As a lot of you saw, I have been kicking, banning, and muting a bunch of people lately. I wanted to give you an insight to the why that most of you crave and I figure this is an alright place to do so. As many of you know I recently bought a house and moved. I bought an old farm house and it needed work so I was pretty much forced to take time away to get things in order to set up my new office. I was gone for approx 2 months but was still active on the team chats. I was talking to family who came to visit and see the new house and my younger cousins (who love minecraft) asked me for the server details of Meep. I was caught kindof off guard when I realized I wasnt sure if I wanted them to play here because of all the negativity in chat and the malicious content I see on the daily. I know we have a good staff team and I was confident we would be able to hide all that from them, but I realized Meep needs a lot of work to get back in order to be a lot of fun again. It put me in the mode where I couldnt wait to get back on Meep and start fixing things. Getting new PVP servers up and fixing mini-games people have been pumped about. When I left, things were in full cruising mode and just going smooth. When I returned however, a different story emerged. I was greeted with a town named "Klutch_Queercals" from Magnoot. Now, I make a lot of jokes and can certainty take some, but Meep was not only NOT the place for a name like that, but I have never made jokes like that towards Mag as I feel jokes of that level are reserved for friends. I got annoied and messaged Mag (No kick or ban) just to simply say "Change it". I was immediately pushed back against with "You make mom jokes all the time on your teamspeak!" and "You're a hypocrite!". Called a few other names and found myself having to defend myself while asking for the simple task of a rude town name to be changed. A day goes by and I am seeing people type about a funny creative build. I teleport there and notice a few crucifix and people cracking beers, ect, but nothing harmful and seeing as it was FamousZamos build, I knew he was doing it harmlessly to get a laugh. I figured id let it slide and carry on. I then see about 4 people in a small building and teleporting people there. I went inside to have a look. Saw some interesting things but 1 in particular of me in a sexual position with another staff member. Now again, I go back to this is NOT the place for that type of content in the first place, but again I dont know Zamos like that and dont expect jokes to be made about me on that level when we are not friends. I used a ban strategy I like to use when I feel something NEEDS to be discussed and I perm banned him. This was to ensure we would have a chat before he was unbanned as I felt it was important to hear from him, why he thought it was alright to make a joke like that on Meep. If I had simply 1d or 3d him, he could ignore me and go right back to it in a little while, but I felt the conversation was one that needed to be had. After I made the ban, I was welcomed back by DarkKnight with nothing but arrogant comments in global as to, (How the ban should have been handled). I was flamed and again, called silly names in global. Carrying on about how "You can guess who did the ban", ect. After I asked him to stop a few times, I got MegaStufOreo logging in and beating to the same drum. "That ban isn't a perm, its a 1d". "He shouldn't be handling his own issue", so on and so fourth. At that point, I had muted both of them because I had enough of the arrogance in global. Thats when Creepersareokay started messaging me and typing what they were saying into global, so he was warned, continued, then muted as well. After a few minuted I'm messaged "You should TP to Dark and see what hes writing about you on signs". I go and see that hes flaming me and continuing his arrogant, ignorant rant about how its bias and how I'm power tripping, how I'm a man baby, ect. To the point where I permed him as well. Thats most of the story, but now to address a few things. I know a lot of you joke with me and thats fine. Despite rumors, you can certainly joke with me and im all about it. As long as it stays friendly like, Nerf king, Eco cop, whatever you want as long as its all in good fun. When it becomes harmful or personal, thats when I have the issue. I dont attack any of you on a personal level and I expect the same from you. If it was one joke, Alright let it go, but its CONSTANT from this group. Im the never ending target of the malicious content that comes out of 1 core group of individuals, and I've had enough. I dont think its fair that I have to feel uncomfortable bringing my family on a server I administrate on for free because of a core group of players. The malicious content I see posted in global is what I'm trying to kick as we NEED PLAYERS to come to Meep, and stay. You all complain about a lack of diversity in Meep and prices getting stale and we need this and that, but the common core issue I find is that we just need an influx of players to come to Meep to get things moving in the right direction. To those that want to be "edgy" and find things in global, this book passage from a book I read yesterday is very fitting and you should read it. Consider it your warning as I will NOT be tolerating ANY negativity, disrespect, bullying, or any other type of content that isn't joyful around Meep. PM me if you have any questions. "What happens when well-meaning counselors place a delinquent teen among comparatively civilized peers. The delinquency spreads, not the stability. Down is a lot easier than up. Assume first that you are doing the easiest thing, and not the most difficult. Your raging alcoholism makes my binge drinking appear trivial. My long serious talks with you about your badly failing marriage convince both of us that you are doing everything possible and that I am helping you to my utmost. It looks like effort. It looks like progress. But real improvement would require far more from both of you. Are you so sure the person crying out to be saved has not decided a thousand times to accept his lot of pointless and worsening suffering, simply because it is easier than shouldering any true responsibility? Are you enabling a delusion? Is it possible that your contempt would be more salutary than your pity? Or maybe you have no plan, genuine or otherwise, to rescue anybody. You’re associating with people who are bad for you not because it’s better for anyone, but because it’s easier. You know it. Your friends know it. You’re all bound by an implicit contract—one aimed at nihilism, and failure, and suffering of the stupidest sort. You’ve all decided to sacrifice the future to the present. You don’t talk about it. You don’t all get together and say, “Let’s take the easier path. Let’s indulge in whatever the moment might bring. And let’s agree, further, not to call each other on it. That way, we can more easily forget what we are doing.” You don’t mention any of that. But you all know what’s really going on. It is far more likely that a given individual has just decided to reject the path upward, because of its difficulty. Perhaps that should even be your default assumption, when faced with such a situation. That’s too harsh, you think. You might be right. Maybe that’s a step too far. But consider this: failure is easy to understand. No explanation for its existence is required. In the same manner, fear, hatred, addiction, promiscuity, betrayal and deception require no explanation."