Never a dull moment around here I see. I am glad to see that the recent turmoil was resolved without intervention.
As administrator of this site I attempt to walk the fine line between being fairly active on these boards and still trying to stay fairly impartial and aware that I may need to make decisions that some people will not like.
Anyone who thinks that I enjoy veteran or newbie members leaving this site is out of there mind. I do not enjoy banning people. I do not enjoy resolving issues where members have upset each other.
The moderators of these forums are here to help. They spend 90% + of there time answering members tech questions. They do this on their own time out of the goodness of their own hearts. They deserve respect, whether you like them personally or not. If you have an issue with a moderator I suggest you contact me privately.
The rules of this forum are simple and are very hard to enforce. The moderators do NOT enjoy being police, and yet at the same time it is important that we try to preserve some sense of public peace. If we do not things tend to spiral out of hand quickly which diminishes the community.
On the other hand, the moderators and myself are not perfect, we are not machines, and we cannot read every single post or follow every thread. Sometimes things flare up before a mod even has a chance to get there.
I am continually surprised when veteran members allow single posts to upset them so much they would decide to leave. In many cases they are misunderstandings, where the intended slight was assumed or the post was simply misread.
With 90k members there are going to be disagreements, misunderstandings, and even outright dislike between two or more members. I would expect the veterans to handle these situations with grace and tact, as they understand how forums are and how the written word does not always convey the intended meaning.
When something happens you do not care for. You have a couple choices. You can escalate the situation publicly by responding to the offending post. You can send a PM to the member involved and try to resolve it privately. Or you can contact a moderator or me. I highly recommend avoiding the public route.
To sum it up I would like to make it known that I enjoy the forums and appreciate and respect the members who have made it what it is today. The moderators and I will continue to do our best to keep The Mother Board the friendly community it is and we hope you will do the same.
Last edited by MoboCop
on Sat Feb 26, 2005 7:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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