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#1 13 years ago

hi all,

this is your chance to tell me what you think of the current state of affairs in this forum. there will be no deletion of opinions. there will be nobody frowned upon for saying something which goes against me or my staff. i'll attempt to answer any and all questions you have.

so shoot!




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#2 13 years ago

i have one...

i'm just curious why, all of a sudden there are mods coming in here from all over and editing posts, layin down the law, and even closing posts? i've been here for a short time, i know, but IMO, the mods for the WW do an excellent job of keeping the peace-without antagonizing or insulting members.




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#3 13 years ago

hfx_rebeli have one...

i'm just curious why, all of a sudden there are mods coming in here from all over and editing posts, layin down the law, and even closing posts? i've been here for a short time, i know, but IMO, the mods for the WW do an excellent job of keeping the peace-without antagonizing or insulting members.

i quite agree. the Moderators here are some of the most mature and nicest people around. why are other staff involved? because i asked them to be due to a recent outbreak in poor taste and bad manners. i have to ensure that the majority of members here enjoy their time and that the staff are not taken advantage of. this means extra cover is required when things go wrong. if we were to go back to a time before certain people were involved in this forum, then i would not be.




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#4 13 years ago

i guess, it boils down to the style in which some mods go about performing their job, i've ventured to alot of places in the GF, and replied to posts when they've interested me, so i've seen them in action, most of the members here in the WW are stricktly westerners...so, the abruptness of some mods are takin the wrong way...

and, of coarse-this is my observation...




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#5 13 years ago

hfx_rebeli guess, it boils down to the style in which some mods go about performing their job, i've ventured to alot of places in the GF, and replied to posts when they've interested me, so i've seen them in action, most of the members here in the WW are stricktly westerners...so, the abruptness of some mods are takin the wrong way...

and, of coarse-this is my observation...

i agree. and i apologise if some people can seem abrupt at times. please understand the pressures certain staff members are under. they have Members complaining about them and me bitching at them. i was once a SuperMod here and it isn't easy.

i've tried to be as understanding as possible with the WildWest regulars. i try not to get involved in affairs concerning these particular forums, and certainly not the game or servers, because they do not concern me. but when i see my staff being abused, staff who i hired because i know they do a damn fine job, i feel it is necessary to get involved.

my staff act for the good of gamingforums as a whole. there will always be some people who object, that's unavoidable.




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#6 13 years ago
there will always be some people who object, that's unavoidable.

human nature.

i'll go out on a limb, i'm thinking your referring to the member who was goin on about donitz name? if thats the case, i agree with donitz, the member was waaay wrong the way he handled that-and subsquently refusing to drop it. with that in mind, with the exception of a few people that join and do nothing but complain and end up banned for a time-or perma-banned (not mentioning any names here...) everyone here is excellent people and don't cause problems.

as for the staff here, i've read enough posts to know they are abused with no mercy by some members, and that becuase of this, they start off on the aggressive foot first! maby, a suggestion could be that when they come here, they use their passive foot and assess the situation-maby even explain the actions they are taking. (<-- that last statement--i know they don't need to explain anything to anyone below them, but i think this is where the big problem lies)




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#7 13 years ago

I don't think I've ever had a problem with the GF staff. My only complaint, and it's somewhat unrelated, would be the spotty performance through seemingly all of 2003! :) Granted, I haven't been posting much recently, but I think a post would have to be quite bad to be deleted. But, I'm not ruling out the possibility that the Admins have a sh!t list either. Hopefully this post won't put me on it. lol




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#8 13 years ago

hfx_rebelhuman nature.

i'll go out on a limb, i'm thinking your referring to the member who was goin on about donitz name? if thats the case, i agree with donitz, the member was waaay wrong the way he handled that-and subsquently refusing to drop it. with that in mind, with the exception of a few people that join and do nothing but complain and end up banned for a time-or perma-banned (not mentioning any names here...) everyone here is excellent people and don't cause problems.

as for the staff here, i've read enough posts to know they are abused with no mercy by some members, and that becuase of this, they start off on the aggressive foot first! maby, a suggestion could be that when they come here, they use their passive foot and assess the situation-maby even explain the actions they are taking. (<-- that last statement--i know they don't need to explain anything to anyone below them, but i think this is where the big problem lies)

you, again!!!? :eek: ;)

yes. Donuts got a hard time from someone who thought it was acceptable to bash and antagonise him. did he ban the member responsible? no, because i've instructed all staff to not ban unless it is essential to do so. he responded in a mature manner to the immature attacks against him. Donuts wouldn't be staff if he was any of the things he was accused of. why? because i choose the staff here and they have to be good people or the don't get their foot in the door.

it is because of people like him (Nihilo?) and Wild West DK that measure have had to be taken here. if i'm honest, i prefer to do as little as possible. i don't like having to put people in their place, but attacking my staff pisses me off and i have no option but to react.

i guess i'm asking for maturity from all. i don't think that is too much when you look at the ages of the majority of people using the Wild West forums.




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#9 13 years ago
Gringo StarrI don't think I've ever had a problem with the GF staff. My only complaint, and it's somewhat unrelated, would be the spotty performance through seemingly all of 2003! :) Granted, I haven't been posting much recently, but I think a post would have to be quite bad to be deleted. But, I'm not ruling out the possibility that the Admins have a sh!t list either. Hopefully this post won't put me on it. lol

we don't have a sh!t list or any other kind of list, but we are human and not perfect. we are effected by what we see, especially when so many of us devote our free time (i don't get paid for this) to keeping this place free from bad people, keeping the forums working and introducing things to help make the forum experience a better one for those who want to enjoy their time here.

what Spotty performance are you talking about?




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#10 13 years ago

waitaminute...did you just call us old farts? i agree, and there will always be 'intellectually-challanged' persons out there who will argue/complain/moan and gripe about anything thaey can wrap there two functioning brain cells around. but, as a whole-nobody here takes advantage of or abuses the mods.

you, again!!!? :eek: :D

hmm, that must be my cue to shut up. :lol: and let someone else part with their 2 cents, eh :talker: