Since I don't even remember which author numbers were associated with which authors, trying to guess "That must be so-and-so" always ends up with me running out of people I would guess are good authors.
Lulz, the Passport was removed because the New Old Staff (or are they the Old New Staff? Old New Old Staff, perhaps most accurately) constantly demanded it be removed and replaced with CuteNews.
So I did.
I like how all of these problems which Bimblesnaff and I allegedly caused still weren't addressed by the horde of forum staffers that suddenly gained administrative control of the site.
Truth is, we never turned down help. No one ever wanted to help; they only wanted praise for doing nothing, which is what they had done back before I even started at this place.
I never wanted to maintain game information pages or the like; I just wanted to maintain a backend to make it easier for others to do so. No one ever did, as evidenced by the fact that the largest crew in KRR history didn't do it.
They didn't want to contribute to this site; they wanted to control it.
Also, I was against handing out FTP access because of the aforementioned problems with staffers going rogue. Anything that needed to be done could have been done through the Passport system, which is a big part of the reason I added it anyways.
Bringing back the Passports was one of the things I had done back in 2016 after Disk suikilled his FTP access. Technically, the Passports never went away, since doing so would have broken a bunch of IF and poll things. I just Cute News-ified the updates and hid the log-ins.
Your name was Duth Olec (with the space, since I'm pretty sure that matters). There is a Reset Password functionality with the Passport, too. I over-engineered this thing to the (cloud) nines~!
Staff positions have never not been open. As I've explained before, people only apply to be staff/ops/admins and not for any particular task.
KRR had tons of staff back-in-da-day. That was sort of the problem. Someone who wasn't staff had to go around and fix up all the brokenness.
Actively updating this site is a difficult thing to do. I had my privileges revoked almost a decade ago now. I believe Disk suikilled his own access, and none of the other staffers (including the owner) have been around in nearly as long a time.
All site edits are now done with a sneaky backdoor I added one time when Kindar revoked everybody's FTP access and didn't give it back for days. I only went through the trouble of adding back the functionality I removed in summer '11 because the staffers who demanded it be yeeted are all gone now.
I don't owe any allegiance to KRR. This was just the site that my brother complained about endlessly that I spent countless hours helping out for only hatred from staffers and apathy from members in return. Remember that the people sided with the histrionics that strangled this place for years over the dudes who have literally saved this place four or five times now.
I just needed a win, so I decided to see why PHP was being a butt.