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Since there is major controversy revolving around the probability that my character falling to the dark side, I have decided to leave the site. I did not mean to start such controversy, and realize my mistake. I simply wanted to make a character that would dabble in both aspects of the force, while experimenting in the darker arts, I did not want to make some pathetic tragedy like Kylo Ren or Anakin Skywalker. Sorry that I am too cliche and that I nearly ruined the Jedi reputation. I am not familiar with the site's format so I would like some instruction on how to delete accounts, thank you.
 

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Hi @Melko!

I wasn't involved in the conversation you're referencing, so I don't know the full gist of it, so I want to start off by apologizing that you felt pressured into scrapping your idea and leaving the site. That should not happen. Secondly, I want to attempt to urge you to reconsider. You did nothing wrong by coming up with a character idea—even if others voiced dislike for it—and you did nothing to ruin the reputation of the Jedi faction; I promise you that. This site is all about storytelling, so if you had a story you wanted to tell, then you should try to tell that story.

If you change your mind about leaving and decide you need any help, feel free to hit me up—either in Private Messages here or on Discord—and I can do what I can to help you get settled and to get your character sorted.
 

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Since there is major controversy revolving around the probability that my character falling to the dark side, I have decided to leave the site. I did not mean to start such controversy, and realize my mistake. I simply wanted to make a character that would dabble in both aspects of the force, while experimenting in the darker arts, I did not want to make some pathetic tragedy like Kylo Ren or Anakin Skywalker. Sorry that I am too cliche and that I nearly ruined the Jedi reputation. I am not familiar with the site's format so I would like some instruction on how to delete accounts, thank you.
I'd hate to see you leave.

I don't want you to think that anyone wants you to leave the site. It wouldn't have ruined the Jedi storyline. I think you should reconsider, and I'm sorry if anything I may have said in the Jedi chat seemed like I didn't want you to be in the faction. I very much would love to have you in the faction and was simply asking for you to give us a chance to persuade your character to not fall.

At the end of the day, it is your character and this should be about fun. I think you should do what you find fun, and I'm sorry for anything I may have said.
 

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Hey @Melko!

On behalf of the staff, I wanted to inform you we are taking this situation seriously and we apologize for the negative manner in which members reacted and dog-piled your story idea. We promote this site as a community, we come together to write and socialize, so when we hear that members are inappropriate or feel they are not welcomed with their ideas, we take these situations seriously and ensure appropriate corrective actions are taken to prevent such behaviors in the future. Members should be offering feedback on how to make things better, not forcing members to think their ideas are so useless they scrap them and leave.

I want to encourage you to give the site another chance, write and tell your Star Wars story. If you need to talk to someone one on one, you are welcome to as Malon has offered and I am also here if you want to hit me up on discord or in a PM. Otherwise, I hope where ever you take your Star Wars story, you are met with support and welcome.
 

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@Melko as a fellow member of SWRP and fellow writer I want you to know that you have every right to choose which path your character takes in roleplay. It is your character, your choice. We’re supposed to have fun here anyway and that was your goal after all. It truly saddens me to know what happened to you that has lead to this point.

If you choose to stay it is my hope that you will have a better experience RPing here and feel more welcomed than before.
 
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As someone who was initially involved, I want to offer some thoughts. What we did was incredibly out of line, and, though it did not start out as a dogpile, that was what it became, and from reading what ensued after I went to class, I cannot help but feel partly responsible. While those of us culpable might have thought we were offering constructive criticisms, it did not occur to us that it might be overwhelming for any one person to have so many people pushing back against an idea. It's incredibly immature and callous to treat someone, new or old, in this manner. At the end of the day this is a hobby site and we shouldn't be so rigid in our gatekeeping of ideas.

I want to apologize for my behavior, as well as the behavior of everyone involved. We should have (and will, in the future) taken more care to not have so many people echoing similar sentiments, but rather have stayed quiet while one person expressed whatever concerns they had. The staff takes these things extremely seriously and will be watching for situations like this so as to ensure they do not occur again, I can promise you that, and we will be quick to shut down any potential future dogpiling, should it arise again.

I, like so many others, do sincerely hope you can forgive us for our actions and give the site a second chance. We truly are a cooperative community and encourage all manner of ideas and would love if you stayed around. If you end up sticking around, my DMs are always open as well, and I'd love to be one of the people you bounce ideas off of.
 

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As someone who was initially involved, I want to offer some thoughts. What we did was incredibly out of line, and, though it did not start out as a dogpile, that was what it became, and from reading what ensued after I went to class, I cannot help but feel partly responsible. While those of us culpable might have thought we were offering constructive criticisms, it did not occur to us that it might be overwhelming for any one person to have so many people pushing back against an idea. It's incredibly immature and callous to treat someone, new or old, in this manner. At the end of the day this is a hobby site and we shouldn't be so rigid in our gatekeeping of ideas.

I want to apologize for my behavior, as well as the behavior of everyone involved. We should have (and will, in the future) taken more care to not have so many people echoing similar sentiments, but rather have stayed quiet while one person expressed whatever concerns they had. The staff takes these things extremely seriously and will be watching for situations like this so as to ensure they do not occur again, I can promise you that, and we will be quick to shut down any potential future dogpiling, should it arise again.

I, like so many others, do sincerely hope you can forgive us for our actions and give the site a second chance. We truly are a cooperative community and encourage all manner of ideas and would love if you stayed around. If you end up sticking around, my DMs are always open as well, and I'd love to be one of the people you bounce ideas off of.
This basically encapsulated what I wanted to say but wasn’t really able to put words to it. I do sincerely apologize for playing a part in making you even consider leaving the site. Not even going to defend it, just that the whole matter was not right in any way.
 

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I accept everyone apologize and I in returned wanted to apologize if I seemed to have come off as a bit narrowed minded in my character, or if I seemed to casted away anyone opinion. I tried to listen to everyone’s concerns, but in the end, I got overwhelmed and resorted to my first instinct which was to flee.

While I was planning on my character falling to the dark side and leaving the order. It would have not been immediate but would have instead take its natural course. Yes, he would have been an inquisitive and problematic padawan, but he too would have attachment to the order and to whoever his master was. Therefor, his fall would not happen while he was a padawan, but when he was completely free from a master. In this way, his fall to darkness would be his own fault and the blame would not be placed on anyone besides himself. Furthermore, even when he no longer had a master, his fall to darkness would not have been instant and it too would take some time. During that time, Kaerdunth would largely be a Jedi, maybe a little grey in nature, but he would be for all purposes a Jedi. But he would leave or be forced to leave, due to his curiosity and desire to learn every aspect of the force and attempt to master all force techniques. Granted, this would no doubt see him dabbling in dark experiments and whatnot, but in the end, he would not be fully Sith (besides the obvious reasons why he can’t) nor would he be fully Jedi but his own entity free from most restrictions. There may or may not be harsh feelings towards the order, it would all depend on how the Jedi would react, and how his fall is handled.

I guess what I am trying to say is this:

Yes, I did have a goal to move towards but the method to move to the goal was entirely open to ideas and fluid, and when the goal is met the end still needs to be written.

I would like to stay, I would like to continue with this character and write his story. But, I need time to recharge.
 

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I accept everyone apologize and I in returned wanted to apologize if I seemed to have come off as a bit narrowed minded in my character, or if I seemed to casted away anyone opinion. I tried to listen to everyone’s concerns, but in the end, I got overwhelmed and resorted to my first instinct which was to flee.

While I was planning on my character falling to the dark side and leaving the order. It would have not been immediate but would have instead take its natural course. Yes, he would have been an inquisitive and problematic padawan, but he too would have attachment to the order and to whoever his master was. Therefor, his fall would not happen while he was a padawan, but when he was completely free from a master. In this way, his fall to darkness would be his own fault and the blame would not be placed on anyone besides himself. Furthermore, even when he no longer had a master, his fall to darkness would not have been instant and it too would take some time. During that time, Kaerdunth would largely be a Jedi, maybe a little grey in nature, but he would be for all purposes a Jedi. But he would leave or be forced to leave, due to his curiosity and desire to learn every aspect of the force and attempt to master all force techniques. Granted, this would no doubt see him dabbling in dark experiments and whatnot, but in the end, he would not be fully Sith (besides the obvious reasons why he can’t) nor would he be fully Jedi but his own entity free from most restrictions. There may or may not be harsh feelings towards the order, it would all depend on how the Jedi would react, and how his fall is handled.

I guess what I am trying to say is this:

Yes, I did have a goal to move towards but the method to move to the goal was entirely open to ideas and fluid, and when the goal is met the end still needs to be written.

I would like to stay, I would like to continue with this character and write his story. But, I need time to recharge.
Again, I just wanted to say sorry and I look forward to seeing what you do with that character. Let me know if you would like to do some research into ancient force sites sometime.
 

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Hang out with my character when you get back, and oh boy you'll experience the dark side real quickly! Nothing a bit of sansanna spice won't fix! LOL
 
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