I feel some explanation is in order as I draw a line under this thread, unhide it and lock it.
It is a fact that Pelton has been banned from this forum for his behaviour because he breached the rules on acceptable behaviour. To circumvent that ban he has returned under a number of aliases.
In the WitE2 thread, which exists to discuss WitE2 development, Hermann has posted his opinion about Pelton and in particular his mental health. I believe that the response by NPichler was Pelton posting under an alias. I therefore invoked my powers as a Moderator and deleted a number of posts for the following three reasons:
Firstly, due to his ban, Pelton can read the forum but cannot reply in person. I do not believe it right to allow people to post opinions about Pelton when he has no comeback.
Secondly, such posts encourage Pelton’s continued posting under an alias, compounding the problem. This is also wrong.
Thirdly – way off topic.
As a Moderator, when you delete a post you have the option to send a message to the poster to explain the action. In my explanation I asked Hermann to stop baiting Pelton because it encouraged his creation of aliases. I also stated that I did not want to have to ban him. He chose to PM me and start this thread.
To me the rules are simple, you are all entitled to an opinion, but opinions should be presented in a polite and impersonal manner within the rules of the Forum. Let me be quite clear, because some people seem to want to believe otherwise. Pelton’s ban was because of his forum behaviour: no more, no less. He was actually treated with more leeway because of his positive influence on WitE. I accept there are two schools of thought on gameplay. There always will be. I welcome argument and discourse as they improve things, I do it myself, but the rules on behaviour stand. Furthermore I accept that we all have different characters but there is no need for forum diagnoses or exceptions to the rules on what we may individually believe to be true.
When things go awry I will act.
WitE2 Asst Producer
WitE & WitW Dev