The God has returned

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Nm, living life.
Sub will never come back here after what happened. Nor Zeo or Eon.
 
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I wasn't around for a while.. what happened to them?
 
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Story time with DeathShot *cue music* who else is watching the live stream right now?
 
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I wasn't around for a while.. what happened to them?
I'm intrigued as well now! Is it maybe story time?
Story time with DeathShot *cue music* who else is watching the live stream right now?
Sub here.

I wrote the following down shortly after I was banned as an exercise in recording what had happened from my perspective. Note: I was a super mod on the forum at the time I was banned.

It was decided that there should be a section on the forum which is relaxed in the rules. A section where you can post anything you want, other than porn, goatse, or things of that nature. This is something none of the active moderators had any input on, but I think there was a consensus that this was a good idea.

It’s implemented. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I was very confused at first as to what was exactly allowed and what wasn’t. It was fuzzy. Immediately people started to insult each other, and I didn’t see anyone stepping in from the team, so I assumed that this was what was intended.

I assumed that this rule was put into place as a reaction from Skyrider instantly banning people when they called him Guyrider in the Force Pit, or from Skyrider instantly banning me when I made that parody thread containing a 3d model of a penis I made in 20 seconds (Modern day edit: That was a great thread). I viewed it as operating on the same wave length as reddit -- You had freedom to post whatever.

The rules are then changed. This was announced by giving Zeonix a warning for insulting Robiz. He flips his shit, of course, because he was being punished for a rule change that he was not informed about. He argues his way into a banning. Zeonix had no chance for a goodbye.

Eon sees this. I think he had no more reason to visit the forum with Zeonix gone. He gets himself banned. Eon had no chance for a goodbye.

Fast forward. Moderating staff blamed for the mess that we had no input on. It was announced that there would be a meeting to discuss what to do about the Mosh Pit, and we were told about this meeting like 5 hours in advance. I then see a post about how disappointing it is that none of the moderators showed up to a meeting that none of us knew about until it was too late to attend.

I get IMed by my boy Dark who tells me hes leaving the forum. I get imed from Deathshot and same deal. These people were my reason for continuing to visit the forum.

I decide that everyone should get a nice farewell seeing as how we were all members of the community for 10+ years. I arrange it so that Zeonix and Eon post something not completely off the walls, I demand to read their response before they post and I demand that they be respectful.

I made Eon remove shit that went too far from his post. I created the thread, and those who wanted to posted their goodbyes. I check the forum the next day and I see DeathShot banned. I expected to be banned for letting Eon and Zeo have a final goodbye, but the banning of DeathShot has cemented in my mind that the way the forum is managed extremely poorly. He literally did nothing other than make a respectful post about resigning.

I fully expect this post to be removed, but the person removing this post should ask themselves whether that's right. DJ Ready deserves the explanation.
 
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Saved the post for whatever may happen in the future. Nice to hear back from you Sub, I vaguely remember everything you spoke of, but I am 100% sure that the community was really shitty and a drama fest. It all started about the same time I arrived to the Force Pit which then got removed for whatever stupid reason.

Hopefully we can all get back to what once was <3
 
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Bob knows what's up.
 
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Can't really judge the situation but it still sucks to see so many oldtimers leave :/
If anyone is still in contact with them tell them I said hi :)
 
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Can't really judge the situation but it still sucks to see so many oldtimers leave :/
If anyone is still in contact with them tell them I said hi :)
Ditto!

I used to love this forum back in the day. Had many a good laugh.
 
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I left when all that remained of the community I loved were tween shitposts. Sub, Magus, and even Zeo deserved way better than this shit. Particularly Sub though, he was always a strong advocate for peace on these forums. Some people can't handle a well developed sense of humor though, and some people would rather just ban them than take five minutes to talk about the issue. Oh they missed the meeting you arbitrarily set with almost no warning? Ban. An internet forum is not the place to try to feel important when everyone in your real life sees you differently. That's basically what happens with admins/moderators and this was a sickening case of admins/mods wanting to group up and feel important. Pretty much nailed the coffin shut for this community as all the main, most interesting posters were banned, with the rest leaving shortly thereafter out of boredom or disgust. However you look at it, this place will never be what it once was.

Want stimulating conversation? Want more interesting content? You're a million times better off sticking to reddit these days. I'm still on Steam if any of the oldies want to chat or play games.
 
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Sorry for being so slow but I just realized. What happened to Sub?
 
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Why would you come back?
Why would anyone?
Because each time I try to do a kamehameha in the shower I am reminded of this place.

Oh shit, this thread actually had some content attached. I remember eon pm'ing me on steam about all this shit and being banned. Sad how that ended but we all know what the people in charge of the forum were like, and looking at the bans right now, I guess not a lot has changed over the last decade.
 
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