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    I think I and many others have noticed a change in attitude from Rolle and I guess now the admin team in recent months. A shift towards a less forgiving and more "my way or the highway" approach. I cite the lore wipe as marking the beginning of this change and the way groups, specifically hostile groups were threatened with removal and punish from Rolle, something that is continuing. Other important events are Dusty's perma ban and, from personal experience, my removal from staff. But I'd say one of the most drastic and uncalled for displays of admin authority was tonight with the banning of 4 individuals from a report by the same administrator who reported them. Something Rolle approved of. The exercise of Rule 4 in a way that only paints a picture of the admin team and Rolle simply not giving a fuck what anyone else thinks because they run the server and they will do as they please. The first instance of this was JimRP giving me warning points for a status I put on his profile and then denying my ban appeal himself. Now we have Aiko making a report against a group of people without video evidence, waiting for a PoV and then banning all of them minutes after it was posted. This "Deal with it" attitude in my opinion is extremely detrimental to the community. I don't play on the servers because I am not satisfied with DayZ right now, something most people agree on illustrated by the decline in players, but seeing this type of behavior dissuades me from ever playing again. I can only imagine how current players must feel knowing now that if they slip up the admins will not hesitate to permanently remove them at a moment's notice with Rolle's blessing. I can only imagine how new players might perceive the casual removal of players by administrators in a report they made. I can only imagine how the rest of staff must feel about this whole thing, especially Gamemasters who have been basically cast aside for a liberal use of Rule 4. I made a poll to gauge these opinions exactly. I didn't want to get sucked into some drama in this community again, I prefer being a lurker who beanz posts or banters in status updates. I don't like having to call out Rolle or the admin team, since the other two haven't given their opinion and because I considered Aiko one of my best mentors in staff. But I firmly believe this attitude will kill the community and there are no viable alternatives. This is the only DayZ roleplaying community that isn't a pile of shit, so let's not turn it into one.
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    What it boils down to is someone was upset that their Roleplay session was 'interrupted' by someone else. Rather than allow the report to process normally, the OP banned all four accused, some of which had no warning history whatsoever. It is corrupt, it is bullshit, and no it shouldn't be allowed despite what community leader permits it and which doesn't. All staff should abide by a set of guidelines. Otherwise, it's a chaotic mess of people doing what they want. Rule 4 should be used to protect the community from those who wish to harm it, not as a card you can pull to ban whoever you want.
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    "Back in my days" as an Admin I hat to rule4 from time to time WITHOUT discussing it, simply because of the fact that no one was around and this does not mean that the other admins did not discuss my decision afterwards, reversed it or agreed. I did this because I felt the community will get harmed or has been harmed. That's how rule4 can be used by Admins - like Rolle already explained. If it was a good move from Aiko to use rule4 in her own report is another question. Was she allowed, aside the normal protocol to use rule4 (in her own report)? - Yes. Was it a good decision? - In my opinion No. = these are two different topics.
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    Aiko should not have solved her own report. Once there is a report, there is a procedure to follow. It goes against the whole system. I don't think there was a need for a report. If an Admin witnesses a rule being broken they have the power to act. Rule 4 isn't anything new. For anyone saying that people are banned without a chance to defend themselves, they still get to defend themselves. _____________ Remember that time you told me someone raped you IG and I banned him immediately? That wasn't protocol. Admins make the protocol. Absolute power corrupts absolutely #DealWithIt
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    Ease up there, people are upset and have the right to voice their opinions. Knock off the hardbody attitude, mkay?
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    Refrain from turning a serious discussion into whatever this is. Stay on-topic.
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    It is a response to the behavior and abuse we are exposed to from some of the community members. People constantly break rules, prioritize PvP above RP, abuse rule loop holes, behave badly, start drama, flame each other, start rumors. It's a constant work and uphill battle for staff to make this community a nice place to be and there's only that much we can take before we lose patience, stop being nice with 3 point warnings and cautions. We tried to be lenient, we introduced 0 point cautions and verbal warnings in threads, a lot of people who would have been permabanned just a year or two ago have been put on final warnings instead. But when a time comes when people push things too far we snap and we will not let things slide anymore. I guess more people are feeling this way, seeing Aikos decision to use rule 4 today. That's the reason I am in the "I am the law", "this is my house", "deal with it" attitude. Remember that administrators are leaders of this community, they set rules that you must follow, they allow you to play here in the first place by accepting your whitelist, they are the law. They have rule 4 to their disposal to remove anyone, at any time, for any reason they see fit should they see the behavior harmful to the community and no staff procedure, sticky thread, rule on the rule page or popular opinion can stop them. The only thing that can is majority vote from the rest of the admin team (the only democracy in this community) or my personal veto. Rule 4 has always allowed administrators to remove people from the community and bypass any and all restrictions. Yes, all admins follow the procedure to not get involved in own groups reports or appeals to prevent conflict of interest. However use of rule 4 is a special circumstance that does not require following that procedure. So you are severely misinformed saying that "back in X an admin would get in trouble", when rule 4 goes into effect everything else is disregarded. That's the whole point with rule 4 - to bypass unnecessary bureaucracy and allow a few trusted people to remove troublemakers from the community swiftly and efficiently. So no, what Aiko did is fully acceptable and in line with rule 4 use, she is an administrator and she has full, unquestionable authority to use rule 4 the way she did. And she came to me ask for my opinion about it and get my approval and I told her to go ahead with rule 4 if she believed it was justified, since she knows best what happened and I trust her judgement. So no, she didn't really do it on her own without asking anyone first. Now, whether in this case rule 4 had to result in an instant permanent ban, that is an entire different question, which will undoubtedly be discussed in the admin team in the very near future.
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    Lmao that looks biased as fuck
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    Amen to that. If someone turns out to be a direct threat to the community and could do more harm if they are allowed to play during the normal report procedure then by all means, use R4. But those 4 weren't threats to the community or the server, Aiko simply didn't like their RP.
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    Honestly, after seeing that report and the way it was handled, it makes me loose a lot of hope for the community...
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    Honestly met these guys earlier that night and found their RP hilarious and a nice change, maybe their RP isn't the best, but it felt new and entertaining. Honesty yes it was abit trolly and may deserve a ban and some improvements, but perma?... Hell no
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    Was that bad RP? Eh, depends on your mood that day. Sure it wasn't top notch but they were trying to make the best out a shitty gameplay situation. Did it deserve a perma ban? No.
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    This is a hard question, that I am very conflicted about. On the one hand, I think the way the report was handled wasn't good (I am saying that as a member who has no clue about the stuff going on in admin chat). I think the best option would have been to just wait for the video evidence and then perm then. I don't really doubt that it was trolly rp from what I've heard, but if it was that clear would it hurt to wait another hour and present the evidence for it? I think a lot of problems could have been avoided if that would have been done. The second issue I have is the fact that @Aiko did it herself, sure now we know that it wasn't her decision alone but it just looks really bad. It really looks like she promoted herself to judge, jury and executioner even if that might not be the case. I think if any other admin would have passed the verdict people would have an easier time accepting it (again with video please). At the end of the day, I somewhat agree with the decision though and I am saying that believing Aiko did tell the truth. I never was a fan of Somali pirates in Chernarus and I can indeed see the described actions as trolly, so to some degree, I can appreciate the heavy-handed punishment. My main point of criticism is the fact that no one waited for the video, if it really was that bad they could still get rule 4d after and everyone would be happy, at least as happy as they could be given the circumstances.
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    I think there is some confusion on what I am against there. To clarify I didn't make this thread to question the use of Rule 4 in general. Its a rule thats been around since I joined the community in 2013 and I saw it exercised soon after joining with the mass ban of SKA. I understand its purpose and why it exists, for important issues that need to be dealt with in a way the traditional process can't do. Why I don't agree with is how it has been used recently with the Aiko report being one of the biggest offenses that can be seen by the public, I'm sure there are some questionable final warnings I don't know about. Picture this for me: You believe yourself to be a rule abiding member of the community. You are roleplaying within the rules to your knowledge and behaving on the forums in a similar way. However, the admin team says you made a mistake and you are given a punishment through Rule 4. This could be points, a final warning or permanent ban. You cannot contest this punishment, it is set in stone. You don't think you did anything wrong but the admins exercised their right to deal with you in the way they saw fit. Now imagine this same thing is happening to other people, maybe even your friends for reason you don't agree with. Would you still have the same opinion over the Deal With It attitude then?
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    100 Days A short story by Dino *His eyes would open up slowly, he dosed off again in his chair. He hits himself in the head multiple times saying ''Stupid, stupid'' he knew that they were going to be angry, he feel asleep and got kicked off the server after the restart when he was supposed to play all night, they'll be angry when they see that he's missing several hours of his playtime, he knew he would be punished. He rubs his eyes trying to wake up more, he looks towards his watch on his wrist to see the time.* ''100 days it has been'' *He said to himself* ''I've been here for 100 days, and to believe that this was supposed to be a simple repair job. Why did I've to make small talk? I saw the DayZRP icon in his toolbar and asked if he played on the server. ''Yes'' he said, of course he had to say yes.'' ''I showed him my profile, my character and we continued to talk about our experiences while I shut his computer off to have a look at the connections'' ''He said ''Excuse me for a moment while I check on something, you just continue your work'' ''Alright'' I said while I looked at the connections in his computer with my flashlight. His computer was in the basement and the lights where quite dim and there were no windows, still aren't any windows and the lights have been completely off for a while now, I only have the light from the monitor now.'' *He pauses for a moment, rubbing the back of his head, the bump that was there was gone now, but his head still hurt. He was unsure if it was from the hit or having to look at a monitor for so long.* ''The 2nd man I greeted when he came inside the house came walking down the stairs, he was holding something behind his back, but I didn't pay attention to it. I regret not doing so.'' As he was coming I greeted him again. ''Hello'' he said in a quiet and calm voice, he came up behind me and that's when I stopped working on the computer for a moment, looked towards him when I saw the baseball bat already in full swing towards my head. Things went dark after that.'' *He sits himself upright, logging back to the server. The game crashes ''Typical'' he says. He force closes the game and starts it back up, getting into the server this time and starts mindlessly running around* *He starts reminiscing about how it was compared to now* ''I haven't had a shower while I've been here, there isn't one. I used to keep myself clean with the sink that I've, but I gave up after a point. The guys don't come down here and I'm all by myself so what's the point?'' ''They put the food at the staircase by the door, they don't come and speak nor do anything else towards me unless I haven't done what I'm supposed to. Learned from my mistakes quickly back then.'' ''I'm not even sure what they're feeding me, it's some sort of gray paste without much flavor or smell, but it fills up my stomach so I can't complain much I guess. I've gotten used to it.'' *He stares at the monitor with a blank stare, just holding down W and SHIFT as his character just runs along the northern highway. He had been thinking why these people were forcing him to this, why were they forcing him to play on this server constantly, day in and day out.* *His guess was that they needed someone online at all times to make it seem like people were constantly playing, that there were no pause in the role play that was happening on the server. He shrugged as he was thinking about these things while still playing the game.* *He had been wondering if it was possible to escape, but this basement didn't have much. A small desk with a computer and a terrible chair. A mattress, not even a proper bed. There was a small bathroom with a toilet and a sink, but nothing that somebody would brag about. There were no windows, no vents big enough to crawl through. All that was around him was brick walls and the staircase leading up to a closed door.* *At this point he had accepted his fate, it has been so long now that he no longer has any hope to be rescued...* *THUMP* *A large noise was heard, his head span around towards the door. He got curious and slowly begun walking up the staircase, putting his ear against the locked door.* *THUMP* *He would hear again, he pressed his ear harder against the door, trying to hear something.* *He waited and waited, but nothing. Nothing could be heard, nothing. He hadn't spoken to another person in person since he arrived here* *He walked down the staircase, not caring if they heard him and sat down in the chair again. He lets out a big sigh before saying ''fuck'' quietly as he goes back to playing the game again, his eyes being halfway closed from exhaustion. He no longer believed that he would ever leave this place and he would be forever stuck playing a game that was more broken than himself* ''Day 100'' *He said quietly while a small tear would fall down his cheek* Fin
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    Actually you just projected your own biases by making this reply. The only person I told I was making this thread was Shroud who already agreed with what I was saying in ts. But if you want to dismiss a differing opinion by saying a poll is fake go ahead. You actually are the dayz rp equivalent of people who think Russia hacked the American election to determine the outcome.
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    Waking up with 49 notifications, I knew something was up..
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    Wait admins can now solve their own reports? wow ultimate power right? Guess the GMs are not trusted anymore to do their job. wonder what happened to protocol and balance in the staff team.. oh yea rule 4 shit all over it.
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    Whatever way the wind blows, I've loved my time in this community and made friends to last a lifetime. Love you guys. Its been real.
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    How many former staff and people that genuinely care will it take before something changes? Or does this poll mean nothing besides, “oh look they’re upset again, better go back and forth in the comments and not change at all.” I fully understand that Rolle runs the place and if he wants he can do whatever he wants, but at some point you have to realize that running a community/business involves keeping as many people as possible happy. Obviously not everyone will agree with everything, but the poll speaks for itself considering way more people voted than are actually active in game.
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    Oliv, I'm gonna be dead honest with you here. We were in staff together. We worked in Mod for ages and were a fantastic team. I respected you so much all the way up to Admin and I told you this multiple times. But with the way you've been acting lately I have a very worrying feeling that throught time the admin position definitely changed you. The power got to you a little too much and it let's show. I still heart you Oliv, but man you worry me. what happened shouldn't have happened. Period. An admin can not post a report, not allow logs to be posted, not post video evidence and then close and slove the report herself and rule 4 a bunch of people who didn't get the chance to defend themselves. Besides that another person recently got banned for posting staff feedback and apparently not following template. That's not a reason to perma someone even if he was on final. Didn't give him a chance to correct a mistake he could've simply overlooked. No. It's about time stuff changes here. I may be inactive af but I am concerned and I've put so much blood and sweat into this community. I do still care. The way it is going right now is terribly south. I hope you can fix it before nothing is left one day. And all the friendships people built ingame and out of game will mean nothing.
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    Doesn't matter if its agreed as a team, the person that puts up the report was always told to be completely away from it. Only posts they should do is adding evidence or giving a POV. By allowing them to write a verdict you are basically opening yourself up as a staff team to calls of bias. Infact Aiko shouldn't have even been in the discussion involving her own report or even putting her opinion in on using rule 4. The more bad publicity like that, the more people will give up on this community and start to spread their opinions on staff being biased. As I said before, the community is fragile as it is with how bad game development is, if you want to rule a pile of ruins just keep doing shit like this.
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    My problem with that particular report stems from the fact that it was a report to begin with. If the RP was so heinous why not just exercise her powers and ban on the spot? That didn't happen and a report was made instead, so it should have been followed through with. I watched the video and that's the kinda RP I would have reported too but certainly not permed anybody for. As for the "deal with it" attitude @Nihoolious, I don't really see that as a new thing. A lot of it happened internally when I was in staff, its the same shit just on a different day. edit: i miss jasper :c
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    Ill take him out Rollando Just say the word
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    I dunno man, seems like everyone is out to be their own bank and create their own government these days. As long as you don't initiate on everything that moves because you were "disrespected", someone refused to move or pay a tax that you made up on the spot or didn't acknowledge your communist teachings, it should be fine.
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    So, remove forum games off the activity feed? https://i.gyazo.com/192da6a1a1bdb4e55116c844961425f3.mp4 thanks for reading my suggestion, it means a lot
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    I didnt mean to imply that Aiko's decision was single handed. What I meant is that they (the admins) discuss amongst themselves and then execute their decisions without consulting other staff and that said "other staff" should not be discredited because of admins' decisions.
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    The admins are the leaders of the staff team and the community. Their actions do in fact reflect poorly on the rest of the staff team as well. If the people at the very top abuse their power, then it discredits the entire staff team. Why should people trust or respect the staff team if the admins, the ones who are supposed to lead by example, don't even follow the procedures they put in place to avoid bias and corruption?
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    I thought your group's roleplay the last couple days was great, it was thoughtfully creative, and rather hilarious, I enjoyed it... It's a damn shame you guys were banned . I hope Staff will accept your appeal to come back at some point...
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    Good to know I can report someone, as an admin, claim to have evidence and then R4 them. Thank you for this enlightenment glorious leader.
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    But... there was 1 accused PoV, it was her own report situation (ergo bias), there's no evidence brought forwards yet? How is this justified and valid? Any action taken should always be done by a neutral 3rd party that is impartial. Her R4'ing them in her own situation is just flat out corrupt and biased.
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    My conspiracy theory is that the Beanz war thread is kept up to make the forum post counter on the front page look inflated so people don't see that the actual number of posts is an average of one per 20-25ish minutes on a normal day. It's all a front. A con.
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    Pouring sweat, David wipes his forehead across with his palm whilst holding his hat and sets his rifle between the wall corner and doorframe. Sliding the radio off his tactical belt, David switches to a public frequency and places his face into his palms. Pressing the PTT down, David speaks with a serious tone, one different than what anyone has heard before. "This is a message to the Black Rose boys. Today, I heard some rumors poking around town that the Black Rose boys were talking shit about the Anarchists and looking for a fight. Well, we've earned quite the reputation around here if I do say so myself, so with that being said, we came to town to get shit done... and boy, did we do it. Listen, boys, walk away with all those dead numbers on your hands and just end this shit already. Come on, you suffered a heavy loss and that should be enough to do what's right by swallowing your pride and surrendering. I don't wanna see you guys in Severograd again, that shit belongs to us. If anyone sees you, they know to report straight to our radio frequency and let us know. No more. By the way, one of your boys, Erin Wellington, denounced his loyalty to you guys in exchange for his life. Might wanna get actually loyal people to join your cause, seems like he just kinda backed down when there was a gun in his face, but what do I know?" David lets go of the PTT and sighs heavily, wiping the sweat away from himself and looks to his rifle across the doorway. Smiling, David brings the PTT to his face for the last time and presses it. "If you know what's good for you, you'll listen to good ol' David. This is him, signing off." David lets go of the PTT, slides the chair out from under him, gets up, and walks back outside, basking in the cold air brushing against his face.
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    I don't really see the point of dragging this out for 5 pages what is done is done and being that Rolle has blessed the decision there is really nothing to be gained here other than subtle jabs from opposing ends of the community. Just my two cents.
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    "Power" XD. Hopefully uhh... things get better. Mistakes happen, and stoof.. just don't try to hand us poo and say it's flowers is all, yanno?
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    but we dont hold up all people that have a gun only make peps with uniforms to switch and if they are being dickheads well thats another story. Yeasterday was really fun I loved that you stand up against us You gotta have some respect for that Im not even good
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    It's always been a rule that a Staff member can't touch something that they, or friends, are involved in to avoid the slightest bit of bias. I was against how Aiko proceeded with her report and still stand with that it needs to be fixed. Nothing was discussed with anyone below the Admin rank, per usual with R4, and even we were caught off-guard.
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    Because it's not the best roleplay so it doesn't have a place here.
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    Its just a bus... its just gear... theyre RPing sabotaging it.. why is that against the rules? I am not asking to make digs, I am asking for understanding because I feel the list of things that are not acceptable in RP grows every day.
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    Holy Moly potato phoney Them nibbas got gassed as a good friend @Pado would say The word of the day is c u c k e d
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    Yeesh, that was heavy.
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    Well, that's bias towards a situation if I've every damn well seen it. Jesus fucking Christ, what a mess.
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    Daughter turns one in less than 4 hours
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    Great rp today with @Brett, @Niccokick, and plenty of others.