You might not know me too well as I'm mostly a lurker in the forum, but something happened today that's really not cool.
We all know ChrisCUM, who is a sort of moderator around here, with the power to move posts to different sub-sections of the forum and such.
Today, a player named "BootsInPuss" made a post in the Clans forum about wanting to join a clan. I happened to notice that this player had a boot percentage of like 90 or something so I was gonna make a joke about it as a response. But when I went to hit reply, I got a message that the post didn't exist.
Now, among the most outraged responses (and easily the rudest) came from ChrisCUM, treating this player like dog shit for asking about joining specific clans (big surprise, ChrisCUM is on his high horse again).
So I can only assume he abused his power to remove a post he didn't like. That's not how an open forum works, buddy, and this is the first step down a slippery slope to censorship.
So ChrisCUM, I'm on to you.
To the rest of you, Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!
ChrisCUM and his abuse of power: 12/23/2015 21:06:31
So, If anything DingleberryJones has broken the rules here!
If we regard to rule 1 "You shall be respectful to other players at all times", Dingleberryjones has broken this rule so many times seemingly?
If we look closely ChrisCMU name has been changed to ChrisCUM on purpose on a total of 5 times? So either it's on purpose or Dingleberryjones has a serious problem spelling "CMU"!
So as proved above, ChrisCMU has not abused his power (if any) as TBest correctly linked that threads can't be listed on all capitals! So the question I pose is if Dingleberryjones has disrespected ChrisCMU and should be reported and given the appropiate action?
Tables may be turning here!
ChrisCUM and his abuse of power: 12/23/2015 21:28:33
IF I had that power (to delete a thread), and IF I wanted to delete it...I would have done so from the start. Why would I bother to post in a thread that I found a violation of TOS...if I actually had the power to do something about it, only to risk some moron on here calling me out for it?
The answer is I would not have. When Fizzer cleans this stuff up, do you see him post in it first? No. Why bother?
ChrisCUM and his abuse of power: 12/23/2015 21:29:46
ChrisCmu is a pretty good guy, I see no reason to believe otherwise. Poon squad, I'm sorry, but I hold a very different view. At least part of it is the maturity with which Chris handles things, that makes me inclined to think that someone else is at fault.
While Chris was not extremely warm, as the OP seems to think he should have been, he was not rude either, just frank. I am much more offended by the entire concepts of certain clans.
ChrisCUM and his abuse of power: 12/23/2015 21:30:06
@ChrisCMU, If you are finding "Bootsinpuss" to be "berating" you too much I advice blacklisting or reporting him! Would blacklisting him be able to stop the player mailing you? As it does stop players chatting to you in-game...
ChrisCUM and his abuse of power: 12/23/2015 21:36:18
So I think there's a valid point here: there's no notification system for when and why a forum post gets removed. I remember (at most) seeing a momentary response by an admin (Fizzer?) that a post was going to get removed for being in all caps, but clearly that response was also deleted along with the post and OP was none the wiser.
It'd be cool if there were some sort of notification system for post removal.
Of course, I say that knowing Fizzer's never going to get around to it- but it's an inadequacy in the system itself, not in any user or moderator.
@New Luna Republic: Central Michigan University (the logo of which is Chris's profile picture). (You can read more about them at cmich.edu).
Edited 12/23/2015 21:38:10
ChrisCUM and his abuse of power: 12/23/2015 21:38:48
Well, Bootsinpuss decided to make a thread in the General forums instead => https://www.warlight.net/Forum/126306-wanted-join-clan-invite It really is just in violation for being in the wrong sub-forum which should be clan forums imo, I wonder if ChrisCMU could move this thread to the correct sub-forum? Thanks!
ChrisCUM and his abuse of power: 12/23/2015 21:41:20
@Knyte I'm not sure myself to be honest! Reason why I'm reporting "Bootsinpuss" for having a forum created in the wrong sub-forum (This is pending on ChrisCMU response) and "Dingleberryjones" for disrespectful behavior towards ChrisCMU on this thread!
ChrisCUM and his abuse of power: 12/23/2015 21:52:07
@TheSolarEmpire It's not so much that it's a offence, I just feel this needs to be made aware to Fizzer or Mercer! It may not be an offence but there are sub forums for a reason and order must be made to maintain this or eles there will be chaos :/ As I said this is just pending on ChrisCMU response so I'm not reporting him as of yet! Sorry for the confusion. I've reviewed the Warlight WIKI and I've been unable to find any rules regarding this? So I could be wrong..
ChrisCUM and his abuse of power: 12/23/2015 22:01:38
I can move threads to another forum. Just did it on that one (moved to clans). I have NEVER reported someone for posting in the wrong forum BTW, I just move them and then the 'problem' is solved. As I mentioned, that is my only ability.
And my point and kynte's points are what the important part is here. If there was transparency (like a notification system with a reason), then people would know why something was done. This would be a dual purpose notification
1) it keeps someone from blaming the wrong people, or guessing at the reason (and then cluttering the forum with another thread or people(s) mailboxes asking why).
2) it serves as a better deterrent to future behavior (it is difficult to correct something when you don't know the reason for punishment).
EDIT - Also, I do admit I can be blunt at times. But I do also get tired of seeing the same vague question and being nice. I must have posted a dozen times on other "I want a clan, if you invite me I will join" type threads saying nice things like giving them a list of a few that might fit their needs, or suggesting they post what type of games they are interested in first. After a while, you grow tired of it. Now I just ignore them. I happen to have responded to that one only because he mailed me as well and MOD mentioned he was mailed too.
Edited 12/23/2015 22:32:21
ChrisCUM and his abuse of power: 12/23/2015 22:32:19