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In Topic: Find an excuse to make the above user a Moderator

27 April 2017 - 03:09 PM

Because he was a mod before.

Because he wasn't a mod before. Also never seen him be an ass.

In Topic: THE MODERATOR REPORT [Staff Transparency Thread]

27 April 2017 - 06:27 AM


Team is still hashing out the details of the official statement regarding winter's ban.

Zai is beginning to draft plans for RP and Creative writing section rules updates. Possible subforum additions pending user and staff approval.

In Topic: Tell Zai anything

26 April 2017 - 06:38 PM

Nvm i just learned it's mid may not early June


In Topic: Tell Zai anything

26 April 2017 - 03:30 PM

Trip might have to wait. I got another funeral to go to.


In Topic: Winter's Ban

26 April 2017 - 01:14 PM

If you think this is the best way possible, you are delusional, if you'll pardon my straightforwardness.
It has been outlined what was wrong, and even the mod team has admitted that it wasn't handled correctly.
That's the most bothersome thing in this thread, at least for me. Several times, including a pretty lengthy post from myself, members have said "doing so x way would have worked out a lot better" then are met with "Sorry not sorry but it's clear nothing would satisfy you" as if people have their fingers in their ears screaming la la la. I try pretty damn hard to remain as calm and rational as I can, but that shit gets to me. And thing is, it isn't just with this whole matter of winter being banned. Time and time again, rather than discuss the team's shortcomings and blunders (a massively important part of improving and preventing future problems) we either get "well, that's the way it is, no way to fix it" or "your concern is fake news/unimportant/overstated"
People aren't mad because winter is banned. Well, some are, but I digress. And no, people aren't so much even mad at not being told anything because "loltransparency". People are mad because, over the last few months, working with the mod team has had a huge sense of futility. Even after shit blows up like this, with some very real and reasonable points being brought up among the chaos, there is very little to reassure that the mod team will do anything afterward beyond wiping sweat from their brow. It has been stated by black, Birdie, night, and even irrelevant fucks like me that the point of PR isn't to tell the forum what the mods are doing. If it actually matters, it's easy enough to notice otherwise, and for stuff that isn't so obvious it isn't significant to warrant a person in a position dedicated to it.
The point of PR (not just as a specific position, but as an aspect of modship for the whole team) is to be connected with the member base. To reassure people that their opinion matters. To allow people without mod cp to make positive changes to the forum and community. That is why, when a position was made for it, presence in the community and openness of mind were so important to consider.
Concerns like these often get swept under the rug. Not because there is some kind of conspiracy to cover up dissent, nothing like that at all. As a matter of fact, it can be considered quite the opposite. The reason desire for change and improvement seem to go unnoticed really just boils down to laziness. This isn't an attack, simply an observation. Honestly, it's totally understandable. This is a forum for a card game that a significant portion of the member base doesn't even play. It's easy to say "it doesn't matter, and people who are stirring up trouble just do it because they have nothing exciting in life". It is easy to be complacent with half-assed modship. But frankly, that's never been something I could get behind, even somewhere as seemingly trivial as this. Good enough should never be good enough. Just because this stuff doesn't matter too much to some members, or the vast majority of members even, does not make the concerns of those who do want to push the forum toward being better than it currently is any less valid.
When a thread goes through six pages of discussion, to have someone say "basically nothing is wrong and people who criticized the team should be under review," immediately followed by a quick "weulp looks like that's that, seems we solved the issues in here" from a moderator who has already had countless concerns brought up about their performance...
Even more so than the issue of locking shard's thread seeming to prove their point, what seems to be the ending point here points toward what people have been trying to bring up for months.

Saying "what needs to be said has been said" doesn't mean "what has been said doesn't matter". We're evaluating.