CodeWalrus

General => Other => Topic started by: DJ Omnimaga on September 18, 2017, 01:49:23 PM

Title: Kotu will not be back on CodeWalrus
Post by: DJ Omnimaga 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.
Title: Re: Kotu will not be back on CodeWalrus
Post by: _iPhoenix_ 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.


(https://www.cemetech.net/forum/images/smiles/crying.gif)
Title: Re: Kotu will not be back on CodeWalrus
Post by: Yuki 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.
Title: Re: Kotu will not be back on CodeWalrus
Post by: TheLastMillennial 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.  :-|
Title: Re: Kotu will not be back on CodeWalrus
Post by: Caleb Hansberry 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.
Title: Re: Kotu will not be back on CodeWalrus
Post by: p2 on September 22, 2017, 09:11:20 AM
Farewell my friend, it was a nice time with you <3
Title: Re: Kotu will not be back on CodeWalrus
Post by: _iPhoenix_ on November 22, 2017, 03:48:50 AM
Well, it seems Kotu is back, in spirit at least, and I heed the admins to let him stay. Hear me out.

- For a good 3 months, he was pretty much the only activity here.
- His music is pretty good, and as a programmer, he has merit.

"For Kotu": ShowHide
Dude. Please, please restrain yourself.

UK humor is great. There is nothing wrong with using it. But, it gets annoying, and spammy, because of constant exposure.

If you would restrain yourself, even a little, from releasing the massive flood of spammy comments, it would help a lot.

I think that, if you became more serious, the admins would be more willing to let you back on the forums. You could post your projects, which you work hard on, and maybe even earn some £££ (When in Britain...) doing it.

Many people here liked it when you had cool projects like Walrus Cheese Run, and your tracks were cool! You were almost a role model for someone who liked programming and music (me), but then something changed...

Please come back, and consider these thoughts


BTW, spam this to @kotu (qutzlcotl) until he reads it.

Quote from: WIRC*   W-801 has kicked qutzlcotl (Banned: Please come back when you're less weird. Thanks.)   6:24:14 AM
(bolding is mine)
Title: Re: Kotu will not be back on CodeWalrus
Post by: mazhat on November 23, 2017, 10:21:03 PM
Didn't see this post.
I thought he just left :(

Good bye, Kotu.
I hope he gets a chance to come back.
Title: Re: Kotu will not be back on CodeWalrus
Post by: c4ooo on November 23, 2017, 10:48:34 PM
Quote from: mazhat on November 23, 2017, 10:21:03 PM
Didn't see this post.
I thought he just left :(

Good bye, Kotu.
I hope he gets a chance to come back.
He can come back when he stops being high and spamming the channel with nonsense.
Title: Re: Kotu will not be back on CodeWalrus
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on November 24, 2017, 12:58:52 PM
The main problem was his usage of hard drug, which he used as a medication instead of using proper medication. This caused his condition to get worse, which in turn resulted into even more spam and every warning/complain being ignored.