The other half of the story

So the day i heard Brandt was fired i already knew there was going to be some back lash and a lot of one sided story’s going around and of course, people believing everything they hear because it’s so much easier than believing it was done with good reason.

So it’s hardly a surprise i wake up this morning and see several people making comments and the works. It’s not the first time this has happened and like last time (Crysala ring any bells?) I’m not allowed to say why he was fired.

That doesn’t mean i cant put an end to a few mythes that have been pissing me the hell off and putting across the other side of the story. So excuse me while i vent and put across my side of the story.

Unless you was locked away in a big black hole i can’t say it’s going to come to much of a surprise when i say he had some issues with me and didn’t have a problem being out spoken about them. And yes I’ve heard it all already, this shit gets back to me and it’s nothing short of upsetting.

Biased? Corrupt? Can’t do my job? Others can do it better than me? Break rules? Favoured by site owners? All this bullshit. And i use the word bullshit because that’s all it is. It’s what I’ve put up with for months on end and not ONCE have i gotten myself involved with it.

I stood by and let my name get bad mouthed because I’ve been doing this job for a long time now and honestly, i do my best to stay clear of the dramas that are involved now a days.  But it’d seem i can’t help but get sucked into it anyway, i kept out of it and Mike and Shane did what they thought was best in the end and I appreciate it - you know you’ve got some good friends when they’ll stand up and put a stop to those that go out of there way to bad mouth someone who’s simply trying to do a job and enjoy themselves at the same time. Put a stop to Someone clearly just looking for a fight.

So now it’s all “unfair” and they was wrong to do so. I put it to you - How do you know? Cause of what you’ve been told? And what have you been told by WHO? Just because we refuse to give out information on these things hardly makes us the bad guys. It’s not a personal choice it’s something that’s in place and something that needs to be obeyed.

If they honestly did favor people do things out of spite and for the hell of it do you honestly fucking think this site would still be going after all this time? There not two middle aged men like most of these fansite owners with nothing better to do with there time and money to spare, there a couple of fucking guys, around your age paying out a bloody fortune monthly for something they enjoy. Why the hell would they bother if things was like that?

They do there damn best to keep things fair, stable and fun. And if someones causing trouble and bad mouthing members of the staff then that’s not right.

Nothing pisses me off more than seeing people throw this back in there faces and everyones face who works hard for this site. People just eating up shit that’s spread by people who have clearly been banned/removed for reasons. Brandt wasn’t the first and it’s happened time and time again.

And yet I’m sorry to say it but people can’t use that damn Grey organ between there ears and remember we are a FANSITE we don’t piss people off and do horrible things to people, that’s not the aim of the site.  If people would stop lapping shit up and have some faith in us for once it wouldn’t bug me so much, it’s not like we try to distance ourselves, you can talk to us in game, on site, some of us on msn.  Find me another fansite as open as that.

You KNOW us and you -should- know what we’re like and know better than to believe shit.

Now i don’t like dragging msn into this but it’s shit like this:

(4:11 PM) Brandt: and he banned someone from chat cause they didnt listen to him

that gets spread about and it’s complete rubbish. As if the chat isn’t monitored? As if anyone could get away with doing that? Now ask yourself if you got told that would you buy it?

I’d be willing to bet you would. So the main point of this entire, huge essay if you’ve bothered to read it all is to STOP believing every little thing you hear from people and just enjoy the site, that’s what it’s there for. We do not have some great evil plot going on to ruin everyones fun and conquer the world, we aim to provide fun. So please, the next time something happens and you hear half a story, stop and think twice about it before you jump off the gun and start getting upset over it.

Now this is long enough but i’m not done. I wish to put an end to some rumors about me that are not only complete crap but are hurtful to, believe it or not i don’t like getting personal about myself or going into what i’ve done but enough is enough and it’s time all this shit came to an end.

“I break the rules and get away with it all the time.”

This ones the most common and the most ridicules. I’ve not always been a moderator, i was a normal user for over a year and i didn’t even know any staff. And guess what? I never once got in trouble. NO ONE had any reason to favor me or let me get away with rule breaking. As of this day my record is spotless and anytime someones accused me of breaking rules they amazingly can’t find any of these rule breaks.

More to the point, when i became a moderator i was the one who pushed for Admin guidelines to be put in place, yeah believe it or not Moderators don’t get away with murder. Admins have there own set of guidelines and if we get enough strikes we get demodded. Those are the rules and that’s how it goes. Those are the rules i demanded be put in place to stop corrupt moderators running a muck and getting away with rule breaks. Seems a bit fucking thick to do such a thing if my intentions was to break rules myself.

“I’m biased”

Give me a break. I can’t even remember the last regular member i warned it was that long ago, i don’t pick on anyone and I’ve always tried to be fair. I’ve pushed for people i LIKE to be banned before because i thought they deserved it.

And one more thing:

I’m amazed at this but in case the poll, sarcastic message or seven fucking pages of sarcastic comments didn’t give it away is a joke. Drama queens can stop crying over it now, find me one single rule break in that topic. FIND  me one single thing in that topic that is breaking the rules. And if you think Kelsey is insulted, go and ask her yourself. Shes one of my best friends on the site i know her better than most and know she would never be offended.

I’m sorry this is so long, I’m sorry this is so heavily about me but i’ve been dealing with shit being thrown at me for months now and kept silent about it and remained fair. I’ve done my job and I’ve tried to have fun while doing it.  I’ve ALWAYS been like that, people seem to think a moderator is supposed to be serious and whatever,that’s not me. I use that site for my own pleasure, for my own fun and i try to do a job at the same time because i love the site and don’t want it to go down hill.

If you read all of this then damn, you’re gud. I hope in the future people will remember this site is here for the people, to provide them with fun. And me, like every other moderator does not have some evil plot going on, we’re normal people trying to do a job and we use this site for our own pleasure and fun at the same time, so give us a break. We’re entitled to make a fun thread or fun comments once in awhile.


p.s yeah this is my blog, i guess, it’s ugly cause i had to pick from crappy skins. Will be updated sorta often. Excuse me if something makes little sense in this, it’s late, i’m tired, i’m annoyed and i’ve sorta just thrown this all down without thinking twice.


  1. August 13th, 2007 | 7:35 am

    Subconsciously, I’ve been waiting forever for you to say something like this before I did. It gets too much when people start policing our every actions. I, and I’m pretty sure the other mods, don’t devote time to RSBANDB for that purpose. We’re here because we enjoy it and we’re here to just make sure that there aren’t idiots out there who are preventing people from having a good time.

    I’ve stopped wanting to add people to my MSN or on Runescape because I hate being messaged with backlash when I warn someone’s friend. Or someone thinking that they’ll get any special preference. It sucks. It really does and I almost wish that I didn’t have to choose who I wanted on my lists since I enjoy talking to most of the people on the forums. It just boils down to people thinking that this is our full-time job and livelihood. It’s not. We’re not “corrupt” or “biased”..this isn’t a bleeding presidential position and I’m tired of people acting like it is.

    If you want drama, go to RuneHQ. There’s an awful lot of it over there.

  2. Spash (UMD)
    August 13th, 2007 | 7:54 am

    To me, you’ve always been 10-year-old like, but does his job quite well.

  3. Burnt Joint
    August 13th, 2007 | 11:59 am

    Wow..there’s a side of Creepy I’ve never seen before..

    I like the old..Creepy. Stop being retards so we can have the old, 10-year-old like Creepy@@

    Just as UMD said..To me, you’ve always been 10-year-old like, but you do your job.

  4. August 13th, 2007 | 1:27 pm

    Huh. Seems like you’ve taken a lot of crap from some people, but to the older members, you’ll still be a good, but strange moderator.

  5. Pink hat girl
    August 13th, 2007 | 2:13 pm

    Huh…seems I don’t really see a lot of the undercover drama at RSBANDB. Ah well, you’re a humorous mod who deserves the job.

  6. Landspeeder
    August 13th, 2007 | 2:15 pm

    To me you’ve always done your job well, though you can be 10-year-old like. I also trust Mike and Shane to do the best for the site that they work hard for.

  7. Anubis
    August 13th, 2007 | 3:02 pm

    Personally I’m glad he left. Always knew he would when the chat mod rank went. lll.

    U dah beta man creepeh.

    (oh, and I’m not sure when your birthday is/was, but I know it’s about this time. happy bday man. ^^)

  8. August 13th, 2007 | 3:08 pm

    I hope you has whatpulse keycount. It would really go up after typing that.

  9. Kelsey
    August 13th, 2007 | 5:08 pm

    I love you, Creepy!

  10. Hairy Munky
    August 13th, 2007 | 5:09 pm

    Loll, I miss everything xD

  11. Matt
    August 13th, 2007 | 5:42 pm

    Being honest, I never really liked Brandt. However, I hate speculation - I’ve no idea why he was demodded, and I’m not going to guess why.

    A well written post, Creepy.

    (Can I have a cookie for reading all of it? :P )

  12. Well
    August 13th, 2007 | 10:19 pm

    Don’t you think the Insult Kelsey thread sets a bad example? I think it does. But if you really think that new members looking through it will absolutely think it’s a joke, then go ahead and make those type of topics.

    It doesn’t matter if the people who know you and have been to rsbandb know it’s joke, it’s the new people to come to Rsbandb I think Brandt was concerned about.

  13. Anubis
    August 13th, 2007 | 10:23 pm

    “Well”, I don’t think Brandt was ever concerned about anything apart from his Chat Mod rank. He begged for it, got fired, then quit. Any reasons he may have given anyone are 99% likely to be bullshit he’s feeding to people to make him look like some sort of scapegoat.

    I assure you he’s a manipulative liar who on many occasions, has actually come to me and asked I changed the SOTW rules to make sure he can win more easily. (I resigned from leading the SOTW a while ago for personal reasons, however.)

  14. Well
    August 13th, 2007 | 11:30 pm

    Ignore Brandt. I think that the thread was a bad example by a MODERATOR of all people to the newcomers. I don’t really care about Brandt and his position.

  15. creepypirate
    August 13th, 2007 | 11:36 pm

    I don’t believe it set a bad example to New members at all.

    Perhaps at first, sure. But with a topic title like mine, who wouldn’t click to investigate further? And what would they see? 8+ pages of people, a community, joking around and having fun together. I think it speaks enough for itself, don’t you?

    If that hasn’t convinced you, it’s topics like this one that stand more chance of scaring people off but they happen weekly:
    And cannot be stopped.

    I understand your point, however i don’t feel the need to tip toe around things because new members might get worried, this is the community, this is how people in our community are- always joking around and having fun. It’s something they’d need to get used to if they was to fit in there in the first place.

  16. Alexandr
    August 14th, 2007 | 2:14 am

    This is why I try to stay away from this drama bull shit on the site x_X

  17. thorny
    August 14th, 2007 | 5:57 am

    To be honest most of the people who join Rsbandb for the first time are like 10-12 years old and won’t understand. You might be right, doesn’t matter either way, I still don’t like the topic.

  18. creepypirate
    August 14th, 2007 | 9:38 am

    You may be Correct, the point stands that we cannot babysit and tip toe around worrying about new members.

    We lose plenty of new members from silly things like sig resizes, it happens weekly. No joke.

    My point is, if they’d leave that easily then SOMETHING is going to make it happen either way, you just cannot sit about worrying about new members.

  19. Lance
    August 14th, 2007 | 7:12 pm

    Well Said Creepy! I have seen backlash happen to me in the past as well as others. I would show you but they have been removed. It’s just a case of people learning to grow up and take responsibility for their actions.


  20. August 15th, 2007 | 1:36 am

    Thank you creepy. I really appreciate you devoting some of your life to making RSBANDB the site it is.

  21. Gontcha
    August 15th, 2007 | 4:50 pm

    TBH you broke a rule I could prove, but haven’t we all…
    Sometimes I feel like all staff and some members is biased and corrupt (+ asslicking), but I won’t say much about it.
    I respect you and others as mods, because like you say you’re more open than other fansites.
    All flames can go in my pm box/msn, I’m open for healthy discussion.

  22. creepypirate
    August 15th, 2007 | 5:54 pm

    Your opinion, i can respect that.

    Ass kissing though, i guarantee doesn’t get you anywhere. We don’t say “fuck off you asskisser” cause that’s just rude but that doesn’t mean we like it and it gets you places - there marked and we don’t really pay much attention to them. Certainly wont get them anywhere.

    Corrupt staff? Naw, admittedly we don’t follow the rules to the letter but that’s how we’ve always been. The site wouldn’t be so relaxed if we did, we don’t like policing the place, I’m sure we’d much rather it ran itself without the need for moderators and everyone was mature enough to keep it a nice place but yeah, that’s a dream.

    Any corrupt people in the past have been taken care of, I’ve gone out of my way to stop it in the past and i know the other guys don’t like it and will put a stop to it if shown proof as well.

    Can’t really speak about biasedness, i can’t even really speak for everyone on the Moderator team, it’s really not my place to do so but this message is mostly just my opinion and how i view things. Can’t talk about behind the scenes stuff but i can at least -try- to explain shit so it’s easier to see it from our point of view.

    I’ll probably use this blog a lot more to put across the sites side of things, i think it’s important we keep the community half informed on things when dramas and the works kicks off, course this is never going to be “official” and it’s always going to be my opinion, Mike and Shane speak for and represent the site and anything in here should never be taken as official word. ;$

    Welll this was almost as long as the original post so I’ll shut up.

  23. Beastface
    August 16th, 2007 | 9:56 pm

    Nicely said Creepy.

    Somehow though, the comments here started turning into a hate Brandt thing. Don’t do that.

    I was unable to access the Internet while this whole thing was going on, I was wondering “Why isn’t Brandt chat mod anymore?” but didn’t think too much of it. He was nice to me, I don’t know about anyone else.

    The mods do a good job here. Don’t let any dumbass say otherwise.

    Like was said above, if newbies are scared off by the sillies that we are, they wouldn’t fit in anyway.

  24. November 7th, 2007 | 8:16 am

    XRumer Platinum Edition is the best tool for advertisement!
    It’s have CAPTCHA recognizer, email verificator, and a lot of other functions…

    But. I forgot link to it :(
    Can you give me URL to the XRumer description? screenshots, etc.


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