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    A Small Rant about Forum Administrators

    UGH!

    So I'm chilling, doing my design and email and writing thing, and I get an IM from the admin of a forum I don't even bother lurking on saying we're having a "conference" in 5 minutes. (This is what I get for making quality posts...admins I don't like talking to puling me into chats) So the "forum staff" (i never go to this forum...) get to talking about a troll.

    The admin refuses to ban the troll. He insists that it's not a "troll" problem, it's a "trolling" problem. The administrator of a forum is refusing to remove a hinderence for the sake of the community or even ENFORCE HIS OWN RULES.

    This is what pisses me off: everyone said BAN THE TROLL. Why hold a conference if you aren't going to listen to ideas? Why pull people into said conference when they aren't a member of the community? Why bother administering a forum if you won't enforce the rules?

    To his credit, I have been known to be a tight-fisted administrator. I run a hard ship, but I at least listened to my community. If you're going to be an admin, you have to understand that the MEMBERS make the forum, and sometimes those members need to be forcibly removed. The good of the many over the good of the few.

    Okay...anger out

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    Its always good to take your anger out in a forum. I know how you feel sometimes. I don't get paid to be on a forum staff, but since you do, it must be even worst since you have to do what he says.

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    I do understand your frustration Corey, put what's your point exactly...

    Are you saying we should go with the majority instead of defending our own ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riccur View Post
    Its always good to take your anger out in a forum. I know how you feel sometimes. I don't get paid to be on a forum staff, but since you do, it must be even worst since you have to do what he says.
    I don't get paid to be a forum mod. :P

    @Nic
    You should defend your decisions, but when it comes to forums, the community is what matters overall. I'm frustrated because the admin was trying to preserve -every- member even though some were lessening the quality for all others.

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