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Power Abusive Admin

Post by Mercy on January 8th 2011, 11:38 am

[EDIT] Greetings, I'm Mercy, new to these forums and I happens to be apart of a team of admins in a Teen Titans forum that started several years ago. I have a problem with my forum. The site creator who holds the root admin account has abused his admin power in the worst sense possible.

The site was created way in November 1, 2008, I joined September 9, 2009. The site creator was never active at the time, but soon after I joined we began getting "hacker" threats by a member named "Phantom" who just so happened to be the site creator. Members would check the site to make sure it wasn't completely wiped out and others were worried their accounts weren't deleted the morning after. In some senses he struck terror into it's members. Well Phantom left and we never heard of him since. At this time we didn't know for certain that Phantom was our site creator.

Then on January 1, 2011 Phantom made another appearance. He went into all the admin's accounts (I being one of them) and changed their passwords and letting the entire forum know that our passwords have been changed. He even let them know what our passwords had been changed to. We nailed him then and there. We proved that this so called hacker was the site creator, and he admitted it.

So now we have this power hungry site creator saying he can do whatever he wants with the forum because he has the root admin account, desperate for attention. What do we do in this absolutely awkward situation? I've been a member for over a year and the forum is extremely active. I'd hate to move considering we have a good forum going, it's alive and active for several good years; our only problem is our site creator.

Sorry if I'm ranting, I just want to know if there's any way we can override the root admin account.

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Re: Power Abusive Admin

Post by Tracian on January 8th 2011, 1:35 pm

Sorry for the bad news but indeed he can do whatever he wants to as he is the forum creator and as long as the Forumotion ToS are followed. Worse than that, if he breaks the ToS, then the forum will be shut down. I hope I'm wrong but there is no way out of this situation unless he starts valuing his forum and changes his behaviour. It's only up to his good will.

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Re: Power Abusive Admin

Post by Deathinshadowsx on January 8th 2011, 1:46 pm

It is a real shame easy enough when it is a mod just strip their power but this guy has intellectual rights over the forum so even if action is taken he could kick up a stink which would just have the forum destroyed completely.

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Re: Power Abusive Admin

Post by MrMario on January 8th 2011, 5:56 pm

We don't handle personal problems with an admin removing someone as admin or the forum or whatever the case is. As long as the forum is following the Terms of Service like Tracian said.

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