The only thing I was aware of was discussions about what we should do for April 1st. I was not aware whether or not the "basic idea" (which was among the many ones discussed there) was going to be materialized. There was also no discussion about selling mods and stuff, or if there was I don't know about it. The bottom line is that I knew nothing about this prank and that I am in no way responsible for it.
Edit, I just saw some posts in the April Fool's thread that hint that this was a prank. They were posted in 28/03/2012. Now this may make some people think that I knew about the whole thing the day it happened, but I swear I just saw these posts, besides the thread was deleted shortly after they were made. Of course there's no way to prove I am telling the truth right now, I guess you will have to take my word for it.
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"Every idea is an incitement. It offers itself for belief and if believed it is acted on unless some other belief outweighs it or some failure of energy stifles the movement at its birth. The only difference between the expression of an opinion and an incitement in the narrower sense is the speaker's enthusiasm for the result. Eloquence may set fire to reason." -Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
There are many precedents of exactly this and I don't recall anyone ever being infracted for it. I believe 'posting private information ect,' refers to home addresses, telephone number and the like, though elements of information from mod development forums might also come under that section, if need be..Originally Posted by Aikanár
That said, I get the impression that none of the behaviour related to the prank while it was still going will be referred to in any way. But the prank is over and thus, especially for citizens and even more so citizens who happen to hold an office, not only ToS but referrals as well come into fair play again.
If you believe I sholuld be referred, don't hesitate to do so.
Although by this point Aikanár has managed to get an unnecessary apology from you for supposedly breaking the ToS, you don't really need to, as precedent exists to suggest that it's not against the ToS. Of course it might be decided differently by the Tribunal at some point, as it's always been controversial, but it's certainly not a clear cut issue.Originally Posted by Hobbes.
It's worth noting that if this hadn't been a prank no one would have even thought to criticize your actions.Originally Posted by Hobbes.
What I'm actually going to do is to ask you, what kind of badge you're wearing, since somehow this prank-drama seems to keep you away from the duties you've freely applyed for and got elected in order to execute them by the CVRIA. But somehow this thingy here appears as if it would mean much more to you than the application of a fellow member.
Thanks Soren for pointing this out
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No one from hex insulted members individually or as a group. Highlight the insulting others clause, perhaps i'm missing something. Prank is also based on a lie or tricks and lying etc is not against ToS. Only thing you can say is insulting is that, those particular organizers have a stubborn view about it and not accepting the charges put on them, which is breaking of trust etc & playing a sick joke. No one will say that because they never intended as such & had no idea that some of them will perceive as such. They didn't actually hacked stuff and sent PMs to CA. Hex apology in official capacity is already given in Jom's announcement because of how this turned out, no one is proud of it.
But what you're demanding is unreasonable as like i earlier said, this prank was just a means to provide some entertainment to the forum members by orchestrating a dispute among ourselves.
Hell as far as the trust and common decency goes, we never even remove over sized signatures without first requesting the user to do it himself.
Lastly some things are beyond a simple apology, it needs enormous amount of time to repair and regain its former status.
Check this very thread for example, all of GED's work, dedication, integrity and honesty is completely forgotten by some members just because he Oked a prank which some users found distasteful. Yet some people still can't see why he's posting the way he is & taking it as a disrespect for TWC & its members. Reputation is like a sand castle, brother.
@Kjertesvein: "It's all water under the bridge for me."
Thank you Sir, i appreciate it.
Honestly? I laughed. I applaud the actors. You got me, gave me quite the scare honestly. Only now managed to catch up on things having been quite disconnected lately.
The entire thing got a bit overdone when people not in on the original prank started piling on, they knew it was a joke and threw in whatever popped into their heads. I should have anticpated that, but didnt, and it caused a lot more angst than I thought it would. Sorry.
I gotta admit, I am still laughing about the whole thing though.
Honestly, when I read through the threads I was thinking "They have to be joking... Not again..." And I half bought it, half didn't. But I guess it was more of me not wanting to believe it, than having some sort of hunch of it not being real... Honestly I think you guys should have just gone with it to the bitter end.
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