@Theycallmesquirrel Contrary to popular belief, I was given 18 hats by Ben, and 19 by Tony while I was still a wee moderator.
@Colind @Jacob @Clock88
I don’t know where to begin to tell you how vital the admin tool is to PR2’s functionality.
If you took it away, here’s what the community would lose:
- Email/Username Changes
- Email History
- Prize Awards for Contests
- Verifying Account Ownership for Recovery
- Seeing the past 100 IPs on an account as opposed to the most recent one (can be seen by mods)
Using the admin tool, I have also been able to virtually eradicate scamming from the game. This protection would be gone with the removal of the tool.
Whereas if the tool is kept, we keep all of those things. This is to better help the community, and while you may not need it, lots of players do at some point or another for one reason or another. It is a fantastic resource for the admins to have.
Your argument about admins being able to DOX someone is like saying “let’s not let the police department have any kind of records system because a disgruntled officer could release someone’s private information to the public.” That officer would be fired, and PR2 functions the same way in that regard. Luckily, there have been no cases of IP addresses being leaked by a staff member in PR2’s history. If there was, make no mistake about it: they would face severe consequences.
Let’s be honest here: adak is done. He’s learned his lesson, and if he hasn’t, he’s going to very soon. Even if he was able to get into an admin account, he doesn’t know the admin panel link (just like everyone else) because we don’t make it public.
I hope that puts some of your concerns to rest. Feel free to reach out to me on discord if you have any other questions or concerns.