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Old 24 Mar 2009, 06:23   #7 (permalink)
Cadaver
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Default Re: Recent Events

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Originally Posted by Circus
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Originally Posted by Cadaver
we essentially already have Regulators, they're call Global Moderators and keep tabs on everyone, including us moderators
Wargamer's a good mate of mine (I don't think that's a secret), and I agree that the proposed position of "Regulator" is unnecessary, but Cadaver - isn't all this fuss essentially about a Global Moderator abusing their status (not power) against another member - a moderator no less - so surely at least that particular Global can't be trusted in the same way?

I'm not suggesting a ban for him, but if that is the role of the Global then maybe he could have his powers stripped (even if only temporarily) and TRULY be treated like any other member of the forum - because we all know this is not the case.

And Wargamer, if you're reading this, before you cry "JUDAS!" - do you need to be a GMod to enjoy the forum? You weren't always a GMod, of course.

On the subject of the other transgressor in this particular issue, perhaps JD should have his powers stripped too? Again, not necessarily permanently, rather pending probation?

I think what is important here is that the forum staff are perceived to have done something. Regardless of my feelings about the bloke, people are hit by Anton's abrupt departure and if the "perpetrators" go "free" then people will begin to lose faith in the administration and this isn't a country - they can't rise up and revolt, replacing the "government" - they'll just leave. And I don't want that to happen.
Well, the the next step is another Global or the Admin. I think that some people have this perception that we're some tight knit clique that will defend one another unjustly and ignore any abuses by other Moderators or Globals. The fact is, while we all communicate alot and for the most part are all friendly with each other, it doesn't blind us to any indiscretions or abuses that may come up.

JD lost his moderator status due to his actions and Wargamer had his warning level raised. The difference between the two is that Wargamer posted a huge font saying, "WRONG!," in response to a post by Anton, whereas JD was flaming members in several threads and ignoring warnings from me via PM about his posting and his attitude.

Both apologized for it but we felt JD had lost the trust of both the staff and the members to be someone representing this website. Wargamer has been on notice and will be watched closely and if further instances occur, for harsh measures may be taken. But I don't feel that what he did required him to be removed from his position.

Personally, I don't have ill will towards either of them for what transpired but I did feel JD was someone who should no longer be in a position to represent the website.
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