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Abolishing Admin Contact's Precedence and Fixing Site Discussion's Stupidity

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by PurplePoot, May 1, 2009.

  1. Rising_Dusk

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    No, it's really not. They're there, you just have to deal with the fact that most of the current administration gets really pissy when their positions are threatened and fights back -- violently. Ralle needs to just act and ask questions later, but he doesn't have the demeanor to do that. As a result, nothing ever changes for the better. C'est la vie.
     
  2. PurplePoot

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    Easy to get them, hard not to alienate them. Hereabouts, that is.
     
  3. Captain Griffen

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    Current administration: Ghan.

    Rui and GF don't seem to have anywhere near the same authority as Ghan. Samuraid's behind the scenes / inactive, same with Ralle. Actually, same with Ghan, unless he's moderating / overruling directors.
     
  4. Zelda.Alex

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    *OFF TOPIC* Who is GF?
     
  5. PurplePoot

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    General Frank.
     
  6. Rising_Dusk

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    We can't forget about Archian's temper tantrum the last time replacing him came up in a discussion.
    This.
     
  7. Gilles

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    I'd be curious to know who these "easy to get" people are. Probably not here though, PM or MSN would be more appropriate.
     
  8. Ralle

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    The idea of admin contact is to let users to ask for help to the top directly. For example if they are being harassed by moderators or something screwy. This will be their channel directly to me and the directors.
    It is also there for users to ask for administrative tasks such as stuff about their account etc.

    Everything seems to be about "politics" and silencing the public. If that was our intention I would have closed Site Discussion already.

    Oh and most of the things in admin contact do get solved pretty quickly. Some of them however, like complaints are tougher because the validity has to be checked and judged upon.
     
  9. PurplePoot

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    Yeah, I understand that - this isn't about those threads. This is about more public issues to do with the site which are for some reason pushed into admin contact (or were at least).

    Well, it certainly does get weird at times.

    If they get a response at all. Perhaps the situation has improved, but meh.
     
  10. Kyrbi0

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    I can personally attest to that forum working for me.
     
  11. Pyritie

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    If I post things such as "my permissions in X are messed up, can you fix this" then it usually gets solved in a day or two. Things like complaints though tend to be put off.
     
  12. busterkomo

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    Of course I can't speak of all instances, but my complaint threads have always been responded to quite promptly.
     
  13. oh_snap

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    I never have submitted any complaints, so I can not comment on the efficiency of them getting solved. Any issues I've had, however, were promptly solved within a couple of days.

    ~Snap
     
  14. Vegavak

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    I take it there haven't been any changes to the administration/how moderators work here since I took my very enjoyable vacation from this forum?
     
  15. PurplePoot

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    A few people were appointed (as usual) but not really, no.
     
  16. Rising_Dusk

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    I feel that it did after I set the precedent and then lost my permissions to that forum. People would have been actively angry if there was activity then there suddenly wasn't, so the forum started getting more admin views as a result.
     
  17. Gilles

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    Lost? Did you not throw them away?
     
  18. Rising_Dusk

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    There's a long story behind it that I would prefer not be discussed here.
     
  19. Ash

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    AC will always have binding precedence, but there's no reason for it to be the start all and end all of things.

    What we really need is a separation of powers. We've got the rule makers, rule deciders and rule punisher's all in one category.