Wednesday, February 15, 2006

The return of one triumvir

Bad Wolf has returned. Even though he had released a condemnation of the forums whilst leaving with Shiny Zapdos and Jamarie, and even though he was forced to change accounts after the GameFAQs plagiarism fiasco, Rich decided yesterday that he and Gogobananas — who was banned for creating duplicate accounts and causing a false spam attack on the forums but showed remorse upon being found out — were to be reinstated albeit amid anger from people that supported the bans. Indeed, Dennis ran a poll asking staff members whether the latter was to be reinstated, and all except I responded negatively.

I'm fuming over the decision to reinstate Bad Wolf, and I'm sure many others are as well. However, I'm planning to set rules to keep the former in check.

  • Bad Wolf must write and release a recantation of the views he held when he was demoted and banned on 28 December. He must also consent to all rules as posted following his ban.
  • He cannot apply for moderator positions for one month. After that period he will be reinstated to all former positions without compromise of filled positions on the forums.
  • He is not allowed to use the word 'n00b' in reference to anyone as per the 20 January regulation.
  • Failure to adhere to the above provisions or any offence of magnitude equal or superior to Epitaph or the plagiarism fiasco will result in an immediate ban without possibility of reinstatement.

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