GTPlanet.net is a website I have spent many, many hours on over the past few years. During that time I've mostly been debating the coolness of cars, debating the existence of God and creation, and toiled away running text-based simulation games that ultimately fail. I've spent very little time using this site for what it was for: discussing Gran Turismo. Over this time it is undebatable that I have made dozens of enemies on this site, and I'm not sure how but at this point it doesn't matter. I managed to win the 2014 Darwin award because of that. Shortly after, I quit the site for a couple of months because, rightfully so, I simply felt unwelcome. I briefly returned to see how things we going on a website that had previously been my home page, only to find I had been generously gifted a premium subscription by @Blood Eagle, who I've had the pleasure of learning is a kind, intelligent individual who saw past the hate I recieved from most of the rest of this site. He simply wanted someone who felt excluded to feel included. I've also come to know @Ken Koios, who very accurately won the 2014 Friendliest Award on GTP. He too outstreatched his vitual hand in a motion of friendship to me. These experiences taught me that some users on GTP did enjoy having me around. However, after much thought on the matter I have decided it is too late for me to be accepted on this website. I will now outline the problems this website has, which I am sure will result in the banning of my account. As a result of banter with other users I'm a mere 10 warning points from 30. It will be impossible for me to convey my true feelings while staying true to the AUP. Problem 1: Moderators. In all of my experience here, I only hold a positive opinion of three members of this site's staff: @Jordan, the founder of the site, and moderators @Omnis and @niky. The other moderators, I'm afraid, can generally be best described as ***holes. The lead ***hole, of course, is none other than @Famine. Famine is someone who each time they posts takes the time to type in the code to make their text purple and then boldfaces it. Not just for important posts, but for ALL OF THEM. Famine, as the site's administrator, desires his words to appear far more important than anyone else's. His avatar is a picture of a book he wrote that we can buy a copy of here on GTPlanet. Rather than showing his favorite car or racetrack, his avatar is essentially an advertisement for GTPlanet, the very website we are already on. It boggles my mind that this website's founder is very polite and helpful while the administrator is a narcisistic egomaniac, who refuses to lock useless threads on the Rumble Strip just because the owner posted a request to lock it rather than changing the title! "No." Famine said, "I can't lock your thread because doing so would remove your embarassing posts as well as my public assertion of power. There are also moderators on this site (@Scaff) that seem to spend more time debating on the Opinions forum than actually performing their moderator duties. Problem 2: Double Standards I suppose this could be merged into problem one because it is moderator-related, but whatever. About a year or so ago @Roger the Horse and I were in some sort of debate when he intentionally misquoted me to make fun of what I was saying. I reported the post, claiming it was a clear violation of the AUP. As I expected, a moderator stepped in (I believe it was @daan) and edited the post to remove the misquote, saying it was indeed a violation of the AUP. I want to clarify I am no longer angry with Roger over this incident, as we have since moved on and seem to be on fairly good terms now. I am, however, rightfully angry at @SlipZtrEm, a moderator who, during a coolness debate last fall, intentionally misquoted me in a clear effort to insult me. I reported the post, but not to my surprise, nothing happened. I guess Slipstream checked the report himself and deleted it before any of the other mods could see it. That incident told me that that some on this site's staff are very immature and undeserving of their postion. Problem 3: Mob Hate Here on GTP we have an annual awards thread to give superlatives to deserving members of our site. One award, however, is definitely not a superlative. The "Darwin Award", as I have already mentioned, is the award given to what amounts to the most disliked member on GTP, as it is determined by popular vote. Why does this award exist? All it is is the greatest an AUP-compliant insult one could recieve on GTPlanet. Is there as "Worst in Picture" academy award? Is there a "Worst Director"? No. Anyone who would recieve such an award may end their life in suicide, would they not? Why should such a device be present on GTPlanet, a forum dedicated to Gran Turismo? Since I recieved the award, and later a Premium upgrade, I had made it my goal to improve myself and win the "Most Improved" award for 2015. However, in short time I realized that would be an impossible task when @Jahgee1124 made my truck a cool wall post as an April Fool's joke. When I saw then what GTP's opinion of me was, I started to think it would be a waste of time to improve myself. After several days of thought, I've realised that I barely need improvement at all: GTP needs improvement. Fix these problems, GTPlanet. I see potential in this site to acheive greatness, but for me the boat will already have sailed. Of course, it is very likely that this post will be edited by a moderator to be less harsh and AUP compliant, so take whatever you see above with a pile of salt. Goodbye, this time for good.