you look like one of the most sane man here!
Nice to read your posts!
Several more people with such feeling in our community, and it would be much more pleasant!
I wasn't very active when you were admin, so I don't know. Despite (obviously) disagreeing with you on some of things, you seem to be a reasonably decent guy who loves the game... perhaps you could be a decent admin. I'm not joining your campaign team or anything, but I think the biggest factor against you is that you keep flaming the shit out of people - *that is not very adminly behavior.
Let me explain why i'm not so enthusiastic about tk's admin job.
The main thing here is reliance. We trust he will never do something wrong before discuss that to us.
I think, admin should use his admin facilities according to other admins in the team. If he do something, he need to be sure other admins agree with his action or at least have no protests against that. When one of admins just decides to delete some thread on the forum or delete somebody with all his posts despite of other team opinions, that is not an admin i'd like to welcome in our team.
I don't want to know i can join the forum and not to find some post or topic, "just because some admin decided that should not be here".
That is the main and purely technical reason i don't recommend tk to be a forum admin.
At the same time i don't protest about some admin access on the server. I mean, from technical side. There's no important data in the pvpgn database, all the admin commands being logged, so even if one of admins decides to erase someone's stats for some unknown reason, that will be easy to restore it, or just stay as is.
About common sence: i actually don't see how admin on the server will help tk to do what he wants to do:
To make tournaments? To advertise in socials? To make some more activities around the project? I'd be happy if he decide to do that. But how being admin will help here?
At the same time tk have no plans to catch/ban cheaters, to moderate forum (as i understand he hates any moderation), so, w/e?
When some of our players make tournament, i give them an admin icon in bnet chat. To make others see he is a tournament admin. And maybe that's pleasant for tournament admin. At the same time such icon gives nothing except pleasure.
If tk needs some mark of admin for his own pleasure - i'd be happy to do that! But with no real access to delete/change things as for admins who really handle such content.
"Keep flaming the shit" is less important factor, though it's one of the reasons too. At the same time i absolutely understand tk being angry after exiting his moderation job. Looks like he is not against me and our admin team last time, i like to see that.
I have nothing against tk personaly, his relations with other members are only his relations. And he could be a very good guy to promote war2 game and community, to make some social work for it and so on!
IMO the people who were using the "BabySharkIsFat" etc. names should have had those names removed and been warned to cut it out, that's just nasty and unnecessary. I have used parody names myself on individual occasions or for a joke, but after the fact like that?... it's a bit off, just laying the boots in, however allowing that sort of thing is in line with policy.
Absolutely agree, that is not relations we should tolerate here! Even rules denies such things. Such "jokers" should be banned with that "joke" account, same as his main account, and BabyShark is absolutely right to protest against such attacks.
That's sad, but i even didn't know about that.
The problem is pvpgn is still absolutely not designed to handle such types of behavior: anybody can just rejoin with newly created account from proxy and that will no common way to prevent this.
Arguably it could have been a fair decision to ban BS and tupac from this forum for actively promoting another server here, and I am sure that pleanty of other sites would have done that, but I think it is absolutely the right decision not to: you can't have a wild west anything goes free speech policy and then ban people for posting flyers over the graffiti. So I think that is consistant and appropriate.
Absolutely agree: i don't like that actions for promoting some server positioned like "server against ours" or w/e and use our server for that promotion. That looks insane for me, but i prefer to make some technical job and expect other admins do something with that.
Banning should always be a last resort. If we have standards of decency we can apply social pressure. I just takes a few well respected people to publicly tell others when their behavior is inappropriate. At the time. In game or in the channel. If someone is being really harsh, say something. The excuse that they are a good player and may have a point is not really good enough. You can make a point without being a total van about it. Give respect - get respect.
Absolutely agree: if someone makes troubles for us, that means he/she tries to say something important to us. Our task is to listen, understand and find mutually profitable decision.
I'm sorrow about BabyShark, i trust she could become a very good help for our community, to make it clean from toxicity. Looks like she is an active player, she likes war2, so she could turn the community to civil and positive way. And i'd be happy to make some conditions to help her with that great job.
I think, if we have to ban somebody, that means our admin job was bad.