I'm unsure whether or not this thread will actually result in anyone eventually becoming a moderator, and that's fine
. But at least this thread has raised some kind of discussion about the desperate need for more moderation on this site, or at least something
to make this place better than it has been. As we've seen an influx of new members coming in from the ARG and the soon to be released Soulstorm, we've also being seeing a rise in multis and spam, trying to take advantage of this situation we find ourselves in, which isn't so much " live or die
" as it is " live or fester as we have for the past 10 years. "
However some of us have
been excited to see new members coming the forums, and some of us have
been making multiple efforts to try and revitalise this place; myself, Fennec, and many others in this thread and across the forums included.
Some of these multi's posts were up for hours
before anything got done and that's not the fault of the admin or moderation team, as everyone here (besides the bots) are real people with actual lives. But if we had atleast one extra moderator - whoever that may be - then that's already a 50% increase from the two active moderators we already seem to have.
Now I understand you guys voting for Vlam. or I can at least understand those of you who were "voting" for Vlam as an anti-OWF-estasblishment joke, and that's okay. It gave me a couple laughs. But lets not forget that a lot of the people making these jokes have more infractions than Abe has fingers (Yes, in both the US and Japan releases). A lot of people understood this as a joke but unfortunately people who haven't been here as long, or haven't been actively following the events of the forum for the past few years, don't exactly have the best judge of character.
Originally Posted by kjjcarpenter
I actually wouldn't mind Vlam as a moderator, for the same reasons MrsKJJ pointed out. He knows how to navigate this forum; he's tough but fair, and I think he walks a fairly neutral line for the most point, tending to be objective and base his observations upon evidence as opposed to his own personal thoughts and concerns.
He won't be selected though. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
You're damn right he won't be selected. Vlam knows how to navigate this site as well as anyone who knows that you have to click "advanced search" to actually get the search bar to do anything. And if you're thinking that someone who is openly antagonistic to members of this forum, new or old, walks a "neutral line" or would make a good moderator then that's your prerogative, but don't try to make it anyone else's. This is a member who has openly complained about the influx of new members multiple times and is vehemently against any kind of improvement to these forums whatsoever.
Originally Posted by Varrok
Fun fact: Out of those who said they voted for Vlam, none actually checked the 3rd party poll option, but the other two.
I volunteered for this position because I'm genuinley passionate about seeing this place improve. I volunteered to be the moderator of Fan Corner, and then upon Nate saying that a more globalised moderator would be needed I volunteered for that too. Because like I said previously, I don't care about a title or where I'm put or for why, what I do care about is seeing that this place improves. I've grown up on these forums and I've seen the effect that the toxicity and - to put it nicely - where the "devil may care" attitude has gotten this place.
I hadn't spoken at length in this thread because I figured I'd just let the votes speak for themselves, and not try to sway people's judgements beyond those that they already held. My mistake.
Now some of you can pretend like there isn't any issue on the forums, some of you can try to fix the issues on the forums, and some of you may just contribute to these problems as well. But I'd rather not hold my tongue and pretend like there isn't anything wrong, when there quite clearly is.