- Jan 14, 2016
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http://www.mturkcrowd.com/posts/878954/I honestly don't feel like going through the last week of June's threads to find this. I just went through the 8 pages of Rerun's posts via his profile, but it cuts off at the beginning of July. And there was previous conversation in PMs, but the post was an obvious compliment.
(For the record, I am not holding a grudge. I'm just pointing to the post that @PeachyRider was trying to find.)
When I first came to this forum, the first week it was open, the vibe here was a very welcoming one. Admins were happy I came over from MTG, and there was a general sense of togetherness.Now the guy doesn't even want to log in much here. Not just because of that one post, but because of the entire nature of the forums nowadays
In the last few months, I have seen mods complaining about being mods, admins telling forum members to stop being snarky (while at the same time being snarky themselves), and a general sense of forum members being more of a BURDEN than anything else. The "if you can't play nice with the tags, then we'll take them away" mentality just drove that wedge even further.
I have been told that my style of posting was turning off new forum members. I have asked the mods to *clarify* the posting rules for me, but haven't gotten an answer. I did get a, "don't make a big deal about it" reply. Another mod even pointed me to the existing forum guidelines, but I noticed that those are only arbitrarily enforced, as many posters are given more leeway than others. I even went so far as to ask an admin to make a rule JUST for me - a guideline for me to follow. Again, my request was ignored.
It got to the point that every time I posted, I had to second guess myself before sending. "Is this post going to offend one of the mods?" That's the problem... I have to GUESS. When I have to reword everything I'm saying and sanitize it down so that it means absolutely nothing anymore, then what's the point?
I come here to make money. I donated to the forum because I believed in it. However, when the internal politics of the forum become so much of a distraction that I start to LOSE money, then maybe it's time for me to stop visiting. I certainly don't think I've been missed around here in the past week. Like I said, I get the general sense that I am more of a burden than an asset.
What's the answer, @Rerun? I don't have one. I can only tell you why I personally just don't feel like coming here as much anymore. That sense of dread every time I logged in each morning, worried about how to CAREFULLY craft my posts so that I can get my points across without disrupting the delicate fabric of the work thread. I know the mods don't have it easy. But we're all on the same team here. I don't have the answer... I can only do what's best for myself now.
I do wish the mods the VERY best of luck, though, and I hope that a happy medium can be found once again!