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Metaverse Moderator Encourages Doxxing Alleged "Raider"
  • Posted by Dave
  • Posted on October 12, 2021, 2:41 pm NST

UPDATE, October 14th: As of today, xBunny has been completely removed from the server. In addition, moderator Sake (responsible for refusing to take action on complaints of misgendering a few weeks ago) has also been removed from the team.



UPDATE, 7:42 PM NST: An announcement has been posted regarding the situation with Neopets Metaverse moderator xBunny, responsible for what we shared earlier:

Even though the screenshot contains Discord profile information that is public, we acknowledge that sharing their details may result in them being targeted by others where were not made aware of that information, we apologize for this behaviour and as a result of this @xBunny will be removed from the moderation team.

At time of writing, xBunny has not been removed from the server or had their "Team" role (which give them server admin abilities) removed.

As a reminder, that's now the second moderator that has been fired for inappropriate behavior. But who's counting?



It's been 0 days since the last set of Metaverse nonsense, and here we are again with more unprofessional behavior—this time from recent addition to the team, moderator xBunny.

Earlier this afternoon, a group of users allegedly "raided" the Neopets Metaverse Discord server to spam messages and generally be an annoyance. No one here at Jellyneo was able to personally witness it, but as a result, the entire server was put into read-only mode, and the following announcement was made:

xBunny, [12:38 PM NST]
Hey @everyone

Sorry to announce that most of the channels are currently on lockdown due to the raid and spams by some irresponsible group of people. I've cleaned up the spams so don't worry, we'll have it back up soon as soon. Some channels are still open at the moment. [pepe the frog emoji]

About an hour later, the server was re-opened. And this is where the scandal comes in. Moderator xBunny saw fit to post a screenshot of one of the alleged spammers with their Discord profile open and Instagram handle visible. We're unsure as to what value this post brought, other than slyly encouraging the community to dox this individual.

Here's a screenshot of the post—the blurry redactions are courtesy of Jellyneo. These screenshots were originally posted unblurred.


xBunny's post


And the original image file xBunny posted

Only when Jellyneo's own Herdy pointed out the obvious poor behavior from a moderator was the message removed:


This represents yet another situation in a pattern of unprofessional and poor behavior by the Neopets Metaverse team. And, gleefully, xBunny is getting paid to dox users:


Yesterday, unrelated to today's events, xBunny also claimed to be "professionally" doing this since 2017:


Call up Webster's dictionary, because apparently we have a new definition of "professional" that needs adding!

Once again: Jellyneo is calling for the immediate removal and disbanding of the entire Neopets Metaverse team. From homophobia, to posting R-rated content, to calling the entire Neopets community dumb, and to using alt-right dogwhistles in social media posts—phew, let me catch my breath here—this team needs to go. Is this who you want representing Neopets?

We hate to say it, but we will continue to bring you updates on the misfortunes of the Neopets Metaverse project.
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There are 101 comments below. Add yours!


tyuio_k50, October 12, 2021 2:45 PM NST
i want off this rollercoaster
i_love_latin - JN Staff, October 12, 2021 2:46 PM NST
Yikes. I wish I were surprised at this point.
bleachedalbino, October 12, 2021 2:47 PM NST
Downright ridiculous. Having the Neopets name attached to the Metaverse group has been nothing but trouble. Jumpstart/NetDragon need to reign this in - fast. (However, I have zero faith that they will, considering how long they've allowed this to go on!)
herdy - JN Staff, October 12, 2021 2:48 PM NST
This is the culture of the company, to be clear. TNT stepping in to moderate the discord server isn't going to change the fact that the Metaverse project has problematic behaviour as an endemic problem.
fenris8778, October 12, 2021 2:58 PM NST
From what i heard, the user was a minor and had to delete their instagram?? How could Neopets actually allow such a thing? So much for "increased moderation" from their end.
kingfredpaw, October 12, 2021 2:59 PM NST
Ah yes, the family friendly image of doxxing random people on the internet, truly what i want my petsites to be attached to, this is ridiculous
elizabethloreleirose, October 12, 2021 3:05 PM NST
Ok, I've kept quiet about all of this so far, not commenting on anything, since I really don't have anything new to add that hasn't already been said by others before me, but I'm not gonna keep quiet on this, even of others say it first.

Why does this Metaverse thing even exist? To me, it's a completely toxic waste of internet space. Who thought of it? Because, honestly, it doesn't sound like anything even remotely good comes from this Metaverse whatever it's supposed to be.

There is something seriously wrong with these people to be spreading so much hate and negativity into the world, and giving out someone's private information to the world just because they can is absolutely despicable and dangerous. They have now potentially endangered this person's safety by releasing someone's social media to the public without their consent!

Why are there almost 13k people (according to what I can make out in the screenshots) who think this is a good idea and support this behaviour? I didn't know this group existed until the Anti LGBTQ+ comments were mentioned to Jellyneo 2 or so weeks ago, but this is NOT something I would even want to be considered to be associated with, let alone actually be lumped into this disaster of a group.
i_luv_cheese_x100, October 12, 2021 3:05 PM NST
I sincerely apologize for being this pedantic, especially as someone against NFTs, but: technically they are a professional simply by making money doing it. The dictionary shows that “professional” does not necessarily equal “good,” just that you’re getting paid for it
biediep, October 12, 2021 3:05 PM NST
Excuse me while I headdesk my desk in half.
"Easy. I got paid doing this. Lol."
Seriously starting to wonder if they have *any* employees over there that are above the age of 14.
sliced_ramen, October 12, 2021 3:11 PM NST
Astounding, what kind of punishment do you think JumpStart will do about this? A raise, a promotion, etc.?

Truly awful of them and this is the person that is representing your community/brand.
dave - JN Staff, October 12, 2021 3:14 PM NST
@i_luv_cheese_x100: We propose altering the definition to then be, "Paid to do good *or* bad"!
dusk, October 12, 2021 3:17 PM NST
*reading Metaverse post*


What a dumb (x)bunny.
kio______lake, October 12, 2021 3:40 PM NST
Why do I want to cry logging in at this point?
rosi, October 12, 2021 3:44 PM NST
Their idiocy never cease to appall me O__O
TBH, I almost laughed this time.. almost... if it wasn't THIS pathetic

Please Jumpstaff, ditch these obviously toxic 'professionals', throw them in the rubbish dump where they belong and tear the Neopets label off that channel. It's never too late to show you have come to your senses.

@Dave: I love how you put it : 0 days with no incidents
tpandai, October 12, 2021 3:56 PM NST
I’ve just been refreshing jn’s front page all day because i just had a funny feeling it wouldn’t be long. Can’t imagine what would make me think that though… this is just sad at this point.
serpentshrine, October 12, 2021 4:02 PM NST
Gonna be hard to wiggle out of this one after JS promised to personally oversee the discord
cutypie349514, October 12, 2021 4:16 PM NST
I have yet to see the Metaverse team post anything that actually *is* professional looking. Perhaps Jumpstart is the real victim of a scam if they're seriously paying these guys to manage anything for them.
galifan, October 12, 2021 4:21 PM NST
Corporate suicide, potentially leaves them open to lawsuits. Sic 'em!
thecrazyoo, October 12, 2021 4:23 PM NST
All this situation looks a lot like immature stuff teenagers would do, from both sides - difference is (like xBunny said) they're getting paid to do that
xoxofate, October 12, 2021 4:31 PM NST
IDK. A lot of this feels blown wayyy out of proportion at this point so it seems like both sides are instigating instead of coming up with solutions. Don't want to hear this: Neo needs money. They do or they are going to lose their funding; that much seems obvious. Maybe we should tell them what we WILL pay for (keyquest, habitarium, treasure keepers and 250+ games + 500monthly NC.) Because lets face it; the team are real people. They need support too. IDK...I want my 2k neo back.
jessalynn, October 12, 2021 4:36 PM NST
TNT, WHAT THE ACTUALLY HECK ARE YOU DOING TEAMING UP WITH THESE IDIOTS?!
jessalynn, October 12, 2021 4:37 PM NST
I'm not saying that I didn't believe in their previous nonsense, but two strikes?! This is getting ridiculous!

#TNTAgainstNeopets
ferinsy, October 12, 2021 5:03 PM NST
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anomally, October 12, 2021 5:04 PM NST
This is disgusting and appalling. Who is hiring these people? "Yes, we're looking for complete a-holes to come and help us tear down a family-friendly website that has been up for 2 decades now. We would like to completely destroy it's image and make it as toxic as Reddit and 4chan and you have to make sure that you are able to doxx people so that they may be harassed."
anomally, October 12, 2021 5:08 PM NST
@xoxofate: Unfortunately we've pretty much been screaming our lungs out that we would rather pay for these things.

Especially habitarium. I screenshot mine specifically so I could re-create it if it ever came back in the future.

But no, the future is "pay-to-play" and "destroy the environment" and "this definitely isn't a pyramid scheme".
jessalynn, October 12, 2021 5:14 PM NST
@anomally: Or something similar to Facebook.
contessa, October 12, 2021 5:14 PM NST
This is so sad and pathetic. TNT, do you really want to be associated with something as un-professional as these people are showing themselves to be?
suzuka - JN Staff, October 12, 2021 5:16 PM NST
@xoxofate - it seems pretty darn clear that no funds associated with this project would come back to Neopets itself. JS and NetDragon have shown time and time again that they're not willing to invest in Neopets.

The bigger issue, though, is how the community is being treated. It's not 'how dare you make money' - we've shown what we'll pay for, time and again. This isn't about them trying to make money. The userbase has had no problem screaming from the rooftops about what we'd willingly pay for. The problem is that the people at the top, who make the big decisions, do not care.

I also fail to see how the community response is 'instigating' - it's been continuously just that, a response to a mismanaged launch and unacceptable behavior on the part of the so-called partner. From stolen assets at the get-go to homophobia and racism on an ongoing basis, it's hard for many of us to find the treatment of our community acceptable. That's on top of the fact that many Neopians have watched for years as the site has failed to be functional - Flash's end was announced in 2017, and the staff and resources were not allocated to adequately prepare for that situation.

The complete lack of communication to TNT at the start seems to make it clear that this is not coming from the people trying to do their jobs on the site on an everyday basis. I don't blame them. They are continuously understaffed by their parent company, which has yet to show - in the years since they took over and unceremoniously fired nearly everyone on the prior TNT - that they have anything resembling a plan for the site or the IP long-term. They hired a 'community manager' with great pomp and circumstance, who disappeared to a different job in next to no time due to 'critical needs'.

This has become about more than just the NFT project, and turned into the community - who has financially supported Neopets all these years - calling out the underlying problems.

JN is not advocating for harassment
ziiaru, October 12, 2021 5:17 PM NST
Did anyone report this to the proper authorities? IIRC, there are laws specifically for cyberbulling minors now, and JS is a USA-based company.
suzuka - JN Staff, October 12, 2021 5:18 PM NST
Oops, my post cut off for some reason. To continue:

JN is not advocating for harassment or the like. What we want to see is the community to be treated fairly and listened to. If an official partner continues to use the Neopets name, claim they're run by TNT (a pretty bold misrepresentation, if not an outright lie), insult and bully the community, all while supporting a type of venture with numerous other issues, it doesn't seem out of line to call them out on it.
reconnection, October 12, 2021 5:20 PM NST
They sure do give off the vibe of "I'm barely of drinking age and daddy got me this job."
themeepit32, October 12, 2021 5:44 PM NST
I hope we can get them to cancel this project and drop the other team

but I will be happy if they stopped it
anomally, October 12, 2021 5:46 PM NST
@jessalynn: noooooooooooooooooooo

Ugh. I just can't. I want to support Neopets. I have bought a ton of stuff with Neocash on there when I got back into it in college. I created my Habitarium perfectly so that I could leave it on when I went to classes and eventually got 2 dream Neopets from Habitarium alone.

I love dressing up my Neopets. I've spent hours here using the JellyNeo closet to do so. This game is nostalgic for me because I can remember how exactly my main account got created and when (premier of Samurai Jack, 2001 people).

They could have done so much with this site. And I would still willingly give them money to do so. But not for this. Not so that they can attempt to do a quick Beanie-Baby cash-grab and kill the site rather than actually putting any work into it. I still meet people that love Neopets but haven't been on the sight because of how much it hasn't been updated but would want to come back if it did.

Why, just why? If this is a simulation, I would like another one please!
jessalynn, October 12, 2021 5:47 PM NST
"This is the end beautiful friend". @TNT
jessalynn, October 12, 2021 5:58 PM NST
Yup. Like I said earlier: #TNTAgainstNeopets
kalianne - JN Staff, October 12, 2021 6:01 PM NST
Surely this is reason enough to sever all ties with Metaverse? Surely behavior of this caliber is enough to merit a termination of whatever contract Neopets has with Metaverse.

What the actual fudge on a stick, we could have avoided all this if they had just listened to what WE wanted to pay for.
jessalynn, October 12, 2021 6:04 PM NST
Apparently TNT doesn't care about our opinions that much...
elektropunch, October 12, 2021 6:09 PM NST
http://www.jellyneo.net/?comments=13872

Nobody posted: "Could Jellyneo organize a raid event like this, too? They'll end up filtering those words just like they banned gay. But we could get creative and each person find alternative ways to say it"

I don't agree with MetaVerse attacking our community but I also don't agree JN members organizing a raid and attacking MetaVerse. Take the high road, be an adult and grow up
elektropunch, October 12, 2021 6:11 PM NST
Yes the doxxing is horrible but it would have not occurred had people not organized a raid. There are two sides to blame here
fihyn, October 12, 2021 6:18 PM NST
Take the high road, be an adult and grow up
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I agree that neopians shouldn’t have done this, but there’s a big difference between unruly users displaying misconduct and an official/paid representative of a brand painting a target on someone’s back for that misconduct.

and as much as I don’t think the “raid” was validated - it says a lot that a middling annoyance from our community is met with doxxing, whereas homophobia, transphobia, alt-right memes, etc from their community has been subtly encouraged.
cay, October 12, 2021 6:23 PM NST
I think its time to start reporting the server, enough is enough!

I know this is none of TNT's fault so Neopets should be fine It's the people running meta who will lose out.
bolimdechuva, October 12, 2021 6:45 PM NST
personally i find it disheartening how many neopians are okay with just saying “let’s just ignore this whole NFTs thing and stop complaining about it because it will (inevitably) crash and burn in the end” — if only it was JUST about NFTs at this point, and not homophobia, harassment, doxxing and neonazi dogwhistles, all of that done with a big, arrogant smirk and a huge Screw You Too sign

like, yeah, neopets needs money to work, but the community has been telling them time and time again the things they want and would be willing to pay for, and they turn around and do this. it’s like watching a clown car crash against a vat of toxic waste!
dark169, October 12, 2021 6:46 PM NST
I want off Mr. Nakamoto's Wild Ride!
bolimdechuva, October 12, 2021 6:48 PM NST
*also the point about how much, if any, of the NTF profit will be reverted back into neopets is so relevant. TNT has not mentioned in ANY of their posts anything of the sort, not even “blah blah this project will help support the website and allow us to bring more fun stuff for you guys blah blah”. that’s suspicious 🤨
jamba_jukeba, October 12, 2021 6:51 PM NST
Can we expect a YouTuber apology video from Scrappy and Gutterfoot to come soon? LOL What an absolute clusterfrick.
suzuka - JN Staff, October 12, 2021 6:53 PM NST
I do want to clarify that JN has no intention to host or support a raid or other such activities. We want to support our community, but do not want to be instigators in this way.
dave - JN Staff, October 12, 2021 7:29 PM NST
@elektropunch: The "raid" that happened (it was just a couple users posting Webkinz gifs in the server) seemed to be a group unaffiliated with Neopets. And from what I've heard, they're all mostly underage.

Doesn't excuse their behavior--but the Metaverse staff are supposed to be the adults here. They're supposed to clean up the spam and move on. Not encourage more bad behavior.
geodude25, October 12, 2021 7:37 PM NST
I think the State of California has an anti-harassment law that includes anti-doxxing provisions. It’s a misdemeanor under California Penal Code Section 653.2.

I’m not alleging that a specific crime was committed as I wasn’t present there personally, but there are laws against doxxing someone in California and JS is based in California.
melody5697, October 12, 2021 7:39 PM NST
I think we should pick a day for all of us to call up JumpStart and try to convince them to cancel this project.
winterland, October 12, 2021 7:42 PM NST
@dave: "are supposed to be the adults here"

"Supposed" its the keyword there, Im almost sure our neopets are older than this guys.

Even the profile pic of this "bunny-dude" gave me some cringle as well, reminds me out of those emo spongebob images back then in 2007 xD

But seriously, if they are not capable of posting "out of their feelings" and are "payed" to do this, that means a higher up of this non sense its behind the doxxing?

Seriously, it hurts that some randos are messing with the neopets brand only for some shady cryptos.
moonlightangell, October 12, 2021 7:43 PM NST
Thanks Dave. You and your team are always so good with giving us important information, professional about it too.
supurtayy, October 12, 2021 8:01 PM NST
wow that really aligns with Neopets rules and values of not giving away personal info... does JN have its own discord btw?
surferboard_girl, October 12, 2021 8:17 PM NST
I don't understand how absolutely nonsensical this has gotten.

1. All they had to do was listen to the consumers (us) about what we wanted to pay for! There is so much money waiting to be spent if they had just listened to what players wanted!

2. The absolute disregard of safety and inclusivity, etc is disgusting. I don't really understand why there's a Discord server open in the first place? But the fact that it's clearly not moderated in any meaningful way and causing so much harm makes it even more suspect.

3. Anyone who says that we should just keep our heads down and it'll go away really don't understand how greed or change truly happen, huh? If people don't say anything, greed will absolutely win the day. If we don't say anything, nothing is guaranteed to change because they'll just think we're fine with things as they are.

4. This entire mess just seems to be the result of absolutely awful management/communication. I'm not holding my breath re: the latest apologies/steps they've said they'll take because we haven't seen any actual, worthwhile follow through on anything TNT have said for AWHILE. Like admit you ****ed up horribly, beg for forgiveness, and lay out a step-by-step plan with deadlines so that they can be held accountable. This is ridiculous.
pikachu315111, October 12, 2021 9:01 PM NST
Feel like this pic is going to get a lot of mileage:
https://i.imgur.com/IRPrkVg.jpeg
dave - JN Staff, October 12, 2021 9:09 PM NST
@supurtayy: We do not have a Discord, and probably not something we'd get into anytime soon.
infernodragon02, October 12, 2021 9:27 PM NST
It's really quite astounding, isn't this? Few things are this incredibly disastrous.

Like I've been saying, a bunch of tiny, young e-bullies that are a dime a dozen on the Internet and have no business being in business - but pushing a scam like NFTs is what you would expect from self-righteous tech brats that basically exist to get rich and torment others.
vysea_rhone, October 12, 2021 9:29 PM NST
@surferboard_girl

To address #1, *we the players of base Neopets* aren't the consumers this is aimed at. This is aimed towards a get-money-quick scheme for the NFT bros only. We were never the primary demographic for it, just a possible bonus on top of the crazed masses interested in NFTs.
treasure, October 12, 2021 9:33 PM NST
The way this keeps getting more and more despicable every day ✨
pikachu315111, October 12, 2021 10:26 PM NST
Also, about their "firing", how much do you want to bet they aren't fired and whatever NFT company in charge of the Metaverse just moved them to a discord of another one of their ventures? NinjaPengu and xBunny are probably on another Discord laughing it up with other NFTbros how much they're wrecking the Neopets brand. Because, Net Dragon & JumpStart, when you do business with companies that started on 4chan you're going to get trolled.

End this deal and, preferably, forget NFTs (if this is not enough proof its a hive of scum and villainy I don't know what it). Or at least do business with a NFT company that acts like every other business where they worst they'll do is just ignore people. Though if that's the bar you're trying to reach, once again, NFTs aren't worth it.

You want to sell images, find some nice Neopets artwork and sell prints & posters with a merch partner. Not only do customers get physical money, you also get REAL money instead of crypto currency which only has value in their little community and none in the real world.
nobody, October 12, 2021 10:47 PM NST
I-
nobody, October 12, 2021 10:56 PM NST
http://www.jellyneo.net/?comments=13872
"Could Jellyneo organize a raid event like this, too? They'll end up filtering those words just like they banned gay. But we could get creative and each person find alternative ways to say it"
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I don't agree with MetaVerse attacking our community but I also don't agree JN members organizing a raid and attacking MetaVerse. Take the high road, be an adult and grow up
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Raiding is a legitimate form of protest, and I'm glad community members put one together. Hopefully with messages that weren't rude and just showed disapproval such as the #noneonft tag. People can join or not. There's nothing childish about it. 'Take the high road' is nonsense here. We should use every reasonable avenue we can access.
nobody, October 12, 2021 10:58 PM NST
The people who turned things ugly were, big surprise surprise, the ones from the metaverse project.
apophis324, October 13, 2021 12:13 AM NST
But but but... what good does firing your moderators eventually bring? I doubt it will bring down the MetaVerse and it will only lead to more problematic scenarios in an un-moderated chat community.

Plus it's easy to feel bad for people who lose their "professional" job.. They may have been doing a very poor job at keeping that professional facade they crave... but at the end of the day, these people have bills to pay too.

It's easy to waltz over everyone connected to the MetaVerse for all their behaviour that's in very poor taste and that is fair. Let's just not forget that they're still humans too.
nacbokmagi, October 13, 2021 1:58 AM NST
I just don't know what to say. Everyday, Jellyneo is one of the first pages I open and everyday I've been scared to find more of this pathetic group of "professionals" the Metaverse calls themselves. It's surreal.
recklesse, October 13, 2021 2:58 AM NST
Jellyneo is calling for the immediate removal and disbanding of the entire Neopets Metaverse team.
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That looks like the only possible way out of this mess. Even so the damage to the brand is already done.

Someone who goes out mugging people every night and lives off the proceeds could call themself a 'professional' mugger.


They'd still be a mugger.
herdy - JN Staff, October 13, 2021 3:37 AM NST
Their apology contains deflection and victim blaming.
vampyraya, October 13, 2021 3:46 AM NST
This is such a mess. What this all might mean to neopets is a shame and it hurts...
... but I've got to admit, even though I do not support any raiding activities or similar actions, the fact how easy it is to provoke these "professionals" is incredibly funny.
ummy - JN Staff, October 13, 2021 4:09 AM NST
Raiding is a legitimate form of protest, and I'm glad community members put one together. Hopefully with messages that weren't rude and just showed disapproval such as the #noneonft tag. People can join or not. There's nothing childish about it. 'Take the high road' is nonsense here. We should use every reasonable avenue we can access.
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These people are toxic and unreasonable to the point of doxing minors. I highly discourage provoking them in their server as their behavior has only escalated.

Change won't happen if we stoop to their level. If we want this to be cancelled we must prove again and the again that the Metaverse mods and community are the problem, not the Neopets community. Let them self destruct on their own and continue condemning the project elsewhere.
herdy - JN Staff, October 13, 2021 6:14 AM NST
Yeah raiding is 100% not okay, no one should be doing it. But it is irrelevant really since no behaviour justifies a doxx.
And also, it was *not* community organised. It was a roblox server doing the raiding.
jessalynn, October 13, 2021 6:37 AM NST
That is a lame-*** apology.
anomally, October 13, 2021 6:46 AM NST
Ah yes, one of those "Sorry but not actually" "apologies" without actually removing the user they said they would.

Really? You want to get lawsuits aimed at you Metaverse? Because encouraging doxxing is going to have that happen.
recklesse, October 13, 2021 7:00 AM NST
Having almost everything farmed out to third parties in asia may allow them to avoid, or at least slow down, legal action.
melody5697, October 13, 2021 7:35 AM NST
I think we should start telling schools and parents about what's going on. Children are actually being put in danger now. Teachers and parents won't want to use JumpStart games anymore. With them helping, maybe JumpStart will actually be forced to cancel the project.
aura, October 13, 2021 8:12 AM NST
One could easily call this sort of behaviour "babyish" but when actual babies make a mess, it's kept in their diapers and not smeared all over the Internet.
maknaetani, October 13, 2021 8:24 AM NST
*sigh* I'm so tired of this shit
When will this madness end
artistgirl_2006, October 13, 2021 8:30 AM NST
the more I see what is happened, the more mad I get at this Neopets metaverse team. Obviously they are proving more and more that they don't care about the Neopets community that already exists. I wasn't planning on buying any of the NFT's anyway, and neither were two of my cousins who also play, but to be so unprofessional to people who they want to buy this product is ridiculous and not good customer service. If they worked anywhere else with this kind of behaviour, they would be fired.
jessalynn, October 13, 2021 8:41 AM NST
BRING ON THE LAWSUITS, I SAY!
jessalynn, October 13, 2021 9:05 AM NST
Yeah I know that was a little extreme, but what can we do? This team that TNT is working with is TOXIC.
myriamele, October 13, 2021 9:30 AM NST
Who the heck are the Neopets Metaverse team, anyway? I don't have Discord, so I didn't even know they existed, or what their purpose is? Who do they work for if they get paid? What do they have to do with our Neopets? From what's been happening, it sounds to me like they're a separate IT team creating changes that will affect Neopets (the NFT stuff), but I don't know if that's correct? And who do we write to to tell them that we don't want them to be around anymore?!
roshchodesh, October 13, 2021 9:44 AM NST
And to think I lost my first acct for *fake swearing * one time in a neomail to my adult daughter about a player who left a Key Quest game right before I won...
dave - JN Staff, October 13, 2021 10:05 AM NST
@nobody: Raiding is not okay, and it's not something we would ever encourage. Please stop commenting about it.
bolimdechuva, October 13, 2021 11:04 AM NST
has the mod been removed yet?
bumblebee856309, October 13, 2021 11:22 AM NST
2 moderators gone in about a week..... Does any member of the metaverse crew actually know how to work professionally or are they all 10yrs old? Just another issue TNT need to acknowledge and no doubt more of this will happen over the coming...days...no more like hours...because that's how they roll of course...
livewire1289, October 13, 2021 12:20 PM NST
Are we *really* sure that these same moderators aren't going to come back under different names?

Like, do they just have a bunch of people sitting around who are qualified to both moderate the server and also do other work tasks, so they can be swapped out at the drop of a hat to a different job role?

Seems like a weird way to manage a workplace (but then again, I would not be surprised to learn that Neopets Metaverse is a poorly-managed workplace).
sosoeuso, October 13, 2021 3:07 PM NST
if anyone has any doubts about whether posting one's instagram without permission on places online is not doxxing, I am "happy" to tell you that a couple of years ago the Newbie Chat had a scandal with an unhinged user who decided to harass a friend of mine for the crime of "claiming to be the queen of the place," sought after her instagram and thus found her real name, location, etc, and posted it on Discord and the site, and she had to quit Neopets altogether because of that.
mavegibson, October 13, 2021 3:44 PM NST
This is an unmitigated nightmare. I can't stand much more of this. I WILL leave Neopets forever and not look back, after 21 years, if they don't take action on this garbage.
shadowaura256, October 13, 2021 3:54 PM NST
It really stinks to see all this stuff happening with metaverse but I'm glad jellyneo is stepping up and holding people accountable. JN staff has been such a positive force in the neopets community
ifloatupwards, October 13, 2021 4:00 PM NST
I haven't been back to Neo since before the protest. I don't think I will go back. Over 16 years on that site. I think this is the end. All companies involved with this situation do not care. All they care about is your cash and the internet traffic to their websites.
tycooncorb, October 13, 2021 6:00 PM NST
This is an absolute joke. Nobody in charge here cares at all. If this was a regular business everyone involved would be fired. Lawsuits would happen over the absolute nonsense happening if this was a normal company. Again this showcases more of the scam being run here. Any money that anybody spends on this nonsense you will never see again. Please be aware of that, if this continues to happen there will not be a Neopet site as you know it, they are trying to simply use the licensing to make money at this point. It appears the people in charge are not mature adults either, which even amplifies what a scam this is.
tycooncorb, October 13, 2021 6:08 PM NST
I think the real story is what is happening to the money behind the scenes. It's not being put into the site clearly. We're at the end of 2021 and there's not a functional website. Let's be honest nobody new is joining this site in the state it's in and there is minimal content updates under the guise somebody is working on the website.
roshchodesh, October 13, 2021 7:09 PM NST
Hey, remember the neo survey asking us all kinds of questions about what we wanted to see in the new and improved neopets? None of this was on it....
nicobutts, October 13, 2021 7:14 PM NST
Embarrassing.
themeepit32, October 14, 2021 6:47 AM NST
this really sad, I finally get my hissi and lutari and TNT would rather continue with this than cut it.

but then I'm wondering if TNT isn't allowed to drop them due to Jumpstart being the ones who are making them continue with this.
vincent7577, October 14, 2021 9:19 AM NST
The 3rd party brought on to sell off our childhoods are going to need a 3rd party of their own to moderate their discord since apparently it's being run by a bunch of trolls.
noradoodle, October 14, 2021 1:40 PM NST
This is like some kind of bad dream...
roshchodesh, October 14, 2021 2:13 PM NST
Would someone please tell me what metaverse is replacing? Like what was in place before and why did it have to change? I don't get it.
neoryan2, October 15, 2021 4:36 AM NST
Yeah, I'm an artist who's currently drawing a Protest Pic for this dumpster fire of an idea with my Neopet Characters holding signs against this. I look forward to posting it once it's finished.

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