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Postby Corth » Thu Jan 31, 2002 1:34 am

To the mud:

In early January, following Chaos Christmas, a series of events happened that resulted in me being banned from the mud. First, I posted on this bbs the following message in response to someone else's complaint about Chaos Christmas:

"heheh, yeah chaos is kind of silly. I think the gods are having more fun than anyone else..."

Further messages were posted in the thread, among them a two page message that was a total rant on why the author hated chaos. Eventually, Miax posted a message. In the message, he was very upset with the derogatory comments. The reason for this was that the gods had put in a lot of time and hard work, without being paid, in order to give us the chaos christmas.

In this message, Miax singled me out personally for what I wrote, saying among other things that it was "typical" of me to complain about the mud. I took issue with this, and responded by flaming him. I used obscene language, and it was very disrespectful. For this, I apologize to Miax, and the mud as a whole.

The next day, Miax summoned me to his god-room and informed me that I was being suspended for the mud for one week as a result of these comments. What I should have done was comply with this ruling and not escalate the situation. Instead, I posted a message with the title "Gestapo", which was also obscene and disrespectful. I apologize for this as well.

I would also like to state that I recognize that the gods, and particularly Miax, put a lot of hard work into chaos-christmas. My disrespectful and obscene posts were especially egregious because they were directed at someone that does so much for so many people, without deriving any monetary benefit.

However, I would also state that I am by no means apologizing for responding to Miax's initial post when I was singled out. I believe that a response was warranted. There were numerous other posts on the thread, many that were very insulting towards chaos christmas. Mine was downright docile compared to those others. I felt at the time, and I still do feel, that Miax should not have singled me out by name as the "typical" complainer.

This does not excuse, however, the language that I used in responding to his message, and the subsequent post that I made after being suspended.

I have been on this mud for at about 5 years now. Between all my characters, from toril through soj-3, I have in excess of 200 play-days. That is a big portion of my life. When this whole incident was happening, I was very angry. I was ready to give up the mud. In retrospect, I should have chilled out a bit rather than going on a crusade. Now that some time has passed, I realize that I do not want to give up the mud at this time. I did, however, benefit to an extent from my "vacation", both personally and scholastically. So although I will be back, I will not be mudding to the same extent as in the past. I am looking forward to contributing to our fantasy world, and hopefully I can be a better citizen of it.

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Postby Zrax » Thu Jan 31, 2002 1:39 am

So any ETA on that apology you owe me for calling me a Jackass twice in one thread Image
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Postby Ashiwi » Thu Jan 31, 2002 1:39 am

Corth, I'm damned glad to have you back.
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Postby moritheil » Thu Jan 31, 2002 2:14 am

We come again, now, to praise Corth, not to bury him.

It is good when differences are settled and hatreds laid to rest.
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Postby Maladryn » Thu Jan 31, 2002 2:22 am

Glad you finally calmed down Image I knew you eventually would Image Glad to have you back chief.
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Postby Dalar » Thu Jan 31, 2002 2:34 am

yay Corth is back! there goes lvl 52 :/ hee hee. welcome back dood, i missed ya.
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Postby Galkar » Thu Jan 31, 2002 2:50 am

Awesome Image
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Postby Grintor » Thu Jan 31, 2002 3:29 am

crap, no wonder the mud keep crashing

downgrade corth!
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Postby Gormal » Thu Jan 31, 2002 3:38 am

Corth tells you 'wanna help us twink scorps? we can do it with 4 people!'

Welcome back Corth!
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Postby Dhurn » Thu Jan 31, 2002 5:00 am

It is good to see you back.

We have missed you.

- Dhurn
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Postby Yayaril » Thu Jan 31, 2002 5:40 am

Here's some Tums(tm) Corth. You'll need it after that extra large helping of 'your words' and some humility on the side.

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Postby kiryan » Thu Jan 31, 2002 9:43 am


Postby Guest » Thu Jan 31, 2002 10:11 am


I'm very glad, as we both agreed in Email, that we could find common ground on this and come to a mutual understanding. You are one of Sojourn's better players, and your friends are Im sure exstatic that your back. You were the first major high-level player to leave, and that you have come back means our extended family is still whole. Image

I want to also publically apologize to Corth for singling him out in my Chaos Xmas thread about twinking. I should not have done that, and have learned something from our encounter about doing such things. For my part in our dibocle, I do apologize.

That said, I want all the mud to know that Corth has come back without any stint, without restriction, without harrassment. The events of the past are the past, today is a new (great) day for Sojourn, and we shall all move on together. I dont want to hear anyone picking on Corth about it, lest you want me to pick on You.

That said, there is only one thing left to say..

Welcome Home.

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Postby Gort » Thu Jan 31, 2002 10:07 pm

Welcome back Corth!

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Postby sok » Fri Feb 01, 2002 5:38 am

i'm gonna cry. someone give me a hug or an eldridge. preferably the 2nd since i neither cry or hug.
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Postby Kuurg » Fri Feb 01, 2002 8:03 am

For some reason this reminded me of a deep thought:

It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man.


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