To the Total Drama Wiki Community:
Hey-o! It's Bbhinton15, "BB" for short, yet again coming to you with a blog of what's going on in my mind right now.
Hello, everyone. As you may or may not know, I have been re-promoted to the status of administrator on the Total Drama Wiki, thanks to the actions done by my fellow Wiki members and friends. I say that I've been re-promoted due to the fact that I have been an administrator before on this wiki but was demoted due to my inactivity. Now that I have been re-promoted, I plan on changing that. Some of you may know me from back in 2009, some may know me through my recent competing in Season Three and Season Four of Nalyd Renrut's Countdown to 10,000, some may know me from the Wiki's official IRC, wherever you know me, I'm still the same person. I'm going to try my hardest to return to the wiki better than ever, as I really do want to. I cared deeply for this place, and still do. For those of you that have not known me up to this point in reading this blog, it's very nice to meet you.
To users like Kgman04, Bigez620, Nalyd Renrut, Webkinz Mania, Jam7, CD-TDA, Mygeto, TDIFan13, Fedora Kid (he's big and bolded just because he's made of nothing but epicness; this is for you, Fedora ^^), TDADJ, Bridgette_dj10, GleekForTheater, TDAwesome15, Musou, TotalDramaAddict, Lizcat68, XoTulleMorXo, Misstditylerfan, Ale-Alejandro, Ale-Alejandro, Neko-naito, and a plethora of more that I'm leaving off, I say . If I left your name off, do not take it to heart.
This isn't too recent anymore, but I feel the need to say a few things. First off, recent changes in power... Freehugs41, Lizcat68, and TDIFan13 have all been demoted from the status of administrator due to several reasons, personal or otherwise, leaving many confused and/or sad; days afterwards, myself, Nalyd Renrut, Mygeto, and CD-TDA were promoted to the status of administrator. I want to let everyone know as of right now, due to the fact that I've been getting a few PMs from people asking about this, that the four of us were not necessarily promoted as replacements to those few admins. That's a bit demeaning. Sure, it happened that way, but that was not the reason as to why we were promoted. I would say "look at the work we've done", but that would only apply to 2 of the 4 mentioned admins above and "we" implies "everyone mentioned". But, the main point is that... we were not necessarily promoted to our current positions just as replacements. Who knows? They may be re-promoted.
We have three, count 'em, three new rollbacks! Congratulations to Fedora Kid, TotalDramaAddict, and Breakingmikey on their new positions as rollbacks of the wiki!
I'm not going to say anything about Freehugs41 due to the low amount of information I have on her status but it seems that her, TDIFan13, and Lizcat68 supposedly "quit" the Total Drama Wiki, if you will. This part of my blog is, in no means, to criticize the three in any way. I'd like to take this opportunity as a way to clear things up for people that do not know. For those of you that do not know, to my understanding, TDIFan13 has come back to our wiki and official IRC and Lizcat68 has come back to our IRC, though not our wiki. Both (all three, if you would like to include Freehugs41) will continue to have the status of regular user until further notice. Again, this part of my blog was to make sure the rest of the community knows of this and their status. If any of the three of these people have a problem with this section of my blog, just ask me to delete your area in this. It's no trouble.
If you haven't heard of this term yet, I advise you to read or skim through one or more of the following blogs:
- How Much Trust Do You Have In... by Jam7
- We All Want to Be Liked by Nalyd Renrut
- A Follow Up to Jam's "How Much Trust Do You Have In..." by Lizcat68
- The Admins and Their "Clique" by Lizcat68
- Opinions by TDAwesome15
- Let's End It by Kgman04
If you didn't get the message through those blogs, the basic meaning of the term "admin clique" is where users on this wiki believe the admins have "banded together" and do everything just for them. As a recently-promoted administrator, I'm going to keep my opinion on this very low. All I am going to say, though, is... it doesn't exist. That's all.
This gets the best of us, all of us, every, single one of us and you can't say it doesn't at one point. There will come a time where conflict will arise between you and someone or something. It's happened to me numerous times and I'm trying to fix and correct that to the highest degree possible so I can better myself. Outside this wiki, I'm known as a great mediator and I hope to become one of those here, also. Of course, I'm not going to get into personal confrontations I've had with people; I'm just saying that... especially now that I'm an administrator... conflict shouldn't be tolerated (in my opinion). If it does come down to that, however, I, along with up to 15 other admins and rollbacks will be there for a type of mediation. Never be afraid to come to an administrator or rollback with a problem. This brings me back to the "clique" thing; we're not looking out for just ourselves, we're looking out for you all, also.
Who's this guy? He's barely active, why is he an admin? They promoted him AGAIN, what's wrong with the admins?
It's stuff like this (that nobody exactly has said) that sickens me sometimes. You guys know who I am, I'm BB. Over the few months, yes, my activity on here hasn't been the best (other than my activity on previous Countdown to 10,000 seasons). That does not mean that I can not change; I am now an administrator on one of the best wikias out there. I still honestly believe that this wiki is "corrupt", I'm not going to change my mind about that just because I'm an admin now... I'm hoping that my activity on here will be able to change that opinion that solely I have on what I'm working on. Give me a chance, for those of you that are strictly against my, or anyone else's, promotion.
I'm Bbhinton15 (also known as or called "Brandon", "BB", "Bai Bai", "Lupe Bee-Asco", etc.), I'm 18 years old, I love Total Drama.
If you have any questions or comments at all over what you've read, I strongly, strongly urge you to leave a comment below or give me your two cents on my talk page.