I'll make this as short as I can. Still might be kind of long.
For years I have been GMing a drama free guild. I have had essentially 2 rules for the guild over that time.
1. Don't be an idiot or cause drama.
2. If you don't play for 5 or 6 months, you get removed.
3* I have a "rule" that we don't knowingly recruit kids..... but that is not a rule that you can know if it is being followed or not. ( edit here )
Those are pretty much my rules.
Anyway, I have had a long term "assistant" GM rank, with the same guy in it for many years..... First 3 years he was awesome. Then "life" took over..... he and his wife had another baby, his business grew a ton, and all was great for him. But at that point he chose to barely play anymore. He would take months off at a time. Still, I kept his spot as my assistant GM. I even gave him the GM spot for a short time when I was burned out..... he gave it back because he didn't have enough time to play.
A few days ago, my other assistant quit because I booted a friend of his who had not been on in months, and he got pissed about that. The guy I booted was not a real team player anyway, when he played, but he wasn't a jerk or anything. Anyway, this assistant removed all of his characters from the guild a few days ago - except one..... I have no idea why he didn't take that one out. Had I noticed, I would have booted it because I believe in cutting off they head of the hyrda before another grows.
Anyway, the guy came into guild chat, said some nasty things and went silent for a long time...... I was going to boot him with my GM character when I looged my GM toon in.
Both assistants went silent.....
Then the first guy started giving me issues about my "stupid" rule of not wanting kids in the guild...... I have always not wanted kids in the guild unless they were the kids of guild members. I was 100% cool with that..... and I mean 100% cool with that. After a few minutes of his giving me BS about that and other things he didn't like, he told me that he put a ticket in to have me removed as GM. I told him that it was simple, he doesn't have to like my rules, but since I am the GM, he can follow them or leave.
This, from a guy who, in the last year has signed in like 20x.
Then he said, "I will have the other members send in tickets too"...... well, in a way, that is laugh out loud funny...... 80% of the current people in the guild have no idea who he is. So, I booted him and all of his alts.
So, my question is, I didn't do anything that could have Blizzard remove me, did I?
This is so sad, yet maddening. For years this was a wonderful guild with the best members I have ever known in a guild. I have been playing WoW since about week 3 after it went live. I have been in probably 25 guilds prior to joining the guild that I became eventually the GM of. I never wanted to be a GM, but I saw great potential in many of the members in that guild, that when the GM wanted to step down, and asked me to take over, I jumped at the chance.... and I have been GM for several years.