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Alright, fair enough, but if doing my job as an owner will get people to hate me then... Well I'm sorry I see no way out of it.
In my views I acted well and after thorough log research and this wasn't in any case due to impulse. You blame me of not talking to toadlet. I'll attach my last few conversations with toadlet:

Sent him this message on January 19th:
I'll keep it short. I agree the timing of this was weird and could feel like im punishing you for something but it wasn't. It's simply because someone reminded me. However, you are completely right. The fact that you have videos which still bring players to SFT and that you have used the powers for that rank, not for bad but for good (building events like mudder and so on)
I'd like to work on our relationship rather than have each other be told various stuff by other people
about each other
that's all, peace

Got no reply until February,  after I demoted him. The reply was:

Banned for getting rid of my own builds? So much for working on that impulsiveness eh?
I want everyone to know that I credit @Dpa1991 for turning SFT from a single-trick pony (survival server) to a multi-server network.
You may not know, but He was the creator of Tekkit, Factions, Pixelmon, Creative, Ark and many other (now extinct) servers.
I'd say @Dpa1991 is a very important guy for SFT. I may have created it but he expanded SFT.
B-Team / Re: MY RETURN (kinda)
Feb 22, 2017, 06:43 AM
Welcome back! :D
Last but not the least, I would like to ask everyone to not hijack this topic into something else. If there's something you disagree with / dislike, create another topic.
Sorry for posting like a bazillion replies all of a sudden but I was asleep when most of this unfolded.
Also, there's this whole "let's tell everyone how awful towelie is" which is purely not founded. @American_Walrus  - List the things I've done to you that were so terrible apart from this last incident which I already explained above.

@misspiggy95  - I don't even recall doing anything to you in the recent times so why are you talking on behalf of toadlet and not letting him talk? If he doesn't want to talk maybe it's for a reason.

@Lucy_23x  - I value your opinions and even though we may not have the best understanding of each other, I don't think I've ever banned you for speaking your mind or anything like that.
I want to ask everyone the following: Unless you are someone's legal counsel / PR rep or any of the above, let them do the talking and don't talk for them.
The more people that get involved into this mess the bigger it will get. What happened happened, there were flaws on both sides let's just leave it like that and move on. It's obvious you moved from SFT so I see no point to further drag that into "public court".
My post was made simply because I despise people giving me shit for what happened with other people. And treating me like I am some lowly human being.
Pretty sure I did take responsibility for what I did right there, and I do not feel it was wrong for me to remove the things I created, or a build for a player who asked.
What happened happened so it's no point bringing this whole thing back but when you built those buildings you built them for SFT with resources from SFT (worldedit). Say you filmed a video featuring me and then I deleted that video from your account because it was my video (obviously it's a little forced example).

My mistake was not having this talk to you from the beginning, a mistake which I won't be repeating with future collaborators.
I'm not asking anyone to kiss my ass but a little respect would be nice.
Enough people do it already. Respect is nice, isn't it? It's earned. Earn it.

Second of all, I would like to remind you  / enforce that administrative decisions ARE NOT UP FOR DEBATE. If I decide to ban someone or give someone untrusted it's not up for debate.
I can't be the only one getting caught on this

I generally believe I earned your respect by making this gaming community on which you play every day, meet friends and even significant others.
So first of all, give repect where it's due. Secondly, I don't think I've ever been disrespectful to you until now.
If you're counting the incidents happening recently, I had reasonable information to believe that you were aware of the actions Toadlet was taking and did not report them and that action is unfit for a legend, hence why I've stripped you of legend.
I'm and always will be perfectly ok with anyone telling me what they think as long as they aren't being dicks about it.
I think most people can confirm that. I have no idea why people are building me this image of a ruthless dictator who bans people for speaking their minds. There's a very great limit between people saying their woes and people using that privilege to start a little "hate group" against me, the latter which will NEVER be tolerated.
Stoovs - Did I ban you or ever punish you for speaking your mind? I may have not appreciated it if it came in a way that didn't sound like constructive criticism but instead sounded like a personal attack.

@Dpa1991 @saywhat2365  - Do you feel like I am not listening to people enough? You as owners should make your voices heard as well in this topic / idea.

@Lucy_23x @magl  - I don't recall ever punishing you for raising concenrs, even when you weren't being the most pleasant about it.

TL;DR - > I just have a problem with people who have an agenda behind making me look bad for the sake of their popualrity and not with people who have legit intent to express their feelings about what they believe is going wrong with SFT. Let's not get the two things mixed, please.
If you are going to make a post asking for some respect, then the least you can do is hand out that same respect.
In the last month or so I have seen you personally ban a few members of this community and give them no heads up whatsoever.
They only find out they were banned because a friend told them.
Its not difficult to have a conversation with someone if you are going to be demoting/banning them.

What, who did Towelie unfairly ban?
Re-read what I specially targeted on.
Its not the fact if they were wrongfully banned or not (trust me, I have my strong views on those, and have spoke them a bit on discord, but that is not what I am talking about here)
Its the fact that you go out and take these actions; demoting or banning, and you don't even have a conversation with the person about why they were banned/demoted.
Instead the messages Tow gets are ignored until someone says something publicly, then he will reply to them.

Staff matters are confidential and will not be discussed with the public.
You are dwelling in the past for the only intent to cause drama. I will begin issuing warnings or even a forum ban if you don't stop.
Added all until now.
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@TheOfficialMiner  - monitor this topic
Sorry to see you go if there's anything I can help with please let me know.
since it seems to apply to me quite a lot.
I didn't write this post with anyone in mind, just a general post. You and anyone else are welcome to stay as long as they don't engage in a negative behavior like described in my post
General Announcements / Dpa's 6th anniversary
Feb 20, 2017, 08:13 PM
Today marks @Dpa1991 's 6th anniversary with SFT.
That may not be a surprise, but you know what is a surprise? Dpa spent less than 24h as a player on SFT. Keep in mind we didn't know each other when he first join, he was just a guest which showed potential.

Congrats person who is now my best friend!
Is this aimed by a variety of people or a single person / select few? If so, I think some of the messages said in your post would be better directed if messaged to that person / those people
It's in general.
I'm not asking anyone to kiss my ass but a little respect would be nice.
I founded this gaming community 6 years ago and since you chose to play here then it means I must've done something right.
The fact that you now may have a different agenda and don't care about SFT/me any more, doesn't mean you can just go and turn every post I made into a drama fest.

To be clear, the following types of behaviors are not tolerated and will never be tolerated:
- Flame baiting. Posting for the sake of starting a flame war discussion
- Hateful replies. I make a post about something and you use it as an excuse to start shit with me

I would also like to suggest that if you just can't stand me any more, leave SFT. And by that I don't mean just stop playing on Minecraft but keep posting on the forums to show how much you disagree with me, I legit mean quit sft. Delete your forum account and leave SFT for well.

Second of all, I would like to remind you  / enforce that administrative decisions ARE NOT UP FOR DEBATE. If I decide to ban someone or give someone untrusted it's not up for debate.  You can show your dislike for my measure but the moment you turn that into a popularity contest thinking you'll "show me", I will sanction it.

Third , use this logic: Do I have something to give to this post by replying ? (eg constructive criticism, feedback, suggestions) or am I just replying to be a jerk?

I encourage all my staff to apply warnings from now on for all the situations above. It's time to have a cleaner, more well-mannered SFT.
Congrats and may there be many more years!
Thanks guys :D
General Announcements / Life changing news?
Feb 19, 2017, 02:42 PM
So, I have some life changing (for me) news.
Tomorrow I start my new job at Oracle, as a GIT Systems InfraOps - Snr Systems Support Analyst (Senior UNIX Sysadmin for short)

My working hours will be considerably longer (11am-7pm with 1-2h of overtime daily) and I'll be working every other weekend.
I'm not going to get into details but it's an upgrade in every way xD (career wise, income wise, perks wise).

I'll be available / working on SFT from 7:30 to 8:30 AM each day and then from ~9PM to 10PM each day and during the weekend, whenever I'm not working. (Before I used to work on SFT from 7:30 to 8AM and hten from 8PM to 10PM.

In order for Survival not to suffer, I have recruited @Nafi as a RightHand. He's a special kind of right hand though, with console access and file access, so he will be able to do pretty much what I can.

During work, I won't be able to check in AT ALL, but I do have alerts on my watch showing me playercounts and stuff and I do have my phone so I can always smuggle it into the bathroom and quickly fix any crashed server.

Thank you all, I ask that you are sympathetic with these changes in my schedule, and that if you ask me to do something (transfer perms, sort out donator options, etc) and I don't respond in a reasonable timeframe, feel free to contact Nafi as well.

It's going to be tough for the first few months but if I manage to adjust well this isn't just going to be a new job, it's going to be a career.

General Discussion / Re: Computer Building
Feb 18, 2017, 10:30 AM
Stick with an intel is my tip as well.
How long does the perm/affect last for?
nice work nafi :D!
Permanent, with the exception of boosters which last 2 hours (eg speed boost, etc)
Props for the constant progress and working multiple hours a day. A couple of months ago Pix 1.10 didn't even seem possible and now it's shaping up as a great replacement for the 1.7.10 server. All thanks to you and your hard work (As well as @AmusingThrone 's efforts to port some plugins to sponge, as well as the beta test team!)
B-Team / Re: Thou needs help
Feb 18, 2017, 08:54 AM
@iLaxrv10 @blalp halp xD