i think a big part of the slowness to act decisively in the past, at least on my part, comes from the power structures here being very informal. there isn't really any kind established norm about what admins can or should act on unilaterally without building a community consensus first. i personally felt an obligation to try interceding with gussri first even though i obviously wasn't at all equipped to do that and lost my temper, not my proudest moment.
in the future i will probably just go with my gut and immediately exorcise anyone who clearly has a negative relationship with the forums that is hurting their mental health and threatening people, the worst that happens if i make a bad call is everyone yells at me a bunch and the decision gets reversed. like that hilarious time i wasn't paying attention and made some random reddit noob a mod. that was fine.
i'm going to be making a whole bunch of threads for conversations about stuff like this Very Soonfully once i have everything i need to get started, which was supposed to be two months ago, so surely any day now,
hilarious time i wasn't paying attention and made some random reddit noob a mod
i won that contest fair & square ok?
fucking mental issues have plagued all the forums we've been in dude
also every other Internet forum and every other locus of “fringe” politics but it’s probably fine to talk about what people do in response especially given the relative population of this place which makes it possible to actually discuss it
in the future i will probably just go with my gut and immediately exorcise anyone who clearly has a negative relationship with the forums that is hurting their mental health and threatening people,
wonder how AZ_IZ_OT is doing
as negotiated with them, az_iz's account is still scheduled for reactivation in 2023.
as sv mentioned the approach has generally been responsive to individual/private dialogue and to perceived community consensus (or at least leaving space for it to emerge). this means mod response is slower and sometimes we get it very wrong.
we've had a lot of posters come thru here, good and bad, facing tough mental health challenges, and account creation has for a long time been limited for this very reason.
as per cars suggestion, probably best to further discuss these topics on private subforum and not twitter quaratine thread.
why cant they just call it international human trafficking, kidnapping like it really is instead of some hip new name.
because people click on the sex cult headlines. because they use them to masturbate
crashed my own sex party but nobody came
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disappointing they manage to mix up astrology (dialectical and legit) with enneagram/mbti (shitty and mk-ultra adjacent).