Originally posted by souro
This post is for people who are complaining about DT members:
1. Teenagers as Mods - I'd like to ask you to take a look at how active the teenagers are. They are what makes IF. DM is probably the only section where there is not much of teenagers. It'll be grossly unfair if people who are responsible for making the forum active and beautiful are ignored just because of their age.
2. Favouritism in appointing Mods - Tell me how many members you remember well enough who don't chat with you or PM you atleast once in a while. And from them tell me who all do you have a really good opinion about and feel that they should be in the DT.
It's the same while appointing DT members. They choose from those people who they see are regularly active on the section or feel will be good as DT members. Now, it's not possible for anyone to make accurate judgement about how one would behave after becoming a DT member. If asked what they'll do as a DT member, noone will say that 'Ohh I'll ban all those people I dislike'.
3. Favouritism in Moderating - I don't condone blatant partiality but a DT member is usually not partial just because s/he likes to be partial. Mostly it happens because of the reported posts. Noone reads all the posts, even you don't do it. And especially if GMs enter the scene, they don't have the time to go into details. They have hundreds of sections to oversee.
4. DT members should have COC - I'd like them to know that there is a COC or rather guidelines posted in the very first page of the DT section.
I agree there are people who suck up to DT members. But it's not the fault of DT members that they do so. I personally don't like such behaviour. But some may fall for it. You should remember that DT members are also human and like any other human being they are not above flattery. They might get swayed sometimes. If you ever feel wronged because the DT member was swayed by his/her friends then you should let a higher DT member know about it.
I was a normal member for more than a year. I had disagreements with DT members as well. But I didn't receive any WL increase. Most people don't receive any warnings as long as they know how to act in a civilised manner and control themselves.
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