Wasn't imperium banned for being an alias of a PB'd account ? I was under that impression.
Regarding the topic , i am still unsure what to vote. As Fairway said , removing a moderator is a very serious matter.
Lo, I know most of the issues raised here was after immense pressure by Nortrom/Morx, with their motives not easily understood by new players (like me) or non-European ones .
However , I think your behaviour has not really been exemplary and ypu should definitely improve your reactions.
There are 3 options:
1) Do nothing about it: In this case you ignore a portion of the community (how big it is is debatable, but it is a considerable portion) which I do not recommend
2) Resign from MT: This one is self explanatory. However it is not so simple, as a suitable replacement must be found. If I understand correctly also he must be Dutch. Right now I can not think of someone who would be suitable to replace Lo. I would vote for Master Mind , but i do not know if he wants, if he he has the time and he is also a TC member .
3) Remain on MT, send all the "cases" to admin to decide about the situation and promise that if you are found guilty of non exemplary behaviour again , you will step down (In the meantime prepare a new Mt member).
I do not know the situation with the Dutch clubs however so maybe I am not the most relevant ones to voice his opinion.
I'd like to hear from Dutch players, however most of them hide their account/don't care it seems.
Roeczak, you're right on imperium, and it was all confirmed by Admin too, so we leave this as it is. Mind also that in all these years never one action of mine was taken back by MT. Not a single time. Never. That's because I am too dovish I guess, but you have to encounter everything in life so I do hope it'll come to one in my days . And in MT we luckily do have some hawks too so we're a good balanced Team. The Dutch however tend to allow a lot more than for instance Greeks and Americans.
As for your other point, that is exactly what I said in the thread where Nortrom's friends came with dictatorships and doctrines. Your way, the qualifiers, is simply the superb way to go but Nortrom simply took the opportunity to do it his way, by ranks, and I was surprised at his initiative as well but nobody objected and there was nothing to complain about either because just check the Dutch records:
Many tournaments happening on the Greek subforum. Many happening on the NASF subforum. Then some happening on Juniors... but none happening on the Dutch subforum. Zero. There simply has never ever been one. Not once. MT can (and did) try to animate and help out where we can but that's all we can do. If there is just no activity then that is it and if Nortrom hadn't set these lines, there probably wouldn't even have been a Dutch team in the first place. His method is the easy way out though so if it would ever come to qualifiers that would be great. Could actually be the very first tournament on the Dutch subboard !!
Anyway, as said earlier we have your Option 3 in the works. Admin is constantly reviewing this... the trained warmongerers, and how we act. It's an open case so when needed they'll intervene. I for one feel the obligation to warn the community what is and has been happening and I have also been right, just judging these last 4 months of warfare coming from 1 side, against now just the 4th target. This kind of harassment is abnormal to any forum but will happen if you're too dovish and you deal with the most hardened witch hunters.. just check their PB/WP-status for apolling previous behavior (all applied by hawks before our time and none by this MT) while ofcourse none of MT has a mere scratch... it really speaks for itself and they will never 'grow out of it'.
This I warned for earlier, so I'm starting to repeat myself I guess... also I need to work for money next so I'll be off... what this comes down to is Professionalizing or not... well, if you go that way that endeavour will drop dead in no time as that is unsustainable. We do not need Professionals at the helm but the good balanced Team we have now, and that is also how Admin sees it.