New Community Moderation Program
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Join Date: Dec 2007
01-09-2012, 04:34 PM
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a poll? really so its all down to a vote for me contest, yeah, this is gonna go over well. This is getting worse by the day, Scrap this idea before you get yourself in a jam.
this, a popularity contest is something we don't need. Stormy, yes I'm back :p. its time for old man Butters to go on one of his walks down memory lane.
back in, I want to say mid 2009 there was a IRC channel that had gained a wide spread fallowing. nearly all the active members in the community, it was rather small and close knit at the time. ended up there; so much so that it kind of became the defacto link between Cryptic devs, Mostly Gozer, Awein ( the them Community Rep) and a few others.
now keep in mind that STO was still in its F&F stage, CB did not start for at least 6 months if not longer, its a little fuzzy as to the time line but that is not the point i am trying to make. now as the game and its community grew this channel became more and more popular. so much so that cryptic clamed it as
"The Offical Star Trek Online IRC Channel"
now before that the channel had been created and ran by one of the early fleets called All Out Assult. and as they had been running the channel so long cryptic just left them in charge.
the problems started soon after. as new people came along and clashed with the "old timers" arguments happen (
arguments! on the interwebs no way) and the mods, being the old timers were kicking the upstarts.
now this being the Official channel cryptic had to step in and moderate it themselves. a added responsibly to go restart negotiations with CBS, but that is a story for another time.
TLDR this is not the first time Cryptic has tried this
in this the one thing cryptic should avoid is hiring well known 'personality's'
now i know that cryptic has hired form the community recently before, looking at you 'Tron' but let be say this there is a lot of differences in pay-grade. im not saying that a volunteer is less compentant or passionate than someone who is payed for there work but im talking about that fact that you need completely unbiased people working for you.
not to say that this is bad, no, ill timed, should have started a month ago. but i have seem to have go on and rambled.
TLDR, be wareiry of hiring forum 'personality's'
ps no I would not touch this job wiht a 39 1/2 poll :p