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The new FESS is up.

And I'm baked.

I was up until damn near 4AM last night editing things, and when I got up at 9, I went right back at it with TF, showing him the ropes, and getting his approval on things. I was only supposed to have temporary Admin access, so I had no problem with being put back to moderator privilages, since four admins (who would be myself, Terranigma Freak, Shawn and Captamzai) IS a little bit much.

Then, Cappy went online.

Captamzai gets almost full credit for creating the original FESS, and should be respected for just as much. However, he disapeared for the most part by the time I arrived at FESS, and he's always been known as... enigmatic. Either way, it's never been an issue, and I figured he'd be happy about the move, due to FESS outgrowing Proboards. Instead, when Shawn got ahold of him to tell him about the boards (and to tell him to lock the old boards, which saved me and Shawn a LOT of work), he got pissy, showing that he is, in fact, a strange 15 year old kid. He started bitching at Shawn about shit like "oh, you create a board without me knowing, and you get an automatic promotion!", and other strange shit, always adding his own tidbits along the way. Well, at the time, I was a mod, so my reaction was "FUCK YOU! I was up fucking with this thing, and didn't get shit, so fuck off".

At that point, my mind was made up: I didn't want to be an admin before, because I didn't want to ruffle feathers. However, since I'm the one that will be handling most of the complaints (to keep the pressure off of Shawn and TF), I kinda need it. Therefore, I did something that I'm not proud of, and probably never will be:

I asked for my admin privlages back.

Basically, I don't want Shawn and TF - who both have school to worry about - to be bogged down with all the technical stuff, especially since none of us are TOO familiar with InvisionFree's admin service. This way, since Cap is basically worthless (but will be kept an admin because of TF's wishes - that type of loyalty is admirable), we have three people that get along fine, doing the behind the scenes work. I am worried about what Seti called a "power struggle" if Cap gets a wild hair up his ass, though; if that happens, then I'll just give up my admin rights, because by then, things should be running smoothly. But if it happens because of Capy, it won't happen without a fight, that's for sure.

But for admin duties, I'm basically going to default on all the decision making to TF and Shawn anyway; I don't feel like it's my place to be making major decisions.

And I'm officially drunk AND fried now. Yikes.


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 25th, 2004 04:13 am (UTC)
That's the price for being reliable. More responsibility.

Good luck with your new job, man.
Apr. 25th, 2004 07:51 am (UTC)
It's almost ironic how in the blue flying fuck I went from being a newb to being an admin in the span of a three months.

Thanks for the words as always, man.
Apr. 25th, 2004 12:32 pm (UTC)
You're welcome.

Yes, that's pretty unusual. Anyway, it's nice to think of you as the representative of the new wave of FESSers among the staff veterans. It gives me the solid impression that the community isn't something closed and definite, that it's still open to new members and to their skills.

And that's a pretty nice thing, if you ask me.
Apr. 25th, 2004 10:25 am (UTC)
You're doing great so far.

I belieeeeve in youuuu~ [/bad singing]
Apr. 25th, 2004 04:49 pm (UTC)
That's possibly the best thing I've heard all day. XD

Jun. 5th, 2004 07:53 am (UTC)
Ahhh....soo this is how it all happened........is Captamzai really only 15 years old?!?! Thats as old as I am!!!! man.....I really got lost in my brief period of inactivity...
Jun. 5th, 2004 07:54 am (UTC)
Yeah, hard to believe, isn't it?

Just an FYI: What gets said in my LJ is NOT for public discussion.
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