robert wrote:The problem is that being a moderator at AT is basically a job of making sure that people are following the rules. There's actually a handbook which lists what is and isn't allowed, and the job of a moderator is to read every post and make sure no one is breaking the rules. To be fair, another part of the job is to try to create and maintain a friendly and cooperative environment... the downside of this is responding to "reports" when someone clicks on the report post button, you have to take action and resolve the complaint. It's been years since I was a moderator there, so perhaps things have changed, but honestly, I can't imagine anything like what you are describing, at least in any sort of official capacity. Then again, perhaps a suggestion to Solandia, you never know.
Well, this backdoor handling is a problem. If the Tarot history is declared to have independence from Aeclectic, it could have some function of open complain. Or, the complain button could give information, that first the Ältestenrat should be requested. And there could be some explanation why.
Well ... if it isn't so easy to protest, a lot of the protesting energy is lost immediately, cause the persons start to think. Well, we also regulate our differences through own thinking.
When I offered in the New Forum thread to move all negative feelings to the place of critique, two persons, who actually made more compliments than critique, came and got some explanation and seemed to be satisfied, and there was the post of Yygdrasilian, and this was a post, which the moderators likely doesn't get.
Yes, of course, it's thought to be a suggestion to Solandia. Do you have so much complaints as webmaster of tarothistory.com as you had as moderator from Aeclectic? Likely not. So which is the factor, which makes tarothistory.com simpler than the Historical Research Forum?