Hey guys. I just wanted to fill you all in on the current situation between the board owners and the moderators of TF.N. Originally posted by Raven: I?m going to come right out and say what the problem is between the Mod Squad, the Old Folks Home, and an element of site ownership. An element of site ownership has told the entire Mod Squad that we must provide him with our real names and addresses and such by registering at another message board and then passing on our user names there to him through G-S. If we do not, we get demoted. All future moderators will have to provide this information. This may be expanded to cover City Representatives as well. The Mod Squad and Old Folks Home have two major issues. 1) The security of the information and the purpose behind the information gathering. As everyone is probably well aware, the Mod Squad is about as leaky as the Titanic. This has fostered worries about how secure this information would be, even though it?s being stored elsewhere. No system is perfect, and there is the worry that that information might come out and what might be done with that information. And we?ve yet to be told why we need to give it (though the guess that it is something along the lines of ?if LFL sues, it?s on the shoulders of the moderators?). 2) The way that this has been handled by site ownership. More than anything else, I think that?s what?s at the heart of this. The feeling in the Mod Squad and Old Folks Home is that an element of the site ownership does not care about the message boards and the users and moderators here in any way at all. We as a group have not been provided with reasons why the information is needed; we feel that we?ve been threatened; we feel that we?ve been insulted; and finally we feel that we?ve been ignored. Since that post was made, a number of JC and FF mods were demoted for refusing to give the site owner this information. They were: Darth Sapient sideshow212 stinrab Mr.Neck Protege-of-Thrawn Rogue1-and-a-half Bria strawbary Nabooty_Call Jeff 42 Obi-Dawn Kenobi VoidDancer HawkNC The following mods have voluntarily resigned: jp-30 Krash Bria will be returning as a moderator soon hopefully ? she has submitted her data. Currently, we have no Head Administrator. For the immediate future, Raven, KnightWriter and Grilled-Sarlacc will share the position. Many of the remaining mods are uncertain whether it's more ethical to stay here and try to rebulid the JC or to also resign as a show of solidarity. A number now have their names in black for this reason. If you would like more information, or just feel the need to read TFN drama, check out the following thread in Communications: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Communications/b10006/15043366/?768]Drama[/link] If you'd like to join us in protesting this absurdity, "strip down" your icon, and add the line in my sig to your sig.