* WalrusIRC

You need to have 5 posts and not be part of restricted usergroups in order to use the WalrusIRC embedded shoutbox. However, you can also access our IRC channel called #CodeWalrus via EFnet.

Author Topic: Kotu will not be back on CodeWalrus  (Read 303 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline xlibman

  • Omni founder & CW co-founder
  • Super User
  • Original 5
  • CodeWalrus Supporter
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2014
  • Location: Quebec, Canada
  • Posts: 18782
  • Post Rating Ratio: +96/-4
    • dj_omnimaga
    • DJOmnimaga.music
    • @DJOmnimaga
    • dj_omnimaga
    • @DJOmnimaga
    • /u/DJ_Omnimaga
    • DJOmnimaga
    • 112/11286
    • @djomnimaga
    • @DJOmnimaga
    • DJ Omnimaga music store
  • Gender: Male
Kotu will not be back on CodeWalrus
« on: September 18, 2017, 01:49:23 pm »
I know that some members here liked kotu a lot, which is partly why I am sharing this publicly so that they can say goodbye. The other people probably have witnessed what happened in the last months or so by themselves, but basically, the reason why he will not be back on CodeWalrus is because he has now been permanently banned from the forums and, as soon as @Juju gets online, on IRC, Discord and everywhere else. He will have to use Cemetech, TI-Planet or Omnimaga from now on if he chooses to continue using sites of similar interests.

Reasons for the ban: constantly disrupting topic and IRC discussions with spam, flooding or to a lesser extent false or provocative remarks about random users (especially MateoConLechuga). A 1st warning was issued last year, which eventually showed some signs of improvements, but starting July 2017 it started gradually becoming worse, to the point where it got out of control. A 2nd warning was issued around September 9th 2017 and despite being online for most of that day, nothing changed afterwards. As a result, once the 24th hour clause had expired, he got a 1 week ban (like any 3rd offense), followed by the standard 1 month probation where the fourth warning is skipped in favor of a permanent ban. Unfortunately, neither those had any effect either, so as a result, it's time to say goodbye to him.

The reasons for his behavior were caused by a mental disability where he is not always in control of himself. Many of my family members have the same problem, yet they receive proper treatment for their illness and thus, their behavior have remained generally correct. Unfortunately, kotu decided to not pursue such treatment and instead relied on the use of illicit drugs, which rendered his behavior completely unpredictable and it got worse as the year went on, especially since August. We do not like to ban members and some of us liked kotu when he behaved well (or during his mild randomness moments). But at the same time, we have to think about the overall quality of our forum posting and making sure that our IRC channel remains actually usable. We also want to remind everyone that all users are responsible about what use is made of their account.

Technically, this could have happened much earlier, but CodeWalrus remained unmoderated from July 18th to September 9th due to the entire staff being off-duty.

So now we are saying goodbye to a member who once made great contributions to the forums and we hope that he will choose the right path for his life (eg proper treatments and not stopping them after a few months) so that one day we can allow him back on the forums.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2017, 01:52:46 pm by xlibman »

  • Calculators owned: TI-57, 73, TI-80 (broken), TI-81, TI-82, TI-83, TI-83+ (broken), TI-83+ (broken), TI-83+SE (broken), TI-84+, TI-84+CSE, TI-84+CE, TI-85, TI-86, TI-89T, TI-92, TI-Nspire, TI-Nspire CX (semi-broken), HP 39gII, HP Prime, Casio fx-7000G, fx-7400G+, fx-7700GE, fx-9750G+, fx-9750GII, fx-9860G, cfx-9850G, FX-1.0+, fx-CG10, fx-CP400
  • Consoles, mobile devices and vintage computers owned: Samsung i5510, Nexus 5, Atari 2600, Lynx, SMS, Game Gear, Genesis, Dreamcast, NES, SNES, N64, GCN, Wii, Wii U, GBA, DS, 3DS, PS2, PS3, PS4, PSP, PSVita, XBox 360, XBOne

Retired Omnimaga admin (2001-11) and editor (2012-14)

Offline _iPhoenix_

  • Full User
  • Join Date: Mar 2017
  • Location:
  • Posts: 475
  • Post Rating Ratio: +9/-1
  • █████ ▼ ♪ Best music ♫
    • @dj_iPhoenix
    • @UCytgMNPxAMDsxjimvxHf01w
    • @the-legend-of-iphoenix
  • Gender: Male
Re: Kotu will not be back on CodeWalrus
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 11:37:42 pm »
@kotu: please check your SoundCloud PM's.

For the first few months I was here, I looked up to kotu as a role model, a great programmer, and even more so an amazing song artist.

But recently, I've been looking at his posts and IRC conversations like "what the hell, dude. Are you TRYING to get banned?"

Those first few months that I helped him remix one of my songs, where he gave me suggestions on my current songs, and made the first entry for UCC1, will always hold a special place in my heart.

Bye, kotu, and I really do hope you make better choices with your life, and we can see you back here again.

  • Calculators owned: A sentient TI-84+ CE, TI-85
  • Consoles, mobile devices and vintage computers owned: TI-99/4a home computer
Help me with a project by voting here! Thanks!

"walruses are better than tuxedo chickens, all hail the great :walrii:" ~ me

Offline Juju

  • aka Yuki Kagayaki aka J̵̭͕͇ù̞̭̝̯̦j̴̭̙̗͖͡ù͏͓̲̕
  • CodeWalrus Staff
  • Super User
  • Server Maintenance
  • Moderator
  • Forum Maintenance
  • Original 5
  • CodeWalrus Supporter
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2014
  • Location: Inside a walrus
  • Posts: 3095
  • Post Rating Ratio: +30/-2
  • Couch potato
    • jul.savard
    • juju2143
    • @juju2143
    • juju2143
    • @julosoft
    • juju-kun
    • /u/juju2143
    • juju2143
    • @juju2143
    • Juju's shed
  • Gender: Female
  • WalriiPoints: 99999
Re: Kotu will not be back on CodeWalrus
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2017, 12:12:41 am »
Kotu is a pretty nice guy, I've even featured some of his songs on Zarmina. But eh, I really hope he gets better.
  • Calculators owned: TI-83+ (dead?), Casio Prizm (also dead???)
  • Consoles, mobile devices and vintage computers owned: A lot
On semi-hiatus until who knows when. CODEWALRUS 2.0 COMING SOON
In the beginning there was walrii. In the end there will be walrii. All hail our supreme leader :walrii: --Snektron

if you wanna throw money at me and/or CodeWalrus monthly it's here

Offline TheLastMillennial

  • Full User
  • Join Date: Jul 2017
  • Location: Crashed on launchpad
  • Posts: 21
  • Post Rating Ratio: +0/-0
Re: Kotu will not be back on CodeWalrus
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2017, 10:24:01 pm »
I'm fairly new here, so, unfortunately, I really only saw him during his disruptive moments. At first I wondered why he wasn't banned already, I thought he was just a huge jerk, but after I spoke up about it I was surprised to receive an apology. No jerk I've ever know has actually apologized to me. Therefore I've concluded that although he's made some poor choices in his life, I think that he still has the personality and the brains to turn his life for the better. I sincerely hope he does! Nobody should have to go though what he's experiencing right now and I hope he gets his life back in order.

No hard feelings, and good luck.  :-|
  • Calculators owned: TI-84 Plus CE, TI-34, Boring Sharp calculator

Thank you for your time, go make a paradox, have a good day.

Offline Caleb Hansberry

  • Full User
  • CodeWalrus Supporter
  • *
  • Safe-haven access
  • Join Date: Jan 2015
  • Location:
  • Posts: 180
  • Post Rating Ratio: +3/-0
  • I am a Christian
    • caleb_hansberry
    • Skylites Computers
  • Gender: Male
Re: Kotu will not be back on CodeWalrus
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2017, 03:03:38 am »
Best of luck to kotu in his future life! I am nevertheless glad to see this decision.
  • Consoles, mobile devices and vintage computers owned: HP Portable Plus 110, Toshiba T3100, GRiD 1660, TI-99/4A, and much more than I can list here

Offline p2

  • CodeWalrus Staff
  • Super User
  • Moderator
  • CodeWalrus Supporter
  • *
  • Join Date: Aug 2016
  • Location: Germany
  • Posts: 2293
  • Post Rating Ratio: +9/-0
  • *Wubba lubba dub dub*
    • KaliPhobos
  • Gender: Male
Re: Kotu will not be back on CodeWalrus
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2017, 09:11:20 am »
Farewell my friend, it was a nice time with you <3
  • Calculators owned: ti-83+, ti-84+, ti-84+, ti-84+se, ti-84+se(te), ti-nsphire, ti-nsphire CX-CAS, ti-voyage, ti-voyage, Who reads this list anyways...?
Anyway war sucks. Just bring us your food instead of missiles  :P ~ DJ Omnimaga (11.10.2016 20:21:48)
if you cant get a jframe set up, draw stuff to it, and receive input, i can only imagine how horrible your game code is _._   ~ c4ooo (14.11.2016 22:44:07)
If they pull a Harambe on me tell my family I love them ~ u/Pwntear37d (AssangeWatch /r/)
make Walrii great again ~ DJ Omnimaga (28.11.2016 23:01:31)
God invented the pc, satan the smartphone I guess ~ p4nix (16.02.2017 22:51:49)


You can also use the following HTML or bulletin board code to share it on your page or forum signature!

Also do not forget to check our affiliates below.
Planet Casio TI-Planet Calc.news BroniesQC BosaikNet Velocity Games