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A fresh start for the staff

Written by steet :



 

The recent events (conflicts between the french and english staff, especially), and a long and growing history of visitors complaining about moderators "making their own rules" and "greedy for power", have convinced me that it was time to make serious changes to the Animation Source staff.

The staff has expanded so much over the years, new mods have been hired by site admins in charge, which ultimately makes me unable to know who in the current staff was doing their job correctly or not. It's no secret that some mods have applied rules in strange ways, banning people for little things and ignoring other more important matters. Some have forgotten long ago that moderating means helping the members, not threaten them of breaking rules constantly. Sure, managing AS isn't easy, and some mods were doing great efforts, but currently, in one word : it's a mess.

So I have removed everyone on staff on the english side. I have decided to constitute a whole new, small team of moderators in charge of the AS sites which will be easier to administrate. I will check the behaviors of each of the members I'll consider, I will give my instructions on how to manage everything, in order for the site to go in the right direction, and I will make sure that they do their job correctly after that. In the end, it should benefit the regular members.

Of course, this will probably take a few days, so until then, I have kept some mods on the site to do the minimal duties.




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Guest
Guest
July 04, 2011
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Seems like a good idea. More than half the mods it seemed wanted to just ban people instead of give them warnings like required. Not to mention a certain mod I will not name has yelled at many new members instead of helping them when they only wanted help. This mod had been on the team since the beginning and her mod friends said she was the best, due to the fact why she is still on the team when memebers complain about her. Most of the mods team up together to protect each other's power. It's disgusting.

Also, just an view of mine, but I think we shouldn't have all the sources we do. Balto source is the most popular by far it seems and has the most problems. Instead of focusing on inactive sites no one really gets on we should be focusing on improving BS and making it impossible for someone to comment if they dont have an account. Takes away the troll problem to a point.

July 04, 2011
Usa Male Is not currently on the site
I'd like to see things back to normal as soon as possible. NIMH Source was finally coming unglued, and I was enjoying the chance to help people as a fanfic mod on Bambi Source, as inactive as it was.

July 04, 2011
Australia Female Is not currently on the site
The ranger and the assassin ;P
great idea steet, i'm sure this will help in many ways. Some of the mods were...well...making up some strange stuff to put it simply.

Anyway, thank you for doing this for everyone.

July 04, 2011
Usa Male Is not currently on the site
I know this much, that I've never had any complaints about the fanfic mods on Balto Source. Well okay, I have, but that was years ago and it's beyond ancient history now.

July 04, 2011
Newzealand Male Is not currently on the site
Quality over quanty any day. Wise move, too many can cause problems.

July 04, 2011
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Okay, first: Great idea, and I'm sorry it was such a mess. And, because I'm weird like that....
steet said:
"...currently, in one word : it's a mess."
That's three words. ;)

July 04, 2011
Usa Is not currently on the site
This is fantastic to hear! :D I'm so happy you've decided to try a different idea. I know it'll be a mess trying to find new mods and stuff like that, but if I can offer my help in any way let me know. I wish you the best of luck!

Guest
Guest
July 04, 2011
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I am not to sure how to respond to this, but I wish you the best of luck. I offer my services if you are ever looking for it, and I look forward to the new staff in the near future

July 04, 2011
Usa Male Is not currently on the site
Werewolves
What you should have done, Steet, is instead of giving admin all the power they want, make it so that the admins have to go through you to approve a moderator. That way, you won't have an admin putting a potentially incompetent person on their staff "because they're a friend." Had you been doing this a long time ago, this situation with the staff would've never happened. But I really don't care. LOL Do what you like.

July 04, 2011
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
Let me be your everlasting light
Thank you for doing this Steet. :D

July 04, 2011
Webranker Usa Female Is not currently on the site
SBModOfBBS/WebRankerForBambiS
I don't know if I'm with or against this.
I know some Mods who did their 'jobs' fairly well, and those were the ones that got demmoded. Plus, with less staff, I think the sites would be less active, and having to do more jobs if more reports piled in.

But, also, some Mods were 'power hungry' and did their 'job' horribly. I think the good move was to demmod the staff that has been bad, but keep the ones that have been good, recommended, or trusted.

July 04, 2011
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
I am a legend
thank you steet for making this change, i hope you luck. you have a huge respondsibility running this site. many mods where all about competition. i hope this works out!

July 04, 2011
Usa Is not currently on the site
Lol if steet gets good mods than it will solve it. And that's just rude to say that 90% of us are retarded. just rude.

July 04, 2011
Usa Is not currently on the site
I totally agree with this idea. It would probably help to keep members visiting the site instead of the mod not paying attention and all that and having lots of members banned for such small reason s and have them leave mad. It would probably help the fanfics get put up faster, or they will send a PM faster. I love this idea. Let's hope it works! :)

July 03, 2011
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
Path of the Demon
Well, I do agree this was a good move. This is a new chapter for AS.

July 03, 2011
Uk Is not currently on the site
I haven't been around here for very long, but have ran sites as admin before. So I understand your dilemma. It seems the perfect solution if things were getting out of hand. I hope it works out and you have a bit more plain sailing. :)

July 03, 2011
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O' Cap'n My Cap'n!
I think this is a fantastic idea, and plots a new course for Animation Source. One which was needed for a long time. Everything you said (in spite of how it will be criticized and denied, especially by those whom you refer to) is quite accurate, and it is hopeful to see the site webmaster responding proactively to member and guest complaints and issues. *I* have been pointing this out to you (and other mods and admins I trust) for a long time, but those concerns and even my evidence has gone largely unheeded. Perhaps now that shall change for the better.

I also wish you the best of luck, and will hold out hope that this WILL change for the better...even though it will probably drive the worst of them off in disgust (which, quite honestly, needs to happen anyway). As UKthewhitewolf has said many times, "you can't please every member". You would go crazy trying to. Take a stand and stand by it. It is YOUR site...not theirs. I am glad of this, and will do my best to help out where I can.

July 03, 2011
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
All i can say truly is thank you and good luck

July 03, 2011
Uk Female Is not currently on the site
Rock of Ages
Also reckon this is a good idea. Wishing you luck sorting it all out Steet.

July 03, 2011
Uk Male Is not currently on the site
Balto RP
Its reasonable enought steet. I was kind of tired of how some od the mod where acting. But this new list will give us a fresh start liek you said. I would hope that all the new staff will do a good job and keep this site up and running!

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