It’s mid-July, 2013 – and an issue with one of the moderators and couple of the regs turned into quite a big conversation. So this is a new post about that to move some of the conversation over here, since the reply to threads have been exhausted for the most part of the moderator complaints page.
A quick run down of what I can remember real quick –
One of the mods kicked for using caps too many times in her opinion. *edit – July 19* – The reason for the kick was pushing back against the rules, and warning about using all caps too much. (Questioning the rules, or pushing back against what the mods say should not be done in the chat room, but instead on the mod complaints page, feedback page, rules page, etc) *end edit* Several of the regular users from the chat room thought it was unfair and we started to discuss the kick itself, and the caps rule that we have had, and it’s enforcement. We mentioned discussing changing or updating the rules or they way things are handled. During some of the commenting back and forth of course there were some occasional emotions running high, and then other things brought into the discussion.
Whether or not all of the moderators are fair, are the rules themselves fair, and should they be updated. Should there be a black and white amount of ALL CAPS that is allowed? IF one person is using them in a way that makes sense for their statements, does that mean that someone else may make similar statements just for an excuse to mimic the use of all caps? Should we scold, kick or ban those who we believe are going over an edge, and ignore someone else who maybe used them more, but in a way that was making sense to those who were watching?
Should we remind regular users that the way the interact with each affects not only the screen space of others who are in the room, like on this post from Feb 2011 about posting too many links. Should we be more mindful that the way we talk which each other starts to teach others that sending similar letters across the screen is okay, and normal? Should it matter that a newer girl to the room mind find some of the discussions bothersome? Should we be teaching others the the cool kids use caps, post a lot of links, and use words like cunt and stink-gape without expectation of being asked not to? Maybe we don’t need to get into all those things, and instead spend more time teaching the newer users how to use the block button, and educating them that just because someone else does something here and gets ignored for it, that does not translate into you as a new user coming posting 3 links of porn, using caps 3 times, and calling 3 people cunts – you would likely get banned for that.
There are many questions that have come up in the comments that were started in this thread here. ( http://www.sexchatsexchat.com/blog/moderator-complaints/comment-page-13/#comment-137960 )
I am sure I have missed some of them in this quick post to get it up here, but I do want to research each issue, discuss it, and come up with a framework to make everything better for everyone – the regs, the mods, the noobs, everyone. I am taking each issue very seriously, and though I am unaware of the intended tone of some of the comments made on the initial thread (I have no idea if lick and Dee are being catty or just being funny with each other for one) – either way, I am making myself read each comment twice, and looking for the statements that we can actually work with.
More on all this in the comments below I suppose.