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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Bacon King Statement on: July 21, 2015, 05:53:23 pm
To my friends on Atlas Forum and Atlas After Dark-

As some of you may know, I suffer from severe bipolar disorder. I've also recently mentioned to some of you my new difficulties with medications. As a result, I am no longer properly medicated for my illness, so for the past week I have been in an intensely manic state. I offer this information not as an excuse for what I am about to tell you, but to offer some semblance of an explanation for my actions. In particular, note that the condition causes behavior that is "out of character and risky, foolish or inappropriate", per the ICD-10 of the World Health Organization.

In private messages on AAD, I was having a conversation with another forum user when he mentioned archiving threads on the Moderator Board here, saying "we don't need to release it -- you don't even need to show it to me -- but it may be something that we're glad to have someday". I replied that I had thought about it before, but I didn't even know how to do it. He consulted with someone who knew how to archive and upload large html files and got back to me about it. I had no idea what he was talking about, so I voluntarily decided (in a ridiculous lapse of judgement) to give him my forum login information to use for moderator board access. I won't mention who that other guy was, because it's his choice if he wants to come clean, but he was the one who saved and uploaded all those modcave pages.

I had not really thought it through but I did not realize he would upload everything, especially so soon. I woke up the next morning to find that everything had exploded- I was not prepared for him to jump the gun like he did. I didn't know he was going to publish them for everyone to see, and I definitely didn't know he wasn't going to retract sensitive information (I'm not blaming him, I did give him the access, but I definitely wasn't expecting things to be done like this).

I immediately regretted my decision. It just seemed like a cool thing to do, like I was helping a friend do something. I did not realize the huge violation of trust that I had done, and I wanted it to go away. I thought If I could just ride out the storm, denying everything, then things would just go back to normal and I could put the entire incident behind me and never do it or even think about it again. I don't know who was trying to reset passwords or answering security questions but it isn't related to my account getting hacked, they were just convenient distractions.

In the last few days, I've made so many lies to people that I consider to be close and genuine friends. I'm very sorry. I didn't want to betray your trust, and it pained me deeply to do so, but I was so scared because honesty would mean losing my membership in a community I've been in for a full decade now. I'll admit I am scared here, because the Atlas community has been an important part of my life for so long and so helpful to me as well. You guys cheer me up and make me laugh no matter how depressed I am, and you offer so many ways to obsessively distract myself while I calm down from neverending manic trains of thought.

I also want to apologize to HockeyDude. I never meant for anyone to point the finger at you, and I'm sorry the evidence somehow pointed at you. This issue is widening the rift between two forums I have enjoyed greatly, and I'm tired of seeing it happen at my expense. Hence this confession.

I just wanted to make everyone happy, for everyone to like me, and in the end I leave here, having betrayed literally everyone who trusted me. I'm very sorry - I've literally been crying about this - and this is where my chain of thoughless actions has ended me up.

I wish the best to everyone. I love you guys and I will miss you all - I don't exactly think it will be cool for me to stick around anymore. I reiterate my apologies to everyone and for all the people I have hurt with this stupid and regrettable behavior. If anyone wants to stay in touch I've left my email below.

Goodbye everyone.

Justin Coleman
(remove every Q and space) jccQolQeQQmanQ7  @ gQmaiQlQ .com
2  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: New Horizons arrives @ Pluto on: July 21, 2015, 11:36:45 am

frozen inside it

we don't have enough evidence to try and thaw it out until we find those Prothean relics on Mars
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: POST HERE IF YOU WANT TO BE CONSIDERED AS A MOD on: July 21, 2015, 11:15:24 am
I think it would be a great show of humility and a step towards healing this community if Leip appointed someone who opposed opebo's banning. The forum was split 50-50 on it, and yet the moderator team apparently supported it unanimously. It's this sort of out-of-step arrogance and unwillingness to engage with the forum community that's caused the moderation staff on here to be such a destructive and negative presence.

Reading through the leaked modcave stuff reminded me that one moderator actually opposed banning opebo, he was just out of town the week we voted.

Sorry to ruin your villainous image of him but that moderator was Torie
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Moderators Statement on Security Breach on: July 21, 2015, 11:02:19 am
I want to add that it's also very important to use a strong security question for your account. While I was resetting my passwords and everything, I realized that my security question could be easily answered by anyone with access to my facebook page. This can be another major vulnerability in your account security- make sure it is a question that only you know the answer to, that someone else wouldn't be able to find through google or facebook.
5  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Petition to move and rename the Mock Parliament subsection on: July 21, 2015, 10:53:42 am
the spelling of Mock Parliment is a great atlas tradition
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: BK MEGAPOLL: Final Solution for the Atlasian Question on: July 21, 2015, 10:11:16 am
Wow 75% don't want this Atlasia to continie
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: POST HERE IF YOU WANT TO BE CONSIDERED AS A MOD on: July 21, 2015, 01:58:09 am
hello yes I would like to apply for the newly vacant position of moderator

I have eight years of experience moderating a discussion forum dedicated to political cartography. In particular, my past experience includes timeline, forum community, and upcoming presidential elections.

Also, please note that I have a signed recommendation letter from the former moderator who I seek to replace
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: People of the Republic of Atlasia vs. Ebowed and others on: July 20, 2015, 09:29:36 pm
Your Honor, I again note the lack of an attorney for the prosecution. I do not think it would be fair to prohibit them from objecting to these new jurors; the only fair course of action would be to wait until a new Attorney General has been appointed
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Article of Impeachment Against Attorney General Al on: July 20, 2015, 07:29:10 pm
I do remember situations when officeholders resigned outside of the proper thread and it stood.

Issue is he's been vague on it, is still posting in the Attorney Generals Office and threatened he has 'other things planned'

Mr. Justice bgwah, could we get a ruling on this matter?

The Atlasian Supreme Court doesn't do advisory opinions Huh
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Former Dem Hopeful: Segregate hopeless loners from society and put them in camps on: July 20, 2015, 07:11:40 pm
RIP most Atlas posters
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: BK MEGAPOLL: Final Solution for the Atlasian Question on: July 20, 2015, 07:06:12 pm
Option 2/Reboot as I am technically an older member. Emphasis needs to be on fewer, more meaningful offices in whatever system is set up.

just editorializing but I agree with this, and elections should be more frequent
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: People of the Republic of Atlasia vs. Ebowed and others on: July 20, 2015, 06:40:22 pm
Also I repeat my request for a change of venue
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: People of the Republic of Atlasia vs. Ebowed and others on: July 20, 2015, 06:35:21 pm
Your Honor,

I must demand that the two jurors be removed, and for the record I note that the shrine actually is to Robert E Lee
14  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Potential parties - a discussion. on: July 20, 2015, 06:25:41 pm
Personally I had something like "Jack Polnut" in mind.
^^^This sounds fine

I think it's cool if you want to adopt a persona rather than yourself, if you want to play someone with different political views than your own or something, but it should be kept simple and other players shouldn't be expected to remember your character's name or anything
15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: BK MEGAPOLL: Final Solution for the Atlasian Question on: July 20, 2015, 03:18:58 pm
67.8% in favour of rebooting and reforming. Great news!
We can reboot this game with reforms.

As I clarified above, "reboot" inherently means doing reforms while you start over (it isn't a fresh start if you don't change anything!). "Reform" is the option for maintaining Atlasia's current history/precedent/laws and changing the game exclusively within the framework of the game
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: BK MEGAPOLL: Final Solution for the Atlasian Question on: July 20, 2015, 03:15:12 pm
Wow only 27% want to keep going in this current game? That number is less than I thought it would be
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: People of the Republic of Atlasia vs. North Carolina Yankee on: July 20, 2015, 09:58:53 am
Amicus brief:

I note that the following law exists
http://uselectionatlas.org/AFEWIKI/index.php/Contempt_of_Court_Act

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The presiding senior Judge of any Atlasian federal court may find a person in contempt for any of the following offences: ...

2. Disrupting the proceedings of a federal court


Furthermore I note that there is a case discussion thread that exists for a reason
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Article of Impeachment Against Vice President Nix on: July 20, 2015, 09:35:58 am
This is a farce. Nix is the Vice-President, what did you expect him to do? Nuke the Midwest and overthrow bore?

I eagerly await my own impeachment for daring to share Nix's opinion about the best direction for this game to take.

RIP OAKVLE
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: People of the Republic of Atlasia vs. Ebowed and others on: July 19, 2015, 10:00:24 pm
I note the resignation of the Attorney General and lack of any remaining attorney for the prosecution
20  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: A new Mock Parliament on: July 19, 2015, 09:57:49 pm
I'm in of course
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: BK MEGAPOLL: Final Solution for the Atlasian Question on: July 19, 2015, 07:15:01 pm
Why don't we try reforms?

Been tried (and very very frequently) for well over five years now. The reason why reform movements always fail here is because structural flaws built into the game make it very easy for the knuckle draggers to block everything of use.

I still don't think we should give up that easily. Let's try a Constitutional Convention. If that doesn't work, I'll listen to well-thought-out restart plans. As many people have said (including Senator Kalwejt of your own party) just dissolving without a plan is ridiculous.

dissolve then have a constitutional convention for a new game maybe? that way people can't "walk away from the table" and just vote down the new constitution if they prefer the status quo
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Labor Party Standing Committee on: July 19, 2015, 06:32:00 pm
is this legal
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Article of Impeachment Against Vice President Nix on: July 19, 2015, 05:41:57 pm
I want to clarify that you guys can't rush through a fair trial by immediately moving for a final vote - Chief Justice bgwah presides over this impeachment trial as a Constitutional right and thus has sole discretion on when the vote is to be held

If bgwah and the Kool Kids Klub (KKK) try to throw a spanner in proceedings by delaying them, I advise the Senate to declare the relevant officials incapacitated.

If you're undermining Atlasia's Constitution to stop a rebellion then you're just as bad as they are

This would be a constitutional procedure.

Can you please link the constitutional clause that allows the Senate to declare anyone incapacitated (on their own)?
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Article of Impeachment Against Vice President Nix on: July 19, 2015, 05:13:15 pm
I want to clarify that you guys can't rush through a fair trial by immediately moving for a final vote - Chief Justice bgwah presides over this impeachment trial as a Constitutional right and thus has sole discretion on when the vote is to be held

If bgwah and the Kool Kids Klub (KKK) try to throw a spanner in proceedings by delaying them, I advise the Senate to declare the relevant officials incapacitated.

If you're undermining Atlasia's Constitution to stop a rebellion then you're just as bad as they are
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: People of the Republic of Atlasia vs. Ebowed and others on: July 19, 2015, 05:08:03 pm
Furthermore I demand to see the Grand Jury's indictment/presentment, which was Constitutionally required to bring my clients to trial, and which I'm sure the prosecution and Honorable Justice wouldn't have completely forgotten about (a simple url to the comments in question would be fine).

Per the Atlasian Constitution-

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No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the armed forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger.

Atlasia has banned capital punishment, so how can this be considered a capital crime?

I don't know how one could construe Rebellion and Terrorism as anything other than an infamous crime.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/infamous%20crime
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