It may have come to your attention that Edward Kenway is no longer a member of the news group, and has in fact been banned.
I will not go into detail as to the actual reason he was banned, as we respect the privacy of our members, but I will say that his ban was because he broke a rule. He had previous examples of what would happen when he did what he did, and had been warned along with all members of the staff that doing it would result in not only a demotion but a ban as well.
I want to be absolutely clear that his ban has nothing to do with any personal disagreements he has had with the moderating team, other staff members, or even forum members. He was banned because he broke a rule.
He likely has his justifications, as everyone who does something wrong does, but some things cannot be forgiven or simply warned away. Edward Kenway's ban is as permanent as permanent bans go. He will no longer be allowed to have a profile on the site, so if you wish to continue to communicate with him you will have to do so elsewhere.
Let this example be a lesson to future and present staff members. Edward Kenway has done a lot for this site, but even he was not above reproach for violating the rules.
In regards to the now vacant News Team position, we are looking for new candidates to fill this gap. However, don't call us. We'll call you. A guaranteed way NOT to get on the News Team is to pester me or other moderators with hints that you'd like to be considered or even flat out asking for the position.