Hello guys, please forgive me if this is too long for you to read, but let me explain why our old Co-Owner, Dawnzeh, has been demoted.
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Me and Dawn were great friends, still are, hopefully, since the beggining, and me and him had loads of fun together on OPCraft and such.
What i'm trying to tell you is that while some of you May be mad dawn has demoted, it doesn't match up to how sad and awkward it was for me to demote him...
Dawn came to me 1-2 months ago, asking if he could be paid, for those of you wondering, yes! From the OPCraft Donations. I explained to him with Taxes, and everything else i have to deal with, paying him would be kinda a nightmare...
Not to mention, for those of you who are not familiar with me, i am known as icecraftsurvival, i own the server, manage the servers Dedicated Hosting Server, DDOS Protection, and everything the server has to do with... All of this is ran by me.
So when dawn asked for payment for the first time, i was honestly offended.
Don't let this get in your way though, this is only one part of why he was demoted.
About a week or two ago, i was talking to a Young Lady on Skype about being Moderator on OPCraft, then one day, she messaged me extremely sad and said, I was banned for putting a smiley face in chat.... I asked "By Whom?" and she told me Dawnzeh had done it.
I opened up our logs, and ban list, and she was indeed correct. Dawnzeh had banned her for putting a Smiley face in chat.
So today, i awoke and opened up our Bans, along with logs, again to check what dawn has been doing, if hes improving, etc...
First thing i noticed is several bans like this one:
Time: 09-15-2014 21:44:47
These 4 lines from our Ban systems YML file would suggest that Dawnzeh banned collbob2 for Aids.. This is extremely NOT OKAY, and got me thinking about Dawnzehs actions again. Not to mention, over 30 of his bans there was no reason specified, which is a horrible offense to have in the first place, many OPCraft staff have been demoted for not specifying a reason, GREAT staff, from years of playing OPCraft have been demoted for this, because we put so much stock into our players.
Several years ago, SurfSpawn asked me what i thought, i was only 13, i had a large Minecraft server, 100-200 people on at a time... I told him it was amazing and that when i finally realized i was making peoples days by providing them with a Fun place to be on Minecraft, and a loving and friendly community.
SurfSpawn to this day sticks to this analogy, each of our players is a Jewel. You cannot simply Randomly ban Jewels, or even abuse Jewels, you are to keep Jewels safe and sound in a extremely safe place.
I've always stuck to that, i see our community as one large Jewel, when people randomly take pieces of that Jewel away (Players), thats when i step up and say enough is enough. We knew confronting Dawn would be better but he is 100% aware and okay of the demote. So yes, Dawnzeh was indeed demoted.
We understand you may be sad, but please don't go rioting all over the forums or even in game, this was a sad occurance for all of us and we'd like to leave it in the past.