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Title: Final decision on recent events
Post by: The Sea King on February 10, 2013, 02:31:54 AM
Thank you all for reporting to me about this recent situation. Sorry about the delay of my final decision. I had to deal with some things in life and read all the deleted posts in the logs. I will be demoting Spark from moderation for power abuse. I had warned in the past that Global Moderators only I or Neptune can demote or promote Global Moderators. The bans on Rolina and Legend has been unjust. Furthermore, the reasoning for the demotion is the attempt to delete all the posts before my arrival. 

The Sea King
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Maegra on February 10, 2013, 02:34:08 AM
Good to see things sorted out. My apologies for calling on you at such short notice but it was getting out of hand, I do hope it wasn't too much trouble.
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Scorpio on February 10, 2013, 02:36:32 AM
If I'm not out of place in asking, who will be the mods now?
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Nyran on February 10, 2013, 02:37:33 AM
Well, I'm most certainly glad this is over.

Though it may sound silly, I've always been terrified of Sparkx. I agree with your decision, and I'm sorry you were so bothered by this.

It seems we have our ups and downs as a community, but I've been sensing an unhealthy amount of hostility, and I'm glad it's over.
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Rolina on February 10, 2013, 02:40:23 AM
It's good to be back.  Thank you for your swift and just action, Sire.
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: The Sea King on February 10, 2013, 02:46:50 AM
Good to see things sorted out. My apologies for calling on you at such short notice but it was getting out of hand, I do hope it wasn't too much trouble.
No, I'm grateful that I was informed about this. The situation would have not been sorted out by itself. I'm sorry that I couldn't deal with the this sooner, but some things had to be deal with first.

If I'm not out of place in asking, who will be the mods now?
The current moderating team other than me are Maegra, Legend, and Neptune.
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Scorpio on February 10, 2013, 02:51:27 AM
Thanks for the info, my king.
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: CHEESE4ALL on February 10, 2013, 06:18:47 AM
Thank-you for helping us out, sir.  I'm sorry we had to bother you.
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Patsy Dragon on February 10, 2013, 06:50:23 AM
Thanks for stepping in and saying something, even when you were busy with life. It's nice to see responsive staff on this forum. It seems like you and the rest of the staff really care about the community, and it makes me smile to see as someone who's still understanding this place. :)

I feel like I shouldn't be posting this next part here (due to being relatively new here and all), but I wanted to let y'all know that new people do notice and care about how the staff handle themselves. While every member should make the community welcoming and friendly for everybody, staff decisions are a large part in defining the tone for a forum (or anywhere, really). They help guide where their community goes in the future, although how large that role is depends on the situation.

So, for the staff who remain - keep doing the good things, and do your best! I certainly have faith in you to do the right thing for the TLW community.
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Maegra on February 10, 2013, 07:02:56 AM
Thanks for stepping in and saying something, even when you were busy with life. It's nice to see responsive staff on this forum. It seems like you and the rest of the staff really care about the community, and it makes me smile to see as someone who's still understanding this place. :)

I feel like I shouldn't be posting this next part here (due to being relatively new here and all), but I wanted to let y'all know that new people do notice and care about how the staff handle themselves. While every member should make the community welcoming and friendly for everybody, staff decisions are a large part in defining the tone for a forum (or anywhere, really). They help guide where their community goes in the future, although how large that role is depends on the situation.

So, for the staff who remain - keep doing the good things, and do your best! I certainly have faith in you to do the right thing for the TLW community.

A vast majority of the time we don't even perform Moderator actions, at least not publicly. As you can see from my own post count, I am the epitome of my own statement. We're pretty much just normal members like you, however we're the ones charged with cleaning out bugs and other such rabble, as it were.
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Patsy Dragon on February 10, 2013, 07:08:49 AM
Thanks for stepping in and saying something, even when you were busy with life. It's nice to see responsive staff on this forum. It seems like you and the rest of the staff really care about the community, and it makes me smile to see as someone who's still understanding this place. :)

I feel like I shouldn't be posting this next part here (due to being relatively new here and all), but I wanted to let y'all know that new people do notice and care about how the staff handle themselves. While every member should make the community welcoming and friendly for everybody, staff decisions are a large part in defining the tone for a forum (or anywhere, really). They help guide where their community goes in the future, although how large that role is depends on the situation.

So, for the staff who remain - keep doing the good things, and do your best! I certainly have faith in you to do the right thing for the TLW community.

A vast majority of the time we don't even perform Moderator actions, at least not publicly. As you can see from my own post count, I am the epitome of my own statement. We're pretty much just normal members like you, however we're the ones charged with cleaning out bugs and other such rabble, as it were.

Yeah, I know that feel. I'm a mod on GSAR, and I don't actually use mod stuff unless I'm moving threads, commenting every now and then in a chat, and small things like that. But I like having a strong presence in the community (I have the highest post count on that forum, haha). I guess there's different kinds of moderators. And that's pretty much up to the system on a forum, and the mod themselves. Which is good~
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Maegra on February 10, 2013, 07:12:07 AM
Yeah, I know that feel. I'm a mod on GSAR, and I don't actually use mod stuff unless I'm moving threads, commenting every now and then in a chat, and small things like that. But I like having a strong presence in the community (I have the highest post count on that forum, haha). I guess there's different kinds of moderators. And that's pretty much up to the system on a forum, and the mod themselves. Which is good~

Indeed it is. Though it's not to say I'm inactive; I check the forums a few times every day to make sure things are in order, I simply decide not to post unless a particularly interesting topic catches my eye. Or unless someone wants to have a talk, in which case I'm always up for a chat.
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Patsy Dragon on February 10, 2013, 08:36:10 AM
I wouldn't call that inactivity, haha. Just keep doing what you feel is best for you and the community. After all, it's not a job. xD
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Star Magician on February 10, 2013, 09:51:45 AM
So... This means I'll never see that video *sadface*

Jokes aside, I hope nothing like this happens again. Thanks, Sea :gsjoy:
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Nyran on February 10, 2013, 10:07:52 AM
What video?
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Star Magician on February 10, 2013, 10:18:17 AM
In the thread where this issue erupted, I posted: "Can't you guys just kiss and make up and then send me a video of it?"

 :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Nyran on February 10, 2013, 10:25:37 AM
Oh, I kinda want to see that too, for the lolz.
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Star Magician on February 10, 2013, 10:31:24 AM
It got deleted. I happened to post that right before Spark "had enough" and locked the thread.
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Rolina on February 10, 2013, 05:26:34 PM
Also, I must ask this - is "off topic posting" really a valid reason behind deleting posts?  I've never seen it done outside of here - usually, the person in charge just makes a post letting people know they're veering off topic and need to get back on it.  Usually the only posts actually deleted from posts have to do with offensive material or spam posts from adbots or something.
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 10, 2013, 11:59:51 PM
I just saw this thread.
Thank you for your leadership, My Liege!
I'm glad things have settled. I didn't know this went on when I was banned.
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Rolina on February 11, 2013, 12:09:35 AM
I know of a bunch of IP workaround sites, so even after being banned I was able to keep an eye on things here.
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Maegra on February 11, 2013, 12:11:24 AM
Also, I must ask this - is "off topic posting" really a valid reason behind deleting posts?  I've never seen it done outside of here - usually, the person in charge just makes a post letting people know they're veering off topic and need to get back on it.  Usually the only posts actually deleted from posts have to do with offensive material or spam posts from adbots or something.

That's usually what we do, however the situation at hand was a little different given the status of the Mod doing the deleting.
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 11, 2013, 12:28:54 AM
I'm glad this was figured out. I can't believe Sparkx even did this. He may have gotten a bit upset at me before, but not like what she did now. I'm just glad I don't have to worry about being on Sparkx bad side anymore.
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Aether on February 15, 2013, 04:10:37 PM
He may have gotten a bit upset at me before, but not like what SHE did now.
Didn't know he could change genders like that. :P
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Tetsu on February 21, 2013, 04:44:40 AM
You learn something new every day.
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 21, 2013, 07:07:29 AM
oops.
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Will on March 20, 2013, 07:28:50 PM
so may i ask what event just has happenend? i have been gona for a long time and i can't really find it what for events (perhaps a bit to lazy to look trough the site)
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on March 20, 2013, 07:32:20 PM
WILL! Welcome back, my friend!
Well, Spark went rampant and banned 2 people including myself wrongly, and then Sea came in and saved us, which in turn got Spark demoted, and then Spark left.
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Will on March 20, 2013, 07:37:28 PM
never expected that from sparkx to go mad :/

but everything is alrigt here?
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on March 20, 2013, 08:35:44 PM
Well, he didn't go "mad" persay, he just didn't want anyone to have power over the forum other than him, despite hte fact that Sea gave us those powers. But it's over now.

But everything has been pretty good here, but they have gotten somewhat inactive in the past few days.
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Star Magician on March 21, 2013, 05:33:14 AM
but they have gotten somewhat inactive in the past few days.
That's because Will has been gone xP
Welcome back!
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: n3ptun_123 on March 23, 2013, 02:37:29 PM
never expected that from sparkx to go mad :/

but everything is alrigt here?

YOU
ARE NOW NOW ROCKIN' WIT, WILL.I.AM and

Neplo BFISH
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: cybrah on June 10, 2013, 03:43:01 PM
We could make a soapie about TLW.
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Will on June 11, 2013, 05:46:02 PM
hmmm?
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on June 11, 2013, 09:04:07 PM
Honestly, we probably could.
And Will, a soapie is a soap opera. It's like a dramatic tv show that comes out with a new episode every week.
Title: Re: Final decision on recent events
Post by: Will on June 12, 2013, 05:13:33 PM
ah ok. we can give it a go in my opnion.
though we need some volunteers for it.