I have become a minor focus of politics.
Here you go:
I am an admin at the eUS forums (true).
During the Glove administration I was asked by Oblige to provide access to certain areas of the forum.
I asked the POTUS (Glove) if Oblige should have access. His reply was simply this:
About 10-12 days later I was again approached by Oblige about access.
I asked Glove via PM. (I should have found him on IRC tbh).
Glove did not reply.
Subsequently I logged on to my MU's IRC Channel and requested supplies. I discovered that I was supply banned with a message by Oblige 'find me'.
I was not comfortable with allowing my in game (SF supply) issues to be influenced by my responsibilities as a forum admin.
So I did 2 things:
1) Mentioned this on the forum (both Pig and IS have referenced this)
2) Left my old MU (SF) to join the far superior MU (ST6)
For the Record, to include people like Dru Blood and Piece of Pie (I know who you were), I hold my responsibilities as forum admin in high regard. It is my job to ensure whatever group who wins the vote has the tools to manage the country. It is my job to adhere to the will of the POTUS or respective leader. It is also my job to restrict access if that is the POTUS;s (etc) desire.
I now know Glove had approved Oblige's access. But he did not tell me or any other admin that. If he had we would not have this issue today. But I was still standing on my principles when I denied Oblige access.
The forum admins (me) are far, far, from perfect. But we try hard to provide a secure, open, positive platform for this community and its leadership.
Thanks for reading.
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