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  1. 4 points
    Druin (a young man named Jeffrey) passed by suicide the day this was posted. He had spent the last couple years of his life feeling extremely isolated as he came to grips with being gay and lacking supportive community. I was probably one of the last people he reached out to in the days before making his decision. I can't blame myself for it, nor do I think I could have talked him out of it, but even now I think of him a few times a month and strive to connect with my friends in the LGBT+ community. Often they need us more than we can ever know. Please, if you read this, reach out and say hi to someone who may be having a hard time. Do it in honor of Jeffrey, and in honor of the Jeffries around the world who desperately need it. I'm not going to promise you'll save a life, but you'll brighten one - and that is just what is needed sometimes.
  2. 2 points
    Please go read the rules.
  3. 1 point
    Hey all, I'm new to this forum, but I've known about you guys since before RS was OSRS. I've also played since then, and had 2+ years in-game time on my account before it was wiped, but haven't played since the beginning of the Oldschool release. For more detail, see the "about me" page on my profile, but I'd like to point out how I've listed my main accounts' current combat level (at the time of writing this) while having a maxed combat Rune Dragon Alt. I'll be sure to look around the forums for a while and talk to some other people before I get too active, to not tread on any of your toes by not understanding some unwritten rules or culture of your forum. Although I've known about you guys forever (and have used the website for its guides), this is my first time joining the realm of Salmoneus so I definitely look fowards to meeting some of you guys!
  4. 1 point
    If this is inappropriate - apologies, I just find comfort in identifying and relating, perhaps contributing to Druin/Elit's legacy. I definitely remember seeing him around as a <15 year old. Looking at his lastfm profile, his last song on this day was from Snow Patrol. I love that album - I would hope that his last moments were peaceful. Well wishes to his family and friends. Echoing Yuan's above post, especially `do not be a bloody fool, and get someone to talk to. The voices, the guilt and the issues will not go away`, coming from someone who was in quite a similar situation. Life can be so great, and trying to spend it alone is not worth it. It can be so much better - even if it means a lifetime of work. I think my post here is falling upon the ears of quite level-headed folks, but yeah. The topic of "how do you help out your friends?" is something I'd love to talk about, casually asking about the well-being of people can be seen as quite weird, I think (and perhaps not helpful at all asked in the wrong way?)
  5. 1 point
    It's been quite a while since I last made a topic here... I recently found this screenshot taken 19th October 2006 and it made me wonder what everyone else might have lying around...
  6. 1 point
    At the time he posted this, I was not very much around due to moving on to my more intense periods of my life towards the end of my University studies. It was quite a few years later when I came over a thread in the Scape Lounge where it said he just went missing one day. Well, ever since then, I have been fearing that he had commited suicide. Druin once mentioned to me once that he might just go missing some day, and we would never hear from him again. To have it confirmed... well, it hurt more than I expected it to, having been "prepared" to know that for years. Druin was.. funny, kind, smart and witty. I have met many remarkable people in my time here, and quite a few of you have become friends and acquaintances. I have shared laughs and stories with hundreds of people, and they have made my time here something I will treasure for the rest of my life. Druin though.. he is one of few that earned my respect. He did not because of something he did or said, but because of the type of person he was. I like to think that a lot of people here came to respect him for his excellence, and in that, his memory will carry on. ....as a few general notes though, since... well, what Wiltingplant mentions is important: In January 2020, a friend of mine commited suicide. I found myself being one of a few close friends of his that had to nurse my friend through the last unraveling of his sanity, as he steadily lost his will to live over the course of a few months. My friend had the intelligence of Common Sense, the wisdom of Cameron and the wit of Dani. To see someone that amazing run straight into a mental wall, and see them turn into a husk of their former self was... horrifying. It hurt the day I read a message from him and I realised he had attempted suicide. It hurt having to get his brother to go over to check in vain if he was still alive. It hurt having to inform our friends that he had passed away. 2020 was... a brutal year that changed me, simply because that death shook me to the core, and a lot of people in my group of friends have struggled since. So, everyone, I implore you all.. Take care of yourself, your loved ones, and try to show acts of care and compassion to anyone around you. Whether or not you feel affected by the global pandemic, a lot of people do find themselves isolated and alone. Norwegian studies show that children, youth and young adults are all suffering with psychological issues due to how our lives have changed, and younger generations struggle with loneliness. People around you might struggle. You might not see signs of people struggling, but trust me. They are. They need to be seen, recognised and shown some glimmer of compassion. And to all of you stubborn men here, that think you can handle it... do not be a bloody fool, and get someone to talk to. The voices, the guilt and the issues will not go away. They will just grow and become worse until either you cave in, and seek help, or your mind caves in, and you crush everyone you leave behind. In the meantime, I suppose I'll keep on truckin'. I owe that to Druin.
  7. 1 point
    There is still a chance for the forum to be alive again? Is it happening in waves or is the forum just dead? :(
  8. 1 point
    Holy crap, Ambo100, I remember you! Weren't you in the Omega Faking Group all those years ago? Wow. I basically get nostalgic for this forum every time I think about it. Funny how Reddit has basically supplanted all other internet forums. This site is really a relic of another time. I definitely have some screenshots somewhere. I will try and dig them up.
  9. 1 point
    Tempest -vs- Revenant With high opts CWA in vogue, we've been really eager to prove our quality against top opponents in the arena. After a tight win against AF a week and a half ago, we were fully expecting Rev to come with their full might in a knockout fight. We lucked out and the turnout was almost identical from both sides, and once the challenge was made, we entered the portal focused on putting forward our best performance yet. Round 1 The start was hotly contested with the lead flipping back and forth a few times. We ended up having some great tanks in the middle of the round, while David picked off some piles that were standing right beside us, allowing us to build a slender gap. With a small lead of only two or three, it remained a closely contested battle until the numbers lowered, and we pulled away with Rev leaving CC. Round 2 This round worked a little more in our favour, with insane tanks from the likes of epa, Honour Clan, Wonder Woman -- including a full map drag from dickballs when it was still close -- we were able to able to chisel away a numbers advantage early on and build the gap for a strong ending number finish. Round3 This round started with our buttchecks clenched, as Rev opened up a 4-5 kill advantage early doors. We thought all hope may be lost, but insane calling from David picking off rangers and mages that were standing one or two tiles out of the clump resulted in a lot of 1-ticks mid round. We ended up having two people tank too far north so would like to apologize for that. Regardless, we opened up a gap and managed to win quite comfortably in the end. Thank you to Rev who are the most stern challenge we get to face. Despite what the numbers look like in the screenies, the rounds were extremely competitive. Hope to have more fights like this because they make both sides better.
  10. 1 point
    Quite some time ago, Morte made a topic in the DM sub-forum so people could sign their names on the "wall" when they were promoted to Distinguished Member. This was one of the earliest "walls", I believe. It made me think of a lot of people on that list that is now long gone, and then I began to think about everyone else I have crossed paths with and would have loved to catch up with, one last time. Friends, acquaintances... even those I fear might not be among us anymore, but has passed on. I dunno, just finding that made me quite nostalgic, and made me remember well over a hundred names, and made me want to chat with them again, and see how people ended up.
  11. 1 point
    This is the only picture I have relevant to Old School Sals. 2005 Christmas party. Globularblob was a moderator back then.
  12. 1 point
    Didn't you make Ambo's forums back in the day? I think I was part of it lol
  13. 1 point
    Please stop that.
  14. 0 points
    forums in general are dying tech social media and reditt have taken over and runescape isn't that big anymore either but the forums are here still, and no one has won the 'last person to post wins' topic just yet...
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