Originally posted by -simi-
note- i wrote the following 2 posts without really reading all of the pages of this thread... now that i read the pages, i realize most of it is just repetitive i guess... and some mods have already answered my questions.. so no need to pay attention to this post.. haha..
I like many points raised here... i havnt read all pages, but i agree with Sidra about there being a Human Resource team for the members, who have complains against the mods. There needs to be someone who the members can go and talk to, without getting insults splashed over their faces saying "Anything against the DEV team is against IF COC" blah blah.. If u have any complains against the DT, u can always pm Shruti di(GM) and Priya di(Admin),, they always look into the matter and try to solve it, they try their best to view the matter from both sides and give justice. And I can say that, cuz lately we have had such problems, and they do discuss it and try their best to solve it, not by only giving the DT right but members to..
Look, Shruthi has a personal life too. She cannot sit & solve queries of every members here through PM's right ? So there is a need for a consulting team, only for receiving complaints from members & giving them constructive/unbiased solution. This reduces the work of GM's & let them moderate over the consulting team.
Yah I know that, but still we do out best to solve all problems, before anyone take up the responsibilies of being admin or gm, they think twice, cuz we all know how much work there is in it... Many members dont wanna be more than viewbies, cuz they know they wont be able to handle it.
At this moment, we are doing out best to update our DT. with removing non-active members and those who dont wanna join anymore and then use that space for more deserving members...
I know its much easier wit a Consulting team, but again that will also take a lot time to create such a time.. Again we need to find members who are not biased, who have not been in trouble before, someone who knows how to handle problems etc.. and thats again lots lots of work,, but I will suggest this idea for Admins and gms, and reply back here ..
Another point is that i have seen WAYYYY too many mods, who literally disappear off the face of IC.. and still hold their position. Personal life, without a doubt, comes before anything else... but if you have too many personal issues that make u quit IF for 5-6 months straight, then why are u on the dev team? Exatly, thats what we also have been saying for past few months and thats why, the admins and gms have taken the move to remove DT rights for those who are not active anymore and for those who dont wanna be active anymore/and be in DT.. Cuz its really irritating to have DT who is inactive, when that place could be given to someone deserving...
That means, people initially work hard & actively for the tag. Once they get the right, they go inactive. There must be a rule for DT, that if you go inactive for so many days after so many months etc, you automatically become a Veteran Member. Trust me, there are so deserving people amidst us who aren't given any chance.
exatly, when we do the promotions, everyone want it to be done fast, and then the admins and gms dont get a chance to think or check the member, and when the promotions are done members turn in-active after some months and everyone blames admins and gms for choosing bad... Thats why this time the promotion is taking lot of time cuz they wanna choose right, also bcz of removing in-active members there will be a lot space for new members, and again there we have to think twice before choosing members.. and thats a lot of work for us--- sometimes members need to go in-active for a couple of months, if they got exams, have to go abroad or wedding, so thats why we dont have such a system..
Lastly, i understand the fact that IF is a growing community with many many new members joining, and hence, more dev team members are needed, but positions shouldnt be given in a haste. I have seen that most people who become a part of the dev team are usually the ones who have been doing daily show updates. Just because they write out episodes everyday, or upload videos everyday, it doesnt mean that they are mature or responsible enough to be mods. I dont agree in this, those who do the updates joins the DT as coolbies(they only do updates and can sticky their post as far I remember, ) some then help out more then updating and can be promoted as (cool viewbie)- doing the update + helping out in te forum..
But we also do pick members who dont update but help out regular in the forum with other stuff. a
The eligibility for becoming viewbies must be revised.
Being very honest, if you criticize something ie if your'nt a fan of any particular show, you are exiled from being the DT. Is this right ?? That is how we have biased Mods here who keep supporting fans supress people who give criticism. I must tell that critics aka BASHERS which people call here SHOULD also be considered for the DT. Cuz i feel that they hv more leadership qualities in them & more deserving to MANAGE a forum.
With the warning level issue. Critics when provoked by biased Mods & fans tend to go out of limit. Hence the Mod issues a Warning Level ! Is this right again ??
When we get any request from members to join the DT, everyone is asked what they think, then there can be some members who says this member is very good and deserve it , while others say no not at all, then its not always a NO, but the member is considered, checked before anything decided.
But bashers are a NO,,. cuz who knows if members who bash stars, shows turns a dT, they will keep doing it, and then members will like point fingers at the dT, cuz we are supposed to be neutral, even if we like or dislike any clebrity/show, we cant be biased... again if anything like this is seen do report ..