Harrywangs, i appreciate your point of view and agree with it. Same as several of some other people.
You are definitely not alone in this.
But the problem is what to do with that.
I feel like I am just reading a bunch of high school kid's Facebook posts.
Same. Maybe this community is exactly what you talking about?..
Then we should touch nothing: everything goes perfect and everybody is happy.
I do care about this game and would like to see real matters and legit concerns dealt with in a more appropriate and controlled atmosphere by fellow players who are not admins. Weather that means deleting posts or banning people from posting to a specific topic (I have no idea if that can be done).
I agree with you 100%, but community don't. Of course that can be done, the problem is just then we will loose people then.
Each community settles down the place it likes, when the place begins to change in basic, community just run away. So we should keep the place according to community wishes, with probable small differences.
But my sense of this: the community should initiate this process.
Let them try different variants: hitlerizm, democracy, anarchy, freedom, anything else, compare and make their choice themselves.
there is about 90% trolling/sh*t talking 10% productive war2 related discussion here on the forums... and it is really annoying i agree.
That's pretty easy to do: just to edit the message, select part of message and click spoiler button. About 10 sec per 1 post. Can easily done by me, you, blid, mousey and the message owner.
Just would be good to spoil exactly the offtop part carefully, from all the posts.
I still didn't need that because i didn't see anything useful since spoiler installation.
That's probably the reason why mousetopher never logs or contributes to this forum anymore. I actually made a thread about "this forum being a shithole", some people agreed, but the main argument against it was that stupid poll, in which anonymous players decide how the forum should be moderated.
I hope mousetopher is quite busy with her work, so she has no time to join...
That's interesting: most people in these topic agree that something goes wrong, they mostly prefer some kind of moderation.
But they told about power abusing and freedom of speech in our conversations before.
Something changed? Or it's some kind of misunderstanding and this subject is something different?
Another interesting thing is this Rules poll: http://forum.war2.ru/index.php/topic,163.0.html
Looks like voices changed in last several days, as several people changed their votes:
Spam, obnoxious pictures, offtopic garbage - changed to 6/4 muting/nothing instead of (was about 1/5 before)
My PM to mouse below
Agreed with your point in general.
Just small notes:
I gave up all my moderation powers because i saw people have been totally disagree when i punished Equinox. But i considered (and consider now) that i did it properly and it was fair.
That was a total discord between me and community (include other admins except Lightbringer). And admin/mod should never follow against comminuty, i think so.
That's not about me: i could try to be something like Margaret Thatcher or Hitler or Putin, but should i? Will that be good for community?
That poll was definitely my idea only and you can be sure no anonymous votes are possible. And i can see who voted and how, so i can definitely note that there's no any random votes from smurfs or w/e. And admins cannot change votes of others. So, this poll is fair.
I agree with all of your other terms.