"if it happened a couple months ago, it's way in the past and doesn't even matter anymore..."
=> "It doesn't matter anymore", because we're kinda more focused on making the present forum look correct, than actually trying to rebuild the past one.
I disagree with that.
The past is always important, looking into our past mistakes so that we can avoid them in the future is something everyone should do.
In the case of the forums, looking back helps to create better moderation tactics, identify the mistakes in handling some situations, etc.
If you guys as the moderation team, see us users bringing things from the past, it's more likely to be because we don't see any significant change made about that situation.
Oh hey, this one is actually easy to reply to. ^^
Look at the time of your screenshots. Sorceress created her thread at 10:13:59 AM, Oizen his thread at 8:57:33 PM. Btw, it was already brought up somewhere else (maybe the Admin thread, I don't remember) and the same answer was given.
One could even hypothtize that it was Sorceress's thread that encourage Oizen to create his topic.
doubt that the rule was suddenly created because Sorceress made that thread.
I would say it was more because of the previous goodbye topics that were quite useless and pointless.
As said here:http://forums.kc-mm.com/index.php?topic=2555.msg611813#msg611813http://forums.kc-mm.com/index.php?topic=2555.msg611813#msg611813
- I have a hunch that the auto-removal of warnings doesn't work all the time ... I'll need to investigate a bit on who warned what and see if there are any inconsistencies. But I'm freakin' busy all the time, so please be patient.
Well, yeah, I can be patient, no problem.
The thing is that it's something that has already been mentioned before, Vish told me he even had brought that up (I suppose within the staff section), but you claimed it didn't happen:
I personnally disapprove of removing ranks manually. Simply because the rank will always go away by itself.
I'm just saying that it would be nice if it could be fixed as soon as you guys have the time to do so.
I have the feeling that the custom ranks Hakumen gave you out of pure charity are messing with the Report system. I'll remove yours temporarily. Once it's done, could you please report any post (OUTSIDE of the Stages section) with a TEST mention on it ?
Already tried some reports with Vish before, then made 5 new tests.
I dunno about the Oizen's post you made ... I guess I'll add those as examples in out own "Moderation tactics topic".
The huge fonts thing was rather stupid though. I'll go and scold Oizen for that I guess. (But it's kinda too late to sanction it, since well, we don't even sanction regular user's month-old posts for spammy/light flaming stuff, for obvious reasons.)
To be honest, I've never expected to see the staff to sanction themselves because it's more likely that it wouldn't happen. Or at least not in a way that we would know or see...
My goal wasn't to see him sanctioned, it was to prove a point, that the staff should play by the same rules the users do.
Because according to the rules, those posts where either flaming, trolling, spamming, or disruptive behavior.
After all, shouldn't they set the example for the users of what is allowed and what isn't?
"ID theft fad"
=> Had I been around, I guess I'd have asked for it to stop rather quickly, mostly for the same reasons as the Longnames fad.
But that's more like a "missed infraction" (more like an annoyance than an infraction to the rules, really) than a "staff above the rules", in case you haven't noticed.
Oh, I included it in the "staff above the rules" section because Oizen formed part of it.
I don't see why we should take advice,complaints and slander from the guy who basic ideal of moderation is "I don't care, as long as this place is active"
another thing, you seem very....dissatisfied with the way things are run around here. Why don't you just go? We're not forcing you to visit this place, if you want a new forum for brawl hacking, you could try out the new LST forum, or just go to Smash Boards. Theres no reason for you to stay in a place you've hated on so much.
Ok... 2 things.
1. I think that the "I don't care, as long as this place is active" line was allenmelon's (I tend to lurk that chat, so I saw almost all of that).
2. No offense, but why don't you follow your own advice Oizen?
Instead of using any chance you have to bring up that martyr-like act about how despite what you do, your "in-famous fame" will always be present and bla bla bla... why don't you leave?
If it really hurts you so much as you make it seem, it might be a good option... or not?
3. Kitty Leaks Returns, Post Deletions, and Locking Threads
So you'd rather get a warning and have the "inappropriate" portion of the post edited out anyway?
Because those are your options in that scenario.
If I'm not notified of my post being deleted, yes, I would prefer to get my post edited and a warning saying why it was edited.
At least that way I could bring up my case in the Moderation Corner instead of just being censored without me noticing.
Also, I think it would serve as an example for other users to avoid the same mistake.
But that's just my opinion.
4. Goodbye Threads
First, yeah, Oizen's and Sorceress's threads were made the same day, but Oizen made his about 11 hours after Sorceress. One thing we don't do is punish retroactively. No one is gonna get modded for breaking a rule that didn't exist at the time. (At least, that better not ever happen. I would have some serious words for whoever did that.)
That's fair enough.
Probably because it wasn't reported?
I did report that.
But according to you guys, my reports weren't appearing so...
Just include a warning for offensive language. If it's an image, spoiler tag it, like I did here
. Easy enough.
Thanks, that's something quite useful to know since nobody had pointed it out before.
8. Missed Moderations
Yeah, we never saw those reports. By the way, only "report test 5" showed up. I dunno what the deal is.
I made 5 test reports in different parts of the forums... seems like at least the last 1 did work.
9. Mods Above the Rules
Every example is Oizen. Hilarious.
Well, it's not my fault that it was so easy to find those posts Oizen made to make my point...
I guess I could mention some other things like: http://forums.kc-mm.com/index.php?topic=28800.msg600592#msg600592
as an example too... but I don't know if it would count according to the "moderator discretion".
And finally, thanks, it's good to see that some things have been cleared and that the rules are more specific and clear than before.