Hey there Molchu. Long time no see!
I do apologize for the way things were handled back in the Era where Remuz had administrative rights. Back then, the server was drastically different. Things were very weird, and it was indeed a very rough time for the server. Unfortunately way too many things happened that weren't supposed to, however that was quite a long time ago.
As you know, the old owner was inactive around this time and that's why stuff got rampant. Once Ako became owner, a lot changed. Thankfully, we were finally able to remove the dead or abusive admins, and then we were able to bring in a new, active and well received staff team. The old server struggled quite a lot.
However, thankfully, those days are behind us. With the server revamp a few months back (which was thankfully very well received. Lots of people loved the changes and we received nearly no criticism
) we were able to knock out a lot of issues. We demoted the inactive staff members, and we were also able to finally deal with the abusive admins/staff members that made the server so unwelcoming back in the old days.
We also did some cool things like create a giveaway channel, and create a voting system to be used by the staff members.
We made this system so no admin or staff member could do anything without getting the majority vote first. This way, abuse would be nonexistent unless somebody went behind the staff teams back and did something they weren't supposed to. We hold these staff meetings like once every two weeks, where we vote on a bunch of really cool changes and discuss what problems we may be facing in the server at that given time.
It's proven to be very successful so far. It's kinda annoying in the sense we all have to try to get together at a certain point in time, but we've had great results with it
This is why I'm somewhat confused with your statement of both Mod and I being power abusers. I do understand that Mod is the strictest admin of all, who will make sure that the rules are being upheld to the best of his ability, but he's actually done a crazy amount of really cool things for our server.
Mod created the voting system, specifically so no one admin goes unchecked. It was in his interests to shut down power abuse. And, at the same time, he also organized those meetings and he does a really good job with them. We are super thankful that he dedicates all the time that he does as an unpaid volunteer.
He's been very helpful. I do understand there was a situation with things recently, which may be what you're talking about, however that's currently being handled to the best of our ability.
And as for myself, I can't possibly think of why you may believe I am abusing my power. I'm sorry you feel that way.
I understand that by asking this, I'm being unprofessional, however... Would you mind telling me what I may have done? I just can't think of why you would believe I have abused my power, especially when the last time you and I had spoken—you were excitedly asking for me to come play a fun game with you and a good chunk of the rest of the staff members—a couple of days ago. You and I are equals, especially here, so let it rip.
Back on track, "The admins have full rights, if an admin tells you to stop, you can't use the rules as a protection and you shouldn't try to use loopholes."
Well, that's not necessarily true. It can be interpreted as that, I guess, but I'll gladly go on record here just to tell you that is not what it's intended to be read as.
I'll quote it for us both:" Staff Members have final verdict on rules. Do not try to find loopholes in the rules."
This rule actually exists so people can't exploit loopholes and bend the rules to their liking. We had some troublesome members in the past and unfortunately their main point against us was "Well the rules say don't do this but if I change it a little I will be okay". That's simply exploiting. My staff team and I aren't a team of lawyers. We are all volunteers who just want to kick back relax, and have fun at the end of the day.
With that in mind, yes. We do enforce that rule, simply because members have and will continue to assume they can twist the wording of our rules to do as they please. This prevents them from doing that.
"They can't use rules as a protection." I would also like to state that this isn't quite true, sorry. We as a staff team try our hardest to adhere to the rules we set ourselves. I completely agree with you, why have rules if the rule makers themselves don't uphold them? That's silly.
If any staff member is showing an abuse of power, or is breaking their own rules, we actually have a system in place for those things. We have a cool report system where you can type out a report and it gets sent to the server owner for her to review. We've never actually had anybody use this either, because our staff are actually really cool people. I've never seen any one of our newest staff members (Chimera, FairWarning, Mirielle) abuse their power in the time that they've been here, nor have I even seem them use any disciplinary force. That's saying something, because I am active every day.
Stating that there is rampant power abuse in our server is silly. We have had like... Three kicks and one ban in the past couple of months, and like two mutes. That, and they were all warranted.
I dunno about you, but those statistics don't scream power abuse. Either way, sorry about the super long message
. I hope you find the time to read this all and I hope you understand where I'm coming from.
Either way, if you would like to discuss things with me personally feel free to. I don't check forums often, but I'm always on Discord. Xia#0001
I would be more than happy to figure things out with you.
We would love to have you back! I'd share the server link here but you probably have it memorized lol. Have a good one, and see you soon buddy.
Also, Funez, I'd love to talk to you to see what's going on. I'd love to be able to help you out, but I can't unless you help me out here