22:00 CEST Div 1: el'pheer vs. Singularity (twitch.tv/feathermonster)
Having accomplished what I set out to do eight months ago, I've decided to step down as forum admin. I informed jiriki I was resigning about three weeks ago and a replacement has already been found. I'm sure there'll be an announcement about that in the near future.
In 2009 the forums were a mess -- several players I spoke to told me flat out they didn't participate because there was no moderation. It was an embarrassment to the ENSL and may even have put some new players off trying out competitive play. I decided I wanted to try to fix this, so I contacted jiriki about setting up new forums together with the new website. After what I can only imagine were intense months of coding, the new forums were a fact. That was only the start, however. A set of strict rules and no-nonsense enforcement was needed to prevent a return to the old.
While many have criticized my moderation policies, you can't argue with the results.
When I sat down to create the rules during September 2009, I decided I needed a set of rules that would clean out all the garbage at a minimum amount of time spent. Now that the forums are functioning nicely, new rules might be in order. I'm sure my replacement already has his own plans to improve the forums.
I wish my replacement the best of luck and I hope that the work I put in will make a difference in the long run as well.
I should also note that I won't be active on the ENSL website in the future. Talk to me on IRC or drop a comment on ninelegends.com if you have any questions.