Guys. Please understand. I had to deny entry because the service to you guys was slacking…bad. I was beyond overwhelmed. I simply couldn’t get to everyone. I didn’t even have to time to get on Slack and ask for extra help. It was that insane. I started denying all inbounds simply so I could buy myself enough time to type the word “HELP” into a ATC communications back channel. That’s all I got off before I was overwhelmed again. I only had one other controller come to my aid. And that was to cover the Ground frequency. At that point, now that all I had to do was worry about Tower, I started taking inbounds again. (Honestly I needed an approach conteoller as well, but I took what I could get) Planes were denied for about 3 minutes total. I’d guess 10 planes, at most. So please, unless you were in my shoes, I ask you to stop criticizing. I’m here to make your flight more enjoyable. And when I can’t do that I have a problem. Denying people was the ONLY way to even remotely service the others on the ground and inbound. Being denied entry isn’t the end of the world. Go somewhere else. Reroute to another airport, do a couple T&Gs and then come back. The worst that can happen is you gain a few XP.