Popular Minecraft site was home to a corrupt admin.

Popular Minecraft site was home to a corrupt admin.

If you have visited World of Minecraft recently, then you've heard the giant drama castastrophe. The popular Minecraft fansite giant, World of Minecraft, has hit a snag with one of it's admins -- or now ex-admin. The gist of the drama has been that the two main people who run WoM, (H4X and triddin) had laCour on the team. laCour thought that H4X and triddin couldn't run WoM all bythemselvesso he got angry. In a quote by the admin of WoM he was "abusing his powers and trust in the community, deleting data off this site, creating a fake WoM site (theres a few showing up lately) and posting browser redirect code on this site to send visitors to the fake site in a bid to trick loyal WoM users." That is some sneaky but dirty play. All in all, a few members left and decided to branch into a new site -- also called WoM. Here's the kicker - how will they be that if they don't have what makes WoM what is now? I am talking about the closed-sourced World of Minecraft creative client that thousands of people have used since it's inception. This is a good reason why you should never give people too much power. Especially if they are internet friends. First of all, WoM had never asked for donations, however, laCour asked for donations on WoM's behalf and now who has it? laCour. He also has access to the servers, stating "One of laCour's roles in WoM was to operate the WoM servers which he currently is still running against our will and is redirecting all users to the fake site and telling them to sign up again." Lastly, the WoM servers have been down. The original ones anyway. New WoM servers have popped up claiming ownership of the people who split up. Isn't that something? Lastly, #wom has moved back to irc.esper.net, where the other Minecraftcommunitieshang out.

Basically, an admin didn't like the way things were going. He tried some dirty tactics and split up the site into two. One side is the original WoM and the other side is the is the "new WoM". This has turned into a big miss and if you read the this thread, you can see the drama after the post unfold. Like civilized members, they discuss and share details. It seems that each side wants to call each other biased and unruly. We'll never know for sure, but right now WoM seems to be in a desperate state of emergency. The site divided into two and members run amok confused. For right now, we just wish for tranquility and H4X and triddin the best of luck. Here is theofficialstatement from the World of Minecraft Administrator:
Unfortunately we have had to do a reshuffle here at WorldOfMinecraft.com to deal with some corruption of staff that has occurred recently. Firstly we have had to let laCour go, one of our former developers due to his personal urge to takeover WoM at the expense of the community by abusing his powers and trust in the community, deleting data off this site, creating a fake WoM site (theres a few showing up lately) and posting browser redirect code on this site to send visitors to the fake site in a bid to trick loyal WoM users. laCour has also tried to convince other staff that WoM Founder 'H4X' was ignoring him and all of his "requests" to convince staff to take his side (apparently theres sides now, splitting up the community). Sadly no communication attempts had been made by laCour to H4X or any founders of WoM. One of laCour's roles in WoM was to operate the WoM servers which he currently is still running against our will and is redirecting all users to the fake site and telling them to sign up again. (Anyone can make a server and call it WoM there's no way to police it unfortunately.) At this stagethere are no Official WoM servers runningand any servers prefixed with "WoM" are false servers until you hear otherwise on worldofminecraft.com. Unfortunately some of laCour's friends are continually coming back here posting links to the fake site and generally trying to give us a bad name, if you see such posts you can help out by reporting them. We have tried to sort this out internally but due to ex-staff member 'AutomatedChip' constantly harrasing this site with false accusations we feel we owe it to thewhole Minecraft communityto shed some light on this publicly. IRC:As a lot of you have figured out, we are back on irc.esper.net #wom (same IRC as #minecraft). Members/Visitors have no need to be alarmed as WoM will continue to operate as normal serving you the best Minecraft experience we can. - Official WoM Team.

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