There's a small hockey message board that some friends of mine put together back in 2004. I've been posting there since the start.
Everybody got along really well over there and the place had what I'd consider a good following for a message board primarily about a local hockey team in an area where hockey is considered a "yankee sport."
And then it melted down faster than Three Mile Island.
I'm not sure what all was going on since I'd been staying out of that thread, but I knew that the board was dropping people like flies, feelings were hurt, grudges were being held, all there was more drama than you'd see in the halls at most high schools.
I figured that we were all adults and could end up working out our differences, and even made an (admittedly weak) effort to get that to happen, but it just wasn't happening.
I finally determined that the board was too fractured to be saved and that the drama and everything there wasn't something I wanted to be a part of anymore.
I sent a PM to my friends explaining why I was leaving and assuring them that it wasn't anything personal.
I plan on sitting with them tomorrow night and cheering our guys on to (hopefully) clinching the first playoff berth in team history.
I just wish things would have turned out differently.