The negative reviews of my behavior and Sindome have not gone unnoticed. After a lengthy discussion with other senior staff members I had decided to resign my position in the moo as an $agent level staff member as well as my position as a member of the Board of Directors for our nonprofit corporation that operates the MOO to try to remedy the public relations issues caused my by unfortunate and inappropriate behavior when dealing with players and situations regarding operation of the MOO.
However, due to what was personally a rather unexpected amount of support from the community at large and other staff members I have decided not to resign and instead take measures to reduce the risk of future incidents. I personally recognize that I conduct myself poorly and unacceptably in my communication during moments of high personal stress, or frustration and I accept responsibility for the circumstances that may trigger my offensive reactions.
I have opted to codedly remove myself from our help-net functionality for the near-future while I continue to work on this problem. Other staff members will instead be addressing issues and responding to questions on my behalf.
I am also declining to use our moo-wide OOC 'shout' feature to address the MOO as a means of communicating displeasure with player behavior.
Sindome is a wonderful MOO with one of the best communities I've ever experienced for an online game. The players are top shelf and the quality of roleplay they present is unmatched.
The game has been going for over twenty years now and it's currently played by more players than any point in it's long history.
I plan to make these personal changes to preserve that and continue to assist in growing Sindome and it's community as a staff member.