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21 days ago
Scored tickets to a 20th anniversary screening of The Fifth Element. Winning!!!
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1 mo ago
Spent the time to listen to Hybrid Theory today on the way to the racetrack. Man, it sucks knowing that a musician artist I grew up listening to has passed away.
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Bio

N U T T S N B O L T S
the biography

n u t t e r b y n a m e , n u t t e r b y n a t u r e
m a l e || t h i r t y || s y d n e y , a u s t r a l i a
G u i l d M o d e r a t o r

T H E I N T R O D U C T I O N
Just who am I? Am I the same person that wakes up after a night of rest, or am I someone completely different? What would I do if I were to discover that I am a doppelgänger of my own existence? These are thoughts that I have asked myself for as long as I can remember; an endless cross-examination of queries and questions that still reveal no true answer nor solution. I can however tell you what I currently am, what I have done in my past, and what it is that I wish to accomplish for my future.

To begin this journey I will introduce myself with my official title. My name is Nutter, and that is all you need to know... for now. The truth is that I have been called this alias for the longest of times, dating back to my childhood days as an identity that parasitically infects the tongue of every person I cross paths with. I cannot control this contagion nor do I have a desire to hinder it's spread; therefore I live, breathe, and spread my madness to all those around me, all the while enjoying every moment of it.

While my life has been filled with a variety of adventures and achievements, there have been times where these moments have been hindered by the shackles and shadows of my very existence. They are challenges, struggles even, that have shaped me into the very person I am today; along with those who I have met telling me that I am a unique combination of knowledgeable, funny, and helpful, all topped with a small bit of wit. I enjoy having the regular banter with those who I can call my friends, I relish in my creative imagination, and I am a social introvert—if there ever was such a thing.

When the day comes to a close I guess none of this really matters. I cannot paint a picture of myself within your own mind from the expressive words that I have typed onto this screen. All I can do is spark an interest to see if you are willing to take the bait, willing to leap down that rabbit hole, and willing discover the identity of the man behind the mask known as NuttsnBolts.

H O B B I E S / I N T E R E S T
» Remote Control Car Racing
(Been racing on and off for about 20 years now, owned several different chassis, and have a few trophys from local, state, and even national events)
» Gaming
(PSN: NuttsnBolts ~ DS Friend Code: PM me for that)
» Anime
(Check out my MAL to see a list of the various shows I have watched)
» Music
(Electronica, Industrial, Chiptunes, Glitch-Hop, Retrowave)

R O L E P L A Y I N G & M E
I have been roleplaying for a several years now, focusing on mostly casual to advance level story writing. If these adventures are rich, detailed and filled with twists and turns around every corner, then you will surely have me hooked in for the ride. I do find that a large portion of the characters tend to be female—a personal choice that seems to also extend towards gaming as well—but as I become a better writer I am challenging myself to improve my male personas.

On the topic of writing style I tend to use colours, pictures, music, and a variety of stylised formatting techniques as I do have a difficult time in concentrating on walls of white text. Seeing as how I can be quite the visual and artistic individual I have found this tactic can be effectively used to counter this unusual dilemma. Generally I will try my best with grammar and spelling however if you happen see any edits then I have most likely latched onto a word to use it several times in a writing piece, or made a dumb spelling mistake.

Any other roleplaying details about myself and my interests can be found in the Personal Links below as I will be keeping those updated with designs, ideas and preferences. If you have any other questions you are free to PM me at any point. I love chatting with people and I am pretty open minded to most topics.




G U I L D L I N K S

P E R S O N A L L I N K S

C U R R E N T R O L E P L A Y S


R O L E P L A Y E R S I R E S P E C T
My roleplaying buddies, the ones who I have written with for about two years.

Most Recent Posts

<Snipped quote by NuttsnBolts>
I was under the impression that this was a discussion, is it not? I meant no harm with the creation of this topic and I personally believe that it has begun to reflect positively on the forums overall as it shows a willingness in the community to communicate and change. I will own and take ownership for any negativity that has been caused by the creation of this topic, otherwise, I simply see this message as an attempt to shift blame onto me.

My intention is not to shift blame as I included the staff as well, but to see if you aware of the gravity of these discussions and how there is a very fine line between civil and uncivil. While this thread has been positive it does contain roots that extend back to unfavoured events of the past. Already I have seen Poo comment with a reply where he felt he really had to explain what it was he was saying without people reading between the lines or taking it out of context.

I do acknowledge, however, that you are right and I should have simply spoken with Ruby which is an action that I do apologize for. It was an action that I believe would have resulted in further damage, but based on what Ruby herself has said on this thread, then I realize that the outcome may have been opposite from what I had initially expected.

With that in mind, I do appreciate both you and Ruby coming forward to join the discussion as well as investigating Nyte's ban.

I appreciate your honesty and acknowledgment.

@NuttsnBolts

So if pug wasn't banned for having a quote from another moderator (not saying i condone it) why did J8cob get banned subsequently? Seems like they should have gotten the same treatment.

And honestly, I don't like how you pin this all on Cynder as if she was the only one taking screenshots. If I remember correctly you did as well in the past. You are not as innocent as you portray yourself.


At this point in time I do not see a quote of Ruby in his signature and so there is no need to take action. He held one before but I believe you and I can agree that if we addressed that in the same manner as J8cob we would be in a worse position than currently.

Still, my explination for J8cob making his appeal is to set a proper understanding of how bans should be treated if they were unjust. By doing that we also have a record trail so we can keep forum matters logged correctly and not just word of mouth.

As for the screenshots by Cyndyr, I acknowledge that she was not in the original dispute but over time she became involved, I am not disputing that I did take and obtain some screenshots, but I will state that I was not the one who started the screenshots, that I did not share the ones from the staff discussion, and that instead of participating in these actions we have on multiple fronts made mountains out of molehills.
At this point I feel that it is time for me to make an official statement on the events of current, for which I will be offering some transparency while keeping some details silent as to protect the identies of those who may be discussed in my message. I would also like to state that I am "choosing" of my own accord to enter this thread and this discussion, but anyone who wishes to hear more information should PM or DM me on the forum or Discord.

The first concern I will address is the issue of bans, both on the forum and discord, along with the view of "shadow bans". Discussing bans on the public forum is not allowed, but due to the nature of this thread I feel that we have an obligation to explain what happens behind the scenes.

  • Odin/Buddha: (Discord Only)
    Let it be said that Odin is a very passionate member of the forum. He is a man who will fight for justice, someone who will stand their ground against those who abuse power, but his latest actions in Discord led to a ban from the chat. While he did raise a concern about a certain thread the delivery of his concern actively baited another user, mocked the moderators with a passive aggressive tone, and voiced an unreasonable expectation of the staff to address a question that even he himself could have addressed. We are a community and instead of reinforcing that view he took it as an opportunity to attack several others.
  • Pugbutter: (Temporary Ban)
    I recently gave Pugbutter a temporary ban from the site after an incident went down in the Bitch 2.0 thread and I was requested by an outside party member to intervene. This has not been the first time the moderator team has addressed issues in this thread and so I entered, read through the comments to get a rough idea of what was going on, and posted a cease and desist message with the additional comment of I will temporarily ban any member that continues the dispute. Due to a quote and a reply that was in jest, I issued out a ban to the member known as pugbutter as I at the time happened to view the message as a possible test of my patience and wanted to make a statement that these fights are to stop. Several hours later I removed the ban and I have since apologized to pugbutter about the miscommunication and short sighted approach.
  • [Undisclosed Member] (Weekend Ban)
    A GM of a roleplay recently had to thread ban a member of a roleplay for arguing with the GM and trolling the IC with an unreasonable post. The member in question contacted me and asked the IC post to be removed and so I took up that request and abided by their wishes. As an extension I contacted the member and told them their actions were unreasonable to which I noticed they deleted my message, and then drafted up a message with the comment of "If I was going to troll a thread I would not make post that concluded my character's story. Don't be a moron."
  • [Undisclosed Member] (Permanent Ban)
    This member, to put it simply, was an underage 14yo user who was participating in a series of smut roleplays. She had been known for a while but due to the circumstantial evidence we never had enough information to follow through with that ban without it being viewed as unjust. It was only after new evidence came forth that we could action this ban and issue a message to ensure that they do not return to the forum. We also informed the member that should we catch them back on the forum under a different alias that we will be forwarding the IP addresses and listed emails to the City of Phoenix police department—the site domain is registered in Arizona—with the belief that they intent to break US Law by engaging in the act of promoting child sex crimes.
  • J8cob (Permanent Ban)
    J8cob's ban was a result in contributing with Grim's actions and a choice he made to actively mock me in his signature image. At the time I was engaged in a private discussion with him that seemed to going at a reasonable but slowly positive pace, however he made the decision to troll and place a quote by me in his own signature midway through that conversation. I decided passed the information onto Mahz and he dealt with it as he saw fit. Shortly after he created an appeal account to address Mahz but due to the limited time frame we were not given enough of an opportunity to reflect on his actions and evaluate his appeal. My recommendations for J8cob is now that most of the initial problem has settled he should make a fresh appeal that isn't clouded by the events of 2 months ago.*
  • Grimhildr / Wade Wilson / Gullinkambi / memes / RPG News (Permanent Ban)
    Every one of these accounts has been connected back to the single user, who I will be referring to as Grim. Grim's ban has been listed in the Evidence Chest but they will not be allowed back onto the forum. Ranging from Ban evasion, to trolling/flaming members, to using an official account to slander multiple members on the forum with an image; this member has proven time and time again that they have no intention of being a part of the community. This decision is now a non-negotiable.

*On the question of why we do not allow other members to create an appeal for a ban member, the last two cases show the various extremes of someone who has obeyed the rules of their ban, and someone who intends to continue with their immaturity. We need to evaluate the user on an individual level.
(Nyt: Your Discord ban is currently being reviewed)


The next point I would like to address is Cyndyr's decision for quoting my Private discussion with her. You by no means were obligated to display the additional portion of that discussion that I held with you, but you chose to do so. The reason why I directed you to Ruby was because I had no part in that discussion and if you would like to remedy any views on your persona then it would probably be a wiser decision to talk to the Staff Member in question rather than someone who was at the time heading second hand news.

As pointed out you and Ruby had some sort of dispute that branches back to before the creation of RPG Official and you should be the one to take responsibility for those actions. The mention of accountability has been bought up in this thread, but by creating this thread you have also involved multiple members of the community who have nothing to do with the events being discussed. Do you take ownership for that in the same way that I have taken ownership for the bans, and mistakes, that I have made within my short time as a moderator?

Your actions here, combined with Grim's actions, and even the actions of the staff, have affected many members in a negitive way. Friendships have been lost, trust shattered throughout the community, and the screenshots of who is the worse person needs to stop if we have any desire to move forward. Continuing to fight, rather than discuss; aggravated rants, rather than reports; and even quick reactions rather than a step back and reflection, have all stopped people from roleplaying and forced them into a battle of site politics. In future, raise your concerns through the correct channels so we can deal with them more efficiently.



Finally, to discuss the actions in controlling Negro Academy...

The reason why this thread stood up for so long was simply due to the availability of the moderators at the time. We cannot be expected to live on this forum when many of us have working lives and offline priorities. Even branching back seven years ago when I was an admin of a graphics forum I was only able to access the site from home due to the lack of mobile internet. Now days my phone pings every time I get a message from a member about a site issue, but my work permissions don't allow me suitable time to sit down and evaluate every issue within an hour of it occurring. (Bare in mind that my hours are incident so I can be working any time between the hours of 5am and 10pm Australian time)

When Negro Academy was addressed the decision was made to contact the member and see what addition information we could gather. Typically speaking a member does not randomly join a site to post these types of threads unless they are a Bot, to which we believed they weren't. If that member is found to be another member of the forum then we will address the original member as well, or would you have us not make that effort and simply "shadow ban"?

Might I also add that there was no report by a member from my knowledge, and if these threads appear in the future it would be advisable to post in the Suggestions/Problems section rather than a vocal, annoyed opinion on the discord.

To conclude I will not be discussing this post any more and if someone wishes to see additional evidence on the bans, to discuss the accountability of the staff, or to question the meaning of my message, they are to PM me directly. Keep in mind that you will be talking to a site moderator and if I deem the topic not to a satisfactory, mature level I will declare the topic annul.
We do have an Articles and Guides section if the help that you are after includes topics like The New User Guide to Navigating the Site, however you are correct that there is no actual "Help" section.

Typically for technical issues, the forum we are currently in at the moment—Suggestions and Problems—tends to be perfectly fine for those enquiries; while the Off-Topic section as a whole can be used for other stuff. It actually does depend on what help you are after but if in doubt you can always message a member of Staff.
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