Well-met fellow member!
Welcome to Hive's first Questions & Answers session.
This thread is here to provide you with an opportunity to ask the Hive administration team any question you may have on your mind, regarding the Hive's features, chat, policies, future, community, staff etc. basically any and all questions related to the Hive - nothing held back (within reasonable bounds).
This thread is directly a result of the latest events, and is an effort to take the community "behind the scenes" of the Hive. And also to give us, the staff, the chance to speak out, since we feel we have been treated more than unfairly.
So bare with us for a moment: Fact is, certain people even went above and beyond to cause damage to certain staff members. Not to mention false rumors and speculations are floating around the internet, in what seems as another attempt to cause damage. The names of the users involved will not be made public as we respect privacy.
It would seem that the people who have now taken down their resources etc. in protest are in support of these unprovoked and deliberate attacks on the human beings that sits behind that avatar you see on the forum boards, and tirelessly work hard to make this a secure and friendly environment for everyone.
To you, the users who have taken down your resources, I ask: WHY? Why punish the users? And for what? To show that you have sympathy for those who seek to harm others? You are supporting the wrong people! I fear this is a result of lack of communication from the staff, and I assure you, we intend to correct that as of this moment.
I would also like to take this oppertunity to apologize on behalf of the staff for the Zero Tolerance mode, and the banishments that followed. We're sad it had to come to this. The Zero Tolerance mode will be lifted soon enough. But I would also like to point out that any user that was banned because of this, is entirely 100% responsible for this him/herself. You could have avoided that.
But we realize that a Zero Tolerance mode was not the answer. Users should always have the right to ask questions. All we ask in return, is that you do so with respect and in an orderly fashion.
|Rules and policies specific for the AUAA thread:|
- You are allowed to ask questions regarding disciplinary actions, but only in this thread.
You send us questions by creating a thread in the Admin Contact forum containing your questions. We aggregate questions and responses and post them in this thread. Your username may be revealed unless you strictly specify that you wish it to be anonymous.
|How should I format my post?|
Please use list tags, like so:
- When was Hive created?
- What are the site's future goals?
- Why was X member banned?
- Why didn't you ban X sooner?
Currently, there is no deadline.
|How long before we get an answer?|
Well, depending on your question, it shouldn't take very long. But if you have a question that requires more careful research it may take X amount of time to get your question answered.
Due to people not following the rules of the original AUAA thread, we had to switch over to using Admin Contact. If we have not responded to your question, we ask you to please post it again using Admin Contact.