I'm shocked that you would publicly correct a new DM this way. I too am a new DM and both Gigi and I have been struggling to find clarification about swear words and I found a list which stated categorically that certain acronyms were banned and WTF was one of them. You could easily have written on Gigi's wall. Well, they can all start arguing again, as they do, about appointing another DM, I've had it. I never asked to be one in the first place.
I unclosed CC's thread, mostly because I want him to have a chance to do it... this would be more appropriate. I left him a note on the blog about this, but he may not have seen it yet, so let's wait a few more days and give him some breathing room.
Another thing - if you see no action from CC and want to close the thread again, pls make sure the link in the close message is 'live'. I know it's a PITA coz you can't preview on closing threads. Also, best to leave a final post and the highlight active, so anyone following the thread will be notified of the conclusion.
Take care. I am glad to see you are 'on top of' the moderator thing. :)
I know this already, as I view the chat logs. Thing is though, after today, I learned that people are watching me too closely, almost like they are out to get me. After I am finished with the blackout LDC, I am probably going to go on Hiatus again.
This shouldn't discourage you from taking a break again, though if you need time to clear your head after the ban, you should do so. Taking a break because you're angry shows good judgment on your part.
I'm sending this simultaneously with my email, so things might get repetitive here. From what I can see, 3lite did a good job remaining neutral and addressing the matter appropriately. Kudos to you! We've agreed after further discussion on chat that the situation got out of hand due to misunderstandings, and this is what we agreed on.
Emma, you are banned for 3 days not for the incident. You didn't lash out as much as you usually did before, and the reason I shortened the ban is because I see personal improvement in your part. One thing I want to point out for you, rollback is not above chat mod in the "ranks." Regardless of how rights are distributed, everyone is as equal as each other. Also, NO ONE has tampered with the chat logs. Again, as I've said before, the reason you think that someone changed it is because things are a little more blunt with the chat logs and it records everything you say. Because we're in the heat of the moment, we don't realize how irrational we are especially when we're angry. Therefore step back when things like this happen. Don't make claims that you can't justify (for example the chat logs). The chat logs help us see this in this case. Kudos to AIDCG for remaining neutral too. Your ban isn't for the drama but for the fact that you mentioned that "Courte should [not] get away unpunished." Even if you are falsely accused, you should not go revenge-seeking over others under any means. Just because admins only see you in the wrong at first, keep in mind that as the situation unrolls, everything is seen in the process, and a general consensus is made. I understand there was a lot of anger in the issue, so I don't ban you for saying that Courte "should go to bed" (though it was late for you too lol). This does "stroll into harassment territory" though does not require a ban.
Courtemanche, for sake of fairness and balance, the same has been done to you. While Emma might "harassed" you (by telling you to go to bed), your concept of "standing up for yourself" does work but be careful if you hurt others in the situation. I can see that you tried to avoid conflict here as much as Emma did. And I'm glad you didn't leave to see the situation to the end. Also, in this case, I don't understand how you could have misunderstood that Emma was talking to May instead of to you because it was made pretty clearly on chat that he was feeding the troll, but I won't discuss about that because it is a mistake made without bad intentions. As a chat mod, however, you already should have kicked both of them at this point and left them with a warning. Emma did say that you were going crazy because he wasn't talking to you but instead to May. Your "standing up to Emma" wasn't as justified and was premature as he wasn't directly addressing you. I would watch out for what you consider "standing up for yourself." Words like "You still don't tell me what to do" also seem irrational after you have been warned that you mistaken May for Lucas. In addition, your statement telling Olaf that the two of you "are not friends anymore" without giving a reasonable explanation why puts you in the wrong here.
May, your one-month ban will remain for being a troll and a sockpuppet; really not much else to say here.
Dragonfunk, as this was your first drama as I can tell so far, no chat ban will be imposed on you. However, your user rights will be removed for not dealing with the situation appropriately as a chat mod. As a moderator, (quoting User:Munkondi here) "you should be careful...of your own conduct". Your threats seemed to be very one-sided towards Emma. Your statements towards Emma "Then why are you causing it?", "Just get out -_-", and "Emma is still causing dramas" do not emphasize neutrality at this point, and you don't fit as a chat moderator especially if you are going to take sides against a user. This type of behavior actually does call for a ban as it was the slightest bit rude, but as you seem to be a good user here, I'm letting you off with a warning. I'm glad you're willing to ask Emma that he is "calm" on the other hand. Make sure your attitude does not change after that. You almost did the right thing. Your rights will be given back to you once I think you can demonstrate yourself.
I hope this means we can put this situation behind us and continue CANDY CRUSHING :). Enjoy the rest of summer guys.
I will be going on Hiatus probably for the rest of July and the first half of august.
I actually think that May's ban should go to 3 weeks instead of 1 month. May has proven to be different from the rest. Normally I fight back when I am the only one accused, because if I don't, I will stay the only one accused. It has always been that way for me. Olaf only started panicing because I started ranting.