Riuga, on 18 November 2016 - 01:31 AM, said:
Criticism that would be too long to quote but I really appreciate.
1) I try to be as active as possible, I will agree on this one.
2) Uhm... yes, I do put thought into what I type on my posts, but I would not define myself as very formal. I appreciate you perceive it that way though.
3) This is an important point from my point of view. I am a person who dislikes unfinished things... this is why I persist in certain threads which I happen to find (some of them escape my checks, others are reported and I find them afterwards if the other moderators don't find it first). And... about the offering help... everyone deserves to feel part of this community! That is why even if I happen to dislike the person posting, I will get some job done (either by providing an immediate help from my own knowledge or by seeking an answer elsewhere). Even if I'm 90% sure a report is false, I do try to bring it into attention (to be told afterwards that the post was, of course, false), and the reason I do this is to try and put my twenty cents into this community so it does not stop being active and interesting to watch. Besides... it feels terrible to be ignored, doesn't it?
4) This I have to disagree with. I am very far from being perfect, and one of my flaws is being triggered (#?) by potential
and not only obvious offensive posts. And not always for me. To put an example, if I see a post using an expression that can be misunderstood, I might change it to something friendlier or just tell the person writing that I don't like his/her wording. Some people from DNEU know this already, but I try my best to see the situation from several points of view (but again, I'm not perfect, and I often react wrong).
5) Well, I would say I am a bit hypocritical, but appart from that, I try to be fair. I have been target of criticism in the EU side of the forum several times and I can say it sometimes is a hit to the moral, but I can endure it and take it into account. Aaand, about being rude on replies, I try to be funny rather than rude, because I know it's way better for the person reading me and myself (in the sense I will not get stressed from a pointless online arguement). And to be fair, I have bad days, so expect rude pawing at some point in time.
6) Honestly, I do prefer people that are kind/funny/imaginative in their posting to those who are plain/irritable/rude, but not necessarily towards me, but towards the rest of the community. There is a reason, though: the people who are nice are the seeds of the community I want to be moderating: a place where we can discuss or game in a friendly manner without ill-intentioned posts, that is what I would like our forums to be. So, to sum up, I'm not free of biasing, but I can be almost impartial if I try (and I can be without making a real effort or using my patience up most of the times). But if everyone is nice, all of the members can enjoy my support, so I don't see a true problem here! Oh, another thing you may have realized: I get carried away while typing and put a lot of passion into it.
Now, a word of appreciation, it is rare to see a moderator's job awknowledged, and even noticed. I say that after being moderator and head administrator of different (way smaller) gaming communities and websites for 6 years now (I started young too, that's a thing) and it feels me with satisfaction to find members that take their time to write such a lengthy post filled with
such well thought criticism just to let me know they are satisfied with the way in which I do my job. Like, seriously, it does motivate me a lot. Now, I am starting to feel glad I decided to open this thread to get to know the forumers a little bit more. Sincere
thanks to you for your helpful feedback, and make sure to spot any "misbehavior" I might have in the future to improve the way in which I do my volunteer job.
I would like to use some extra words to thanks all my moderator colleagues and all the people who do not contact the public but still do their job well for their valuable labor at keeping this community alive and free of trouble and for being so patient and nice to me. They do work very well too!