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(Please note this is a collaborative effort of several simmers conducting an informal investigation, the results of which may or may not destroy a community!!)

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TSR are making it PERSONAL

We haven't had any good wank in a while, and here comes Thomas with an early Christmas present!

Thomas wants to punch Coconut in the face, because he thinks she's the one who leaked pay only items from their Simspiration magazine (she might have done, I'm not sure. But that's beside the point). Clearly this is SRS BSNS and he's had enough! Enough of people reporting his unethical business practices! How dare they? He wants to trawl through everyone's private details until he finds her so he can go punch her out. Classy!

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TSR are at it again

So, GoS has been taken offline. Why? Someone at TSR wrote to their server, GoDaddy, and told them that GoS was redistributing copyrighted content. As per their procedures, GoDaddy has taken the site down for now. This kind of sucks for everyone at GoS, and yet again shows that those at TSR really have their heads firmly up their asses.

Information from jenfold's DW and nymphynymms's LJ. More here at PMBD too.

MATY Hacking

Someone just changed the e-mail address for your LiveJournal.com account "cybersprite12".
time and date of request: 02:12 08/04/2010
ip: xxxxxxxxxx
old email: xxxxxxxxx
new email: 7vrjlhllhn4398p6@spam.mustbedestroyed.com

Remember the other post in Sim Rants that I wrote? MATY has hacked into my livejournal and edited that, and are now ransacking my journal. They have also hacked my facebook, God only knows how because I never gave out that information. I managed to save my facebook from deletion, but beware of further MATY spam from cybersprite12, now rendered obsolete by me. Some of you say that I was immature by letting anger and frustration cause me to egg them on for as long as I did, but all I ever did was post. Hacking my forum, my facebook, and my livejournal is taking it a step  too far.

LEAVE ME ALONE. I promised to leave YOU alone. Stop trying to ruin me just because you think you're everything.

I also found this email (now deleted) added to my facebook account.

bilkenkat120@yahoo.com

If you know who that is, please tell me. But really, all this over some posts and broken rules on a FORUM. This is my second account, as they have deleted the other new one I made.

Atwa and TSR, what a wonderful combination

It seems that Atwa is back as CarpeDiem on TSR, and getting special treatment from Thomas. Again. But wait! There's more!

She has leaked a file of 614 names that she claims are "pirates" and apparently we need to protect ourselves from them, lest they steal our booty and sheep or something. Coconut won't publish the full list, but they have a list of usernames for the people on it. That's because Atwa's list has full names and email addresses, and she's not afraid to use them.

You stay classy, Atwa. Oh, you too, Thomas.

New Secret Community - courtesy of MATY

I'm posting this because it qualifies as "future wank," and I wanted to make sure as many people knew about it as possible.

MATY has made a shiny new secret community - the only rules are following the size limits and no dropping dox (personal information).

http://secrets.mustnotbenamed.com/

EDIT: For all you people who like to have everything on your LJ, the feed is HERE.

USE IT.

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When mods get a god complex...

As all of you who participate in simsecret know, this week was a bit of a clusterfuck. hidden_kitten apparently gets a stick up her ass and decides that she will be the sole judge of what is and isn't a secret. This might be okay, if (1) there was a consensus among the mods (which there clearly wasn't), or (2) they had done a poll and the community members agreed to such a "crackdown," as they call it. I will point out a little bit of bonus lulz where sinthe tries to backpedal and say that she doesn't appreciate anyone insinuating that there was a schism between the mods. WELL, GEE. I can't imagine where people got that idea, considering she said above that she didn't agree with it and didn't know what was going on. I'd call that dissent among the mods, wouldn't you?

In the suggestion thread, people rightfully wonder what the hell is going on, but don't get much of a response. Which I suppose is better than how they usually handle things. Also, it's nothing new for them to decide that a submission does not qualify as a secret if they don't recognize it. If the MODS don't recognize it, it must not be Sims-related, right? WRONG. simsecret involves the ENTIRE Simming community, from several different sites. You can't reasonably expect to know every single reference in the entire community.

The kicker? Besides for there being less secrets, this week's secrets look NO DIFFERENT than they normally do. I especially like that apparently this secret was too bitchy, but yet Number 3 was let in?? Where is the logic in that? Oh, right, there is none.

Throughout the comments in this week's post, people complain about how arbitrary the secret admission process seems to be and point out that the ones that were let in are no different than the ones that were excluded. hidden_kitten says that they asked people for suggestions, but that most of them are screened, which tells us nothing, because I seriously doubt all of the screened comments are people asking them to issue this "crackdown." Oh, she also points out that 100 secrets of bitching is pathetic. If you hate it so much, WHY ARE YOU A MOD? You signed up for this, remember??

I point out the rules for next week's submission post, wherein it is stated that:

4) No spam, memes, or lolcats (yes, lolsims count). Butthurt counts as spam, because you are whining and no one cares.
5) Please, no cruelty. Examples include YOU ARE FAT and RACIST NAZI WHORE.


Oh, okay. So now the mods get to decide what constitutes butthurt and whining and THOSE won't be allowed either?? When I speak up about this, I first get told by sinthe that when I mod a community, I can make whatever rules I want, and then kingmike1225 says that it's THEIR community and those are the rules. Also, I'm apparently being snotty. If I linked here to all the times the mods have flat out been nasty and horrible to people in the comments, I'd run out of room. Besides for those few comments, the mods have been suspiciously quiet about the whole thing.

Last I checked, without the members, you HAVE NO COMMUNITY. Why all of a sudden did the mods decide what will and will not be included? Hell, size limits I can understand, and I can understand the "no real people" rule, because that was VOTED ON. Ideally, the mods of a community such as this one have the easiest job in the world. POST WHAT IS SUBMITTED unless it breaks a size rule, is a real person, or violates LJ's TOS. I can scroll past spam. Hopefully, they will listen to the wants of the community and at least do a poll seeing if the people really agree with this "crackdown." I highly doubt that they do, given the flavor of this week's comments.

P.S. I realize this is written in a very grudgy, unbiased fashion. I do not care.
Just when you think that TSR, Thomas and the levels they'll sink to are old news, he comes back with something new and exciting!

Say you're a creator on MTS2 who notices that one of the FAs from TSR has stolen your meshes, uv maps and textures. Let's also say you report this to TSR, because this is a Bad Thing. What does TSR do in response?

They log into your MTS2 account and delete nearly everything, and change your profile to be paysite friendly.

But because of the way MTS2 is set up, nothing is lost, and the IPs have been tracked to be that of Thomas of TSR. Also, threads discussing this on the BBS keep getting frozen or locked because it's not on topic by being about the website or the game. Hmm, I thought CC was to do with the game...

Just remember - don't use the same password on TSR as you do elsewhere, especially if you plan on saying something that will hurt their precious feelings!

If you've got any more links for this drama, please let me know so I can update this post!

Want to read more about this?

Here's what they're saying over at PMBD, at Insim, at GoS and over at Blackpearl where buggybooz talks about her stuff being stolen.

Oh! The Maxoid people are getting tired of people talking about this on the BBS. All that deleting must be hurting your finger!

That should keep you busy for a while!