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Discussion in 'Television' started by GARTH_MAUL, Jun 1, 2012.

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  1. GARTH_MAUL LACWAC Law-talking Guy

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    Things have been strange around here the last couple of months; some good, some bad.

    But I am honestly shocked and disappointed at the behavior of some of the mainstay LACWACers over the last couple of weeks.

    You may start out with good intentions, but the path to hell, et cetera.

    Modding in this forum has been quite easy over the years, mostly because of your own good behavior and respect for one another...and the mods.

    How many of these annoying chastising threads have I had to make on the temp boards? Probably as many as I did for 3 years on the old JC.

    While there has been an encouraging growth in this forum socially, it also seems to be accompanied by a bunker mentality by the WAC crew where nobody, except possibly me, is allowed to question your behavior. And I assume I am listened to in the same way where the senile old head of the company is listened to when he rambles on at board meetings because he's old, dammit!

    Let's remember the following things:

    (1) posting here is a privilege, not a right;

    (2) The TOS and the JC rules are flexible because it's hard to pick categories that would fit in every conceivable issue that arises, and therefore

    (3) sometimes people will see baiting, flaming, spamming or trolling whilst others won't, often because one needs to know the history of the forum or between certain users to appreciate the context;

    (4) I would submit it's fair to say you guys have been pushing back more than you have in the past, and there have been bans issued that by themselves might not seem egregious, but are tangled up in the above-noted context; it's also easier to fight back when there is a group.

    (5) Mods are volunteers. We don't get paid for this and at times it is hard to remember why we volunteer for these positions. Please try to remember that. We are trying to work with you to make the forum as enjoyable as possible within the structure we have to work with.

    (6) You all know it's been difficult the last 2 months. BC and I have been extremely busy with work and life, and obviously Gry hasn't been around at all. Whereas before it seemed like the WAC mods were always around, we have had problems with coverage. So you have different mods coming in to help. Someone like PK came in and had to clean up a mess and she did so because she's a good person. But,

    (7) the coverage problem and different mods means sometimes it may seem like a "shoot first, ask questions later" mentality exists, but often outside mods only come in when there's already been an issue developing. So, is it possible you may have been banned when you shouldn't have been? Maybe. We make mistakes.

    (8) Please remember there is a process here. We usually suggest you discuss the matter with the mod who banned you. If you cannot resolve it that way, you can certainly talk to an admin about it. REMEMBER that you are not supposed to PM whilst you are banned!

    (9) Finally, remember that we can get pissed off. If there have been warnings about certain things and you continue to ignore those warnings, is it that surprising that you would be banned? Given the recent history of what can be construed as a problem with authority in this forum, why continue to push buttons? There's got to be several examples I can think of off the top of my head where someone just had to get the last laugh. You're not being banned because of a righteous post that delivers a warm fuzzy to everyone involved; you're getting banned because you are taking jokes too far. That's fair, right?

    (10) I am locking this because there's no point making a mega thread out of it. But please feel free to PM me your concerns.

    Thanks,

    GARTH_MAUL
  2. GARTH_MAUL LACWAC Law-talking Guy

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    Also I should mention it has been quite difficult getting used to the new setup here which has also created some of the issues.
  3. GARTH_MAUL LACWAC Law-talking Guy

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    Don't know if there's any point to keeping this sticky anymore, hopefully my point has been made.
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