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Flamingo

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
So... I have no idea if this has been suggested before and I know it would entail a lot of work buuuuuttttt... Has the current FA staff team tried a multi tiered staff approach? I know it sounds weird to say it like that but hear me out. I do have some experience working with this system and it does work. I help moderate a 40k+ discord server, and while this doesn't translate 1 to 1 in terms of how things work elsewhere I find this system actually does a lot for a volunteer team and helps split the work pretty evenly.

Admins> Oversee bigger decisions and help iron out issues with how rules are understood and enacting bigger staff stuff, probably what they are doing now. Plus helping with Mod actions.

Mod> Oversee bans and ban appeals and issue warnings. They also help guide the hands of the staff below them.

The missing link (I'll call them Ambassadors)> This should be the backbone of your staff team, able to remove posts, and send users messages to inform them of light staff action. I'm not talking bans or warnings, but lighter offenses that doesn't need a harsh warning but a more gentle nudge to get their act together. They'll also bring up problems to Mod attention if something needs more experienced/harsher staff action.

I don't know how forum moderation works, but for our server we have a google docs that allows us to log people's accounts and their problems. Lighter offenses obviously don't need to be logged, but spewing insults over multiple comments may need a heavier approach. We've found it's best to give out corrective action than outright ban disruptive behavior, if people know they are doing the bad then they'll generally stop doing the bad.

This multi tiered system has many advantages, it allows for checks and balances on all levels, it allows for more accurate staff action, and it allows Mods to actually look at reports to see if other action is needed. It also allows new staff to work their way up the chain, knowing that the most senior and trusted staff are Mods and can be relied on if confused. This system also allows senior mods to delegate tasks or focus on more important issues instead of the tedious ones.

The disadvantages is integrating it into your current system. You wouldn't need to train current mods, just shift focus to hiring new staff and training them in a new approach.

FA, both the forum and image site, is huge and both need consistent and accurate moderation. I feel this system might help the current staff team and hopefully FA as a whole. If this idea is shot down in favor of your current system then I do understand, but if you'd like to know more of the inner workings then I could assist with more information if needed =3 Just reach out to me, I'm always lurking somewhere.

There is an existing hierarchy. It isn't apparent on the forums because the only two present staff on the forums are Luffy and I. Both of whom are team leads/administrators. On the main site we have numerous moderators who work on our respective teams. Eventually you'll see more over here.
 

Flamingo

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
As a second note, applying to be a moderator for the forums would be a matter of applying on the main site (when applications are open) and then being assigned to the forums.
 

TrishaCat

The Cat in the FAF
As a second note, applying to be a moderator for the forums would be a matter of applying on the main site (when applications are open) and then being assigned to the forums.
This actually seems like a weird process no? The forums and mainsite are largely separated with different regulars visiting them.
 

Flamingo

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
That used to be the case when the forums had separate rules. There used to be a forum specific team. But now the rules are universal.
 

Yakamaru

Very Speshul Title
That used to be the case when the forums had separate rules. There used to be a forum specific team. But now the rules are universal.
...Why did I imagine your Avatar with googly eyes?
 

Yakamaru

Very Speshul Title
Avatar as in profile/account picture. I just use avatar out of habit, really.
 

ssaannttoo

Joy Boi
I think it would be super cool if we could Increase the number of Emojis that users can have access to. I think it should stick with the yellow person theme so then we dont need to worry about the variances between Furry characters AND then it also increases how we can express ourselves without being limited to the Normal text based faces UwU.
Furries are generally very expressing and I think that this change will see a lot more life come to messages once people start using them.
 

Punji

Vaskebjørn
I think it would be super cool if we could Increase the number of Emojis that users can have access to. I think it should stick with the yellow person theme so then we dont need to worry about the variances between Furry characters AND then it also increases how we can express ourselves without being limited to the Normal text based faces UwU.
Furries are generally very expressing and I think that this change will see a lot more life come to messages once people start using them.
Very much this! Would love to have the heart for use in posts as well instead of only as a reaction if possible.
 

Yakamaru

Very Speshul Title
I think it would be super cool if we could Increase the number of Emojis that users can have access to. I think it should stick with the yellow person theme so then we dont need to worry about the variances between Furry characters AND then it also increases how we can express ourselves without being limited to the Normal text based faces UwU.
Furries are generally very expressing and I think that this change will see a lot more life come to messages once people start using them.
Very much this! Would love to have the heart for use in posts as well instead of only as a reaction if possible.
Okay. I was interested, but now? You have my full and complete attention.

stares at intensely
 

ssaannttoo

Joy Boi
Okay. I was interested, but now? You have my full and complete attention.

stares at intensely
The cool thing about this fandom there are loads of artists who can do things, Even for free so I think it's a simple thing to get done. Though I dont nknow the coding aspect of it.
 

Yakamaru

Very Speshul Title

KangaRube

New Member
Categories suggestion:

Have a separate fetish category for Scat/Diapers, please.

Just browsing the TF categories, I just am seeing a fair bit of stuff that is literally just characters defecating on the floor or in diapers, with very little or no transformation content.

It just seems like there's enough of it for scat and diapers to be its own category.
(And I am kind of really offput by browsing around and seeing random turds, sometimes whole rows of submissions of them)
 

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
Just going to comment some of the adverts visible on the forum banner describe content available from artists as 'sexy'.

There's a SFW mode for adverts right? Maybe that should apply to the forum, since some of the users are kiddos.

Replying to this, I can see that there are still adverts with sexual content. Maybe it would be best to deactivate the forum advert banners until sfw mode is functional.
 

Frank Gulotta

Send us your floppy
Replying to this, I can see that there are still adverts with sexual content. Maybe it would be best to deactivate the forum advert banners until sfw mode is functional.
That's indeed very unwise. Or maybe everyone should use adblock especially children
 

ben909

vaporeon with Axolotl gill array as neck fin
I have seen ads advertising they do NSFW but I personally haven't seen anything straight up uncensored or nude. :oops:

Makes me wonder what y'all are seeing.
There are some that are questionable, mostly they go over what is probably a nswf image but stop before reaching any visible parts, but it still seems somewhat mature
 

Yakamaru

Very Speshul Title
>Clearly NSFW art
>Covers up the.. naughty bits with a censor bar
>"Okay, this is clearly 100% SFW now :>"

Uhhhh.. Yeah, no. That's not how it works.
 

Miles Marsalis

The Last DJ.
I have seen ads advertising they do NSFW but I personally haven't seen anything straight up uncensored or nude. :oops:

Makes me wonder what y'all are seeing.
I'm looking at an ad for pinups at the moment, so I suspect there is some variance here.
 

Lucyfur

United forever in friendship and labour
Banned
I feel this does beg the question of what is nsfw exactly?
like what quantifies such?
is nsfw outright nudity and graphic violence? an allusion to such? If it was NSFW but gets censored is it really still nsfw since what made it nsfw is now covered up?
I am genuinely curious on this topic.
 

Lucyfur

United forever in friendship and labour
Banned
So per this if the censoring takes away the nudity and the nudity was the overarching sexual content then it wouldn't be nsfw.

But this still kind of leaves some interpretation because tbh the advertisements while some have an air of being risque due to like artistic cues like blushy face expressions, others are in underpants that show butts which like do we interpret that as sexual even though you can dress and go outside like that?

But idk to me much advertising hasn't been overtly sexual as they do use censorship to their advantage and seem to only border to the risque without being outright risque.
 

Toasty9399

Above Earth
I feel this does beg the question of what is nsfw exactly?
like what quantifies such?
is nsfw outright nudity and graphic violence? an allusion to such? If it was NSFW but gets censored is it really still nsfw since what made it nsfw is now covered up?
I am genuinely curious on this topic.
anything you dont want people in public seeing you look at, so porn, gore, diper fetish, inflation, weird fetishes in general
 
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