In the past year-or-so, it seems that Forum Moderation has gotten noticeably weaker and more sporadic and less well-kept, and I think much of that is due to the recent forum rules and CoC changes to loosen the stringent rules up a bit. While I fully supported that decision, I can't deny it has had an observable influence, from my perspective, on the operation of Forum Moderation, and that is not at all the F-Mods fault (I don't see it as anyone's fault, but an unfortunate consequence).
I think it has become less clear for F-Mods and players on what is permitted and what isn't. That is, as mentioned, an unfortunate consequence of the loosening of the rules. I think the biggest issue with the rule changes is that is has left much of the moderation to the discretion of the F-Mods and less of a criteria for moderating the forums with clear, transparent guidelines on what is and isn't allowed, available to both players and F-Mods. As such, Forum Moderation has become less consistent and has suffered, leaving players confused on what is and isn't permitted anymore
I would like us to have an open discussion addressing these issues and to rethink how Forum Moderation currently works in an effort to provide more clarity, transparency, and consistency to moderation.
In the course of that discussion, I am posting this thread and will focus on discussing notable issues, possible solutions to address those issues, and considerations on making posting guidelines more consistent and transparent for posters and F-Mods alike.
Here, I'll give you this strawberry if you keep it a secret!
12-Apr-2018 17:29:13 - Last edited on 12-Apr-2018 17:58:28 by Orcrist9