Day 3 of a request to the @moderators on SE23.life in the form of an open - and honestly stated - appeal to them.
We have moved to a position where now two moderator in the .life
teams have commented publicly here on STF. JMLF is a moderator on SE26.life and Oakr on SE23.life. Both are to be credited with what they have done so far. I would echo Stuart's warm comments above.
It must be reported that Oakr makes some personal observations about his activities with a real measure of candour and is silent on any systemic failure of moderation on SE23.life. It is still the case that no other moderator from SE23.life has reached out as requested in our appeals made in the last two days
In that same period a significant volume of reports has been made about other sock-puppet and trolling activities by Chris Beach. More and more incidents are emerging about which some hard evidence is materialising.
The known scope of Chris Beach’s actions and predilections for harassing and instilling fear in his own community is growing. The impact of having to deal with it by eradicating it might not be easily achieved, see Rachael’s comment below.
Irrespective of why this silence and inaction prevails, your community is aware that Chris Beach can no longer be trusted. They know now that he has created multiple sock-puppets and used them in his activities and may still be doing so. That awareness is spreading across a wider number of people who now believe that there is something wrong and that the wrongdoing is significant.
In case you have not yet understood, the case has altered. Nic did NOT publish Beach family details into the public domain. She is not guilty of that charge.
Chris Beach is guilty of that charge. And possibly for the purposes of engendering fear and harassment in Nic’s mind. We might agree that Nic’s actions could be viewed as unwise by some, not least for her personal safety. Others might not have done it the way she did. But she was a person being harassed by Chris Beach’s activity. She did have pretty clear evidence FlavaBaker was Chris Beach and he was hacking around her private life for the purposes of frightening her. Being unwise in the choice of a course of action does not make her wrong in her goal of trying to prove it was Chris Beach.
And from that single confession by Chris Beach, so many other of his questionable actions have been revealed supported by hard evidence and incontrovertible facts.
So at what point will you determine that this volume of questions from the community deserve to be answered ?
You may think this will be potentially punitive, but here we are. Chris Beach’s despicable activities went undetected by a pool of moderators - good and bad – a systemic failing if you will. I am sure you will see that an accounting of what was and what was not known is essential. Not least for your own standing but most of all to prevent it happening again.
The community will think better of you. In the community’s eyes, your silence potentially condemns the integrity of that position and you.
A summary of comments made in this period for you.
a moderator on SE26.life wrote:
“All I think is that it’s pretty despicable behaviour on all accounts and I find it highly suspicious that 1. CB gets caught out lying directly to members of the forum 2. Is caught making up a fake account to use to his own benefit, something he has been repeatedly accused of in the past. 3. The mods acted extremely swiftly to try to lock/hide the thread within about 12 hours of it all blowing up 4. When some users felt that this was hasty/unfair/not productive a poll was used which was about 2/3 in favour of it staying open but then it got locked/hidden away anyways due to him reporting the stalky/threatening message he received by posing as an imaginary Caribbean food outlet to be opening in FH.
All reeks of trying to hide what has been found out about the whole bizarre situation.”
Stuart wrote: “I can believe that decent mods couldn’t imagine the true horror that is now belatedly being exposed. It’s hard to shift loyalties. The temptation to simply walk away must be there. I’m guessing the remaining may be splitting into ‘save SE23’ or ‘Save Chris’ camps. They may need to resolve that before anyone dare reach out.”
“Meanwhile, the unwitting still continue to post on the forum, and the mods who should be protecting them are instead exposing them to risk. I’m ashamed of the lot of them. “
“If anyone becomes aware of, or even suspects an account of being, a CB sock puppet on Twitter, it would be helpful to post the information here. I have 2.7k twitter followers and while my account is locked down now, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if CB hadn’t planted a puppet in there a long time ago, but weeding it out manually will be tortuous.”
posted on SE23.life
“Thanks for this. OK after reading the update it’s not going to be a good forum ever if admins continue to cover what’s happened up. Fgs there’s no way this can be under police investigation no one has none anything illegal lol. But there was a serious, serious beach of trust with this community and I would not be surprised if people feel like they don’t want to post here anymore I would not blame them. Ilwonder how long my reply will stay up."
Londondrz responded to jmoney’s single post on SE23.life by saying,
“Why don’t you wait and see. I certainly have nothing to hide.”