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Upon returning recently from a gaming hiatus, I was surprised to learn I was banned along with several others. While I'm not familiar with all the details, from what I gathered, essentially @MrWiggles had gone haywire. Locking down the forum, banning members left and right, guilt by association, guilty until proven innocent, the whole nine yards.
Prior to taking over, @MrWiggles was made aware of the fundamentals of the community and the structure, as well as the troublesome nature of some members. The community always had its disagreements and that's the nature of the internet really. The lack of social repercussions and the anonymity make it hard to keep discussions and disagreements civil. He took over knowing there were obstacles to overcome. He was trusted with the community in hopes he would bring the community as one again, to take it to the next level. He seemed like a stand up guy, we had great hopes and to see him crumble like that is a shame. The level of anger he reached, the petty behavior. It's not what we aim for, it's a gaming community, we're just here to play the game. Don't let trolling get personal folks.
To add insult to injury, and without including all the petty details and name calling, @MrWiggles decided to shut down the forum twenty four hours ago. Replacing the index page with unwitty humor and character assassination targeted towards certain members. Obviously we weren't thrilled to hear that but at the same time we knew there is no point in dealing with people that are willing to go to levels we aren't. Luckily, we managed to salvage the community database and forum before he could wipe them and we migrated the data to a new host last night. The forum as you can tell is fully operational, and we're glad we can give the power back to you, the people. The servers on the other hand will likely be down for a while as we not own them, and they would have to be setup again. But that's a discussion for another day.
Thanks for being patient while we sorted this out. We take full responsibility for the situation as we made the decision to transfer ownership at the time. We've unbanned everyone as of now. If anyone has any concerns or issues they would like to bring up, we'd be more than happy to address them.