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AppleTheElf

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I'll agree with the point that nothing will ever be perfect. With that said, I do think the system we currently have is better than some of the older systems that were in place - remember, prior to FMR the way to have an FMod action reviewed was to highlight the post, and as forumers we never received feedback back to say the highlight had been reviewed. With the current process, we do get that confirmation that it has been reviewed, which is a massive plus, even if the JMods happen to see things from a different point of view.

On the point of rude replies - its possible that the action may have been right in terms of whether the thread should remain open or be locked, a post hidden or not be hidden, a thread move being to the forum the author feels is best or to a different one that the author disagrees with, but the reply left had poor wording. The JMods may address the situation was "The action was appropriate," but as forumers we don't know what goes on behind the scenes with that. Its always possible that the FMod will still be contacted privately about the wording of the post; whether it happens or not we'll never know.

13-Dec-2015 17:29:56

AppleTheElf

AppleTheElf

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This point by Wolfblue really is important, though:

Wolfblue42 said:
I do agree rudeness shouldn't really be allowed because like Kiara said, it can scare users away especially new ones. If you make 2 topics good ones at that, but are new to the forums and post in wrong forums and get instalocked with a rude comment, chances are said person wouldn't be coming back in the long run. Not really gonna defame them for doing their job,but they can do a job and not bite a person's head off, if that has been an issue.


Maybe its just me, but I've been seeing a LOT of forumers with single digit post counts lately - I'd wholeheartedly agree that being nice, polite, and spending that little bit of extra time to guide them to where they need to go will help the forums in general (along with that player) a lot more than a short, snappy reply. After all, new forumers likely are not familiar at all with how the forums really work and don't have the experience that veteran forumers have to know what to do in certain situations - after all, that's often why they post, as they don't know what to do in those situations.

13-Dec-2015 17:30:09

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