Secret alts should not be mod118

sevenseas4mon 2d
+3

As the title says.

Transparency is an important factor for the mod team. It doesn't send a good message to the community that someone's cowardly enough to mod on a secret alt.

It is important that the community understands the person chosen is a correct choice and can understand community issues and also handle reports accurately.

I suspect the reason it's being kept hush-hush is because it's a problematic user who is/was a little bit controversial.

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gift19d 8h
Hello D3xTr0m3th0rph4n! I am gift. It is nice to meet you! :)
alexandra19d 8h
+32
all i gotta say is that mystery is a better name than MrE
dooze19d 1h
+22
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
hima18d 16h
+1
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
Shwartz9918d 12h
dooze
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
with all due respect, isnt the username of your alt literally your irl name 🤔
juke18d 12h
+1
hima
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but couldnt you have just modded on an alt, whilst people still knew it was you? you said yourself the hacks were because of what your account was able to do, not because of who you are.
Songin18d 11h
juke
hima
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but couldnt you have just modded on an alt, whilst people still knew it was you? you said yourself the hacks were because of what your account was able to do, not because of who you are.
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.
isn't songin your main lol
hima18d 9h!
juke
hima
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but couldnt you have just modded on an alt, whilst people still knew it was you? you said yourself the hacks were because of what your account was able to do, not because of who you are.
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
Flygon18d 8h
+1
modding is a life or death experience. almost lost one of my limbs the last time i modded
Alyssa18d 8h
+22
everybody gangsta until the noavi drops your address in chat
Shoopie16d 23h
-1
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?
juke16d 23h
hima
juke
hima
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but couldnt you have just modded on an alt, whilst people still knew it was you? you said yourself the hacks were because of what your account was able to do, not because of who you are.
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
i still see no argument as to why anyone needs a secret alt to mod on
Shoopie16d 23h
+1
Cant delete but just realized idc so disregard
Shoopie16d 23h
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.
Shoopie16d 23h
That I DO care about cause i still get inboxed with dumb tea like this cause I posted as tock like once.
I dont even own tock peeps
juke16d 23h
Shoopie
The reason is because they get sh*t on by users and cant handle the heat that comes with modding.
then dont mod
Citadel16d 22h
+2
Shoopie
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?
nah, it's so you know who's alt someone is
Should users be allowed to mod on a secret alt?