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Ferret
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'Knighthood': What is a 'Knight'? And what does 'Knighthood' mean?

'Knighthood' and the title 'Knight' is bestowed upon a user that has shown exemplary deeds and outstanding behavior as a member of the Armor Games Community. This exclusive title is only granted to those users that have earned a special place among the citizens of the Kingdom.

How do I become a Knight?

Care about the community and other users and catch the eye of moderators or admins, they are the ones who choose who is Knighted. Don't ask to be Knighted, that's a good way not to be Knighted.

What can Knights do?

-They have access to a Knight-only Forum.
-They have access to Knight-only armatars
-Special forum coloring and badge.
-Knight Gilding

I'll add more to this sticky if there are further Questions.

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SirLegendary
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Ferret said "We'll be discussing it," but that was almost two weeks ago (April 28th).

I'm still certain the change you want is a big enough change to take all the time it needs. This change needs a lot of programming, needs a lot of thought, and surely needs patience.

With all due respect, I would expect a Knight to be able to discuss and defend (if necessary) his or her position without being offended when people are not attacking them. No one has insulted Verwaltung or any of the other knights that I can see. If the data reflects badly on you, it should encourage you to take action to improve it, not get offended. I appreciate your desire for everyone to just get along, but that won't happen until the problem is addressed and dealt with.

I respect your opinions, but I'm pretty sure if Verwaltung saw the first few posts of all this, him feeling offended would be the least of it. I never said I was offended btw, and I'm not trying to argue against your points because they do make sense. I may not agree with the way some things have been said, but I think I could say I kind of agree on a lot of your arguments on knights. Yes, maybe Verwaltung was not insulted, maybe because he hasn't seen what was said about him. How would you feel if other users started criticizing you out of the blue, even if you might be somehow related to the topic just because the title you hold is what's being talked about? You would expect us to defend our title, but we would expect you to respect it, or us in the very least.

weirdlike
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I was talking about Verwaltung, since you so adamantly disagreed with singling out users. I already gave my opinion on CourtJester, which you will find a page or two back. You kept talking about defamation, which I assumed meant Verwaltung, since I've said nothing about CourtJester besides that he never said "hi" and I didn't know who he was.

CourtJester, who never made an appearance in the Knight thread (I think he's a CTC builder who spends all his time in that thread/area).I had never heard of him. Neither had several other people.

CourtJester: He isn't active in most of the community, but he is an exemplary citizen and contributor in one area. Make an exception.

It was meant to tell Zophia how it started.

Can you please stop singling him out. I refuses to believe he is the reason for how it all started. No matter how nice you say it, you are still singling him out and raising questions regarding his position.

Trying to stop this before this pulls more people into it. Sorry. =)

Again, that's a good thing. This change affects the community. It's good that community members get involved and speak their mind before changes occur. Don't discourage people from participating, especially knights.

This is clearly going in circles. As a mod you have to understand that I must stand up for all users. I am not interested in misdirection or defining words. Everything you have said, can also be said without using anyone as a martyr.

weirdlike
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The misdirection is you avoiding the fact that you are singling users out. Is the current discussion about CourtJester? No, that was long done. It is about how you see his position as a desirable and are using him as a martyr to influence people into believing that you have contributed more than him.

weirdlike
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This is exactly the reason why I am against demoting knights.

Everybody knows you want to be a mod. Its on your profile. So it makes sense that you would try and place yourself into that position. When you started pointing fingers. My response is defensive, and my suggestion was avoiding singling out users. All it does is offend people.

weirdlike
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EDIT: This is getting out of hand. I stated my opinion about using names. I am also retiring from this discussion.

Arm_Candy
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This discussion sparked because some people believe Verwaltung was knighted prematurely. This is not about CourtJester or Matt or any other user except Verwaltung, so using anyone else as an example and explaining why you used them as an example does not need to be argued over anymore. Turning this into a personal matter is not the direction this discussion needs to take.

Verwaltung was knighted after having only been a user for a month, he was not active at the time of his knighting, and he still has not shown up since then. Arguments have been made that his knighting was hasty and premature, while others say that his past contributions could be considered noble enough for knighthood. This discussion has happened, and Ferret has responded that the team will look into this matter and discuss it. If they have not yet come to a decision, bumping this thread until they do "so it doesn't die" is not going to make them come to their decision faster.

Some other points have been made about the knighting system being flawed. Arguments have been made that some users have been knighted with the reasons for their knighthood being unclear, and that the reasoning behind a user's knighthood should be made clear somewhere. Enough points have been made on either side of this discussion for the administration to make an informed decision on whether this should be put into action.

Riptizoid101
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That is an excellent summary. If no one else has accusations against me, I'll leave the thread alone for a while.

ur a nerd

09philj
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Meanwhile, Verwaltung is completely unaware of the chaos that followed his short stay with us.

FishPreferred
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The misdirection is you avoiding the fact that you are singling users out. Is the current discussion about CourtJester? No, that was long done.
He's already said a few times times that he was answering Zophia's question:
Is there any particular reason for the apparent resentment over being asked to "take our word for it"? Has there been reason to distrust the decision making of the team, aside from the oversight of Verwaltung's activity?
From here. He brought up CJ's promotion as another instance where someone he had never heard of was knighted for reasons that the admin never stated. @weirdlike you don't have to respond to this, but please do read it.

Everybody knows you want to be a mod. Its on your profile. So it makes sense that you would try and place yourself into that position.
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weirdlike
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@FishPreferred Okay, that was funny.

Gogotank
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There's also an infinite facepalm gif with scenes from the same movie.

Graham
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I was making a general post directed to everyone, to avoid singling out individuals. Its unhealthy and unnecessary.

You might not have said anything bad about him, but you did point him out, and gave reasons questioning his rank. I can only conclude that it was meant to change the opinions that are generally held about him.

No matter how nice you say it, you are still singling him out and raising questions regarding his position.

It is about how you see his position as a desirable and are using him as a martyr to influence people into believing that you have contributed more than him.

Everybody knows you want to be a mod. Its on your profile. So it makes sense that you would try and place yourself into that position.

I ask you: what is the validity of this approach that you cannot otherwise conclude by means of neutral comparisons?

orientjohn
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I want an Armatar with butter..Is that to much to ask for?

SirLegendary
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@orientjohn You lost me at I want an armatar lol. This is a knights thread, but you can certainly make another thread about an armatar, or you can join the current warrior contest and make a butter warrior so that it can be up for selection and you can use it in the future.

Arm_Candy
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You can also suggest themes to @MrDayCee for future armatar contests.

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