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by easy tiger on January 29, 2008, 10:19:00
 
Once upon a time in a country far, far away, lived a man named Ray. Ray was an amiable type, bright as a button and generally a nice bloke. He joined the country of Lovely back in the day, becoming one of the founder members of this great nation. Under the pseudonym Ray of the Rovers, a reference to Ray’s home town and total football abilities, Ray became a committed and active citizen of Lovely. He was a regular citizen posting on the message boards and Ray always liked to meet other citizens and promote the country. Everywhere Ray went, the spirit of Lovely went with him. His friendly generosity made him a favourite at Lovely Meets and his inoffensive, interesting and funny chat on the message boards saw his popularity grow.
So there we were, a happy go lucky country with committed citizens and a feeling of optimism that filled the air of Lovely itself. Ray chatted to nearly everyone who posted on the boards. He was never rude, stayed outta trouble and became the epitome of the citizen that King Danny, founder/inventor/King of Lovely, wanted. Ray had shown he was Truly Lovely.
Time moved on and the country of Lovely was growing ever bigger with the website attracting citizens from around the world to this experimental new country. The message boards had never been busier and it was a time of massive growth for the nation.
 Then it all went tits up. The message boards were becoming a place for debate about what a country was? Whether we were actually a country or not? Should we have a Government? An Army? A Pub? The conversations turned into debates with no holds barred comments from pro-active citizens already starting to rebel against the system. The debate ended with conflict between the message board moderators and the actively posting citizens. This in turn ended in the death of the original Citizens required message boards.
During this time, Ray of the Rovers kept a level head and carried on regardless. He chatted merrily away to many a citizen, always making them welcome and chatting to anyone and everyone. Ray promoted the country through messages and meets. His chat was appreciated by all, and what’s the betting that Ray never once got moderated for being offensive or swearing? He truly was the epitome of Lovely.
After a short while in the wilderness, the citizens found themselves redirected to a new message board, sanctioned by King Danny. The Leafstorm boards were a welcome change to the moderating hell that was the BBC. It seemed the country had moved on. King Danny had started to trust his citizens a bit more and initially welcomed the debates that were being bandied about the country. The debates turned into arguments at times and swearing was definitely more of an issue now. The moderation process however was pretty good. We had citizen Mods who knew better the ins and outs of running a message board that claims to be a country. The Citizen Mods seemed fair and the Lovely Host – provided by Leafstorm – was very good indeed. The Lovely hosts moderation offered no explanations and didn’t need to, the rules were there for everyone to read.
Eventually the boards started to become more and more diverse. Many citizens were beginning to feel uncomfortable in the new era of Lovely. The arguments seemed to be more often and go on for longer, there was accusations of bullying, election scandals and the debate on who’s a welcome member of this country, who’s not, and who decides this, raged on. Then came the fateful day when the Leafstorm Boards closed.
You all know the history, and to sum up for those who don’t, it basically involved a message from a Joinee/citizen, an offensive, (to some including the King), message about goats and a massive argument featuring actively involved citizens. The be-all and end-all of it was the closure next day of the Leafstorm boards. Lovely had been cancelled, again. A reasonable explanation for this has never been given. Certain citizens have provided there own explanations, but that’s all they are, their own version.
During this time, Ray of the Rovers kept a level head and carried on regardless. He chatted merrily away to many a citizen, always making them welcome and chatting to anyone and everyone. Ray promoted the country through messages and meets. His chat was appreciated by all, and what’s the betting that Ray never once got moderated for being offensive or swearing? He truly was the epitome of Lovely.
Now was the winter of our discontent. The country was truly going down the pan. It seemed the King was upset with his citizens. He found some of them to be offensive and not what ‘Lovely’ stood for. King Danny hadn’t expected this when he started the nation. He truly believed we would all ‘be nice’ and be good’ to one another. Trouble is, you can start a country, but you can’t choose ya citizens. Many citizens had become part of Lovely and refused to believe they were doing anything wrong. They lived in the country, giving them all the same rights as the other citizens. Anti- Danny feelings were starting to spring up all over. It was the first time in the countries history where the Kings head was called for.
The citizens found themselves spread over a number of message boards during this time. The Sanctuary, Parallel Lovely, Refugee camp, then Lovely Home. These boards sprung up under the guidance of some citizens who felt we needed a place online to chat, arrange meets and generally keep the country going, with or without Danny. With the split of citizens around a couple of boards the rot set in. It seemed as if this once great nation was being torn apart at the seams by citizens with the view that ‘their way’ was the only way. In fighting developed and Lovely now had fewer citizens using the message boards than ever before. Cliques had formed and it seemed that certain citizens didn’t like the new era of what they deemed to be offensive and rude posts. These citizens left the now crumbling society.
 The trouble you will always have with message boards run by citizens is the issue of moderating. Who should moderate? What should they moderate? On all forums run by a citizen, the general rules and tone was set by what they did and didn’t allow to be posted. This of course wasn’t all down to them. Many posts that would have been reported to a moderator were not reported in this time of apathy, and the citizens running the forum couldn’t really be expected to trawl through the posts made looking for what ‘might’ be deemed offensive. The majority of citizens left at this point were posting on Lovely Home.
During this time, Ray of the Rovers kept a level head and carried on regardless. He chatted merrily away to many a citizen, always making them welcome and chatting to anyone and everyone. Ray promoted the country through messages and meets. His chat was appreciated by all, and what’s the betting that Ray never once got moderated for being offensive or swearing? He truly was the epitome of Lovely.
So now we arrive at the latest attempt to Re-unite Lovely – Lovely-Reunited. This is a message board set up by citizens. Initially the signs were good. Some of the citizens who had left the old message boards started to reappear. The spirit of Lovely looked like it was returning. The board had been designed to give a home to all citizens. It Features a detached home for all the previous forums to post in the style their forum of choice took on. The main board was for everyone and all were invited by admin to become a moderator of all or sections of the board. So there we were trying to re-unite Lovely and guess what? The inevitable happened. Citizens started to drift away again, this time not bothering to say why. We had come to a standstill. The citizens who mainly posted on the boards were accused of being immature, offensive and not really that ‘lovely’ at all. By this time, Danny’s head had been called for many times, mainly by one citizen convinced a new King was the answer to Lovely’s problem. But many disagreed. They wanted Danny as King, he was King. He was their leader, a figurehead, the founder of Lovely. “What do you mean Ray should be King?” they cried. “We have a King!” they cried. “Danny is our Leader! They cried. Slowly, but surely though, the efforts of one citizen had sparked an interest in a new King. “But who should be King?” they cried. “Yes Ray would be a great King!” they cried. “Ray is our leader!” they cried. What followed were more arguments on the subject of the King.
During this time, Ray of the Rovers kept a level head and carried on regardless. He chatted merrily away to many a citizen, always making them welcome and chatting to anyone and everyone. Ray promoted the country through messages and meets. His chat was appreciated by all, and what’s the betting that Ray never once got moderated for being offensive or swearing? He truly IS the epitome of Lovely.
It’s now August 2007, and Ray of the Rovers has been declared King! Mainly by one person, but now backed up by others, King Rays picture appeared in all his regal glory. It’s widely regarded now that Ray is the peoples King. Fed up of Danny’s apparent apathy the ‘Peoples King’ was a welcome return to some of the inventiveness and humour that had long since disappeared in Lovely. Danny is considered King by most Lovelians, but those who know him well consider Ray to be a much better King. Ray is far more committed to Lovely and understands the people, gets on with the people and really is a breath of fresh air compared to Danny.
 In all of this, the idea of having Ray as King was meant to be fun. It was supposed to breathe a bit of fresh air into this stale country of ours. I know not everyone agrees with it, but it’s supposed to be a laugh. Remember that sensation, laughter? It used to be rife.
 
Thanks to Ray of the Rovers for his permission to print this and thanks to all who read it. The King is dead! Long Live King Ray!
 
Giddsey.
 
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