Shitlord Uprising was in turmoil. Day in and day out drama posts and members leaving. There was a vote which initially left the group struggling further. Late night in December, one vote suddenly changed everything. Mae acted quickly, outing the two admins in charge. The decision was not made alone. Shortly following the coup, the group was once again Shitlord Uprising rather than 'Shitlord' Safe-Space and regular posting resumed.
The Execution Edit
Mae posted a thread titled "Admins are asleep! Start a coup!" which initially was taken as banter until Tom and Daniel were removed as admin and the name changes back to Shitlord Uprising.
The Explanation Edit
You guys deserve an explanation straight from me. I will outline my reasons for why I decided to participate in this coup.
I will admit, I've made mistakes, and this could have been handled a bit better. But hey, I'm a woman, we don't always think rationally ;-;
The first issue was with (ex-admin) Daniel. I hold no ill will towards him. But I was unhappy with the way he handled the group and interacted with members. We held a vote and it was 2-2. I was surprised that a tie just meant he gets to stay admin. On hindsight I should have raised the issue of public opinion holding a sway in the vote, but I honestly didn't think about it. I want to be clear that Tom didn't vote for Daniel to stay because of loyalty. Tom is a principled man, he saw no reason to remove Daniel because Daniel didn't break any rules. If he had, I'm positive Tom would have at least demoted him.
You all have seen the screen shot that Nick shared. Tom expressed to me that he would either remove all admins or things would stay the same, so I felt the need to tell Tin since he has been admin for just as long as Tom Tom. That was when we decided to go through with the coup. I could have waited to be sure he truly meant what he said, at the time I was sure he was completely serious with his comments.
My personal opinion on Tom is that he has done a great deal for this group, he has been a wonderful admin until just recently. I was disappointed in the way he handled things as well.
For example, after he made his post yesterday him and Daniel told me I should include TSM and Olly in the election poll. I felt that they were using me to tide things over between TSM and the admin team.
He also appointed Daniel as admin without holding a vote among the mods and Admin. This was something else that bothered me.
So, with that being said. I did convince Tara to change her vote against Daniel. But tom had already gone to sleep, and no, I didn't tell Tin about her vote change. On hindsight I should have, I goofed.
Bottom line, I felt Tom was driving the group over a cliff and that it was dying. His response to me telling him people were leaving was "#thintheherd"
So with that being said, I don't think Tom is a tyrant. He based his actions on his principals, which is admirable, but, imo, were killing the group.
If you guys think I should step down as admin for my part in this I will.