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Erich von Manstein

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Erich von Manstein
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Speaker of the House

Badges/Staff Roles:Civitate, Moderator
Patron:Simetrical
Patron of:None


Erich von Manstein (formerly known as "Manstein16") joined Total War Center in October 2004, following the release of Rome: Total War. With the exception of a few brief reappearances, he was largely absent from the site until December 2006, following the release of Medieval 2: Total War. He spent nearly 5 months on Staff as first a moderator and later an administrator. On the 20th of July Manstein expressed his wishes to focus more on his personal life; however, on the 26th of September he announced his candidacy for the vacant Speaker of the House position. On the 24th of October he was elected to the position, rejoining Hex after a 3 month break. He remained in the position for six months but did not seek a third term. On the 7th of January he responded to a request by Seneca to help clean up the Political Mudpit and rejoined Staff as a junior moderator following a 6 month break.

Significant Events

  • In January 2007, following the buyout of TWC by imb39, Manstein was nominated for the rank of Citizen by Simetrical and was elected one week later.
  • On February 28, 2007, Manstein was made a tribunos. He was ratified by the Curia a few weeks later.
  • On March 19, 2007, he was voted the Fastest Rising Newb and was the runner-up in the Best Debater category for 2006.
  • On April 3, 2007, he was nominated for the Patrician rank by the Black Prince and was elected one week later.
  • On April 10, 2007, he was made a strategos.
  • On April 11, 2007, he was made a temporary Councillor of the CdeC; he was voted in on May 27.
  • On April 15, 2007 he was made Deputy Chief of Moderation.
  • On May 5, 2007, he replaced Soren as Chief of Moderation.
  • On July 20, 2007, he resigned as Chief of Moderation.
  • On October 24, 2007, he was elected Speaker of the House.
  • On January 7, 2008, he rejoined Staff as a junior moderator.

Criticism

EvM's methods of moderating have been labeled by some to be "draconian", particularly after he suspended both Professor420 (later commuted by Soren) and Ferrets54 in the same two-week period. He has also been criticized for his inability to ignore his more zealous attackers during his tenure as Chief of Moderation, a shortcoming he has readily admitted to.

Trivia

  • During his last 24 hours as Chief of Moderation in July 2007 he handed out 12 infractions, a record he later broke by handing out 13 infractions in his first 8 hours back on Staff in January 2008.
  • He has also IP-banned 1/8th of all of Romania.

Ranks Held

Present

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Past

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