It saddens me that in a community of intelligent and incredibly creative individuals such as ours we have problems co-operating and getting along.
As most of you probably already know, there were problems with the previous Heroes: United forums. For that, we are sorry. Some things that happened were exceedingly immature and discourteous and they did not belong in a friendly supportive community such as ours. There have been several questions that get raised regularly as to just what happened and we think you deserve an explanation.
We believe most of you know what happened in the first forum, but for those who don't, it had to do with content, and offensive and degrading words from members on the forum who did not belong. The administrator there abandoned his post, and so there was no authority to put a stop to the inappropriate behavior. The administrator later deleted his forum.
The second forum created was successful for a longer period of time and did not have any issues with the material discussed in it. The problem with this forum arose when it was somehow moved, and for nearly 48 hours, had unknown whereabouts. For unspecified reasons the administrator there did not feel compelled to inform anyone of what happened. Two of the board administrators (Vampi and Vegeta) did not know why when asked by members. Vampi submitted a ticket and was trying to keep members on the HU blog informed. Believing the board had been lost (at the fault of the provider) Vampi created another forum for everyone to continue to use for contact with one another. This was so people didn’t have to be without a forum. It wasn’t until after the new forum was made (36-48hrs later) that the forum came back on with a maintenance message and until the very next day 48 hours from the time it went down did its administrator reply to the HU blog members or to Vampi. The help desk then informed Vampi who had been in contact due to her ticket submitted that the board had not been deleted but taken offline by an administrator and marked so no one could see it offline then marked to be seen with a message. This was apparently done accidentally by a three year old. We know for a fact this is not true. What was done was too specific to be done by a child of 3.
Due to a minority request we link and use both forums. However the administrator of the foromer forum by her own choice left HU and has made some bad decisions that are not reflecting well on Heroes United. I personally have found these actions to be offensive, as have some other members.
The administrators have come to a decision that it is unacceptable to continue to link or associate ourselves with this forum. So only the official forum ran by the same administrators from the HU blog will be posted in links.
The Following are Comments from each of the Administrator’s from Heroes: United
Novy: Heroes: United Blog and the official forum is not ran by a single person.Together we discuss and try to make a blog/forum that you as the members will enjoySo it should be stated that any decisions that are made are made as a group and not individually... We hope that this explanation is enough and ask that you email one of the administrators if you require further explanation.
Gaia: Please try to understand that this was in everyone’s best interest. In the last little while there has been a lot of anger and resentment towards different members and by doing this we are hoping to sever the problem for good.As Novy said, the decisions we make are as a team and we consider all options to solving a problem before we make anything final. Unfortunate as it was, this was the choice we made this time and we all felt it was made accordingly. As said, if there are any problems please feel free to contact the administrators.
Vegeta: It is our consesnsus that the parting of ways will be best for everyone involved. As said by Novy and Vampi, if there are any questions please contact the administrators.
Professor Xavier: I agree with everything my friends have said. I realize that these types of things can be awkward however I do feel that creating one forum that is well moderated by a diverse group will give us the best chance for creating a happy, stable and supportive community. I want to thank you all for participating in Heroes United and I sincerely hope that we all enjoy many years of friendship together.