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    [Disclaimer: Please do not take this negatively. I sat for a long time staring at this, deciding if I wanted to post it or not. Here we go. [not sure if this is the right subforum but it mentions the guardian application] I'm writing about something serious this time.]
    To begin, I want to cry. I'm so upset.. I feel as if I cannot do anything I want to anymore in Growtopia because I am being limited by an 'unfair' (in my opinion), 7 day ban I received on May 24, 2019. When I got banned, I did not realize how much of an effect it would have on my future. I was unable to join the Thanksgiving and the Halloween forum world-building contests due to this ban, and now I cannot even apply for Guardian. The only joy I find in Growtopia anymore is talking to my friends, building worlds, and helping others as much as I can. The fact that I could not participate in these events made me extremely disappointed in myself and my actions. Here's what happened that led to my ban back in May. It was not appealed:
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    [Feel free to believe this or not, but this is my story. I still have the emails that were exchanged with me and support the day I was banned] So, I believe it was May 24, 2019. That week, the 2.0 mods had just come out. I went around, reporting as many illegal worlds as a possibly could. Most were banned, however whenever the world was nuked, I would simply get banned from the world only. I messaged {two mods}. I managed to get around 3-4 worlds nuked, and was very satisfied with how quick and efficiently these new mods worked. However.. here comes the moment that I will regret for the rest of my lifetime on Growtopia. I had just reported a world (a csn), and went to get a snack (or drink) from the kitchen. When I got back, the second I looked at my phone the 'banned' message popped up. I had apparently stayed on the white door for a second too long. I was extremely confused, as for every other time I had reported a world, I was just simply banned/kicked from the world. I instantly sent an email to support, requesting for an appeal, as I was freaking out. They denied my request and I didn't take the case any further because I didn't realize how much it would affect me later in the year, and just decided to wait out the 7 days.
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    My Opinion
    In my opinion, this is a servere and unfair punishment for simply standing on the white door for a second too long in a reported world. What happened to being cursed? I thought if you were in a world (and didn't have access), and it was nuked, you'd either get cursed or kicked from the world. Not banned for a whole 7 days. I rarely see people getting cursed anyways. Definitely more unfortunate bans than cursed people.
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    What can be done about this?
    [For worlds that get nuked]
    If a person is in a world for more than 5 minutes, they should be cursed for 2 days. If a person is in a world for more than 10 minutes, they should get banned for 3 days. If a person is in a world for more than 15+ minutes, they should get banned for 7 days. This would prevent unfortunate people who were banned for staying in a reported world for a bit too long. It decreases the serverity of the punishment and reminds people who are only trying to do good, that they should be more careful when reporting. It was my first time reporting so many worlds, so it was a mistake on my part.
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    [Another Disclaimer:] I do realize it is completely my fault. I should have left as soon as a reported, but I'm making this thread to bring to light the harsh punishments that are given to people who are innocently punished for trying their best to help.
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    How is this affecting me now?
    I am unable to enter any building forum contests until May 24, 2020. This is extremely disappointing because I love building, and the fact that I cannot enter these contests upsets me deeply. Sure, I can enter for WOTD, but it's just the experience and chance of winning a building contest for a great prize (not that the wotd trophy isn't a great prize) and some recognition as a builder, that matters. I really do not want anyone to take this negatively. But anyways, another thing is that I cannot even think of applying for Guardian. Atleast not for another 2 years. I meet all of the requirements except for the 2 year ban one, and the age one. In a few months I will be 16, and if I wasn't banned in May, I would be able to apply. You may not feel the same way, here's how I feel. It's just that feeling of never being able to accomplish any of your goals. It's a feeling of neverending disappointment in myself and everything I do. It's a feeling of so so much regret for ever even thinking I would make a difference by trying to help. Everything I do always ends in some sort of punishment. Gosh, the regret I feel for even trying to help that one day. That one single day. Now it affects my future and there's absolutely nothing I can do about it but hope with everything I've got left that somehow.. things work out and a dev or mod understands my situation and believes that I was just trying to do good. I have heard similar situations like this that have happened to other people. I sometimes wonder if things would have gone differently if I wasn't banned. If I were never banned, I might not be wallowing about this right now. This thread wouldn't exist. Maybe I'd be happy.
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    What am I asking for?
    I'm asking that punishments be made less harsh, and that the world 'hell' be used more often for cursing more people rather than banning. I do not believe the devs realize how much this affects people like me. I am also asking that support should look further into cases and not instantly deny appeals. I have so many ideas for the support system. As for myself.. I'm pleading.. is there ANY possible way I can prove my innocence and maybe get this ban appealed, even though it has been months since it's passing. It would be a dream come true..
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    What now?
    With the ounce of hope I have left, I'm going to try and turn myself around. I'm honestly willing to change my whole personality if it means achieving a goal I've had since I was 10 years old. Maybe I can prove myself as a worthy person.
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    Finally:
    I am asking everyone on the forums for their support. Do you think this is fair? I am not forcing you to support me, and feel free to speak your opinion on the matter and I will respect that.
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    If there is anything I have left out I will add on to this.
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    I don't think changing your entire personality would be a great idea, I mean I've been sort of in your spot years ago. I felt like being picked as a mod was the 'end game' of this game? I tried my best to put up a mask but it ended up crumbling anyway when I couldn't take it anymore. I would advise anyone against this, honestly. As cliche as this sounds, be yourself.

    Also, for the story, that sucks -- but if you stop looking at guardianship as an objective you have to reach I feel like you can enjoy the game more. Hanging with friends can be really nice as well. I understand your disappointment, though. Huge ouch for the building contests part, too, can't imagine. Hope I'll see you in some competitions next year.
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    ok


    that was long

    but
    you are completely at fault for receiving that ban, it warns you to leave right away so it's not like you could forget the consequences

    yeah sure, it's unfair because you went to go get a drink or whatever, but that doesn't change the fact that you afk'ed in the casino / whatever world you reported

    I don't know, its kind of mixed, because you reported the world, but at the same time you then broke a rule (not on purpose I know), which at least you should've gotten cursed (they chose banning as a punishment, which they probably did with every player in the world for >1 minute (something of the sort).

    also its not really their fault for not following up on it, you were the one that decided to wait it out without thinking about the consequences that it would have on the future (especially considering that you wanted to apply for guardian/enter build contests etc. as for a normal (I think) player who doesn't really care about building or these kinds of things (me) it wouldn't impact me as much

    you have a passion for building, you could accomplish great things
    I feel that this ban should be 'waved' and that you should be allowed off with maybe a warning, but then again I don't know how that would go because you decided to wait it out instead of trying to get unbanned, so that may play a factor in it too.

    changing your personality?????
    I'm sure they'd be absolutely ecstatic
    seriously just be yourself
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    In my opinion, the system should immediately kick you out of a world after you submit a /report. I feel like something like that would help tremendously with unfortunate cases like this where a player stays a moment too late and suffers for it. The way the /report feature is right now, it seems like it just deters people from reporting because they're worried they'll get caught up in the ban.

    Also, players who are clearly not participating in any illegal activities (ie just staying in a world) shouldn't really be included in mass bans, but that's just my two cents. Sure, they increase world traffic, but it can be argued that it also helps bring the world to moderators' attentions, which is ultimately a good thing. As you said, a curse would probably be the ideal punishment in this case; not too harsh, but also gets the point across that you should stay out of casinos. The curse system seems to have worked for drop games, so I'm not sure why it's so drastically different for casinos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElectroDream View Post
    I don't think changing your entire personality would be a great idea, I mean I've been sort of in your spot years ago. I felt like being picked as a mod was the 'end game' of this game? I tried my best to put up a mask but it ended up crumbling anyway when I couldn't take it anymore. I would advise anyone against this, honestly. As cliche as this sounds, be yourself.

    Also, for the story, that sucks -- but if you stop looking at guardianship as an objective you have to reach I feel like you can enjoy the game more. Hanging with friends can be really nice as well. I understand your disappointment, though. Huge ouch for the building contests part, too, can't imagine. Hope I'll see you in some competitions next year.
    Honestly I'm willing to change if it means accomplishing my goals. I've played Growtopia since 5th grade and it has always been my favorite game. I would pick this game over any other game if given the option. The main reason why I so badly want to prove myself worthy is because ever since I joined this community, my main goal was to become a moderator or something like that one day, and become a big part of the community. Now that I may have the chance.. I've just completely ruined it all. And that hurts. I just want to do whatever I can to help this game that has gotten me through one third of my life.

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    ok


    that was long

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    you are completely at fault for receiving that ban, it warns you to leave right away so it's not like you could forget the consequences

    yeah sure, it's unfair because you went to go get a drink or whatever, but that doesn't change the fact that you afk'ed in the casino / whatever world you reported

    I don't know, its kind of mixed, because you reported the world, but at the same time you then broke a rule (not on purpose I know), which at least you should've gotten cursed (they chose banning as a punishment, which they probably did with every player in the world for >1 minute (something of the sort).

    also its not really their fault for not following up on it, you were the one that decided to wait it out without thinking about the consequences that it would have on the future (especially considering that you wanted to apply for guardian/enter build contests etc. as for a normal (I think) player who doesn't really care about building or these kinds of things (me) it wouldn't impact me as much

    you have a passion for building, you could accomplish great things
    I feel that this ban should be 'waved' and that you should be allowed off with maybe a warning, but then again I don't know how that would go because you decided to wait it out instead of trying to get unbanned, so that may play a factor in it too.

    changing your personality?????
    I'm sure they'd be absolutely ecstatic
    seriously just be yourself
    best of luck to you
    Yes I do realize it was completely my fault (as I stated). I just really wish my ban wasn't such a harsh punishment. I was only trying to help, and the fact that I was punished for that is kind of unfair. Aw man all I want is to do good for this community.
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    As for the building- I really like building, as it's one of my favorite parts of the game, and it's so upsetting that I can't enter those cool contests . I won't give up though! Atleast I can make wotd attempts!
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    I'm still going to try to change most of me.. I really don't like how I act and I think I can change myself to be better (:
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    Quote Originally Posted by NekoWolf View Post
    Honestly I'm willing to change if it means accomplishing my goals. I've played Growtopia since 5th grade and it has always been my favorite game. I would pick this game over any other game if given the option. The main reason why I so badly want to prove myself worthy is because ever since I joined this community, my main goal was to become a moderator or something like that one day, and become a big part of the community. Now that I may have the chance.. I've just completely ruined it all. And that hurts. I just want to do whatever I can to help this game that has gotten me through one third of my life.
    Changing yourself only provides more problems. Just keep being yourself and waiting til the ban expires. Also, you didn't ruin it for yourself, I've seen your work and it speaks for itself (artwise). Keep up the work and don't let a measly roadblock stop you from your dream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DynPlaysGT View Post
    In my opinion, the system should immediately kick you out of a world after you submit a /report. I feel like something like that would help tremendously with unfortunate cases like this where a player stays a moment too late and suffers for it. The way the /report feature is right now, it seems like it just deters people from reporting because they're worried they'll get caught up in the ban.

    Also, players who are clearly not participating in any illegal activities (ie just staying in a world) shouldn't really be included in mass bans, but that's just my two cents. Sure, they increase world traffic, but it can be argued that it also helps bring the world to moderators' attentions, which is ultimately a good thing. As you said, a curse would probably be the ideal punishment in this case; not too harsh, but also gets the point across that you should stay out of casinos. The curse system seems to have worked for drop games, so I'm not sure why it's so drastically different for casinos.
    Yeah, they should actually take a look at who is in the world and what they are doing before just immediately hitting that ban button. Usually people who are standing on the white door are just people who have gone to the world on accident, are reporting the world, or have followed a friend there and didn't realize what it was, because I think most csns have that little room in the front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NekoWolf View Post
    You may not feel the same way, here's how I feel. It's just that feeling of never being able to accomplish any of your goals. It's a feeling of neverending disappointment in myself and everything I do. It's a feeling of so so much regret for ever even thinking I would make a difference by trying to help. Everything I do always ends in some sort of punishment. Gosh, the regret I feel for even trying to help that one day. That one single day. Now it affects my future and there's absolutely nothing I can do about it but hope with everything I've got left that somehow..
    This is probably completely unrelated, but after reading this part I feel like how you feel right now has absolutely nothing to do with growtopia, getting banned was just a trigger. Have you considered therapy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10bang View Post
    Changing yourself only provides more problems. Just keep being yourself and waiting til the ban expires. Also, you didn't ruin it for yourself, I've seen your work and it speaks for itself (artwise). Keep up the work and don't let a measly roadblock stop you from your dream.
    But the ban expires on on May 24, 2021. A lot can happen in two years. Also thank you for the motivation ❤️

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    This is probably completely unrelated, but after reading this part I feel like how you feel right now has absolutely nothing to do with growtopia, getting banned was just a trigger. Have you considered therapy?
    Honestly at this point, growtopia is a huge part of my life. It's like a safe place for me. But other than that, no I have not considered therapy because my parents do not want to believe that I am anything but happy with my life. it's okay tho don't worry
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    Quote Originally Posted by thiccgrill View Post
    This is probably completely unrelated, but after reading this part I feel like how you feel right now has absolutely nothing to do with growtopia, getting banned was just a trigger. Have you considered therapy?
    Dude she (guessing) stated that she LIVED OFF BUILDING AND HELPING OTHERS. also SHE HAD THE DREAM OF BECOMING A MOD/GUARDIAN EVER SINCE SHE STARTED .

    The dissapointment came from her losing the chance to apply for a spot as a guardian due to a minor mistake of not leaving the world she got banned in...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10bang View Post
    Dude she (guessing) stated that she LIVED OFF BUILDING AND HELPING OTHERS. also SHE HAD THE DREAM OF BECOMING A MOD/GUARDIAN EVER SINCE SHE STARTED .

    The dissapointment came from her losing the chance to apply for a spot as a guardian due to a minor mistake of not leaving the world she got banned in...
    ''It's just that feeling of never being able to accomplish any of your goals. It's a feeling of neverending disappointment in myself and everything I do. It's a feeling of so so much regret for ever even thinking I would make a difference by trying to help. Everything I do always ends in some sort of punishment.'' Yes, I get that OP is very disappointed and sad, but it clearly wasn't his fault that he was just trying to report illegal activities... and he clearly KNOWS that it wasn't his fault for being banned. However, feeling ''neverending disappointment in myself and everything I do'' is not an appropriate reaction to whatever happened, because he was trying to do something good. ''It's a feeling of so much regret for ever even thinking I would make a difference by trying to help.'' just SCREAMS self worth issues honestly. Honestly have no idea how you would even respond to this, but eh, just saying what I feel about this post rn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NekoWolf View Post
    [Disclaimer: Please do not take this negatively. I sat for a long time staring at this, deciding if I wanted to post it or not. Here we go. [not sure if this is the right subforum but it mentions the guardian application] I'm writing about something serious this time.]
    To begin, I want to cry. I'm so upset.. I feel as if I cannot do anything I want to anymore in Growtopia because I am being limited by an 'unfair' (in my opinion), 7 day ban I received on May 24, 2019. When I got banned, I did not realize how much of an effect it would have on my future. I was unable to join the Thanksgiving and the Halloween forum world-building contests due to this ban, and now I cannot even apply for Guardian. The only joy I find in Growtopia anymore is talking to my friends, building worlds, and helping others as much as I can. The fact that I could not participate in these events made me extremely disappointed in myself and my actions. Here's what happened that led to my ban back in May. It was not appealed:
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    [Feel free to believe this or not, but this is my story. I still have the emails that were exchanged with me and support the day I was banned] So, I believe it was May 24, 2019. That week, the 2.0 mods had just come out. I went around, reporting as many illegal worlds as a possibly could. Most were banned, however whenever the world was nuked, I would simply get banned from the world only. I messaged both Zruul (:c), and @Daewud. I managed to get around 3-4 worlds nuked, and was very satisfied with how quick and efficiently these new mods worked. However.. here comes the moment that I will regret for the rest of my lifetime on Growtopia. I had just reported a world (a csn), and went to get a snack (or drink) from the kitchen. When I got back, the second I looked at my phone the 'banned' message popped up. I had apparently stayed on the white door for a second too long. I was extremely confused, as for every other time I had reported a world, I was just simply banned/kicked from the world. I instantly sent an email to support, requesting for an appeal, as I was freaking out. They denied my request and I didn't take the case any further because I didn't realize how much it would affect me later in the year, and just decided to wait out the 7 days.
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    In my opinion, this is a servere and unfair punishment for simply standing on the white door for a second too long in a reported world. What happened to being cursed? I thought if you were in a world (and didn't have access), and it was nuked, you'd either get cursed or kicked from the world. Not banned for a whole 7 days. I rarely see people getting cursed anyways. Definitely more unfortunate bans than cursed people.
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    What can be done about this?
    [For worlds that get nuked]
    If a person is in a world for more than 5 minutes, they should be cursed for 2 days. If a person is in a world for more than 10 minutes, they should get banned for 3 days. If a person is in a world for more than 15+ minutes, they should get banned for 7 days. This would prevent unfortunate people who were banned for staying in a reported world for a bit too long. It decreases the serverity of the punishment and reminds people who are only trying to do good, that they should be more careful when reporting. It was my first time reporting so many worlds, so it was a mistake on my part.
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    [Another Disclaimer:] I do realize it is completely my fault. I should have left as soon as a reported, but I'm making this thread to bring to light the harsh punishments that are given to people who are innocently punished for trying their best to help.
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    How is this affecting me now?
    I am unable to enter any building forum contests until May 24, 2020. This is extremely disappointing because I love building, and the fact that I cannot enter these contests upsets me deeply. Sure, I can enter for WOTD, but it's just the experience and chance of winning a building contest for a great prize (not that the wotd trophy isn't a great prize) and some recognition as a builder, that matters. I really do not want anyone to take this negatively. But anyways, another thing is that I cannot even think of applying for Guardian. Atleast not for another 2 years. I meet all of the requirements except for the 2 year ban one, and the age one. In a few months I will be 16, and if I wasn't banned in May, I would be able to apply. You may not feel the same way, here's how I feel. It's just that feeling of never being able to accomplish any of your goals. It's a feeling of neverending disappointment in myself and everything I do. It's a feeling of so so much regret for ever even thinking I would make a difference by trying to help. Everything I do always ends in some sort of punishment. Gosh, the regret I feel for even trying to help that one day. That one single day. Now it affects my future and there's absolutely nothing I can do about it but hope with everything I've got left that somehow.. things work out and a dev or mod understands my situation and believes that I was just trying to do good. I have heard similar situations like this that have happened to other people. I sometimes wonder if things would have gone differently if I wasn't banned. If I were never banned, I might not be wallowing about this right now. This thread wouldn't exist. Maybe I'd be happy.
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    What am I asking for?
    I'm asking that punishments be made less harsh, and that the world 'hell' be used more often for cursing more people rather than banning. I do not believe the devs realize how much this affects people like me. I am also asking that support should look further into cases and not instantly deny appeals. I have so many ideas for the support system. As for myself.. I'm pleading.. is there ANY possible way I can prove my innocence and maybe get this ban appealed, even though it has been months since it's passing. It would be a dream come true..
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    What now?
    With the ounce of hope I have left, I'm going to try and turn myself around. I'm honestly willing to change my whole personality if it means achieving a goal I've had since I was 10 years old. Maybe I can prove myself as a worthy person.
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    I am asking everyone on the forums for their support. Do you think this is fair? I am not forcing you to support me, and feel free to speak your opinion on the matter and I will respect that.
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    If there is anything I have left out I will add on to this.
    Firstly calm down. I always wanted to be a mod really long ago, and like it just isn't worth getting upset on. Like I feel that moderator or not, if you actually made an effort to improve the community, even the smallest effort is worth something special. Like I feel people who make small efforts are just as good as any moderator or guardian out there, because I personally believe in the good of people. Personally I do have a dislike for the support staff but other than that, I really wish to help make the game better too. A solution I can provide however is to try ban appeal and explain the situation, and ask whether it could be removed from your track record, not sure if the support team are gonna shut their ears on you, but worth a shot if you really want something to be done about it.

    also like dream said, thinking back, I feel being a mod should never be a goal. It's not really the end game goal at least for growtopia. The game personally, I find making friends and building together as a forumer clique more fun than trying to just wanna be a mod. Like it's good to be positive and help others and all, if you really insist then like I said msg support, otherwise just chill ya know, maybe try to apply and write it in the why we should pick you part to explain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thiccgrill View Post
    ''It's just that feeling of never being able to accomplish any of your goals. It's a feeling of neverending disappointment in myself and everything I do. It's a feeling of so so much regret for ever even thinking I would make a difference by trying to help. Everything I do always ends in some sort of punishment.'' Yes, I get that OP is very disappointed and sad, but it clearly wasn't his fault that he was just trying to report illegal activities... and he clearly KNOWS that it wasn't his fault for being banned. However, feeling ''neverending disappointment in myself and everything I do'' is not an appropriate reaction to whatever happened, because he was trying to do something good. ''It's a feeling of so much regret for ever even thinking I would make a difference by trying to help.'' just SCREAMS self worth issues honestly. Honestly have no idea how you would even respond to this, but eh, just saying what I feel about this post rn.
    but you never know, this could've happen before (not getting banned). Neko could've, let's say, tried helping a player out just to get ridiculed by said person, or giving play said item, just for the player to be ungrateful and again ridicule Neko (sorry for calling Neko-- Neko just dont feel like adding extra 4 letters) just because someone feels deep depression over something does not mean its a therapist solution look at astigmatise, one of the coolest/ darkest people you'll meet on the forum. Doesnt mean astig needs a therapist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thiccgrill View Post
    ''It's just that feeling of never being able to accomplish any of your goals. It's a feeling of neverending disappointment in myself and everything I do. It's a feeling of so so much regret for ever even thinking I would make a difference by trying to help. Everything I do always ends in some sort of punishment.'' Yes, I get that OP is very disappointed and sad, but it clearly wasn't his fault that he was just trying to report illegal activities... and he clearly KNOWS that it wasn't his fault for being banned. However, feeling ''neverending disappointment in myself and everything I do'' is not an appropriate reaction to whatever happened, because he was trying to do something good. ''It's a feeling of so much regret for ever even thinking I would make a difference by trying to help.'' just SCREAMS self worth issues honestly. Honestly have no idea how you would even respond to this, but eh, just saying what I feel about this post rn.
    yeah I accidentally let some of my real life problems spill into this 😅 sorry about that.

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    Firstly calm down. I always wanted to be a mod really long ago, and like it just isn't worth getting upset on. Like I feel that moderator or not, if you actually made an effort to improve the community, even the smallest effort is worth something special. Like I feel people who make small efforts are just as good as any moderator or guardian out there, because I personally believe in the good of people. Personally I do have a dislike for the support staff but other than that, I really wish to help make the game better too. A solution I can provide however is to try ban appeal and explain the situation, and ask whether it could be removed from your track record, not sure if the support team are gonna shut their ears on you, but worth a shot if you really want something to be done about it.
    I agree alot with everything you said. Very meaningful. Also I don't even know where to contact support anymore. I dont think they would listen though..
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    Change your Internet service provider or use a VPN and cut off all contact with your old account(s) and start over. Some people did so and they got where you want to be right now... You have to be smart and not vulnerable if **** happens just cut it off and punch life in this face and start over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckygemss View Post
    Change your Internet service provider or use a VPN and cut off all contact with your old account(s) and start over. Some people did so and they got where you want to be right now... You have to be smart and not vulnerable if **** happens just cut it off and punch life in this face and start over.
    Hmm...
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    yes this should be implemented into the game

    Don’t hate yourself for what you didn’t do, life is good and be happy! You don’t have to change yourself just because you don’t get the right outcome! You should apply for the form anyways, and hope that the mods realize what happened and give u a chance with sympathy.
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    I agree.

    Your appeal should’ve been looked at and someone should’ve said “Hey, this person wasn’t trying to cause any trouble. In fact they were reporting worlds and leaving. Lets give them a warning.”

    Obviously that didn’t happen. The support team has their own logic and reasons that we sometimes don’t understand. Maybe they thought it wasn’t your place to use the report feature as a way to “police” growtopia. Maybe they’ve already given you a second chance and we don’t know. Maybe they just apply the rules equally and if you get caught up you get caught up. We don’t know.

    I understand you’re feelings of not being able to participate in the world building contests and not being able to apply for guardian, but maybe making a public post about their decision isn’t the best way to get your case looked at. You have to be able to ask the team “Whats the deal??” before jumping to conclusions. Nobody is perfect and everyone makes mistakes.

    I think you shouldn’t change who you are just to be a guardian. Be yourself. If you’re “worthy” it’ll show and a chance will be given. If you’re fake about who you are it’ll show and that’s the last person the team needs.


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    If you use logical thinking you will come to the conclusion that more people want to become a moderator or guardian than there are positions available. A lot of people that want to be a moderator or guardian will never get the chance unfortunately. Even if they really deserve it. It's like wanting to be a manager at a job. A lot of people want to be the manager but only one person gets to be.

    I know people want to help by reporting Casinos but if even being in the world's put you at risk I have to question why people even care to do it. I think people are better off just leaving it to the real moderators to find them. If they want peoples help reporting they will change the rules to make it better for reporting.

    I can only assume they don't want people in the world even to report. So maybe people reporting isn't as valued as players think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn Wilson View Post
    If you use logical thinking you will come to the conclusion that more people want to become a moderator or guardian than there are positions available. A lot of people that want to be a moderator or guardian will never get the chance unfortunately. Even if they really deserve it. It's like wanting to be a manager at a job. A lot of people want to be the manager but only one person gets to be.

    I know people want to help by reporting Casinos but if even being in the world's put you at risk I have to question why people even care to do it. I think people are better off just leaving it to the real moderators to find them. If they want peoples help reporting they will change the rules to make it better for reporting.

    I can only assume they don't want people in the world even to report. So maybe people reporting isn't as valued as players think.
    Exactly. No doubt more than half of the people signing up to be a guardian are from Asian Countries, in which nearly all the new mods are some what from those places. There would also be atleast over 50% lying about there age as well.
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