We will remain in then hobo junction group as we have many friends there.
If you read the notice bart put out, it states that he and I are no longer supporting the island or the hobo castaway group which manages the island. Our leaving the hobo island does not have anything to do with hobo junction.
Missteps were made by both sides resulting in some of more nastier behavior. Neither one consulted the other when changes were being discussed, neither one worked with each other to resolve disagreements after a point, nor were these disagreements discussed with the larger hobo group as a whole, until events had spiraled so far out of control each were demanding the resignations of each other.
One of the issues we see that is still not being addressed is whomever the owner of the island is bears then sole responsibility for the island, read the SL TOS for further clarification. The owner can not be just a collector of donations, they must manage the island according to the TOS as they are solely held accountable for everything which goes on there.
It is because of the way we personally have seen the current management operate that we are concerned hobo island currently operates without a charter and at the disposition of a few people. The current issues are not the first time hobo island has come under fire between owners and managers, over a 2 year period, since the island was formed. We are well aware it takes both sides to make a fight. However this last instance is more serious than the previous ones.
It is because, as we have witnessed many times, the island is presented as an extension of the hobo junction community and an open, transparent community where all hobos have a say regarding the island…that all decisions regarding the island are open to debate with all hobos since the island is supported from donations and work of the entire hobo community…and this is not the case in multiple instances we have witnessed.
If the island expects to be funded from donations with those parameters, we simply advise others to be aware of what your donations, work, and time support, and if you choose to support anyway, that is totally your right. Also, if the island becomes privately funded, the owner has a right to run it however they want within the TOS.
Our issue here is not with anyone personally; until recently we have always tried to be pleasant to all the people involved in the mgmt. of hobo island and outside of it. Our issue here is, and it is our opinion, that the parameters of the island are grossly misrepresented. It is not a community with open transparency where all hobos have a say. It is a private sandbox run by a small group that decides what is done and who is involved with the island. In our opinion they should be up front about that, and that the donations, work and time given are supporting that. If they are up front about that, and the owner of the sim supports it, it is totally their right to run it that way.
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