Ruining It For Everyone Else Since 2004
The more things change the more things stay the… wait things still ARE the same.

The more things change the more things stay the… wait things still ARE the same.


When lunanne was effectively banned from the MOULa forums (by way of removing her from the group that allows people to post on the forum) I was immediately asked to make an Ending the Nonsense Part Two. I was initially hesitant because I didn’t really care about that forum’s drama and I doubted I could be effective. In reflection, however, I realize that this doubt is what has caused these problems to persist for so long and why I must at least try to make a difference.

Let’s start with the obvious: the moderator responsible for this (veralun) should be removed from his moderating privileges. This is the most recent of a long history of veralun and other MOUL forum moderators abusing their powers. This is an abuse of the moderator’s powers to silence individuals because of their views. This is furthermore an abuse without a warning or a notice. This kind of abuse does not reflect well on Cyan and Cyan should, for its own sake, end this nonsense. If Cyan continues to allow this kind of behavior, however infrequent or isolated, it will tarnish Cyan’s reputation in the gaming community. No matter if this is just one “bad apple” the effects will be enormous. This must end now.

Furthermore, this abuseable power should be removed. Hoikas suggested a better anti-spam solution: When you register in the forum, your name could be checked against the spammer database. This system has been used successfully by the GoW and should be used on the MOULa forums. It is time that Cyan joins this noble and comprehensive program.

Finally, and most importantly, Cyan must expend some energy to collaborate with its community. What we have at present is moderators and others picked by Cyan to act in their stead. I still remember Rand’s reaction to “hacks” that opened the door to the “grey hats” keeping the cavern alive. If the good people at Cyan were able to see what good has come from this hacking, perhaps we would see more collaboration and shared growth. Instead we have a new D’ni word… and everyone who cares has either lost interest or has been “banned” in the most shameful, hurtful, and cowardly way possible.

Cyan has always had this amazing ability to do the right thing far too late. I’m going to guess that 3 years from now they will get rid of him, or at least demote him to his own section since it’s more than obvious that he can’t understand english enough to properly determine what is and isn’t off topic.

Seriously though I would be amazed if they even get rid of him at all. After watching Tweek and Denny lose their admin privileges and hardly a slap on the wrist for veralun verylooney it would be amazing to see if it actually happened.

I don’t like seeing anyone get fired or demoted, but in public service you have to treat people equally. I know that if I acted that way in my line of work I would be fired a long time ago.