Listen i know i am only a sandbox mod, but I am super uncomfortable at the amount of times that either my safety or other users safety have been compromised due to dumbies on this site who have nothing better to do than dox and harass people!! If you could tell me I could start over modding as a secret alt, I would. Transparency is nice sure, but theyre doing this for free they’re not being paid like a politician or law enforcement lmao
sometimes its not even a matter of hiding their identities, but more of keeping their main account safe. i got hacked twice during my tenure as a mod, and the first time was on my main account which ive had since 2013 and clearly have sentimental attachment to
i was lucky that the person who hacked me (i think it was either arcbell or error that time) was only using my account as a vehicle to cause other mayhem instead of having a personal vendetta against me, because i could have lost my account for good.
i switched to an alt after that, not so people wouldnt know it was me, but so if i got hacked again (and i did), the only thing i stood to lose was that account with next to nothing on it
That's what I do, works fine for me. Most people active in the community know it's me when I play games, but the ones who just hate the mods don't pay enough attention / listen to people within the community to figure it out.
people DID know it was me. i never suggested they didnt!
the point i was making is just that not every mod on an alt is doing so to hide their identity. its just much less of a risk to your main account to use an alt, since there is always a tangible possibility that you or someone else will get hacked and its entirely possible that that someone could have a vendetta against you and try to exact revenge by deleting you. if youre on an alt, theres no risk of that
So instead of quitting giving the free help to ungrateful people after getting hacked or harassed you just hid on other alts.
What benefit does modding give? Caring about a community that forces you into hiding and calls you names? Trying to better a site where even the owner has checked out and only comes in to mess around with the site without even telling active admins?
The reason is because they get sh*t on by users and cant handle the heat that comes with modding. In 7cs case, hes probably hiding behind mrE because of the amount of people who think it's unfair that someone who was a well known gt account gets to be modded. Wanted to thinly hide the circlejerk since most people who get pissy dont actually care enough to look into things.