If you leave CM (by your own choice or CM's choice) and decide to return later, which is the best way to come in, knowing you'll be a newbie acct that knows their way around too well to be mistaken for a real newbie:
An "I'm back" post on day one letting people know your new acct is associated with your old acct
Ease into it slowly, get the feel of things to see what potential drama might be brewing that you don't want to step in unknowingly, then gradually let people know without making it seem like you want a huge fuss made about it
Skulking around, voting up your old answers, and/or those of a select few people you consider friends, barely participating, until you unlock anon and can unleash your vengeance, hoping nobody figures out it's you
Edited to add something that's come up in the discussion:
When deciding which route to take, is it better to do whatever initially sounds most comfortable for the individual coming back, or is it better to consider how the community as a whole is going to react to it? Option 2, for example, may initially sound better to the individual, but she has no way to know if someone will start a passive-aggressive smear campaign if their nose is out of joint over not being informed immediately of their return. Option 1 may seem no big deal, except it may unknowingly come in the middle of something serious (someone else suffering a loss, divorce, etc) and make the Hey I'm back come across more as an attention grab.Answer Question
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 1:14 PM on Oct. 28, 2012
Answer by toughluck08 at 1:16 PM on Oct. 28, 2012
I say just come back, make an 'I'm back' statement and move on with life. Anything else results in drama, something of which we have had too much of lately.
If someone is pissed that a member came back? Too effing bad. It's a public forum.
Yeah, that's pretty much my take on it. No matter why they went away. Well, unless they were bounced by CM for violating TOS and start doing the same thing again. But really, I don't even care that much anymore.
Answer by QuinnMae at 1:21 PM on Oct. 28, 2012
Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 1:22 PM on Oct. 28, 2012
Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 1:24 PM on Oct. 28, 2012
if i was gone then back
guaranteed, that it was a Cafemom poofing me
and not me leaving on my own freewill
and then i would come back announce my presence and have an avatar that spoke volumes
(most likely get poofed again by admin) :)
this one fits the season
Answer by fiatpax at 1:26 PM on Oct. 28, 2012
Answer by fiatpax at 1:27 PM on Oct. 28, 2012
Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 1:29 PM on Oct. 28, 2012