Chaznoodles Posted May 1, 2015 Share Posted May 1, 2015 Hey, Chaz here. A lot of you might have seen me around. Along with Tool and F_Sphere, I was one of the original trio that guided Aurora when we split from Apollo, and the guy who hosted. I handed off to Sphere when I had some personal issues, and have stuck around as staff since then. For lack of better words, I'm one of the Old Guard. More and more recently, I've had run-ins with staff for issues which are trivial, but have been blown more and more out of propertion, with Aurora becoming more focused on rules and such, rather than people having fun. Alongside this, I've noticed a lot of issues where conduct of staff and players hasn't been good. These have included: - Being told I can't have a mute character, after explaining the character repeatedly and having never been told so before. - Being told I can't shorten a half hour/45-minute wait down to five minutes by building a console myself. - Having Skull go over my head when I was dealing with a case and then accusing me of things in Skype messages. - Being backed into a corner repeatedly by other staff over the Sue and other issues after expressing my opinion, making me feel extremely uncomfortable. - Being told repeatedly by other staff to stop talking. - Permabans for talking- http://aurorastation.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=2043 - Permabans for talking- The first link is the one that caused my resignation. Going from a warning to a permaban because someone wasn't taking it serious is badmin-levels of conduct. I expressed my disagreements and was told to drop it. Other issues besides this, too. At one point, I was proud to call myself part of Aurora, seeing it for a fun community where everyone was treated fairly and decently. The original guidelines laid out, agreed on by the majority of the original community were: 1. Create a fair and fun environment for players and staff. 2. Ensure equality is clear, because everyone deserves a voice. (The primary reason everything was originally done with up/downsides, to ensure everyone felt like they had a say) 3. Build a close-up community that is willing to help others, no matter what. Looking back now, and looking at the server currently, I don't feel like any of this is true any more. People have been forced out of playing on Aurora because of other people's conduct on the forums and in-game, as well as that of staff, and now I'm one of them too. Aurora has changed from a community where everyone tried to accept everyone else, and to help them become a better part of the community, to what it is now. All in all, this is my resignation as a staff member, and a player. Quote Link to comment
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