There have been some questions as to why two of the trial mods, talia_speaks and pancakebear, were not chosen to become full moderators, even though they seemed so active while on egl_comm_sales. As some of you may know, they left their moderator positions earlier this week. While we don't necessarily agree with all of their reasons for leaving, we understand that the job of being a moderator is a tough one and it's not for everyone.
Recently, however, it has come to our attention that there were several abuses of power on their part including, but not limited to, using IP addresses to promote drama and banning members out of personal vendettas. While it is within the moderator's duties to find alternate aliases of known trolls, the way these two trial mods handled the information they found was inappropriate for thier postitions in the community. Obviously we don't support their actions, and we have been trying to undo the damage they've done over the past couple of days. It's taken us a bit longer than we had hoped to decide what to do with regards to the ex-trial-mods themselves, but we've settled on a one month ban from the sales community.
If you believe you or anyone you know was banned unfairly please alert myself or one of the mods through a private message. Additionally, all members should feel free to bring any and all problems to the moderation team, particularly concerns about community policies, personal feelings, suggestions, and so forth.
- The Moderation Team