Saturday, September 29, 2012

Shareholder Vote on Red Pen Appeal

In two previous posts, I put a spotlight on a new member of the Red Pen list, Peter XZ. You can read the specifics in those two earlier blog entries, but here's a summary of his crimes:

- Petitioning New Order Agent Zak Fey
- Petitioning Saviour of Highsec James 315
- AFK mining
- Promoting AFK mining
- Deviant belief system regarding AFK mining
- Ignorance of the Code
- Failure to pay 30 million isk Red Pen fee
- Flippant attitude toward New Order authority

As you can see, these are serious charges. Peter does not dispute any of the charges, either. He confessed to the petitioning, AFK mining, and Code ignorance, and I witnessed his other crimes. But he begged for a second chance. He claims he was not aware of the rule against petitioning (though such ignorance is itself a violation of the Code).

However, I am taking the extraordinary step of allowing Peter's fate to be put to a shareholder vote. Will he remain on the Red Pen list? If you own shares in the New Order, it's up to you. Here is the text of Peter's EVEmail appeal:

As with other shareholder votes, you may continue to purchase shares at this time, but the vote will be based on the shares held as of this post.

You may cast your vote based on whatever criteria you wish.

The Vote

Shall Peter XZ be removed from the Red Pen list?

[ ] Yes
[ ] No
[ ] Abstain

You may vote either by replying in the vote thread on EVE-O. You may also vote by sending me an EVEmail, as I am aware some of my shareholders have been banned from the forum.

Normally I send an EVEmail to all shareholders notifying them of a vote, but in this case, since it does not involve important shareholder business, I will refrain. Instead, I will compensate by having a longer voting period than normal.

Voting will end on Tuesday, October 2nd at 01:00 EVEtime (Monday, October 1st at 9:00pm Eastern).


  1. While I don't own any shares myself, I do believe that not even Peter XZ is beyond salvation. Give the man a second chance, and show that the New Order is a forgiving, merciful organization, rather than a bunch of a-holes. Maybe showing mercy might even pay off in the long run. Who knows?

  2. Seriously?

    In the last blog episode he was clearly a man with a plan. He risked petitioning just to test the grounds and save a "measly few mils".

    Now, with his apology, he's is trying to do the same; minimize the penalty cost. Surely paying 10 instead of 30 in the end, is still a win in his book.

    Don't be too quick to forgive these machine men. You should let them earn their redemption with solid action and not with their weapon of choice: deception.

  3. Don't forgive them, for they know exactly what they do.

  4. This is the perfect blog for anyone who wants to know about this topic. You know so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I really would want...HaHa).
    Dirk Kettlewell


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