Hey, this seemed the best place to put this, so here we go. I am a long-time rpger, site owner, site staff member who owns at least one site, and was promoted to staff on others. I was a hard worker, active, and earned my promotions on other sites never asking for it-owners felt i deserved it. I knew when a site wasn’t working it was best to let it go, or when to make tweaks to keep it running. Sites I have owned in the past had even lasted up to 5 years as I was never a quitter and put everything into my boards. The use of past tense is intentional. There was an incident on one of the boards I am staff on/own which basically ripped my confidence right out of me. To keep it vague and simple….it was pretty much a spiteful flaming attack on me on one of the sites which targeted my abilities as an admin/graphics maker/my html coding abilities. Ever since this incident I’ve struggled to believe in myself and so took a small hiatus from all the boards I was on trying to clear my head. It took years to fully accept myself as a skilled admin, to actually agree with other people’s positive compliments. After this incident, I find myself doubting my abilities as an admin / staff member, I feel I’m letting other site owner’s down because I needed a hiatus and am still struggling to get back into doing anything. Being promoted on site to staff without asking, just because the owner appreciated what I did means a lot to me as I know it should anybody on any site. So I feel I’m letting site owner’s down and my own site because my confidence is broken after this spiteful attack. I thought about taking a more official hiatus, but I don’t want to abandon the sites I am on and let the staff and site owners down more. I’ve had a few weeks on a small break now and still haven’t found my confidence back and so I’ve sort of hit this block. I can’t post, I can’t make graphics I think is half way decent, can’t think of any ideas to help in plotting and overall site running. It’s not something I had any luck with on skimming helpdesks so I thought I’d post it here for some helpful advice. I know people say not to listen to bullies or spiteful comments, but it’s hard to un-hear things and I’m not the most confident person anyway. So guys, how could I tune out the spite and get back to being the staff member/admin I was? Leaving full time is not an option I want and with the amount of rpgers on here, no doubt others had the same experience and got through it. So, help is most appreciated, thank you.