Today's post will be in English as I need to vent out for a bit after what happened on a forum I've been a member of for years, and on which I have worked my way up to reach the admin position. This forum had it all : the looks, the spirit, great members, fun games, IRC chatrooms... you name it. The best of time was the early years. Then, with time, personalities started to emerge and so did the abuses of power, in-fightings and quarrels. Depite all those difficulties, we went through all this and sorted ourselves out the best we could. I was tempted to think the forum was bullet-proof and that it would always stand out. Well, I'm not so sure about it now.
Last week, one of the Root Admin threatened to ban three SuperModerators, out of the blue over a rule he hadn't respected. All of them had joked about it - like we always do - and all of us Admins threatened to leave. We do not want the forum to be in the hands of only one person who would dictate everthing. We have always managed things together and that's the way it should be to get things going in the long run. In a nutshell, we've busted our asses and the whole place is looking like it's going to collapse any minute. My friend BRHACK left last night, unregistering his account on his way out. This should never have happened.
As I'm writing all this, it becomes quite clear that I'll have to make up my mind about all this and the sooner the better. And I would like to chat with all the former members of staff. That'd be nice. Anyway, I'll leave it at that for the time being. I've got loads of things to sort out in RL with the moving out to Paris so I'll take the time to ponder over all this while being offline.
Enough ranting for now !