Maddy444’s resignation/explusion from InsaneSims – The Truth

The calm before the storm

The calm before the storm

The day of the ‘official launch’ for the InsaneSims board, run by InsaneGuruChill (aka Sims3Rich) was as we all know an eventful one, but the drama that occured earlier in the day has been somewhat shrouded in mystery, speculation – and mass deletion of the evidence by InsaneGuriChill/Sims3Rich.

Or so he thought.

Doubtless his enemies on the Simaniacs board will mutter ‘par for the course’, but to others anxious to know why Maddy444 has yet again found herself on the receiving end of a ban – indeed from a board she was a moderator of – we need to cast our eyes to the events of Friday 18th September.

Maddy444 it seems had used the PM system on the new site to send a message to one member Jenny, who had not posted. Whatever was said, the gist is Jenny was not at all pleased and complained to InsaneGuriChill/Sims3Rich about it.

This is what followed:

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Now it has to be said that this is all pretty bad form all round. Moderators should never, ever, start having public arguments with one another on their own website (hence why many have a private ‘staff only’ section).

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By this stage, with tempers flaring, that really ought to have been the end of it. To be blunt, considering this was all about PMs in the first place, perhaps it might have been a good idea to restrict communications on the topic to PMs as well, instead of airing their dirty linen out to dry?

For Maddy444’s sake, as events proved, perhaps though it was lucky that this did happen.

Elsewhere, the news at Shadow’s perma-ban from the EA boards (as previously noted, the second Sims game in a row he’s been expelled for good for his behaviour – you’d think he’d have learned) was the cause of a rather surprising reaction from InsaneGuriChill/Sims3Rich, inviting him to come and join.

For those already members of the new board, this was also something they could not understand, one of them being Maddy444:

nls & maddy make clear objecting to shadow

And what was Sims3Rich’s reaction to this? He deleted this welcome thread inviting Shadow to join, as explained in the Off-Topic forum:

sims3rich agrees with maddy and NLS

And that was that. So it seemed.

However, later in the day, Sims3Rich asked Maddy444 if she’d apologised to Jenny yet, to which she asked if she had to, and when told yes – you can see for yourself:

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Maddy444’s obstinancy may be grating, but it is hard to disagree that she did have a point that this was Big Chief InsaneGuruChill indulging in a bit of powertripping over his minions, and the manner in which he was making such an enormous issue over the affair was utterly absurd.

Crassly giving Maddy444 a public ultimatum, there could be little doubt about what would happen next – even so Sims3Rich’s reaction in itself showed an appalling attitude towards his fellow moderators:

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Notice the small part at the end? Yes, Maddy444’s seat in the boardroom had not even grown cold that Sims3Rich was sending LisaV913z a PM offering her the vacancy (which she accepted – nice to see people standing by their friends, isn’t it? Ho hum…)

Sims3Rich’s dirty work for the night however wasn’t quite yet done. When Shadow did join later that day, he hastily deleted any evidence of anyone object to Shadow joining (including his own!) – something he was notorious for doing on his previous forum as well – and just to complete a 180 score from his three knives in Maddy444’s back, he posted this pack of lies the following day to explain away both Maddy444’s absence and the deletions:

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Maddy444 may have been silenced on the InsaneSim Forum, but there was one place she could be guaranteed a hearing – yes, you guessed it, her second home of GossipGirlSims3:

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I don't think she's happy

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You know, I really am getting that impression that she's cross

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Note well here Walden95 says he will probably resign - at this stage he was about to become a moderator as well of the InsaneSims site

And did Walden95 resign? Did he hell! Another kick in the teeth for Maddy444 from her so-called friends – not been having the best of times of late, has she?

By this time of course, Sims3Rich had been banned for spamming on the EA forums, resulting in yet another outcry from the masses. Just like Elvis, there’s nothing quite like croaking it as a great career move. However, some already might have noticed that it’s all gone to his head just a little bit:

"Are you Aarin in disguise? Are you A-a-rin in dis-guise? Are you Aarin, are you Aarin, are you Aarin in disguise?"

"Are you Aarin in disguise? Are you A-a-rin in dis-guise? Are you Aarin, are you Aarin, are you Aarin in disguise?"

And also some of his fellow moderators are already beginning to show their own true colours by trying to rewrite history:

Lie no.1: She quit, she was not demoted. Lie No.2: she broke no rules, she simply refused to do what Sims3Rich demanded which had more to do with his own powertripping than good leadership

And just at the point when perhaps they had the chance to show the InsaneSims board was different from EA’s they prove to be even more draconian, as anyone like Peaceloverr that dared to question why Maddy444 was banned found out:

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Warning: Tinpot Dictator Up Ahead

Suffice to say, some of the members were not impressed:

How is everyone today CZ? Oh having a great time being talked down to like you're their schoolteacher, you patronising little s**t!

How is everyone today CZ? Oh having a great time being talked down to like you're their schoolteacher, you patronising little s**t!

Captain Power Trip wasn’t quite finished for the day:

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LisaV913z, to her credit publicly stuck up for Maddy444, although if she and Walden95 really felt as bad as they claim they could easily have walked away from seeing the way their friend was being treated:

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Not that you're having a power trip gloat about it or anything, of course.

Not that you're having a power trip gloat about it or anything, of course.

Meanwhile, Shadow has been already up to his old tricks with the shitstirring:

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And Sims3Rich meanwhile just keeps on lying, lying, lying:

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Maddy444 apologised?

After InsaneGuruChill created this Forum Signature for his minions to put on their EA accounts?

Wow! What an impressive forum signature! Must have taken them all day to make it!

Wow! What an impressive forum signature! Must have taken them all day to make it!

Shades of Aarin making signatures for her devotees to sport to demand her righteous reinstatement over at the official forum. Megalomania never changes does it?

And what’s that little bit about only banning people who really deserve it?

To say Maddy444 was not pleased is putting it mildly:

"Is it about me?" Well, duuuuuuuuuuh!

"Is it about me?" Well, duuuuuuuuuuh!

And with that concludes our investigation into Maddy444’s latest kick in the teeth, this time from people supposed to be her mates. She now appears to have vanished online, apart from appearing to register over at Jazz-Hands – twice – but has failed to post anything to date. One wonders if she’s now had enough of the Sims world.

We at The Mare’s Nest for one hope not. Though we may have at times not agreed with her, she has proven to be one of the decent individuals and often the victim of circumstance. There will be other boards awaiting her, and hopefully a return to the EA board in due coarse.

As for those currently in charge of InsaneSims, we fear the worst. Once the tea and sympathy for Sims3Rich’s ban wears off, and the ideosyncratic campaign by a small gang of former Forum bullies victims trying to be ‘bad asses’ on its behalf loses momentum (the administrators aren’t even bothering to ban anyone it seems this time, just letting the threads suffer the indignity of being buried), then all it will take for the InsaneGurus to take out their bad day at school or work out on their adoring public for it all to go pearshaped.

They have already lost two members out of it: not just Maddy444, but Nice Long Sleep – one of the more active of the early members – has not been seen since. Probably Sims3Rich feels he can afford to fall out with a few members when membership of the forum has more than doubled in the aftermath of his ban for spamming (something his members are now trying to say on the EA forum is not a bannable offense, even though Sims3Rich printed on the InsaneSims board that this was the reason they banned him!). It is a foolish forum moderator who believes there is an inexhaustible supply of active members ready to replace those friendships they bust.

Probably not, seeing as she'd abandoned her Vox account three weeks ago. By the way, Michael Jackson's dead as well, just in case you haven't heard that one either

Probably not, seeing as she'd abandoned her Vox account three weeks ago. By the way, Michael Jackson's dead as well, just in case you haven't heard that one either

Karl Marx once said, ‘History repeats itself, the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.’ If the experiences of Jazz-Hands and now InsaneSims are anything to go by, he was just about right.

Straight from the horse's mouth - "banned for thread bumping"

Straight from the horse's mouth - "banned for thread bumping"