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Mintlou

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    steamsummer sale

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  2. Mintlou

    Discord?

    @IrishChamp Hmmm. We wouldn't want to encourage people to lurk in the silent text chat channels would we? Think about all the wonderful people you wouldn't meet! If you're going to be a self-righteous, argumentative little pin-head, at least be consistent about it; because there is no winning with someone who can't make up their mind either.
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    Discord?

    I only posted my own reasons for my gripes, not the select responses from other people to try to prove/disprove a certain view point. Until that is, I had to dig out some alternative arguments. Thanks for responding though. Although if you felt that way about their posts, why didn't you communicate that on the thread? In the end I guess it doesn't even really matter for me, as I doubt I'll be in a position to help out anymore. And as you've seen on this thread, you and I have very different ideas about the way things should be set out. It would be good to see the role open up a bit more - That's all this 5 page debate has really been about.
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    Discord?

    This is all a bit formal isn't it? My opinions aren't based on "I want more power" they are based on giving people the ability to do an effective job. I feel that if things were done more openly, you wouldn't have so many people leaving in a fed up state. And no that isn't something that just applies to me. That is the absolute definition of what an internet community moderator is. Are you suggesting that mods shouldn't be able to moderate the platforms they are a part of? It seems like we are roughly on the same page with a few of the above points, which I'm happy about. If it's so niche, there shouldn't be any problem people having it permanently then. Why bother to restrict it? It's a standard TS admin group permission when you create a new server. Why can't people be trusted to move themselves into a meeting they've been invited to, or have a lower join power meeting room where meetings take place. I understand the need for a top-level private room, perhaps meetings should be held somewhere else. It's an internet community FFS not a parliamentary jurisdiction procedure. OB seems to follow a very strict least privilege principal. Give people the flexibility and they will prove themselves. And RE: "not posting any more" I won't let someone get away with posting half the story.
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    Discord?

    Vengeance cherry-picking data to suit his argument: It's a big NT you boot licking cunt.
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    Discord?

    So you're still acting as a mouthpiece for someone else. ok. And I've already replied to his bit, so why are we going there again. Stop stirring the pot. Edit: Also, you seem to have completely skimmed over that justification you asked for. We're both wasting our time here. So I'll stop replying now.
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    Discord?

    So now you're getting fed screenshots from the mod section to come back at me? Why can't I just have this chat with Conor? The only one who can make the changes.
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    Discord?

    Teamspeak Ban for more than a day - Allows you to enforce harsher punishments, ban old people on new accounts Delete own bans - Remove sanctions if an accident was made or you felt it could be reduced Give talk priority - Useful for events and managing a channel with many people playing one game Edit channels - Change topics when some new game is being played, edit descriptions for comedic effect and change audio settings if someone wants to play music Change user description - If it's offensive it can be changed, If you want to assign someone one for an event then you can Can't go into the small council chambers - When a mod meeting is on you can move yourself in there Can't see the complaints list - This is a basic mod permission, you should be able to see who is causing trouble Can't see TS permissions - View permissions for all ranks to answer questions about what people can and cannot do - the sort of thing people talk to mods about Can't see server log - useful for finding ban evaders Can't post in all chat - useful for events and special announcements Forums Can't delete own post - Useful if you make a mistake, or simply didn't want that comment anymore Can't delete other posts - So that you can remove posts that break the rules Can't move spam posts - We used to have a spam bin, so we can move low tier content Can't give warning points - this is what mods are for, to moderate the community with the tools provided Can't edit other posts - correct embed errors on other posts Can't close topics - close content that is getting out of hand Can't post without approval - A mod should be trusted enough to post without needing approval Can't approve posts - they are appointed mod to moderate the forums , this should be one of their responsibilities Can't view bans/sanctions/warning points - Again with the TS thing, it ensures everyone is in the loop with troublesome players
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    Discord?

    My statements were all based on facts. It is a fact that we cannot do those things. It is a fact that the mod team was more trusted at the time those tools were given to them and it gave them a chance to properly moderate and prove themselves in that position. You are trying to start an argument you don't have the facts to finish. I did justify them, you can't see the rest of that thread or any of the other posts made around that topic because I've only posted the initial thing.
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    Discord?

    Well, there was some justification there, as you highlighted it. You've also straw manned my argument, that's not at all what I meant. We're all sat here waiting for it to end with the current staff team.
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    Discord?

    Oh, just like Frostie did. The promotions are greatly helped by a sprinkling of nepotism. "There isn't a single reason..." Isn't justification at all. It's all what you personally think. You've just gone out the way to disagree with me, much like some of the other OB members do... My response: There isn't a single reason for someone to be such an anal control freak to limit those permissions in the first place. From the stuff we've seen in the past, there isn't much joy in the process of working your way up here anyway. OB should never been stuck with a single owner. Biggest mistake made. It wasn't for you to reply to anyway. It seems like you've got yourself on the Smod high-horse when you are actually just another piece of tumble weed that passes by this community and cries when it gets stuck. You actually used to be someone who integrated well and played games with us.
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    Discord?

    The community ran just fine when mods were trusted to have those permissions. It's more about the feeling of being selected to be a mod, only to then by contrast feel so untrusted with needless restriction. As I've already mentioned, one person can't do everything so giving mods more tools to keep the community on track is never a bad idea. The role of "senior mod" should never have happened. It is pointless. Mod < Admin < Head Admin < Owner(s). It renders regular mods to moderating game servers only, when they can be trusted to do so much more than that, and if they can't, get them off the team. You have to give people a sense of belonging and trust to let them develop into better mods.
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    Discord?

    @Sir_Conor I wanted to hear your feedback. It affected us all and you were the only one who can actually make the changes. Waiting for your expected answer from the other mods is a lame excuse in my opinion. You ignored it for a good few weeks if I remember correctly, when it was clearly a post aimed for your direct response. Also, don't make out it was just "that easy" to get tech abilities. I said I would help, I'm not sure why you associate that with straight up making a new server. I could have been a help with the forum upgrades, Teamspeak changes or any of the existing stuff. You are very selective about what you give people control of. Cheesepuff isn't the best example to bring up because he's passive. He is openly comfortable with the level of access he's got. The two people who could be on your level have left Outbreak. Yes they had other commitments, but for sure UnSeen should have been the other owner of this community. Even after public voting for it you still didn't do it, he might not have wanted it either, but through the general consensus from the community around the time he would have stepped up to it. You have a problem of not trusting anyone else. You can't do everything, there comes a point where it just doesn't work.
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    Discord?

    Stop promoting friends and get people who are useful then.
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    Discord?

    Seem to be a lot of loud voices from people who never contributed at all to keeping Outbreak alive. @IrishChamp is actually just another one of those travellers, just jumps on what ever is free and complains at those white people who live in brick houses.
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