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  1. The base 64-encoded data contains invalid input. Notice that there are several occurrences of "@#$%", which is not valid. Maybe something went wrong when you copy/pasted the data. There is a possibility that the forum's profanity censor system is replacing what it detects as profanity in the base 64 data with symbols.

    Usually you can attach files to posts on the forum, but your account is new so there is likely a limit to the size of files that you can attach. If you compress, crop or resize the image then you might be able to attach it.

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  2. Attention: Shyft is still banned. Please do not allow him to join your games until the ban is lifted.

    Today Shyft joined the lobby as "tuna.salad". Contrary to what he is saying, his ban is still in effect. I have been in communication with Shyft to explain how he can do restorative justice in order to get unbanned after in-game mute functionality is added in the base game. Discussion of how to do restorative justice community service work went well for a while. I listed these ideas for restitution work:

    • Technical support for users, software development or modding work to fulfill requests of those who were damaged
    • Write lengthy letters of apology and transparency to those damaged
    • Create advertisement videos for WFG
    • Create promotional podcasts or videos for WFG
    • Create artwork for WFG
    • Donate to WFG
    • Write text documents, for example for the encyclopedia feature that is being discussed on the forum
    • Digital image editing
    • Video editing
    • Logo design
    • Promotional marketing
    • Conduct surveys and do canvassing
    • Report bugs
    • Help improve game balance through suggestions and testing
    • Test SVN versions
    • Test experimental features

    Shyft said that he was considering writing a letter of apology and transparency and doing some paper-based artwork for the 0 A.D community. We discussed why Shyft says he gets angry and insults people , what the rules state about pejoratives and profanity, some background on opinions about a generally accepted moral code, what would be suggested for inclusion in a letter of apology and transparency, etc.

    Shyft stated that he gets angry when players do not communicate during team games. We can discuss how the community can work on solving these types of problems, but it is not a prerequisite for Shyft's restorative justice process.

    At the end of the conversation, Shyft decided to demand a change to the policy regarding the ban without doing restitution work and stated that he would create alternate accounts to attempt to bypass the ban.

    Hosters, please support WFG by detecting Shyft's alternate accounts,and banning them from your games. Also report them, ideally with evidence, via forum PM to moderators Norse_Harold and Dunedan. Please encourage Shyft to return to the restorative justice process if he wants to get back into the game sooner.

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  3. Last I checked, the forum supports attachments greater than 100 MB. The most likely explanation for why you can't upload a 47.5 MB attachment is that your account is new. See the red hand symbol next to your avatar. When that wears off then restrictions are removed, and you should be able to upload larger attachments. In the meantime you can upload to cloud storage and post the link in the forum. I suggest using the file sharing feature here.

  4. I would suggest that you report this as an issue to sl5net, the person who made the modified version of autociv that you said you are using.

    sl5net has not configured his repository correctly, because the Issues tab is disabled, and its website field links to the forum thread about nani's version of the game, not sl5net's version. You should contact sl5net about the possible bug instead of nani. Maybe a direct message through GitHub would allow you to do this.

    Also encourage sl5net to enable the Issues tab and create a separate forum thread for discussion of his fork of autociv.

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  5. 23 hours ago, poopooman said:

    I actually quit because of Norse_Harold aka CaptainBlueSkys "moderation".

    I'm not CaptainBlueSky, so I don't know where you got this. Maybe he was an old moderator? I was added as a lobby helper around September 18, 2022. If you were muted or banned before that then it wasn't by me. Anyway, the appeal process for any lobby punishment is explained in the FAQ. It's not allowed to do the appeal process publicly, so subsequent messages need to be forum PMs or IRC chat messages with lobby moderators such as Stan or Dunedan.

    Here are relevant lobby chat messages that might shed some light on what poopooman is talking about. As you can see, his claims that he didn't get help and that he never used profanity in the lobby are both invalid.

    The following contains profanity, pejoratives, and lewd subjects. Viewer discretion is advised. The time zone used for dates is UTC.

    2023-02-06 16:44:12 poopoomaximus: can i say rhe n word]

    2023-05-09 20:21:09 poopooman: help
    2023-05-09 20:21:24 poopooman: I havn't been able to play in almost a year 
    2023-05-09 20:21:38 poopooman: "loading map data, please wait..."
    2023-05-09 20:21:58 poopooman: can only alt+f4 to get out of that
    2023-05-09 20:22:18 poopooman: anyone?
    2023-05-09 20:23:09 poopooman: what happened to user1?
    2023-05-09 20:23:13 poopooman: help!!!!
    2023-05-09 20:23:59 poopooman: well fack it. I'll try back in another year I guess
    2023-05-09 20:28:14 PleaseBanMeNow: ban me
    2023-05-09 20:30:55 PleaseBanMeNow: defc0n
    2023-05-09 20:30:57 PleaseBanMeNow: ban me
    2023-05-09 20:31:02 defc0n: ?
    2023-05-09 20:31:39 PleaseBanMeNow: пожалуйста
    2023-05-09 20:32:18 PleaseBanMeNow: defc0n забань меня пожалуйста
    2023-05-09 20:32:55 PleaseBanMeNow: sad you don't have ban authorisation
    2023-05-09 20:32:56 PleaseBanMeNow: good night
    2023-05-09 20:44:41 poopooman: anyone here help with 0ad problems?
    2023-05-09 20:45:07 Basiliskos: poopooman what problem
    2023-05-09 20:45:49 poopooman: i try to join game it says "loading map data, please wait..." and i can only alt+f4 to get out of that
    2023-05-09 20:46:17 poopooman: havnt been able to play in almost a year, same thing since new computer
    2023-05-09 20:46:27 Basiliskos: Norse_Harold
    2023-05-09 20:46:44 Norse_Harold: what?
    2023-05-09 20:46:53 Basiliskos: poopooman need help
    2023-05-09 20:47:12 Norse_Harold: poopooman, there is a fix for that, which I'll explain if you change your name
    2023-05-09 20:47:22 poopooman: ok
    2023-05-09 20:47:24 Norse_Harold: use a name that isn't offensive
    2023-05-09 20:47:35 poopooman: thats not gonna fix it
    2023-05-09 20:47:51 poopooman: been doing this for a year
    2023-05-09 20:48:53 Norse_Harold: I know it won't fix it
    2023-05-09 20:49:16 Norse_Harold: change your name and I'll explain HOW to fix it
    2023-05-09 20:49:32 poopooman: does anyone else have this problem? I've tried everything
    2023-05-09 20:50:04 poopooman: no nevermind, not giving in to some authoratarian @#$%, thanks for nothing
    2023-05-09 20:50:18 poopooman: if anyone can help please say
    2023-05-09 20:50:28 Basiliskos: poopooman he is joking 
    2023-05-09 20:50:50 Basiliskos: Have you tried uninstalling and installing?
    2023-05-09 20:50:52 Basiliskos: poopooman
    2023-05-09 20:51:48 poopooman: im only running od with all outgoing udp allowed
    2023-05-09 20:51:59 Tartalo123: download last version of 0AD
    2023-05-09 20:52:18 Norse_Harold: poopooman, you don't have a choice about your name. It's the rules.
    2023-05-09 20:52:37 Norse_Harold: talk to me on IRC for a solution to the problem with the game freezing when you try to start a match
    2023-05-09 20:52:49 poopooman: Norse_Harlod i don't care cus i can;t even play 
    2023-05-09 20:52:53 Tartalo123: join my game and lets see poopoo
    2023-05-09 20:52:54 Norse_Harold: you will play
    2023-05-09 20:52:56 Norse_Harold: once I help you fix the bug
    2023-05-09 20:53:08 Norse_Harold: to join IRC visit https://play0ad.com
    2023-05-09 20:53:09 poopooman: no nevermind Norse
    2023-05-09 20:53:12 Norse_Harold: and click on "IRC Channel" at the top right
    2023-05-09 20:53:20 Norse_Harold: what do you mean nevermind? it's an easy fix
    2023-05-09 20:53:24 Norse_Harold: and changing your name is easy
    2023-05-09 20:53:30 poopooman: i'll just play something else though i loved this game
    2023-05-09 20:53:36 Norse_Harold: what's your old name?
    2023-05-09 20:53:54 poopooman: this is just a quick test account, poopooman didnt take 20 hours to think up
    2023-05-09 20:54:26 poopooman: so i just want it to work or i bounce for another year or until a new ver comes out to test
    2023-05-09 20:54:41 Norse_Harold: the problem is with your configuration, not the game
    2023-05-09 20:54:45 Norse_Harold: the matchsettings.json file
    2023-05-09 20:55:03 poopooman: i havnt edited anything
    2023-05-09 20:55:08 poopooman: its all default
    2023-05-09 20:55:22 Tartalo123: https://play0ad.com/community/support/
    2023-05-09 20:55:34 Norse_Harold: when you play the game you're editing the settings
    2023-05-09 20:55:42 Norse_Harold: they don't get reset to defaults when you reinstall the game
    2023-05-09 20:55:42 Umbritu: too much talk poopooman , for ppl who wanna help
    2023-05-09 20:55:51 poopooman: its all "google captcha" crap to use forum
    2023-05-09 20:55:59 Norse_Harold: poopooman,  read this:
    https://wildfiregames.com/forum/topic/98828-bug-hero garrisoned-option-in-the-match-settings/#comment-530894
    2023-05-11 18:15:32 jimo: [GenieBot], test779871928379123 is having some issues regarding his identity
    2023-05-11 18:16:02 test779871928379123: oinly issue is can the person who muted me stop being a coward and explain?
    2023-05-11 18:16:02 [GenieBot]: test779871928379123, Seems like you have an issue do you need any help?
    2023-05-11 18:16:06 jimo: test779871928379123, I just summoned Norse_Harold for you
    2023-05-11 18:16:24 test779871928379123: jimo thats the last thing i needed lol
    2023-05-11 18:16:37 jimo: come on, he is a nice guy
    2023-05-11 18:16:43 test779871928379123: so Norse is a mod or admin?
    2023-05-11 18:16:49 jimo: he will come to right conclusion
    2023-05-11 18:17:07 jimo: mr Norse_Harold, care to unmute mr poopooman
    2023-05-11 18:17:08 test779871928379123: he told me yesterday change name to get help
    2023-05-11 18:17:09 jimo: ?
    2023-05-11 18:17:19 Norse_Harold: lul, jimo is joking about summoning me. It's a coincidence that I joined
    2023-05-11 18:17:25 test779871928379123: i refused, then i get a mystery mute
    2023-05-11 18:17:30 test779871928379123: today
    2023-05-11 18:17:36 Norse_Harold: talk to me on IRC about it
    2023-05-11 18:17:49 Norse_Harold: visit https://www.play0ad.com and click "IRC Channel" at the top right
    2023-05-11 18:18:31 jimo: see test779871928379123, I just got an appointment for you with Norse_Harold
    2023-05-11 18:18:41 jimo: solve your issue and be happy
    2023-05-11 18:18:47 test779871928379123: i think i'll just uninstall
    2023-05-11 18:19:05 jimo: that solves as well, glad I could help
    2023-05-11 18:19:08 Norse_Harold: test779871928379123, you can try to make an appeal about the punishment
    2023-05-11 18:19:10 test779871928379123: someone with the power to mute did so without reason
    2023-05-11 18:19:19 Norse_Harold: an appeal would involve talking to user1 or Dunedan instead of me
    2023-05-11 18:19:27 Norse_Harold: they're supervisors of sorts
    2023-05-11 18:19:33 Norse_Harold: they're also reachable on IRC
    2023-05-11 18:19:39 test779871928379123: makes this game seem dangerous to install, no telling what else that coward can/will do
    2023-05-11 18:20:06 Norse_Harold: complaining here does nothing. Go to IRC to begin the appeal process
    2023-05-11 18:20:08 jimo: I think poopoo is in the 0ad terms of usage
    2023-05-11 18:20:12 Norse_Harold: or PM Stan or Dunedan via the forum
    2023-05-11 18:20:14 jimo: I will read again
    2023-05-11 18:20:24 test779871928379123: who do i appeal to? the coward who muted me won't step up
    2023-05-11 18:20:58 test779871928379123: sorry i offend y'all with "poopoo"
    2023-05-11 18:21:07 Norse_Harold: coward is a pejorative. Don't use that word, please
    2023-05-11 18:21:09 test779871928379123: after 6 years i'm out
    2023-05-11 18:21:16 Norse_Harold: you appeal to Stan or Dunedan
    2023-05-11 18:21:22 test779871928379123: dont worry Norse im done
    2023-05-11 18:21:27 Norse_Harold: neither of them was the one who muted you
    2023-05-11 18:21:31 test779871928379123: this is bs
    2023-05-11 18:21:44 Norse_Harold: you're committing virtual seppuku because you can't use the name poopoohead?
    2023-05-11 18:21:48 Norse_Harold: seems like you're a masochist
    2023-05-11 18:21:58 jimo: some ppl like poopoo
    2023-05-11 18:22:08 test779871928379123: i have no idea what you just said
    2023-05-11 18:22:16 test779871928379123: yeah
    2023-05-11 18:22:17 Norse_Harold: dictionary.com has definitions of those words
    2023-05-11 18:22:22 test779871928379123: poopoo is cool
    2023-05-11 18:22:28 Norse_Harold: what's your original name, test779871928379123?
    2023-05-11 18:22:36 test779871928379123: i'm not saying
    2023-05-11 18:22:37 Norse_Harold: been playing for 6 years, surely we would recognize one of your older names
    2023-05-11 18:22:52 test779871928379123: yes we played together many times
    2023-05-11 18:23:11 test779871928379123: but this is unacceptable
    2023-05-11 18:23:27 Norse_Harold: if you consider it unacceptable then you can engage in the appeal process
    2023-05-11 18:23:52 test779871928379123: nah this game is for conformed biiches, i was goldafternoon btw
    2023-05-11 18:24:00 test779871928379123: so bye forever
    2023-05-11 18:24:07 Norse_Harold: I don't agree with that
    2023-05-11 18:24:33 test779871928379123: well disagree and mute me or whatever dont matter now cus im gonna bounce
    (he left the lobby. Norse_Harold was already typing the following message and it was sent after he left)
    2023-05-11 18:24:43 Norse_Harold: come back soon

    2023-05-12 00:01:25 poopoogirl: Norse_Harold your a moderator now?
    2023-05-12 00:01:34 helicutie: He is
    2023-05-12 00:01:45 poopoogirl: that's who banned me then
    2023-05-12 00:01:53 helicutie: Maybe
    2023-05-12 00:02:03 poopoogirl: for "poopoo"
    2023-05-12 00:02:16 helicutie: Are you logging in via 0ad or external clients?
    2023-05-12 00:02:26 poopoogirl: 6 years then i get thrown away like trash for "poopoo"
    2023-05-12 00:02:39 helicutie: Are you Trashy?
    2023-05-12 00:02:58 poopoogirl: me? trashy?
    2023-05-12 00:03:08 helicutie: There's a player called Trashy 
    2023-05-12 00:03:15 helicutie: And he got muted by Norse 
    2023-05-12 00:03:16 helicutie: Lol
    2023-05-12 00:03:18 poopoogirl: no i was goldafternoonfix then BUBS I think
    2023-05-12 00:03:24 helicutie: Oh ok
    2023-05-12 00:03:38 poopoogirl: i havnt played in almost a year cus tech problems
    2023-05-12 00:04:02 poopoogirl: then i came here asking for help and Norse said "change name first"
    2023-05-12 00:04:59 poopoogirl: i just wanted to let devs know he's a bad mod, all their work goes poof to at least 1 well behaved long time player because Norse is offended by "poopoo"
    2023-05-12 00:05:41 poopoogirl: i can VPN or whatever but the point is 
    2023-05-12 00:06:03 poopoogirl: if authoratarian moderation is acceptable then I'm gone
    2023-05-12 00:07:09 poopoogirl: I'll just troll and be bad on purpose because 6 years wasted piiiisssses mee off
    2023-05-12 00:07:10 helicutie: No
    2023-05-12 00:07:12 helicutie: Wait
    2023-05-12 00:07:20 helicutie: I can help u with tha
    2023-05-12 00:07:23 Palaiologos: Why did you get banned? Why do you want to try and bypass the ban?
    2023-05-12 00:07:26 poopoogirl: faaack you Norse_Hairybutt
    2023-05-12 00:08:06 poopoogirl: I got banned for the name "poopooman" that's all. I didnt cuss or say anything. only asked for help with a tech problem
    2023-05-12 00:08:32 Palaiologos: Sorry poopoogirl, was asking helicutie...
    2023-05-12 00:08:33 poopoogirl: Norse_Harold needs to go if 0ad wants to keep decent players around
    2023-05-12 00:08:43 Palaiologos: You played as goldafternoonfix and got banned?
    2023-05-12 00:08:49 poopoogirl: others said he's a control freak as well
    2023-05-12 00:09:00 poopoogirl: not just me, ask around, bad mod
    2023-05-12 00:09:50 poopoogirl: Palaiologos no  Ive had a tech problem and made a temp account just to try and fix it
    2023-05-12 00:10:15 poopoogirl: Norse_Harold thinks "poopooman" was too bad a name then muted me
    2023-05-12 00:10:21 Palaiologos: Did you succeed in getting the tech problems fixed?
    2023-05-12 00:10:48 poopoogirl: Palaiologos nope, he said "change name then i get help" i refused
    2023-05-12 00:11:22 poopoogirl: anyways im out. just please spread word. I never cussed or did wrong on this game 
    2023-05-12 00:12:07 poopoogirl: 0ad losty a decent player because "poopoo" if devs spent years coding for that kinda athoratarian abuse then so be it. bye
    2023-05-12 00:12:23 helicutie: No no don't leave 
    2023-05-12 00:12:43 poopoogirl: and last fack you again Norse_Harold. fatazz bich control freak. horrible mod.

    2023-05-13 04:33:11 profanity in the lobby from a user named BigD*ckN*gger. He mentioned poopoo at one point.

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  6. If you think that your firewall is responsible for the problem then there should be firewall logs that demonstrate blocked network packets. Check the logs and compare it with the symptoms. If there are no logged blocked packets then either firewall logging isn't enabled (enable it), or the firewall is not responsible for the problem.

    There are many possible causes of players being unable to join your games. Check the answer to Failed to connect to the server. UDP port 20595 not being forwarded. in the FAQ. The best setup for hosting is as follows.

    • Ensure that you do not have carrier-grade NAT (explained in the FAQ)
    • Do not use STUN
    • Use a static LAN (private) IP address
    • Disable UPnP
    • Configure a port forward to your private IP address
    • Open the correct port in your firewall configuration for new incoming UDP traffic. The port is usually 20595.

    The second-best setup is to use all of the above, except UPnP instead of a port forward.

    Realize that even if your network setup is optimal then in some cases the problems are on the remote end, so the only change that will allow those players to connect is helping them troubleshoot their network problems.

    You can get visibility of the actual network packets being sent and received with Wireshark. It shows you all network traffic involving your computer, even if it is being blocked by your firewall.

    I wrote the answer in the FAQ, so if you need further assistance with troubleshooting then talk to me privately, for example on IRC.

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  7. Yekaterina's forum account has 2907 posts. That's a significant percentage of the total forum content. They're helpful, constructive posts that ask insightful questions, provide feedback on bugs and opportunity for improvement, answer people's questions, share replays, teach people how to play the game, etc. For example, I'm regularly directing new players to read Kate0AD's guide "From nub to OP" when they state that they can't beat the AI.

    Yekaterina, you have an opportunity to reconsider on the deletion request. It would be a good gesture that would demonstrate that you care about the community. I've sent you a PM with an invitation to get started on Restorate Justice in order to regain a state of trust in the 0 A.D. community.

    11 hours ago, Atrik said:

    Any resurgence of @Yekaterina in any shape of smurf detected yet?

    I can neither confirm nor deny this. Lobby moderators won't be answering this question until the time is right because it would disclose to Yekaterina if, how, and/or when we have detected duplicate accounts.

    Others, please privately share with WFG clues and rumors about duplicate accounts used by Yekaterina.

    Those with accounts that were shared with Yekaterina, please change your passwords so that Yekaterina does not know your passwords.

    It is not an option for Yekaterina to try to hide from the consequences of misconduct by using duplicate accounts. And, it won't solve the problem that Yekaterina is concerned about, anyway: lack of trust in the community. What will solve that problem is Restorative Justice: apology and restitution to the people who were affected by the misconduct.

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  8. 4 hours ago, Gurken Khan said:

    You should post there and follow the instructions in the first post:

    Yes, because chances are he paused it because he was worried that Calimero was winning.

    This is more than a report of a ratings abuse. It's also a report of verbal abuse in the lobby. I'll punish that by muting HAPPY-DICTATOR for 1 day and applying a probationary period where there is a 1 day mute for each subsequent infraction over the next 2 weeks.

    Thanks for reporting this, it helps us keep the lobby an enjoyable experience for everyone.

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  9. 18 hours ago, Stan` said:

    I suppose the issue is that every user has a default MMR of 1200 I believe @Dunedan, @Norse_Harold correct me if I'm wrong.

    From what I've seen, every user without a rating has a default rating of 1200. That's what is announced by the Ratings bot when a previously unrated player attains a rating after a ranked match is completed.

    Matchmaking systems rely on better enforcement of the rules than we have currently. At a minimum they should be accompanied with reputation systems where misbehavior is detected and punished, essentially quarantining the misbehaving players with each other. At a maximum matchmaking systems should be accompanied with dedicated servers and anti-cheat systems.

    The current state of 0ad is such that the player base is responsible for a decentralized reputation-based justice system. I see many examples of players who refuse to play with each other, temporarily or permanently. This is a good thing, as it reduces conflict and punishes bad behavior. Random matchmaking systems ignore these factors in the decisions of which host to join and which players to participate with. Matchmaking would often put incompatible players together, since the master server has no way of knowing about the details of the social interactions that lead to certain players choosing to not play in the same games together.

  10. 3 hours ago, NuraMustafa said:

    Just wanna add that having a Discord server for 0ad sounds like a fantastic way to enhance community interaction. It's true, Discord offers a more real-time and interactive platform compared to traditional forums.

    Just wanna add that having an official IRC channel for 0ad sounds like a fantastic way to enhance community interaction. It's true, IRC offers a more real-time and interactive platform compared to traditional forums.

    Fixed it for you.

  11. 21 minutes ago, leopard said:

    his disruptive behavior made the lobby more secure.

    This is not a justification for disruptive behavior. Spam attacks are basically denial of service attacks because no one can talk during that time. And, threatening messages were included in the spam like overthrow of the US government, you can't stop us, etc. This surely scared everyone in the lobby, because they didn't know what other hacking might be taking place.

    The correct procedure for making software more secure is responsible disclosure. That means private disclosure of security vulnerabilities and exploits to the WFG core team, setting deadlines for WFG solving the problems (typically 90 days), then public disclosure, but NEVER actual exploitation of the vulnerabilities.

    What made the lobby more secure was Dunedan, Norse_Harold, and others interrupting their own lives, and staying up late for several days, in order to diagnose and improve the ModerationBot software, and monitor and ban bad actor lobby accounts. That could have been done with no drama by a responsible disclosure process.

    Leopard, the exact reason that Yekaterina is suggesting (hasn't actually made an effective request because it was phrased as a conditional statement "if it pleases you") request for deletion of the account is in order to avoid the consequences of bad behavior. This is Yekaterina's pattern.

    I'm trying to help Yekaterina see the value in not doing that again. Creating a new name does not solve the real problem, which is a lack of trust of the person behind Yekaterina. Accusations that Yekaterina is Shyft are totally impossible if people trust Yekaterina, so the accusations are a symptom of the deeper problem of a lack of trust.

    Restorative Justice is a way to solve those trust problems. Talk to me privately about it if you want to get involved. That means everyone involved, not just Yekaterina: victims, co-conspirators, low-level bullies of Yekaterina, etc. Victims help decide what restitution is expected of Yekaterina and other perpetrators. Other perpetrators have an opportunity to apologize to the community and those harmed and right the wrongs.

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  12. Well said, leopard. I also want Yekaterina to stay in the game. And, accusations without proof are not cool.

    That said, Yekaterina has some apologizing to do, and opportunity for restitution of those wronged, for tricking us about duplicate accounts (Sevda, Helicity, etc.), making countless unauthorized duplicate accounts, sharing accounts with others, disruptive behavior with third party XMPP clients (encouraging nickname changes to impersonate people, suspected orchestration of spam attacks on the lobby), and attempts to teach people how to bypass bans.

    But, the bottom line is that Yekaterina is a valued participant of the WFG community, and we can sort out trust issues by doing the right thing.

    Yekaterina isn't the only one who needs to improve here. There are players who are doing low-level bullying, insults, racism, uncooperative behavior in team games, etc.

    weirdJokes, it's basically bullying to call someone something that they're not without proof.

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  13. Yekaterina, you recently sent me a copy of a similar "goodbye" message that you wrote to weirdJokes in 2021. It clearly wasn't the truth. I think it's not the truth in this case either. I think that you will try to create duplicate accounts with different names. You said that you were found out in the past, and the longest you went without being found out was a month.

    New duplicate accounts will just be merged with Yekaterina again. So yes, you're here forever.

    In order to correct the real problem (lack of trust of Yekaterina) I recommend that you do restorative justice, which involves  apologizing, accepting responsibility for, and righting all of the wrongs that you have done through restitution, community service, etc. We will then celebrate Yekaterina's new, strong moral code.

    We ensure that accusations that you're Shyft are irrelevant because the new Yekaterina has such a strong moral code that there's no question that Yekaterina is a pillar of the community and definitely not Shyft. Eventually we will figure this out together with everyone and the truth will float. After the process of restorative justice is complete, I advise that you stick to the name Yekaterina.

    Restorative Justice - Why Do We Need it • BRAVE NEW FILMS (BNF)

    The habit of "Oh, I messed up and made people angry. They found out that I lied and they don't trust me now. I'll just create a new identity and hope they don't know it's me" DOES NOT WORK ANYMORE. People can sniff you out a mile away. Stop doing it. Just play under Yekaterina and face the bleeping consequences of what you did, and apologize to people and engage in restorative justice, so that they no longer are angry at you and you can play as a reputable and upstanding community member.

    Meanwhile we will invite the others to engage in restorative justice for the wrongs that they committed...

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  14. 7 minutes ago, BreakfastBurrito_007 said:

    This issue may have been encountered before, but I am a windows newbie. How should I install two instances of 0ad, one being this bundle and the other the current a26? I tried installing like usual but I only get the suggestion to replace the older version.

    First, ensure that you are installing alpha 27 release candidate to a different destination folder from alpha 26. Then during installation of alpha 27 there may be a prompt to remove alpha 26. I think that you can click cancel when it suggests removing the older version of 0ad. I think that "Cancel" in that prompt doesn't stop installing alpha 27, it just cancels the uninstallation of alpha 26. Alternatively, you can reinstall alpha 26 after alpha 27 finishes installing.

    But, switching back and forth between a development version of the game (a27 release candidate) and a stable release of the game has hazards. The mods/user folder is potentially functional and written to when you use a development version of the game. This can seemingly break the game until you clear out that folder. Also, mods are not necessarily compatible between the versions, so you should deactivate all mods before starting a27, and test them carefully one at a time with a27. And, if you do install updates to the mods that are designed for a27 then switch back to the a26 version of the mod when you switch to 0ad a26.

    Even safer is to maintain a separate config file for a27 from the config file that you use for a26. This involves manually swapping the config file unless you make a script to automate it. I can help people with making such a script if they talk to me on IRC.


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