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Concerning The Brief Shutdown
IgnatiausDate: Monday, 07-October-2013, 1:08 PM | Message # 1
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Greetings everyone.

As you may all be aware, this website was shutdown for a brief period of time. We are now back.

This was due to problems with incompetent moderators Lady_Snow and StarWitch.

This may come as a surprise to some of you.

When this website was originally created, Lady_Snow and StarWitch offered to help, and it was greatly appreciated.

They made several threads and filled the forums with original and informative content.

As a reward for their contributions and being the very first members on this website and my good friends, they became the first moderators.

All was well and everyone was on good terms with each other. However, as we began to gain more members, Lady_Snow began to assert more authority, first by creating a Global Mod group for herself and StarWitch, and then asserting herself to be an Admin. She was tasked with assisting me with some of the technical features of this website and had access to the control panel, which contained an option to remove the website.

I did not question her, mostly because I trusted her, and I believed it would be easier for members to get help easily with another person with administrative authority if I were not there.

However, members began to express their concerns, first when I discovered few were banned without me being notified beforehand. I still did not complain, because I believed she was doing what was in the best interest of the website.

However, she was becoming hostile toward me and some of the members, even as a global mod, being irked and irritated given the slightest chance, demanding more of members and provoking them until they were aggravated and fed up with her enough for her to ban them.

I could tolerate this no longer, so I removed her administrative authority and moved her back to the original moderator group. I could have just as easily banned her for her behavior, but I did not because I felt she deserved a second chance. This is where I was wrong. As a result of my trust in her, she logged on the next day and discovered the change I made to her user group and permissions, and in retaliation and anger, removed all her forum posts and convinced StarWitch to do the same, removing many of the forum posts contributed by other members in the process.

Lady_Snow and StarWitch refused to listen to reason and became even more hostile. They were gloating in their own demise and claimed they were better than all the members of this website. As a result of their actions and their unacceptable behavior, they were banned from this website. By removing their own threads and everyone else's, they now have lost all claim to ever have contributed here and will now be banned on site.

I will now be very cautious and selective of the staff I entrust with permissions.

I will not be restoring the threads those two created. And I do have some of the original threads the members lost, but I cannot repost them under their names, due to limitations and restrictions on Ucoz, the service which runs this site. If you wish to attain your original threads to repost them, you may message me your emails and I will send them to you. The latest threads I have are from September 19, 2013.

I apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused and hope to start anew.

It will take time to recover, but I believe we can pull this through.

If you have questions of any sort, feel free to message me.

Be well.
 
AlariaDate: Monday, 07-October-2013, 1:45 PM | Message # 2
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Well it sucks for lack of a better word but this does open options for new beginnings in the site.
Things happen that our out of control and you seem to have done what was best.
I look forward to posting a lot on here and I'm certain others do too.
This will pick up again.
 
IgnatiausDate: Monday, 07-October-2013, 2:02 PM | Message # 3
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Thank you for your continuous support, Alaria. smile
 
joshmcDate: Monday, 07-October-2013, 2:05 PM | Message # 4
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Now I'm going to say since them to have gone. Even though, its going to go back to beginning, we shall get back to where we was.

Also, I'd keep an eye out for them 2. You never know they could just create an account under a different name and pretend they are some they're not.
 
AlariaDate: Monday, 07-October-2013, 2:18 PM | Message # 5
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That's a little paranoid but I can see your point.
 
joshmcDate: Monday, 07-October-2013, 2:21 PM | Message # 6
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Its possible.
 
AlariaDate: Monday, 07-October-2013, 2:27 PM | Message # 7
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Anything is really.
 
Shadow333Date: Monday, 07-October-2013, 2:55 PM | Message # 8
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Thank you for clearing this up, Ichor.
 
IgnatiausDate: Monday, 07-October-2013, 3:19 PM | Message # 9
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I'll block their current IP Addresses. However, they are notorious for changing IP Addresses to fool many sites.
 
AlexisDate: Monday, 07-October-2013, 3:29 PM | Message # 10
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Wow, never thought this would happen O.o.. Power changes people.. But you did right thing.
 
Shadow333Date: Monday, 07-October-2013, 3:57 PM | Message # 11
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Do you think you'd be able to do an insta-ban or and insta-IP ban?
 
joshmcDate: Monday, 07-October-2013, 4:49 PM | Message # 12
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They would need to change their MAC adress to affect their IP adress. Or they can get a different ISP, but I highly doubt it.
 
AlariaDate: Monday, 07-October-2013, 5:22 PM | Message # 13
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It's actually really easy to change your ip. Very easy. But I don't see them wanting to return.
 
Shadow333Date: Monday, 07-October-2013, 5:45 PM | Message # 14
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Just like any site you have power on. When you have it, then you get booted from it, you always want to be on that site to try and get it back
 
AlariaDate: Monday, 07-October-2013, 5:51 PM | Message # 15
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Not everyone's like you, Shadow :P
 
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