datCookie (Banned) Jun 12, 2013 @ 8:36pm
So I was banned on the forums
Well this is even MORE proof that the moderators and developers are corrupt.


If you don't know of AirRhino, you will know him now.

For those that don't know, I was recently given 5 warning points from Kewk for a pathetic reason (a story for another time). I went to a moderator, since you can't contact Kewk directly, in order to contest said warning points.

AirRhino was the one who I contacted because I heard he was a respectable moderator. Well boy was I wrong.

I politely send my message, it was well written in a civilised manner and contained no hate or flame and a lot of valid points. I was met with scorn by AirRhino. He stated that he reviewed my profile (he viewed it for no longer than 20 seconds) and came to the wonderful conclusion that I had been attacking Kewk and the game in previous threads and therefore will not be lifting the points, and that he will be informing Kewk and every other moderator of my "shady behaviour".

He said this in such a condescending way that I was completely shocked at how I was being treated, especially from a moderator who is known to be respectable. I was completely angered by this.

I sent a response back to him saying how I wanted to change the community because people were being mistreated by past mods and several previous ones. Not to mention that I had changed my approach to writing a thread; I made them well written and constructive and was still met with scorn.


Today I log onto my account, hoping to read a response from him. I could not even reach the forums and instantly I knew what he had done.

I checked the details of the permanent suspension I have received "User continues to attack mod team and Kewk through pm's even after several warnings, including a infraction by Kewk." This got me 10 warning points on top of previous 8...

I had NOT done any of what he had said in ANY PM whatsoever and if they are monitoring our PM's then I would like to sue them for invasion of privacy.


And thus this is my proof that the moderators are indeed corrupt and the forums need to be taken down and the moderators and developers be held accountable for their actions.

I am currently attempting to contact IP.Board as they are the creators of the forums. I will see what I can do about it.


What a joke this is...

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Caedo (Banned) Jun 12, 2013 @ 8:42pm 
Wondered when they'd get to you there. I knew it was going to happen sooner or later, regardless of how politely you phrased things.

AirRhino used to be a good moderator, but he's gotten awful lately. He's one of the ones that bans people for "slander" and doesn't actually know the definition of the word. If I was given to conspiracy theories, I'd wonder if it's even the same person that used to use that name.
datCookie (Banned) Jun 12, 2013 @ 9:59pm 
Originally posted by Caedo:
Wondered when they'd get to you there. I knew it was going to happen sooner or later, regardless of how politely you phrased things.

AirRhino used to be a good moderator, but he's gotten awful lately. He's one of the ones that bans people for "slander" and doesn't actually know the definition of the word. If I was given to conspiracy theories, I'd wonder if it's even the same person that used to use that name.

Yeah I guess it had to happen sooner or later. It seems that anyone who actually knows what they're talking about gets banned.


GreenBean went just before I did...
Holden_Mcgroin Jun 13, 2013 @ 12:58pm 
I weas banned for saying Sergey Titov looked like a hostage in one of the press inteview videos :-/
They ban most people eventually who say anything less than fanboyish about the game.

I think they are trying to get rid of all the p[ioneer/legend buyers so they don't have to make the stronghold servers available.
ChiGoku Jun 13, 2013 @ 2:27pm 
I was banned 2 weeks ago for far much less reasons, and I know who AirRhino is, He is a ♥♥♥♥, I don't care what anyone says, he's such a brown noser, all the old forum mods lelft after the last forum hack, and he stayed and continued to be a ♥♥♥♥♥♥. At least the old forum mods finally realized wtf was really happened and how bad HP was, but not AirRhino, continues to follow them like a lost lil puppy
Caedo (Banned) Jun 13, 2013 @ 3:19pm 
Originally posted by datCookie:

GreenBean went just before I did...

I saw that! Hardly any of the names I recognize are left now, except Sugabug... but she's being really careful lately. (Not counting the suckups and 'shills'.)

Heck, I was permabanned for making a joke. Quite the mods over there.
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datCookie (Banned) Jun 13, 2013 @ 9:37pm 
The mods are jokes... I mean, they gave me a permanent suspension? How is that even possible. By my reckoning a suspension is a penalty that lasts for a period of time. I didn't think it could be permanent...

And yeah I recognise a few like Sugabug, Lancelot and John Jr (who is a MAJOR suck up). Lancelot keeps quiet most of the time and Sugabug is just careful about what she says.


At what point do you realise "Hey, we've banned an enormous amount of people, why is that?". Because honestly, if you have to ban THIS many people then you are clearly doing something wrong.....
Caedo (Banned) Jun 13, 2013 @ 9:48pm 
Well, Suga's been banned before, so she's just careful enough to not have it happen again and lose the 'entertainment' the forums sometimes are.

They know full well what they're doing. They have to, after Steam basically slapped their hands and made them stop using those moderating methods on THIS Forum. Any other company would have fired forum moderators that acted like that, long ago.
datCookie (Banned) Jun 13, 2013 @ 10:17pm 
Yeah very true.

haha yeah you'd think they'd have learned by now. AirRhino needs to go... I wouldn't even use him as a beta tester, he's such a loser
Caedo (Banned) Jun 13, 2013 @ 10:18pm 
There are several of the current ones that should be gotten rid of, professionally speaking. Kewk among them.
datCookie (Banned) Jun 13, 2013 @ 10:21pm 
Oh hell yeah.

I don't think they understand what professionalim is and how to be professional...


I personally believe that the community will just die soon. If they're banning anyone who has a sense of logic and is actually being constructive in their posts/comments then all they'll be left with is the ragers, fanboys, immature adults and little kids....
Caedo (Banned) Jun 13, 2013 @ 10:24pm 
I don't think they want to have forums anyway. They rarely bother to communicate on them and the only way to get questions answered is on streamer chats.
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datCookie (Banned) Jun 13, 2013 @ 10:26pm 
Yeah that's a good point.

They probably think they're communicating enough with their FEW answers to questions and then the occasional dev diary and patch note.

Otherwise there is LITERALLY nothing else... Sergey has actually gone back to his normal routine where he is active for a small period of time and then goes inactive for about 2 weeks to a month.
Caedo (Banned) Jun 13, 2013 @ 10:29pm 
If you notice, Sergey pops up again after some terrible implementation and an outcry on the forums about something. Then when things die down again, it's back to silence. They literally think posting a dev diary is 'really good communication'. Even though communication is actually having a conversation, not just saying something to someone and then disappearing.
datCookie (Banned) Jun 13, 2013 @ 10:32pm 
haha yeah I have noticed that as well.

Yeah a dev diary is good and all (although they do leave noticeable changes out of it) but it just doesn't cut it... If developers of bigger games, and even some smaller companies, can keep their community informed almost 100% of the time you'd think these guys could do it as well...

NOPE!
Caedo (Banned) Jun 13, 2013 @ 10:36pm 
I've been on gaming forums for REAL indie developers with a team of less than five people... and they communicated better.
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