Saturday, March 12, 2011

Genn Moderator and the Gang (of forum thugs)

Part one of a continuing series exposing harassment and discrimination on the Second Life forums

It’s official. I’ve just received confirmation the following people are part of Genn Moderator's gang of cutthroat abusers. 

The main participants include:  Prokofy Neva, Venus Petrov, Caitlin Tobias, Cato Badger, Derek Torvalar, Seicher Rae, Wilhiam Hydraconis, and Storm Clarence. (Confirmation on others is pending)

Their task is to harass, belittle, intimidate, name call, post innuendo about, abuse and maliciously lie about any person on Genn Moderator's hit list. (watch them in action HERE)

The abuse is simple. Genn Moderator sends out a list of targets to the gang of forum bullies. Those bullies then flame targets in order to get a reply. Once any reply is remotely border line to a violation, they notify Genn Moderator who issues the person a warning. After the target gets 3 warnings they are banned for a week.

Watching this gang of thugs is hilarious as they incompetently try to hide their tactics. This gang is also patting each other on the back for rank increases. The truly laughable part about their new rank is that they achieved rank by gaming the kudo system. It’s easy to spot as you look at their profile and see how they award each other kudos for no reason.

The head of the kudo gaming ring is Caitlin Tobias. The first day kudos were available she gave Venus Petrov 7 kudos so she could raise in Rank.  Next on her list is Seicher Rae with 4 kudos. Their plan is to get high ranks by giving each other kudos so they can harass lower ranked members. Of course they fail by trying to include others in their Kudo activity so it is not so obvious.

(Click below for profile page) 

It will be interesting to see how they get punished in a rotational way in an attempt to hide their malicious activity. They now delete the content of any moderation by editing the post. One such case is by Storm Clarence in his INK thread where he posted graphic nudity.

Here are just a few of the comments made by the gang of cutthroats Genn Moderator allows to harass and intimidate other members. It’s obvious who the main abusive “Badger” is to provoke/incite a response.
Re: Image limits and the consequences.
03-11-2011 08:37 AM
Cato Badger  @Wildcat: Trying just makes you an also-ran.

Re: Your Forum Avatar & Rank
Cato Badger 03-09-2011 07:58 AM
Any chance of a 'smartass' one Keli?

Re: Image limits and the consequences.
03-11-2011 03:12 PM
Cato Badger   @Irene: Sorry, but you are demonstrating my point by missing the point. I would much prefer the honest attempts at textual communication by those for whom English is *not* their native tongue than an image or a video whose message is hackneyed, imprecise or indecipherably delivered by a junky poet or a cat who didn't pass Captioning 101.

Re: out with the FIC...
03-11-2011 08:20 AM
Cato Badger Is that a Russian lolcat? 
(Commenting on my photo with ethnic slurs)

Venus Petrov 03-12-2011 06:47 AM
I am certain this 'rank infection' affects only a small number of posters.  Even so, they carry a megaphone and are hard to avoid.

"It is ironic that those who applauded the 'coming of the mods' here are themselves 'suffering' from that 'attention'.  They bring it on because they can only *be* themselves.
(Venus outs the gang's tactics)

Re: Do people make friends by posting negative content?
03-07-2011 12:31 AM
Prokofy Neva  Meanwhile, Phil Collins is sick and going off the road -- Su-su-su...

 (Prokofy referring to her blog post about me)

Re: Do people make friends by posting negative content?
Storm Clarence 03-07-2011 05:29 AM

Prokofy Neva wrote:
<snip>  especially when their posses aren't open to recruit new members.

You are welcome to be a part of my posse.  

(Storm inviting Prokofy to join the Gang)

Venus Petrov 03-10-2011 09:46 AM
None of my friends quote Twitter. 
 (Ridicule on my "Do you tweet" thread)
Re: Outing Alts
 Storm Clarence  Good Suspiria, I am glad to see your *grasp* of the issues
No Sus, I will not modify.  Franky my dear, I see no reason to modify.
  (Calling me a pig by using Sus) [Sus, a genus of pig]
Limit Number of Threads Started
Prokofy Neva  03-07-2011 10:38 PM
I'm seeing some people start 7-8-10 threads all at once in the top view forum headings and it's really obnoxious and annoying.
This is being done by a small coterie of people to try to keep their old forums mindshare/marketshare on top, in the view, and constantly in your face.
But we're not all friends with this group, nor do we want to be.

Re: Okay Now Turn Your Head and Cough........
Venus Petrov 03-12-2011 11:27 AM
I found it enlightening how one might say (in the old GD) that they never AR'ed anyone and accuse others (not by name, by innuendo) of being 'ARtards', and how now they have a list of over 20 posts where 'nothing has been done about it' and then that they will forward 100 such examples.  I would not know how they might define 'nothing' as they are not privy to PMs from mods.

Re: Okay Now Turn Your Head and Cough........
03-12-2011 11:36 AM
Cato Badger @Dee: Whether you like it or not, your post has confirmed you at the very vanguard of the PIC ard movement

Re: Are you for real?
Derek Torvalar 03-10-2011 07:22 AM - last edited on 03-10-2011 07:42 AM
Your attitude of intolerance for anyone not considered to be optimistic or positive by your standards is that they are to be treated as pariahs and ridiculed. You do not present an attitude of inclusiveness for all despite your cliams, and that is transparent for all to see.

These are all from one thread “Limit creators to two inworld creations per day.”
Griffin Ceawlin Don't worry, Susp. Even if post limits are instituted you'll be top PW. (PW = Pig Woman)

Prokofy Neva Making two prims in world isn't the same as the arrogant attempt to grab the view and grab attention -- and power and sales that go with it -- with contant thread-mongering.

Wilhiam Hydraconis Preposterous here are your tendencies in improving your rank on top of everybody else, which you apparantly cannot achieve by a high count of appreciated answers in the answer section of the forums, so you try to discredit the advocation of containing the overflow of the quantity of threads created elsewhere.
What's also preposterous, and equally presumptuous, is comparing yourself to Philip Linden, who did quite a bit more than just overflowing the forums with freshly created threads

Cato Badger Creating mindless uninspiring unprovocative threads here is the equivalent of churning out plywood cubes as seats inworld.

Peewee Musytari
Didn`t you create threads pushing for stricter modding of spammers?  Maybe they consider their spam to be creative.
(I guess if you're an advisor you can flame at will)
Wilhiam Hydraconis I think she even compared herself up a 'few' steps as the Creationist of all creationists        

Cato Badger  You asked: 'How many "low quality" questions do you hear in a day?' I'm afraid that the answer at the moment is: "Most of them"!

Venus Petrov Rank is important to those who seek privileges of dubious nature.

Using tags to harass. (Awaiting confirmation on this person)
Griffin Ceawlin

Genn Moderator does not issue warnings or remove content but instead attempts to cover up the mess the incompetent gang created.
Just a heads-up, we're seeing some borderline posts in this thread. Please keep comments restricted to the topic only, and refrain from making comments about other members. 

Genn Moderator again issues no warnings but deletes the Gang's posts to hide how obvious they were.

Re: Your Forum Avatar & Rank
Genn Moderator  03-09-2011 09:59 AM
Hi all,
I've removed all off-topic posts from this thread. Please keep this thread on topic so that we can keep it open. 

More to come in my next blog post about Genn Moderator abusing people on the forum.

Thanks to Ann O'Toole for posting this video via Twitter. This video describes Genn Moderator and the Gang.