Non-Staff Members Moderating Other Members
The only people on this site who should be "moderating" topics are members of staff.
This means that if you are not a Forum Support, Moderator or Admin member of aarinfantasy staff, you should not be taking it upon yourself to confront or reprimand other members of the site.
Repeated examples of this type of behavior has come to our attention lately and it needs to stop immediately.
There isn't necessarily anything wrong with giving a friendly reminder about the rules to someone who may have forgotten--but some people don't seem to be able to do something like this in an inoffensive manner and this is where problems arise.
Rudeness and condescension towards other members, regardless of intent or purpose is simply unacceptable.
Subjecting others to this type of attitude only leads to arguments and bickering in threads. This has happened on multiple occasions lately and should be apparent to everyone by now.
From now on, the staff's response to continued instances of this behavior will be Warning, Infractions and ultimately, banning--just the same as with anyone else who tries to instigate or fuel arguments in this community.
The correct action to take is Report the issue that you believe is questionable or breaks the site rules by one of the following methods:
1. Use the post/message REPORT function.
2. VM (Profile Visitor Message) a member of staff for that section.
3. PM (Private Message) a member of staff for that section.
The staff investigates and handles all reported issues on a case by case basis.
This is what we are here for.
Are there any questions about what I've posted here?
Please ask them now. I or another member of staff will be happy to clarify.
~ Thank you.
From aarinfantasy: I also wanna clear some doubts here...
Originally Posted by aarinfantasy
Last edited by aarinfantasy; 10-16-2010 at 10:26 PM.
Total Yaoi Freak
No questions about this at all, sorry, but have to post anyway because seeing this in actual print just totally made my day.
I don't post that much overall, but I love to browse the forum when I have time and the one thing that always turns me off is seeing this type of behaviour. Especially when it involves new members and a whole death squad of members with so-called seniority swoops down on them. Being nice has never hurt anyone and if someone doesn't care to answer a question for the umpteenth time, skip by the post and let someone else answer it. Anyway, I digress...
Thanks for this.
Oh, I so support this. I encountered this type of behavior myself.
A person decided to comment on my post to a contest holder, being a regular contestant just like everybody else, in a very irritating way. After a few more comments I had no choice but say "It's not up to you to decide" to get this person off my back. And then I got a PM telling me that she knows I'm new but I shouldn't be rude, that it's against the rules. And I should keep that in mind or I'll have troubles. Then signed it "Just a piece of advice from a veteran" with a wink.
Since I had no interest whatsoever in continuing with this, I just had to ignore her but it was really really unpleasant experience.
Last edited by belweder; 10-15-2010 at 10:36 PM.
No questions at all. I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for giving us a clear announcement on this issue. It's been a bit of a turn-off recently and I'm really happy to see that something's been done about it.
Agree with everything has been said here. The problem is, many "veterans" forget they have been newbies too