First off I would like to announce that this is the official closing of Shine. You can still log in but anyone would like to get anything off the site that you can’t find - PLEASE EMAIL ME WITH YOUR USERNAME @ firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll get these to you as soon as possible. <3
Shine has been a part of my life since 2012 and it’s… weird and upsetting to think that, as the last original Shine staff member still standing, that I would be the one to shut it down. I’ve had nothing but great memories over the past 6 years and it tears me apart to do this, but I have to, and I hope that all of you understand.
It has been a complete honour to be a part of something that has been so big in the RP community for the past 6 years. I just… I can’t even put it into words the joy that it has brought me to watch this site grow from the tiny little thing it was back then with the original administrators to what it was now. It has been an amazing journey and I will cherish that forever.
To the Shine Staff, past and present, thank you for contributing your time and effort to this site. Shine is ultimately made up of each and every one of you and this couldn't have grown in the way that it had without all your time and effort. All of you have helped so many people over the years learn how to code or cheered them on as they worked through their first template. I'm sure that I can speak for everyone in saying that having that kind of support system has been nothing short of amazing. I appreciate each and every one of you. Sincerely.
Most importantly, to our members on Shine – you lot have been the back bone of the site and we couldn’t have done it without you. I wish that I could just reach through the screen and give each and every one of you a hug and say THANK YOU for making this such an enjoyable experience. On behalf of all the Shine Staff, past and present, thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you for joining us and making Shine become what it did. Without you, we would be nothing. With you, we became something – so THANK YOU!
Again, please email me with your username and the things that you would like for me to get for you!
I wish you all the best and, again, thank you. We couldn’t have done it without you.
Krista & the Shine Staff xoxo