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« on: March 06, 2007, 06:28:38 AM »
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The Against the Shadow "Staff" Members are all aware of the recent issue with board user FCWesel, this unfortunate event happened between one of our admins (Dirigible) and after a very brief exchange of aggressive posts ended up on the user deleting all his posts and leaving the site. The issue was brought to Nifelhein's attention by a PM from the user and after that we have all talked about it.

It is clear to us, that AtS is a self moderated community, which we are happy to be part of, rare are the moments we have to use our position to intervene on the site and most of them we just lock a thread, move another around or change something an user requests changed, in the truly rare times we speak as staff and not merely members we make clear that is the case, some with words, others with words and a different colour.

Since the issue did come up, we also want to tell all old members who have not yet noticed and all new members that being and Administrator or Moderator on AtS gives us no privileges, but responsibilities, that none of us is entitled to abuse our position and that whatever happens on the boards will call for a fair and respectful intervention, be it on the time or after the facts have gone through.

On the FCWesel issue it is our understanding that Dirigible could have avoided the incident, but we also agreed that FCWesel misinterpreted the site staff position to extrapolate what happened and reacted to that thought and not merely the situation at hand, were he to seek some other staff member before leaving we could do more. With the damage done and him leaving all we can do is apologize to him and say we are sorry it happened, if he ever wants to come back to the site or contact us on this issue or on Midnight in general, we are leaving his spot on the site open for him.

Last, but not least, since FCWesel erased all his posts we are going to remove them and the threads he started, as they now lack coherence, but we will remember this event, despite the fact that the posts involving it are not around anymore.

Sincerely,

The Against the Shadow Staff Members.
- Chris "Glacialis" Brinkley
- Eric "Kane" Olson
- Jarl "Bleak Knight" Irgens
- Owain "Dirigible" Abramczyk
- Raoni "Nifelhein" Monteiro
- Todd Antill
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2007, 09:45:34 PM »
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Wow.

I am the forum moderator at silven.com, and I know that acting that role is never an easy one. I don't think I actually saw the thread with FCWeasel, so I don't know what really happened there, but I've had to deal with a couple of disruptive users at my home site in the past. It's never an easy thing to do, to try and stay fair and balanced against any type of post that strays from the accepted policies of a given forum. I'm sure you guys did your best to keep things as even-keeled as possible. No matter what, the end result will always leave a bitter taste in your mouth.

I raise my mug and salute you for your work.
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2007, 06:25:06 AM »
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Thanks a lot for your sympathy, LD, this is truly bitter sweet for us, but we learn by our mistakes as well, so we expect things to be better than this in the future. Smiley
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