Soo, what a mess
Bad news: We lost 900$ we saved up and @Simplity is leaving
Good news: Rank is leaving and no data was lost or stolen.
I woke up yesterday and found out our paypal account all admins shared access to, had its password changed.
It didn't take long to find out it was Rank who changed it, because he also change the associated email to that same PayPal account which only he had access to.
After a bit of chatting with Rank it became clear it was an attempt on his side to demand a fixed 600$ monthly salary and he wanted to exert control over what I was able to use our paypal donations for.
This was totally inappropriate coming from a guy who rarely visits or works on this site, and has no involvement in the important day2day workings of the site. (His most important piece of work for pp was setting up the paypal account when I was homeless)
The main grief was of course money, mostly me buying takeaway and "funneling" money away as he put it (yes I did move money away because I saved them up away from Ranks reach, and boy am I happy I did so now)
The sad part in all this is Rank got the all money, all the DRM free games and a nice gtx970 + a VR Headset + god knows how many steam games and csgo skins, and Simplity got nothing.
Shortly after I kicked rank out, he tried to takeover this website by deleting my account and removing all content I had made, he made two new admin accounts to try secure him a backdoor, then he turned to facebook where he set our fb page to deleting.
None of his efforts helped him though, as we quickly rolled back forum to a safe state where I could login as the only person and start removing him and his uploads, which I no longer considered safe.
As a result of this I will remove all Simplity's works once they become outdated + the Unturned trainer is no longer a sale item, and we will just hold on to our payday 2 trainer and concentrate on creating the best forum for us all for now until the dust settles.
My will to work on this place has take a downturn from losing a friend I valued a lot, @Simplity was with me working on every project since the beginning and will be dearly missed.
I will do my best however to keep my chin up and keep this community running in the same spirit as always... free, anonymous and filled to the brim with all the best plugins and applications.
Lesson learned, do NOT mix money and friendship..