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Infrarednexus

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The Anthropomorphic Post

"SoFurry Users May Have Interfered With FA Election"

Blaze's election controversy is not yet over. Recently many users
received possible information that SoFurry users may of modified the
FAF election poles.
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Our top administrators have been investigating the issue, with claims ranging
from a simple miscount of the votes to Blaze making an underground deal with Zabivaka
in order to gain position to power.
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"You're all paranoid idiots, and stop drawing porn of me" Zabivaka replied
when questioned about his involvement with Blazes election. Many users
believe this to be an abomination on furry democracy, and have demanded a
recount of the election votes.
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Furries are now storming the Anthrocon hotel, demanding answers from Uncle Kaga
and 2 the Ranting Griffon, with many questioning if they have SoFurry accounts.
We still have yet to receive positive confirmation from Zabivaka or Sofurry, but
The possibility of their involvement has yet to be disproved.


 

ResolutionBlaze

Angry Local
Banned
Just gonna tag those legitimately asking for a moderator position
 
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Massan Otter

Guest
Humorous posts aside, this whole charade seems like a terrible idea, especially without having first OK'd the idea with the site staff. It feels more than a little like a coup attempt, and the proposed "leadership debate" and voting is only going to lead to further division and tribalism.
 

ResolutionBlaze

Angry Local
Banned
Humorous posts aside, this whole charade seems like a terrible idea, especially without having first OK'd the idea with the site staff. It feels more than a little like a coup attempt, and the proposed "leadership debate" and voting is only going to lead to further division and tribalism.

The whole debate thing is more of a joke. We cant really coup (or else we already woulda) we are just doing SOMETHING instead of waiting months for Dragoneer to finally throw on a few more dedicated staff.
 

Simo

Professional Watermelon Farmer
I think @Troj would be a great choice, though probably too busy.

But I am happy this is on a lighter note here, and not too serious; back on Pheonixed, they had this thing where everyone nominated people for mods, and then, they actually did narrow it down to 4 choices, and people voted, factions formed, they then pretty much ignored the votes, and well, all along the way, all these fights broke out, accusations were flung. It was maybe the biggest drama I saw there, and pretty much the final nail in the coffin of that forum. By the time the smoke cleared, there was nobody left to mod.

And so: I don't mean to suggest that thinking about who would be a good mod is is a bad idea...it's not, and we need one.

But looking back to the fights that broke out there, I do like the idea of keeping this on a lighter note, even as I do agree we need better site moderation.
 
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ResolutionBlaze

Angry Local
Banned
I think @Troj would be a great choice, though probably too busy.

But I am happy this is on a lighter note here, and not too serious; back on Pheonixed, they had this thing where everyone nominated people for mods, and then, they actually did narrow it down to 4 choices, and people voted, factions formed, they then pretty much ignored the voted, and well, along the way, all these fights broke out, accusations were flung. It was maybe the biggest drama I saw there, and pretty much the final nail in the coffin of that forum.

And so: I don't mean to suggest that thinking about who would be a good mod is is a bad idea...it's not, and we need one.

But looking back to the fights that broke out there, I do like the idea of keeping this on a lighter note, even as I do agree we need better site moderation.

Right now I'm more worried about getting someone out there.
 

quoting_mungo

Well-Known Member
#1 way of making the forums civil and functional is and will always be users taking responsibility for their own actions. Like, I've been seeing increasing amounts of posts that are just... pushing the envelope, from forum regulars, over the last 6-7 months. If the staff has to deal with anything more than troll/spam accounts, that's not a failure of moderation so much as a failure of the users stirring up bullshit.

Stop shitposting. Stop responding to threads you feel were created for the sake of controversy. Stop deliberately derailing threads. If someone says something you feel needs to be corrected for the greater good of the thread/userbase/forum, be firm but civil in correcting them and avoid letting them drag you down into low-value arguing. If people break the rules report and ignore it, rather than replying to them and feeding the fire.

More than half of the moderation that was done vis-a-vis legitimate users when I was on staff was probably just me or SSJ posting a reminder to deescalate things in threads that were heating up. Much of the rest was probably telling people off for using slurs. Given that everyone here is at least in their teens, this is something you should be capable of recognizing on your own and step away from.

I thought about it once but if that means agreeing to a NDA then count me out.
Over 18, photo ID, and NDA are non-negotiable, I'm pretty sure. Seeing as people "merely" promising to keep shit that should be private, private, has been abused in the past.

Many qualified people have volunteered, and most didn't even get the courtesy of a response saying no.
See, normally I would agree that responding with an explicit "no" is common courtesy, but it was specifically stated upfront that only individuals chosen for recruitment would be contacted. Suggesting that not responding to rejected applicants was discourteous is kind of misleading.
 
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-..Legacy..-

Guest
See, normally I would agree that responding with an explicit "no" is common courtesy, but it was specifically stated upfront that only individuals chosen for recruitment would be contacted. Suggesting that not responding to rejected applicants was discourteous is kind of misleading.

These were direct messages sent to higher ups volunteering for duties, long after the original posting on FA ended in a furious shitstorm of message strings. You were in the middle of it doing your best, but it ended in what equated to a zero sum endgame.

I seriously wish you were back at it here, but I do understand the reasoning behind your departure.
 

ResolutionBlaze

Angry Local
Banned
#1 way of making the forums civil and functional is and will always be users taking responsibility for their own actions. Like, I've been seeing increasing amounts of posts that are just... pushing the envelope, from forum regulars, over the last 6-7 months. If the staff has to deal with anything more than troll/spam accounts, that's not a failure of moderation so much as a failure of the users stirring up bullshit.

Stop shitposting. Stop responding to threads you feel were created for the sake of controversy. Stop deliberately derailing threads. If someone says something you feel needs to be corrected for the greater good of the thread/userbase/forum, be firm but civil in correcting them and avoid letting them drag you down into low-value arguing. If people break the rules report and ignore it, rather than replying to them and feeding the fire.

More than half of the moderation that was done vis-a-vis legitimate users when I was on staff was probably just me or SSJ posting a reminder to deescalate things in threads that were heating up. Much of the rest was probably telling people off for using slurs. Given that everyone here is at least in their teens, this is something you should be capable of recognizing on your own and step away from.


Over 18, photo ID, and NDA are non-negotiable, I'm pretty sure. Seeing as people "merely" promising to keep shit that should be private, private, has been abused in the past.


See, normally I would agree that responding with an explicit "no" is common courtesy, but it was specifically stated upfront that only individuals chosen for recruitment would be contacted. Suggesting that not responding to rejected applicants was discourteous is kind of misleading.

Sure but that's with regular courtesy and mobs cant be trusted to remain consistant. That's why we have mods.

I mean, right now the forum is a mess from shitposting and trolls. What if it starts getting worse?

We arent prepared for anything. Yes, a big part is on us but you can say that for just about anything. The reason we have mods and admins is for consistency; because people are unreliable and fickle in mobs and can change based on who enters and exists.
 

Kit H. Ruppell

Exterminieren! Exterminieren!
I waste enough time on here that I might as well throw my name in.
 

Gryphoneer

20 Quatloos on "disruptive"
Hereby I, Herbert Maria Gryphoneer, solemnly declare my intention to enter the FAF mod primaries.

My platform is simple: We all know this hellsite is a dumpster filled with the excrement of pox-ridden rats, thrown in an open sewer at a high summer's day and put on fire.

So I plan to rectify that situation by B A N N I N G

F U C K I N G

A N Y B O D Y

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P L E A S E

Sparkledog in your FA gallery? Banned

Like Sword Art Online? Banned

Looked at me stupid once? Banned

ban ban ban

*This post is endorsed by the Vote For Gryphoneer, You Maggots Committee
 

TrishaCat

The Cat in the FAF
Also, Magical Girl Site?

That's a ban and I'll give your dork ass a swirlie
no bully
Seriously though, Magical Girl Site really doesn't deserve the flak it gets.

At the very least, seeing Asagiri grow and gain confidence in herself and make it out of her suffering is incredibly endearing. Especially when she's thrown into a world full of very hurt and damaged magical girls all with their own terrible baggage. She goes through so much and is able to use the trials and tribulations she suffers to better herself and I love that. She even uses her new-found strength to try and help her friend through their problems. It's, despite how edgy the show is, very hopeful. The writing is silly in how cartoonishly awful some of the characters are, but that hamminess is in its own way fun. Not a lot of shows are this excessive. It's refreshing.
 
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Ginza

Guest
But the prince of any failing empire knows that
Everybody wants, everybody wants
To drive on through the night
If it's a drive back home
 

Yakamaru

Å nei, cringe
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