other... now that i have over 600 regions to worry about for you and over 4000 residents asking questions... ya ok.. its hard to get to them all when its just me...remember its just me... i have people in world that help but their not the real staff in the real world... ummm that's all me... because again... I made this grid for me and my friends..and we welcomed everyone in. I sit back and think wow..if i had never let that many into my grid...would i have gotten such lash back from everyone on HG Business... but then i remembered OH YA!... they think i made this grid for them lol...
so I think I'm done being mr nice guy... and killing myself so that everyone can be happy in my own home. I don't know of one other grid owner that actually comes to your regions and helps you or talks to you...
Yep, this is me taking off my hat and saying i did what i could for yas... i think ill go back to my cabin, doing what I love with my grid and my friends here that have been here since day one... and have fun again...
Roddie Macchi (Roderick MacDougall)
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