As some of you users may know, there has been a bit of "drama" surrounding a certain moderator. I will not go into detail as it may cause this thread to be locked, and I do want people to be able to say their goodbyes as well as their thoughts on this situation. But the problem is essentially a moderator misusing their power and not taking the responsibilities to fix it. They are also not taking even the slightest heat or consequence as a result of their actions. I have brought this to multiple moderators, and while I have not released all I have in terms of evidence or the usual arguments my debating spirit possesses me to produce, I can already tell that nothing will be solved here.
The problem is in the hands of the moderators and they have, to put it the the smallest degree of harshness, disappointed me...even some of the ones I have trusted and thought would share the same values and thoughts on the topic. Others are indifferent or choose not to take action. But the problem is there and it is being constantly disregarded by the ones that can make a change. It has, quite frankly, put an extremely bad taste in my mouth; a taste I cannot bare. I do not hate any of the moderators. I don't even dislike all of them. But there is something wrong about the system or the way they operate if this problem is being covered up with blankets of red herring. The system, for a lack of better words (I feel as if this makes it more dramatic than it really is), is corrupted.
Disagree with me if you'd like, as I'm sure a portion of you will. Lose respect for me if you'd like, as I'm sure a lot of you moderators will. But do not tamper with the distribution of information, especially on a topic such as this. Everyone has the right to know and interpret this for themselves and do what they think is right. Do not let something as trivial as a ban or the fear of being looked down upon stop you from doing what you think is right. This is an online forum. To some it is something more. To some it is merely a community to talk about comic books on. This place was like a second home to me. I can't say it's the same anymore, but I will say that it deserves to be taken care of in better hands, regardless of how people view it; online haven or anonymous community. All I'm asking right now is that you guys familiarize yourselves with the situation and make your own conclusion and hopefully act upon it. All I can wish for is that you guys share the same views as me and my good buddies on Comic Vine. This may be a futile effort, but I am doing it anyways. I am doing this for myself in a way as well, but I am also sending a message, and that can go a long way.
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Well I don't want to end my goodbye on such a somber note now do I? I've had a lot of good times on here. I've gotten to know a lot of users, engage in many hilarious and memorable conversations, and made friends that rival even the ones I have in real life. It has been a blast guys. As for the Comic Vine Graveyard, I have given the password for my account to five members of the COA. They shall log onto my account when fit in order to update the thread. Before I go, I'd like to give a shout-out to all the people I'll miss/the people I've really enjoyed talking to here.
I'm probably missing some people here, but fret not. I do have a bad memory and I am pretty lazy. For the rest of the COA, consider yourself on the list as well.