Professor Shock Vlorsutes wrote:
Professor Shock Vlorsutes wrote:
You have to take into account that the general user base on here is different than what we had before. What a lot of people "back in the day" would just laugh at and turn the other cheek about, these new people take offense to. With few exceptions, all topics I respond to as far as moderating were in response to one or several post reports on the matter (or direct PMs about the topic).
A lot of new forum members that pop up don't necessarily have a hardened skin when it comes to posting on here. So unfortunately, anything said or done that some of the older members would just laugh about, these new members find offensive and report, or just up and leave. It's just trying to find a happy medium, to keep it pleasant for everyone, and unfortunately I have to be a bit of an @#%^ in the process.
OK, but are you sure that is the baqst way to handle things? Ultimately, we should be doing what is baqst for the community as a whole. To be clear, what you should do is unlock and necrobump the **** out of the "Summoner baqst MP?" thread, as it is the best thread that has ever existed. That will kick-start =10 again.
I am willing to let you guys be more open with what you all post, but you just have to be within reason. Don't spam and blatantly troll every new person that posts just because what they posted is a bit different than the usual. I do want everyone to have fun, but not necessarily at the expense of others, since if I'm a **** about it I'll have the "veteran" members angry, and if I'm super lenient I'll be losing new members constantly.
Its not your fault Vlor. The Circle Jerk did this not you doing your job. I know you remember the dust up. The result was a glaring victory by the cicle jerk. They established that it was ok to be an @#%^, as long as you were an @#%^ to the right people. I even tested this system by trolling Rog and I saw my post rating go from negative to positive. It established the collective, and it was achieved in a series of threads centering around 2 parties calling each other names. Not just one party. It exploded into a discussion on just what is considered bad form. Can anyone click the report button and it becomes bad form.
Not that I wish to rehash a buried issue, just reminding everyone (and introducing people to) the event and scenario that began the downward spiral of the amount of content on the sight, the amount of socializing on the site, and the amount of information exchanged on the site. Ive personally met a lot of good people here, from all sides of the internet ethics divide.
The members that cared already left, they stopped posting because their time was over. You are left with a handful of people who still post here out of habit, loyalty, friendships, post counts, and a pile of new people. Who post their questions, get their answers, and move on, usually to the Wiki, where we all send new folks to learn the game, because of the lack of sh*t posting there is not social aspect to the community. **** even 10K is more or less dead, and I can't be assed to post in it because I don't give a @#%^ anymore.
I was just answering a dudes question, that was the break point for the forum, its resident sh*t poster is gone and the threads that developed our community with him.
(just like I said would happen.)
I wasn't wishing to raise questions to the strictness (or lack there of) of moderation...just an old troll typing out words remembering the good times. Edited, Nov 10th 2012 11:43pm by rdmcandie