After the incident on Discord that happened between the hours of midnight and 3 AM EST, we in the staff team felt it was necessary to take a look back at the community and reflect, and make changes as needed.
The staff roles aren’t jobs. We work on more of a voluntary basis, for free, as needed. We all have lives and our own weird sleep schedules and whatnot, and as such, at times, there may be something that happens where the staff team can’t really step in and help. Last night was one of those incidents.
I want to stress that we need to be direct with each other. Sarcasm can be more difficult to understand through text, and if someone does something bad, don’t beat around the bush with it, don’t turn it into a bit, don’t gang up on the person. If it were you in that position, treat the offender (for lack of a better term) in a way that you would like to be treated if you messed up.
In writing promos, be mindful of the content. If you’re dealing with a heavier topic, consider using content warnings so that, if there is something particularly triggering to someone, your writing won’t blindside them or upset them.
We aren’t always going to be around to deal with situations. I ask of each of you to take that into consideration before reacting to something. How big is the problem? Is it something that needs to be handled ASAP, or can it wait until staff is able to deal with it? If it can wait, let it go. DM a staff member so that we are at least aware, and we’ll take care of it later. If it’s urgent, you have permission to deal with it, however, do it carefully. Don’t completely roast the person in question. Don’t go throwing insults or making it into a 20-minute bit. The way Phukfaic and Francis both handled this situation in particular was perfect. Granted they used to be on the team, they are no longer on staff, but they saw what was going on and they worked to stop it and fix it in our absence.
We don’t want that burden to be left on only two users of the whole community if we aren’t around. We want each of you that are able to do this rationally and calmly to step up and be mature, and deal with these situations instead of joining in and making it worse.
Think before you speak or post. Be brave enough to be kind to each other. Know that the staff team doesn’t work on call and won’t always be available to deal with a situation. And don’t gang up on people in arguments, bits, etc. because that’s not cool. We aren’t the Shield, there’s no need for a pack of dogs mentality.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. Enjoy the rest of your day. <3
So, uh, somebody was recently looking into rejoining the site. We are putting a stop to that.
That somebody is EpicKiraX.
Kira left the site in April, citing a lack of motivation and AES taking a toll on him. He left kind of abruptly and had all of his characters written off. There were some things going on then that we were considering banning him over, and quite frankly, he should’ve been banned then.
Kira was previously banned and given an opportunity at an appeal after serving so much time. He was successful in his appeal, although in hindsight, he probably should not have been. We gave him restrictions in hopes that it’d guide him in proving to us that he had changed. Unfortunately, that never happened.
Here are some of the things he has done that led us to making this decision:
-Repeated harassment of certain users -Attempts to circumvent his restrictions that we had given him after his initial banning -Once leaked plans for a fed he was not on the booking team for -Attempted manipulation of other users for his own gain -Repeated hostility towards certain users
And the straw that broke the camel’s back –
In the past, Kira has tried to manipulate others into not doing something because he felt it was too similar to something he wanted to do. He isn’t even officially back on the site and it’s become clear to us that he was trying to do this already, further proving the point that he didn’t really change since his original banning.
At the end of the day, we feel that this is the best move for the community as a whole. If you have questions or concerns regarding this situation or anything else, feel free to contact any of the staff team. We’re here for you!
Halloween is just around the corner. I LOVE Halloween. Last year, I had a lot of fun with the SDW Halloween episode, and this year, I want to do something Halloween again! And who here likes Royal Rumbles!?
This first episode of the Heart and Soul Series will be quite a challenge. The only known competitor at this point is the current champion, Cole Scorpio. The remaining competitors will all be kept secret until they appear in the match itself.
This is open to any male wrestlers. Whether you're on the SDW roster or not, this is an opportunity to become the face of SDW! If you aren't signed to SDW and win, you'll be featured on the Heart and Soul Series (or even main SDW) at least until you drop the belt. At that point, it's up to you if you want to stay in SDW with this character. But this is assuming, of course, that you walk out victorious.
As it is Halloween themed, the only restriction is that you must have a Halloween costume of some sort. Preferably, I'd like costumes that are either A. not too difficult to recreate or B. you or someone else could recreate and upload to 2k17's PS4 CC to help me out.
PM me any sign-ups on here. I'm giving you until October 1, or until I run out of room, whichever happens first. I'm not reserving spots. This is first come, first serve.
IF A CAW IS AVAILABLE ON PS4 WWE 2K17 CC, IGNORE THE FOLLOWING: [b]General, non-costume appearance:[/b] (reference pic if possible, if not describe their look to the best of your ability) [b]Costume:[/b] [b]Wrestling style, or in-game superstar to replicate (for moveset & attributes):[/b] [b]Entrance, in case of entrant #1 or #2:[/b] [b]Victory scene:[/b] [b]Personality traits, tell me which one to focus more on and how many points to put towards that personality type on a scale of 100:[/b] [b]Prideful/Egotistical:[/b] [b]Respectful/Disrespectful:[/b] [b]Perseverant/Desperate:[/b] [b]Loyal/Treacherous:[/b] [b]Bold/Cowardly:[/b] [b]Disciplined/Agressive:[/b] [b]Dominant trait:[/b]
SDW is on hiatus. But why punish the only champion for that? Here at SDW, even though we cannot open our doors for a full-time production right now, we still want to maintain a fighting champion, and provide our Heart and Soul Champion with occasional opportunities to prove himself.
Introducing, the Heart and Soul Series.
The Heart and Soul Series will consist of one match cards, and will always have the Heart and Soul Championship up for grabs. They will happen on a fairly random basis. To be the Heart and Soul Champion, you have to be ready for any challenge, at any time.