As after several days since the original post and several weeks after the initial occurrence of the ban and similar time since the first contact attempt of 3Hugger to contact EUTW admins, the above post is the only, both public and privately, form of reaction 3Hugger got from EUTW, therefor the above reaction will have to stand for the EUTW.
Although the message states;
"Some questions upfront" which may suggest that there is something on the 'back' of this initial posting, one may consider 5 days sufficient time to actually deliver the basic information, like the 'charges' or the 'evidence' or a simple hint of the intend of EUTW.
Especially if taken into consideration the speedy process of actually putting a permanent server ban in place.
So my reaction to the only form of communication and therewith the sole source of information one could perceive as an official statement made by EUTW, is as follows.
With the note that, as already written in the initial post;“Failure to comply may be seen as evidence of obstruction of fair due process and speaks to the intend of EUTW, which may be taken into account when proceeding.”
This reaction of EUTW speaks to the intend of EUTW when it comes to their willingness to actually act ‘fair’ or their suggestion of ‘the ball is with him’, probably a reference to state that the ‘ball is in one’s court’ or that to give the impression that there is legitimate potential to appeal for fair trial and/or get the permanent ban lifted.
One may deduct that EUTW does want to provide for the impression of fair proceedings, yet is either severely lacking and/or unwillingly to actually perform as suggested.
Nonetheless, the following:
"As you are asking for a set of personal data of a person, can you verify in any way that you are allowed to recieve the personal data as per GDPR requirements?
Yes, if this would be required, yes of course, but you seem to forego some of the implication(s):
[*]EUTW does not provide for opt-in agreements to ‘anyone’, as there is no choice to opt-in, neither is there any form of a warning that data is logged and there is no opt-out information given. This while ‘everyone’ (with the means to actually do so and without prior relations to EUTW) can connect to the servers of EUTW, without being aware of the data mining practices by EUTW in place; Ergo data mining without consent is a fact
[*]EUTW is herewith breaking actual applicable laws
and has done so for extended periods of time;
- Among other, this is one of the reasons 3Hugger already openly communicated the following (05/18/2019: discord: “I (do not agree and) have serious ethical concerns for the EUTW policies and practices in place.
[*]EUTW does attempt to collect ‘donations’ with the following ‘perks’ in return, quote:
“Donate now” … “You will get the following donator perks
” … “STATISTICS PAGE : Access to the Statistics , where you can browse your personal stats and see the action replays of finished rounds.”
[One may ask why is this important to the permanent ban, well among other, this may show the personal bias, the will to break or bend the rules and the intention to do so, informs about character and the ability to judge fairly.
So this is proof of EUTW breaking actual laws, data mining and selling data to third parties without consent. And EUTW usually replies to this as lies and unfounded allegations, because all money goes to their
infrastructure is still (in part) being paid for with mined data. And EUTW only needs to break a single law to be able to correctly state that EUTW breaks the law.
3Hugger while abiding the law, not even breaking EUTW server rules, has received a permanent server ban and 3Hugger’s reputation is being smeared with statements by EUTW members of 3Hugger being a liar in a communication channel he also received a ban for, so 3Hugger is unable to fend for oneself.
Of these also supposedly lies is, just like in the case of the permanent server ban, never a single shred of evidence presented to back this allegation up. While everyone can check for facts, even EUTW themselves clearly either does not check for the facts to make sure they make an accurate representation of the truth, before they make their claims, or they simply are reluctant to communicate the factual probable truth.
Besides this, one could argue for EUTW breaking other actual national and/or international laws as well, violating the rights of others, but as one could deem the one example above to be sufficient to make the point, nonetheless of EUTW does understand, follow or agree, the point is considered to made.
Of course one can expect that the EUTW admins do not like voices of opposition, after all who does like to be proven wrong and who likes persons that disagree. But after many attempts to improve on the EUTW community, which a specific EUTW admin fights every step with tooth and nail and repeated heavy emotional loaded reaction from a specific admin like, and these are the quotes of a single EUTW admin:
[*]a bit pathetic to be honest and are quite revealing about your personality;
[*]piss off 3Hugger. Bye!
[*]Your attitude is pathetic. Just move on an annoy someone else with your ego problem.
[*]We have enough of your shit. Bye!
[*]I don’t give a flying fuck. ... This guy is a waste of my time and I won’t comment on it any further. ... he is talking out of his ass with his accusations. ...
[*]Little admin boy thought that he could just sit this out and take over the mod, ...
[*]... his ego got the better of him and he started being stupid and ruined it all. Too bad for him he wasted all that time now.
[*]... He can find another mod to pester. That’s the end of it for me.
[*]... I don’t take lies and bullshit accusations lightly, didn’t throw the first stone here.
Honestly, if people cannot see through his bullshit, I don’t care too much.
[*]... You seem to know it all. ... But I am sure we won’t be using any of 3Huggers layouts from now on.
[*]Bye 3Hugger! Have fun being toxic somewhere else!And perhaps the most interesting one, seen current circumstances:
[*]He stepped out of line and when confronted decided to throw a tantrum publicly and taking shit. Of course he then gets confronted publicly. ...
And so on, then to one day to react to this admin, whom just logged in and was completely unaware of any context (of the community success that were initiated and booked, by 3Hugger, as 3Hugger was able to initiate together with the help of the community before):
(for context (paraphrasing):3Hugger:‘So far today we (as players on the server) try to enforce a 'please balance' system: ...
Please help out, like we did with the community 'no darter' policy we did before with success. ...
So far it works. ...
The way this works: ... (DATA) ...
Let's see if you can help out to make this a success! ...
The proof: In game it is still balanced objectives wise. ... (STATS) ...
Please make this a success and help out!’
)Nyles just logs in and immediately posts:
( exact quotes:)Nyles:Hugger, final warning for spam in here. I am getting so tired of your spam3Hugger:Piss off Nyles, the community liked it and it was successfulNyles:Take it to the forum or suck it up3Hugger:Mister NegativeNyles:Just shut the fuck up and get lost3Hugger:We get something good going for the community and the first thing you do is piss on it
We had a great gaming day, join the server and have some fun.Nyles:You ignore my repeated request to stop spamming in here and insult me multiple times now. Just go away.3Hugger:Formal complaint about Nyles: he is misbehaving not according to the EUTW code of conduct. @GiPPONyles:Bla. Banned.
3Hugger received a permanent ban, on which the community reacted, before even knowing of the permanent server ban that coincided with this discord ban:
One may or may not conclude that a discord ban is appropriate, but is it really appropriate to maintain a permanent
ban on a community member, whom has arguably contributed the most to this community and was according to the community (exact quotes) ‘fairest’ and ‘nicest’ and ‘best community member ever’.
Is it correct that the ban is permanent on the server, with the accusation: ‘admin abuse
’, while EUTW admins hardly play on these servers and the admin in question maybe shows up for 2 hours a year and hasn’t played for many months?
There is far more to this, but with every accusation produced by EUTW, it is not too difficult to show (good) intend, context and a comparable EUTW action that counter claims, probably solely by using exact factual quotes.
In the end, EUTW decides by their action, or lack thereof, what they want EUTW to be(come).
Nonetheless, EUTW still is a great community and can grow to become an even better one!3Hugger moves to request the lift of the permanent server ban.