Let's see while there are two things I'd like to say I think the 1st is more important...so, but they both tie into each other...
I'd like it to be addressed that topics are being moved all over the place, locked, or deleted for little or no reason and the fact it was even admitted that the topic could be moved several times depending on replying people.
This to me just shows a laziness of moderators which I find disconcerting as there are a number of you guys and ALSO that this shows that the forums aren't being properly defined. Perhaps a set of guidelines should be there and a bit more effort than just moving a topic to what may or may not be right.
I've seen several topics that have nothing to do with gameplay moved to gameplay just because they are arguing stupid things about something that is connect to gameplay...and obviously everything has some sort of connection to it...but it doesn't not all are in ABOUT gameplay, further more I believe that wasn't that forum created to help and create guides? Why are so many "how do you do this with a that" topics get moved there? They are all answered or have topics. Moving these topics only serves to move down useful topics and make them less noticeable than they already are...
Again SEVERAL topics have been moved to the rants section because they discuss the failures of PSU, but they are not rants in any way. They are simply pointing out the negative. While some are redundant they shouldn't be moved because they simply DON'T BELONG THERE. A general Topics forum is there for the purpose of discussing the the topic, whether it be positive or negative, silencing one side only leads to the lack of credibility for the other. After all you can't know how good something is unless you have the bad to check it with.
So PLEASE define better what the topics are and, if necessary, expand and don't move threads, answer them or point them in the right direction and delete the badly placed, repetitive threads.
Of course I've said that before in a shorter version and got no response as one might expect from any mod, which is again not something that should happen.
The way it's going right now, people who are WILLING to answer the questions of these new people are being irritated more so because we have answered those questions, but none of it is being used and I feel that a large reason is the reasons stated above. I personally think it's disrespectful to the users of the forums and those that do so much work to provide info just to have it ignored and asked again and again because the place they should go to find stuff is just too hard to find stuff in. When you don't delete those topics you cause problems with the search, noone wants to go through 200 pages of people asking the same question just to find the one topic that should be within the first page, without searching that answers their question.
Secondly... I find that posts being deleted/moved/locked/not being answered without explanation or reasoning, regardless of how obvious it is to be inappropriate when a topic should have an answer to it. I find the lack of an answer to be bad form for a person of authority of any sort especially when the question is valid. It only shows that you are not able to provide a response and shouldn't be in that position.
Thanks for reading this, probably not since most won't, and your time for reading it, though most won't read it...and no this is not directed at anyone, but rather the general actions that most mods take, even though a recent annoying action did begin this >.> it is not meant towards that end. (i would quote history as an example but this is long enough
and thus it'll most likely be misunderstood)
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: DurakkenX on 2007-07-10 02:51 ]</font>