Note: in this post I'll be saying all I think trying to keep respect. If I get a warning, or even banned, I won't have any regret, because I've been saying all what I think sincerely.
Alright. Hi there.
I wanted to open a new topic because, I too, wanted to share my thoughts and feelings of what has been going here lately. Since I wasn't directly involved in the walter situation, I'll skip it and I would like to talk about the moderation situation that is currently going on.
First things first, when the BSG topic started, I was noticing (like ou all were) that dark was pretty distant from it, and other moderators such as Aaron, Sebby and Aprone were quite vague about the topic, at least at the starting. I however thought that a big thing would happen. Infact, Dark resigned. He stepped down from the chief defenestrator position.
After such thing had happened, I thought that the situation would have been rather messy and things would go down deeper in the hell more than they were. I have been confirming this when Jayde got his moderator position (more on that later) and Aprone stepped down.
When Aprone stepped down, I was wondering if he would have disappeared, or was he going to stick in the forum. Well what I lately found out quite surprised me. Aprone opened up, and spoke about the Walter situation. This made me have some questions.
Why is the moderation team hiding informations from us? Like, it seems as we shouldn't know what's going on because we would not trust the moderation team even further.
Will the moderation team consider changing attitude towards us, and will we be able to have informations without needing to discover things out when situations are messed up and people step down from their position?
Nocturnus, seemed to confirm my point even more. The moderation team, for what ever reason, is more likely hiding or probably not hiding, but is preventing the community to know some important facts. I am not saying that we should know 100% of the stuff, but the essential stuff should be known. A simple "we're working on it", or a simple "we will solve this soon", is not enough and not trustable anymore. We are not kids who can be put to the silence with such sentences.
The quieter you guys will be, the more we'll suspect.
If I was wrong by assuming this, then the 2 moderators, wouldn't speak and open up their selves like that. I never seen them giving this many informations.
I wonder, if there are other things we don't know about and if we should expect even worse things.
Earlier, I've said that I would have been talking about Jayde.
Honestly, when he had been appointed as moderator, I did not know him, and there fore, I didn't have any opinion about him.
But I have to say that he seems to bea power hungry (please do not take this as an insult), I literally have no other definitions.
Why am I saying this?
1. When he joined as a moderator, he started by closing the BSG topic, because according to him that topic was going to generate even more damage, while instead, people were solving their issues, and clearing their minds about the topic.
I thought he wanted to shut our mouths because things were not going at his favor after this post.
Aprone, this forum was just getting back to a point where people were calming down. As you well know, the moderator team had reached a point where we'd agreed this would never happen the same way again. You had to walk in here and remove even more dignity not only from Dark himself but from the rest of us, who ultimately have to clean up this mess and deal with all the fallout, deserved and undeserved alike. I understand that you have a right to your feelings and such, but did you really have to do this?
Yes he had, because he could once and for all, speak out loud, and say that he had tried his best for solving the situation, but he got ignored.
Plus, we were able to understand that then some one was trying to solve really the situation, but he got ignored as a reward. Nice, isn't it?
2. He claims that things have to be spoken privately to him (as if he was the al mighty king). Why can't we know what people think? why do you have to avoid that people, know the facts?
3. He warns people that go against his points, not against his rules and he acts in a dictatorial manner in the process. A few examples
I'll admit, closing that topic was a dick move. I personaly sau nothing aside from constructive comments on that topic, as far as I know, it has not broken any rules that I know of. But eh, beginer staff members with a happy moderation triger, what can you do. Happens everywhere! I really hope for your and everyone's sake you quit the dark junior act, for you'll but ruin the forums even more.
Amine, referring to the "dark junior act" is both an indictment of Dark and of me. It qualifies as a personal attack on both of us, because it implies that we are both fond of closing down topics. In specific, it cites the precedent set forward in the BSG blog post, where Dark's character was dragged through the mud and back, based largely but not entirely upon this apparent behaviour pattern.
This is your one and only warning on this. You are apprised of the situation, and you know that everything is on edge right now. Under normal circumstances, such a thing would mean the first of many warnings; in our current climate, I will be forced to discuss further action with the mod team if you persist.
To be clear, I do not object to the fact that you disagree with me. Note that many have done so and have not, as yet, received warnings of any kind. Referring to what you see as the "dark junior act" is simply not tolerable in the current climate. It serves no purpose except to inflame tempers and insult people.
"where do I put this so that people see it?" Not in jayde's inbox tongue.
"its a constructive suggestion, not a pm suggestion". I'd say site and forum feedback, it's where the majority of stuff BSG related is currently. That way everyone who wants to see it can see it, and it isn't under some rug rotting away and collecting maggots.
Exodus, consider this your one and only warning on the topic. You are not only mocking a fellow forum member (me, in this case) but you are encouraging someone to go around what I have specifically asked. Continuation in this vein will merit discussion with the mod team to decide further action against you.
I respect that you vehemently do not like what I am standing for right now, and I realize that your feelings might be causeing you to act in ways you otherwise might not, but this is no excuse for deliberately encouraging users to circumnavigate a specific request we have put in place. You have every right to disagree with what we're doing and why we're doing it, but when you attempt to step in and sidestep it after seeing me ask Rocky specifically not to do so, that's calculated refusal to abide by something I am asking you to do. I'm not asking for anything sensitive, or in any way impinging on normal human rights. I'm not doing anything monstrous by asking Rocky to talk to me privately and to not post his suggestion until we chat. Heck, there is every possibility that once I have a better idea of what he's after, I'd be fine with it being posted wherever. I'm not unreasonable. I'd just prefer that certain channels be followed through. Please do not step in the way of me performing my duties as a mod here. Thank you.
4. This is quite difficult to say, and I will try to be carefull in formulating the thing.
It appears, that he's slowly gaining all the power, for the following reasons.
2 moderators have been stepping down already.
other 2 people due to personal lives are not able to maintain the forum.
The other moderator, seems quite afraid to step in where needed, and I've noticed this different times (the battle constant topic) for example.
With that said, I would like to ask, if the forum administrators, could reconsider making the entire moderation team, because the one that is currently in place does not seem capable to run such a community. I am not saying that this is an easy task, but I think there are more qualified people than the one we have now.
It has been clear to me, that this staff is not able to moderate this forum. Therefore, something must be done about it.
I now ask you guys, to show your support, in anyway you want. If you have my same thoughts and if you guys too, think that something must be done, please reply to the post, and show your voice. If we don't do this now, things will go deeper in hell
If instead you have any disagreements with me, please write them here. This was an entire subjective thought and I am aware of the fact that many people will not agree with what I said. If this is the case, explain me where I am wrong.
have a nice day.