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    Quote Originally Posted by Nilitch View Post
    Being zealous/harsh against new members is actually a thing that exists in every social groups I think. Because people don't know who the newcomer is.
    And in a community like AP in which some have been around for a decade or more, there might be a caste (yes lol, but yes, right?).




    Anyway, I don't see the specific issues here. I don't get if we have to talk about those specific issues or if we just have to agree that we witnessed "those things" ---to be honest.
    And it seems that there is also something about biased moderation, but how can we talk about it though? Do people have to name those mods? Should people bring up things they have/are complaining about? But if they do, wouldn't that break the "This isn't the gossip corner and we aren't therapists" rule ?

    In other words, I don't get how it is supposed to be constructive, if we keep being unclear about what we're talking about.






    Except that I was not bringing it up because I have suddenly turned into a nitpicky boy, but because I thought this was what he was referring to. If not, then okay-- I guess.
    It wasn't relevant to the topics of alleged bias and harassment. Specifics are extremely important, but did Dropper actually harass anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoboBlue View Post
    but did Dropper actually harass anyone?
    You mean in the situation I thought he was referring to? No, but he might have thought he was being harassed by whoever was answering him back then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nilitch View Post
    And it seems that there is also something about biased moderation, but how can we talk about it though? Do people have to name those mods? Should people bring up things they have/are complaining about? But if they do, wouldn't that break the "This isn't the gossip corner and we aren't therapists" rule ?

    In other words, I don't get how it is supposed to be constructive, if we keep being unclear about what we're talking about.
    If you have specific complaints then PM the staff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nilitch View Post
    Except that I was not bringing it up because I have suddenly turned into a nitpicky boy, but because I thought this was what he was referring to. If not, then okay-- I guess.
    Just to close this situation, you brought up a misunderstood implication, which he then later clarified that he didn't mean.

    This is a problem because you've publicly made mention of a mistake, now further spreading the idea that he said a political party was behind a terrorist attack to new people in this thread who have no idea what you're talking about.

    That is the reason why we are stepping in, because it's essentially ruining a member's reputation because of a misunderstanding. Let's close this matter now.
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    * Walks into thread.

    * Remembers the time he got banned from a whole thread/series for saying he wished scanlations of that series came out quicker and one of the people who has an official job scanlating the series had a hissyfit.

    "Ahhhh favouritism"

    * Leaves thread
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    I never experienced anything negative in this forum.

    But I never joined a political thread either. I didnt even knew there is such a thing here.

    My advice: shut down completely political threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwo View Post
    I never experienced anything negative in this forum.
    That's probably because you never had a discussion with M********* yet!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsune Inferno View Post
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    So when do we start the giant fight to the death between the current 4-stars? Winner gets promoted, losers get eaten by Wagomu.

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    Can I just say that we don't have a clique problem at this school?
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    I never did understand the means of favoritism or witnessing it nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwo View Post
    I never experienced anything negative in this forum.

    But I never joined a political thread either. I didnt even knew there is such a thing here.

    My advice: shut down completely political threads.
    That'd be a huge disservice to people on here interested in real life events outside of things like ComicCon and the like.

    And I love ComicCon and all the news surrounding it but I also appreciate there's a place on here for discussion of more serious matters. My advice is that people in the politics thread try to be more friendly to those of differing opinion, rather than shutting it all down.

    Yes, politics can naturally be a thorny topic but unless someone is coming in sprouting hate speech we can also be civil enough to inspire more diverse debate.
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    True, I've personally learned a lot about American politics from those threads despite the occasional rift in there from time to time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaptayn View Post
    That's probably because you never had a discussion with M********* yet!
    This isn't a public calling-out thread, so if you have issues with a specific member, PM a mod with your concerns.
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    Favouritism huh... I'd like to say none of that's ever happened to me... but you know... If i'm completely honest I understand that I have inflammatory opinions... so perhaps this is no surprise... but...

    I kinda see the Politics thread as a place that is completely and utterly sealed within its mod enforced bubble of acceptable opinions, usually highly skewed towards whatever the democratic party believes, and where opinions that don't fit the mold are cast out by members and mods alike, with anyone bold enough to post comments going against the general consensus being basically vilified by the people who regularly frequent the thread. To be honest, arguing when the mods are so blatantly biased towards your ideological opponent is not enjoyable, scares off anyone who might agree with you, kills opportunities for sharing of opinions and dialogue between opponents, and I often get the feeling that I'm not wanted there, not by the mods, not by the members that frequent the thread, and definitely not by a certain cat with a fedora...

    It's such a hostile place that I've had likeminded people DM me privately, telling me that while they agree with me, they're not comfortable sharing their opinions on the politics thread due to the sheer level of backlash that doing so would entail.

    So yeah, do something about that. In my view, AP's politics thread doesn't reflect the plurality of political views at AP, it only shows the far left ones, because anyone who isn't far left is too scared of the damage to their reputation and standing with the mods to ever post anything.

    (too much? idk, that place pisses me off regularly enough and this seems like the right place to vent about it)
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    Hello, this could be my first post in years... I'm very surprised to see a step like this, so I hope writing this here is not a problem. Please delete this if this is not the place. I've been a member since 2009 and until a couple of years ago, I used to log in daily and love chatting around, loved seeing all these news and translations, and fun discussions about OP here. I used to recommend AP forums to all my friends who loved OP. It was like reading the newspaper in the morning for me.

    But eventually I started noticing some very rude answers and some obvious favoritism of some more "popular" people of that time. Not necessarily always against me, but as in generally to others. These people were given a bit more authority over time despite being very rude obviously. Knowing that any form of reply or post we make could be replied by someone making fun of it took the fun out of things. Sometimes people needlessly took sides or only paid attention to what they post. So I started thinking "I'd better not say anything at all" most of the time. This pattern started to become an unwanted stress... I lost my enthusiasm for logging in daily and eventually stopped by only to read what's going on.

    By the way, this is by no means pointing fingers, I even have no idea if the people I'm talking about are still active here since I'm not following everything like I used to. Anyway, it's in the past now.

    Just wanted to say these since I saw first post and it pointed out "We've received complaints of favoritism and bullying/harassment; we want to address this, and will be revising our rules as a first step." and "While discussing things with the staff, we've seen a need for some more active moderation; we may be looking to adjust our roster."

    Thank you for paying attention.

    I hope things get better for everyone.

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    hmm because i am only lurking on manga thread i don't see any of this, troll maybe but yeah. my 2 cent for this just up hold the rule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auem View Post
    Haven't seen much bullying lately, but don't want the trolls take over the forum.Little bit harsh to a newcomer is ok, or else this forum will be degraded to the likes of Oro Jackson....
    Not sure what you mean by "Little bit harsh to a newcomer is ok". I don't think there should be any favoritism.
    However, it is inevitable that old members, (or "prestigious" member), have a group of friends/supporters in a community and just like andre said:
    Quote Originally Posted by andre View Post
    That condescension is all over here and people tend to gang up on others, especially new members.
    Discouraging newcomers really makes a place degrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laffitte Doflamingo View Post
    Not sure what you mean by "Little bit harsh to a newcomer is ok". I don't think there should be any favoritism.
    However, it is inevitable that old members, (or "prestigious" member), have a group of friends/supporters in a community and just like andre said:


    Discouraging newcomers really makes a place degrade.
    Newcomers with the attitude of 'i know it all' while having very little understanding of OP-verse should be discouraged.
    Problems with so called 'prestigious' members are everywhere, not a isolated situation in AP forums.I have seen worse in NF....
    “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.”


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    Quote Originally Posted by auem View Post
    Newcomers with the attitude of 'i know it all' while having very little understanding of OP-verse should be discouraged.
    Problems with so called 'prestigious' members are everywhere, not a isolated situation in AP forums.I have seen worse in NF....
    I agree that people with the attitude of 'i know it all' while having very little understanding of OP-verse should be discouraged, but not limited to newcomers. Old members of the same type should be discouraged as well (being an old member doesn't necessarily make anyone know more about OP than newcomers).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Femme View Post
    This isn't a public calling-out thread, so if you have issues with a specific member, PM a mod with your concerns.
    I did not call out anybody. But the fact that you had no trouble connecting a letter and several * kind of reinforces what I think.
    Why should it be made private when everyone instantly knows what I'm talking about?


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