Disclaimer: Names have been intentionally removed in this narrative in order to avoid further conflicts. The issue being tackled below has already been resolved through my own initiative of keeping my distance away from the involved parties. I seek no more resolution, action or reconciliation beyond this point and this narrative is only for the sole purpose having an entry for this event.
I had a tragic, yet a story that made me realize a lot of things about trusting people. Let my story be a lesson to the rest as well who have been taking this site too seriously.
I won't post anything about bets here, because I joined Stake, I never thought of gambling but only to make friends and to expand my social circle. At first, it went well until one day...
It was a normal night in the chatroom. No one is usually around during those times because those are the hours that people are asleep in our timezone and I have a nightshift job where I can access the internet freely. I am at that typical talkative, jolly and welcoming player who greets everyone who comes in at room so the room would remain lit and running with activity.
I can actually feel that most, if not some, people are getting annoyed with what I do but like as I always say to them, I am not doing harm and if they would notice, whatever I have been chatting around isn't a spam so they could just simply ignore me if my persistent chatting makes their ears buzz. The old people say that it is usually a scammer's behavior who wants to try to hustle with rains and freebies around the website, but I always try to show myself off by selflessly sharing my wins to all of them and it even went to a point that I follow what they say to win their trust through sending them my pictures to prove my identity and even giving them my social media profile link (I know it sounds naive and it is definitely not a requirement (it is even against the rule) but I really want to make them see that I am not what they think about me).
The English room is in uproar with a lot of people talking and "cheering" a person who have been winning a lot, so moderators and supports were also in high alert during that time against alts, passives and spammers. Our ethnic-specific room was also in uproar, being warned heavily by "someone who has authority" about the latter. Wanting to join and help against the fray, I refuted one of their misses because I felt that they might have not been doing their duties to the fullest, trying to imply to them that they might haven't been doing their job vigilantly (albeit a bit frank and may sound offending). To my surprise, that person answered back, and whoever read what he/she told against me would actually see how mad he/she was after I tried to point him/her out. Thinking that he/she is in authority anyway and he/she knows what he/she is doing, I just stopped and let things be.
Twist of fate, few minutes after that heated moment, my affiliate (which is with me in our office) have just unlocked her chatting capabilities and unbeknownst to my knowledge, began chatting on the other channel and only a few minutes later, the person who "confronted" me suddenly popped out of chat and a few seconds later he/she shouted to everyone that I was muted for 10 days (name included on her announcement) with the alleged reason. Shocked and distraught, I complained to Support Team about my predicament, but decided to give it up after they said I have to talk about it with the one who muted me. I felt it was very unprofessional (privacy breach) because he/she could have let me find it out personally through ChatBot PM. Add more insult to injury, he/she rejected my appeal of even trying to prove ourselves that we are different people under different accounts.
Considering everything, it was a "fair" mute, but what was not fair for me is why does he/she have to publicly shame people without allowing me to appeal- even rejecting my attempts to do so. What makes it the most painful of all is that he/she told everyone on the room's private Telegram channel about it too while all the time rejecting my subsequent appeals. Some of those people have already been a friend to me to the point that we have been sharing personal things, connections and affiliations outside this gaming site- and just because of his/her actions and words, my integrity has been destroyed and my reputation in prejudice.
Now, I have sworn never to go back in that room, ever again.
Lesson? Those people who have been granted powers in this site must be checked from time to time because some of them are abusing it to toy with people who they deem not fit to their liking. Their powers can destroy integrity, trust credibility easily in this kind of environment. For players, tread lightly to whom you have been dealing with around and never believe anything without any tangible proof.
I hope you guys won't ever have this kind of experience around here. If you do have one, what do you think about my case? Quote my story so I can follow it through.