Smarty Resigns

Yesterday Smarty, longtime staff at the GMC, resigned from his position as an Administrator. His reasons:

The sheer self-righteousness with which members of this community approach someone else’s intellectual property, the self-overestimating egos, the copy-cat mentality, the visciousness with which they dare to accuse the property owner of sabotage and their disability to value YYG’s merits simply for their own profit, as well as the herd behaviour to sway with opinions in blissful ignorance, has shocked me. It doesn’t help me that Mark generalises all comments upon YYG’s intentions as unknowing, without demistifying those intentions. Not only does this render the whole discussion as pointless, it also does not feel in support of the members who have made an effort to bring a more balanced view to the discussion.

All parties have disappointed me. I no longer wish to work for the members of this community and I will take due action.

I suppose April Fool’s day is not the best day to resign. But I am serious.

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14 Responses

  1. Where was the reason posted?

  2. Aw, man. No longer will we listen to Smarty’s advice… such a helpful person, really.

    Haha, Yourself! Now we will plague you instead! 😛
    Nah, just kidding. It might as well be any other admin/mod, lol.

  3. Did anyone quite ‘catch his reason’ for resigning?

  4. Too bad, I’ll miss him…

  5. And none of you realize this is a joke? Sad, sad..

  6. It isn’t a joke.

  7. I can assure you that it is no joke. If it is, it’s far too elaborate.

  8. I heard he was annoyed with the gmc’s attitude towards YGG and stuff, and he finally had enough in the gmbed topic.

  9. His reason makes perfect sense.

  10. I’m pretty sure his reasoning has to do with the immaturity that is really overwhelming the GMC. Sure, the GMC has seen its fair share of immature posters, but starting with the whole YYG takeover, things have started to get worse, it seems. I’ve certainly witnessed the “herd” mentality, as several times in the past few months I’ve been part of a small minority of posters in some hot topics. For instance, in the whole YYG icon switch topic, several posters gave reasoned debate as to why the GMC and YYG logos should be switched. Instantly they were labeled as “anti-YYG” and their arguments were therefore biased and invalid. Reasoned debate has generally gone out the window (at least anything regarding YYG). I don’t know if this was part of what Smarty was specifically pointing to, but I thought this part of his post hinted at the greater problem facing the GMC:

    ” […] it also does not feel in support of the members who have made an effort to bring a more balanced view to the discussion.”

  11. To clarify – this herd mentality is not necessarily always on the “pro-YYG” side. It isn’t always about YYG, either.

  12. “the self-overestimating egos, the copy-cat mentality, the visciousness with which they dare to accuse the property owner of sabotage”

    I think he was talking about himself there.

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