19 September 2010

A Call to the BoD

By Bryan

For the last few weeks myself and others have been compiling a list to the SMF BoD, to show them the actions of one of the team members over the last few weeks, we spent ages in making this list and looking at how they broke the core guidelines, the Board of Directors have ignored our plea, and with this we are making it public, in attempt to get the SMF Board of Directors to look at the issues caused by ONE team member.

Below is the letter we sent one of the members, whom did bring it to the BoD attention, if you agree with what we have said please reply with your views and comments, and as always this link will be in my signature on SMF, the more people standing for changes the more the BoD will listen.


Hello <name removed to keep identity of individual secret>,

As requested myself and others (primary Arantor) have scoured various sites where vbgamer has not only broke the guidelines of the team but also provided information that is not yet available to the public, as you also will see in some of the links this is against his own view.

As links on simplemachines.org are of more importance please fined some notable posts:

Re: Anti-Spam Links – Updated for SMF 2.0 RC3 – response to his “claim it was updated”
Re: Anti-Spam Links – Updated for SMF 2.0 RC3 – Arantors fix and proof vbgamer did not test
Ignore Topics

On his own site he shows he doesn’t care for his customers, as a team member this does not look good for the site (external or not):

Can’t find any of the downloads.
In the above link he does not even trust hi sown mods on his site after many years he finally adds his download system yet he does not even use his portal, this sets bad image on his services, but also his competency as a team member.  If he cannot feel safe in using his mods why do they get special treatment on mod site?

On SMF-Friends.org
http://smf-friends.org/index.php?topic=1342.0 < is that the action a team member should take
http://smf-friends.org/index.php?topic=1187.msg25516#msg25516 < admittance that SMF isn’t his only priority
http://smf-friends.org/index.php?topic=1187.msg24962#msg24962 < shows he doesn’t believe in helping others
http://smf-friends.org/index.php?topic=498.msg14014#msg14014 proof that i gave him smfBlog yet he refuses to acknowledge.
On Arantor.org

http://arantor.org/index.php?topic=76.msg879#msg879 – believe that when I see it, since SMF is supposed to be going BSD
http://arantor.org/index.php?topic=105.msg1293#msg1293 – he runs CreateAForum, and far be it for him to use something that isn’t his.
http://arantor.org/index.php?topic=105.msg1316#msg1316 < poor activity since he been on team
http://arantor.org/index.php?topic=105.msg1435#msg1435 < not sure what to say here
http://arantor.org/index.php?topic=112.msg1702#msg1702 < shows no confidence in smf
http://arantor.org/index.php?topic=112.msg1705#msg1705 < admittance being on team is a hindrance
http://arantor.org/index.php?topic=112.msg1709#msg1709 < shows he does not care for his mods and that they can be buggy

These are only some of many posts that he has made that contradict his position on the team, on my site as the BoD are well aware I have made various articles and topics on the issue of vbgamer,  none of my articles show anything that is not public knowledge.

http://bryandeakin.com/index.php?topic=34.0 is a large one but the more important posts in teh above topic are:
http://bryandeakin.com/index.php?topic=34.msg171#msg171 – throwing around accusations
The following topic shows the immaturity of the team member, and I do wish to personally thank Kindred for removing it:
http://bryandeakin.com/index.php?topic=73.0 < selling of themes he took over for free
http://bryandeakin.com/index.php?topic=97.0 < multiple views from supporters of smf on vbgamer.

And finally a look at how he has broken 7 our of 8 of the core values the team holds dear:http://bryandeakin.com/index.php?topic=99.0

As you can see there are multiple links where he has broken the guidelines, I am afraid to say that this is only the tip of a much larger iceberg, and there are countless other topics to the same extent.
vbgamer not only uses the team, BUT if it were any other team member he would have been kicked out by now, I myself broke one of the unwritten rules, he has broken many of the values smf holds dear, yet he is still a team member.

I hope the BoD realize the above, and do what they see fit with the large evidence being submitted for them to see.

Thank you for reading

Bryan “Runic” Deakin
Aldo “hadesflames” Barreras
Peter “Arantor” Spicer
Gary M. Gadsdon
Scott “redone” Huxley