I have been a member on this site for almost 7 years now. When I first came to this site, it was a place for people, young and old, who wanted to learn about magic. They wanted to learn how to do it, learn about it, and then, with help, start practicing it themselves. The threads were filled with legitimate questions and legitimate answers. In the last few years or so I have, unfortunately, seen this behaviour decline slowly. The threads are now filled with teens, and tweens who want to know how they can turn into demons, werewolves, mermaids, vampires, shapeshifters and other such ridiculous things. They want to know how they summon such ridiculous things. They want to know how they control the weather, and shoot energy blasts, and set things on fire with their minds. They want to know how to travel to other dimensions,talk to dragons, and make wands that can levitate objects. Worst of all, there are those who come to the chatter and the forums and claim they can do and turn into all of things i just mentioned. This needs to stop. The roleplaying needs to stop. The fake spells that are submitted need to be deleted. I love this site, and have been a member for almost 7 years and I hate to see it steadily decline the way it is. I respect the mods and all that they do, and i understand that it takes time to fix these things, but like I said, something needs to be done. The people that come to this site need to be educated properly. There are those that come here and are very much so serious about learning magic. If me becoming a mod will help, i wouldnt mind coming to the site every day and reading over the spells submitted and deleting the obvious "fluffy" ones, or monitoring the chatter, and the threads. Like I said, Id really hate to see this site decline.
And for all of the people that read this thread and ACTUALLY ARE looking to summon or turn into some type of supernatural creature...Im here to tell you that it can not be done. And if you dont want to hear that, then please take yourself elsewhere to search how to become a vampire, or werewolf, or mermaid etc. The best we can do for you on this site, is to tell you it cant be done. If you are serious about learning what magic really can do and how to learn doing it, then by all means please stay and welcome to SoM, but for those who want to learn far-fetched things, this is not the site for you, or at least it shouldnt be.
Thanks for reading.