Comment Submitted By: Dentin |
Author Status: Staff member
Started on Alter Aeon: 17 years ago
Submission Date: Aug 17, 2012
(The following review comment is the opinion of the comment's author
[Dentin] and in no way represents the opinions of this website
or its staff).
The power abuse described above is based entirely on one incident:
Umbra's character was banned from the gossip channel, one of the
general purpose player created channels, of which there are currently
112 in active use. The moderation policy for this channel is in the
disclaimer, and is as follows:
- don't spam
- don't troll
- don't flame
- don't use color overrides or channel color aliases
- limit profanity
- limit blatantly sexual content
- don't piss off avatars
- don't be mean
Note that this channel is not a public channel. It is a private
channel owned personally by Dentin and is moderated by his
avatars. You have no right to use this channel and can be
banned for any of the above, as well as a host of other reasons.
If you feel you have been banned in error, please send a note to
Dentin explaining the situation.
The note I received was far from explanatory, and from what little I
could figure out he had been banned with the comment 'trolling,
forever'. I sent Lokar an offline query, then I responded to Umbra with:
I have no idea what you're talking about, but you must have done
something pretty stupid to get banned from gossip the way you did.
I'm not undoing it
When I got a response back from Lokar, he said he'd undo the ban and
take care of it.
As much as I can appreciate abuse of power complaints, a single ban
on one private channel with a clear and obvious disclaimer about lack
of rights does not power abuse make. If anything, this is simply a
complaint about Lokar. Umbra's characters remain available and
unencumbered should he decide to log them in again.