We've gotten some reports that the situation here has become unstable. I have stepped in so that we can hopefully reach some kind of stability for the community. I have created this space so that @FeralWasteland and everyone else can (civilly) discuss recent events.
In general, a rash of speedy demotions and tight protections is not the sign of a healthy community so I have taken away @FeralWasteland's user rights. Depending on how this discussion goes, they can be restored and so can anyone else's depending on what the community decides going forward.
I would encourage everyone to calmly talk about the reasons why these actions were taken and how this community plans to move forward.
feralwasteland has done nothing but abuse his power here, there are numerous peoples work on this wiki and he's more or less holding it for ransom, he removed everyones admin except for his own and blocked the person who should be here speaking to you it's not fair to us or anyone else in the community especially since he has no stake within the community anymore
this wiki is an important part of our work and having it taken away from us like this for petty outside reasons isn't fair deathylogic deserves to be unbanned and feralwastelands powers should be removed permanently
FeralWasteland's behaviour here is childish and immature. His action of removing all other moderators and claiming that the wiki is "his" when it was a collaborative creation is one unfit for someone in the moderator role.
Feralwasteland has altered the personal profile of our head admin, Deathlylogic and released his personal contact info on the page before banning him from doing anything.
For starters, the Arkn Wiki founder, Typ0negative, abandoned the account for one with a different nickname, atomicabyss. This was a while back. When he did this, he named FeralWasteland the unofficial head admin, because at the time, FeralWasteland had done the most work. After a falling out, the wiki went stagnant for a bit, but for the last six months a few of us were plotting out a revival. Yesterday, I asked FeralWasteland to put aside the feud and admin myself, penthepoet, and candlewalker studios. He agreed but let me know that if he had the power to take away adminship and remove our pages, or even delete the wiki. When I expressed to him that it was no longer his wiki due to both him and atomicabyss dropping out the project, he childishly repeated that it will always be his wiki and no matter what we do in the end he has control. So fearing for the wiki's saftey I asked the others what to do and the majority said to block his ip so he couldn't mess with the wiki, and I did so. Then today while I was working on it, I found that I was suddenly blocked from working and when I and others confronted him, he acted like it was his wiki and we had no say. He removed all other active admins from the project to prove this point, then blocked everyone fron private messaging him about it. I appreciate everything he did in the past to work on the wiki like he did, but he went to far and everyone actively involved in the project wants him gone.
FeralWasteland was removed from the project a while back, so that's where most of this stems from.
When we were planning the revival, Deathlylogic needed two people working on the revival to be given adminship. This included me and Candlewalkerstudios.
I witnessed first hand how civil he was to both Atomicabyss and FeralWasteland, despite previous events. He needed us two to be given admin status so we could continue documenting and expanding, working on our project in peace. Deathlylogic was not letting this feud get in the way of what had to be done.
FeralWasteland, on the other hand, was so blinded from his own hatred he took away admin status from everyone.
He childishly said he owned the wiki and outright blackmailed Deathlylogic with taking away admin status from everyone unless Deathlylogic left him alone.
This is when the IP blocking happened and admin status was taken away from everyone.
FeralWasteland was also biased against the two people chosen to be admins by Deathlylogic. Candlewalkerstudios got the brunt of it - FeralWasteland downright hated her and thought her unfit for the role of an admin due to his extreme loathing for her clouding his judgement.
Overall, I humbly request you give back the
admin status to Deathlylogic, Candlewalkerstudios and me. While FeralWasteland may have worked on this project in the past, the fact remains that he is no longer involved with the project and should not be interfering with the wiki in such a way.
There's also the fact that FeralWasteland is threatening to downright DELETE the wiki, thus erasing hours and hours of hard work from fans and creators alike in the Arkn Mythos. In my eyes, this immaturity shows an inability to run a Wiki or for that matter even continue to work on the Wiki, period.
Thank you for your time.
There's also the fact that as Candlewalkerstudios stated, he released deathlylogic's personal info and edited deathlylogic's profile without permission. That's not the behavior of an admin - that's the behavior of a man who lets himself be lost in his anger and is unable to put aside a grudge for something as simple as two people being given admin status.
He has gone too far and it is grossly unfair to let FeralWasteland continue to threaten this wiki as well as harass Deathlylogic in this manner.
As a heads up, FeralWasteland will most likely not be joining due to him not caring about the situation, and blocking everyone involved.
All we want at this point is to move on and keep working without Feralwasteland and his friends firing off at us again and again and causing us to have to do things like this. He's proven he isn't just going to let this stop and says he doesnt want anything more to do with the mythos but continues trying to exert some sick power over us with the power he had while a part of us.
This keeps sparking up as the result of someone he knows coming to him with some little bit of purloined info or another just to get this started again and we're just trying to work on our projects, but it's hard when wasteland is messaging people from different social media accounts and threatening the wiki because "Its HIS" and he doesnt like some of our members.
I agree, I think the best course of action now is to give candlewalkerstudios and penthepoet and myself adminship so we can work on the revival without any scuffles with FeralWasteland holding the wiki hostage again.
What do you think?