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    Default We need to clean up our act, guys

    I have noticed something in the past few months. Many people have been starting grudges, mini-modding hypocritically, and just bashing each others names.

    I see the problem lying in two places:

    -The wave of new people that arrives from the summer
    -The lack of moderators and admins active as members

    As for the first point, new people are great. They are how FRI grows and prospers, and without fresh faces this place would get boring. But new people usually take a bit to get the hang of the forum, and several people asking the same question can get quite annoying. But they don't do it maliciously, they do it because they don't have the ability to navigate the forums properly to figure out their dilemma.

    We are all guilty of saying very blunt things to new member(my self included) and can be very intimidating. Many of us look at our 3-5 stars under our name as just little gimmicks, but when you post a very attacking post to a "noob" you can be very scary at times.

    So one of the things we have to work on is presenting ourselves.

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    As for what I said about the moderators and admins not being active members, allow me to explain.

    We do have a great understanding and responsible staff here, and we should be grateful. But when the staff becomes more of a system than a team then the forum begins to feel the effects.

    We can't change the fact that the Admins and Mods and such are working adults and can not be here to play parent 24/7. And when they are here they have to read every single pm, report, and vm they receive. It's hard work. And when I said the staff became a system, I didn't mean they literally don't care for the forum.

    We made it the system by being inconsiderate. They would not be so busy if not for us. And I am not talking about the people who report bad posts, you guys are doing fine.

    Its the people who require being reported. They can't post like normal members anymore because of the loads of work being sent in for them to clean up. If we want FRI to become more friendly and have contests again, we need to become a community again.

    Many of you have grudges on here, and that needs to stop. If you don't like the way someone posts, fine. Then keep away from their posts. No need to let your anger flow with your words.

    We need to be the best that we all can be, as far as posting goes. The rules are not that hard to follow. And if they are for you, then there are plenty of forums out there with no rules at all. But trust me, most of those sites are NOT there for long.

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    Default Re: We need to clean up our act, guys

    I have been thinking this exact thing, lately. Most people haven't been understanding the "Report and move on without a word" thing, and it has been causing troubles. I read all of what you said, and I understand what you mean. I know what you mean about the admins and mods can't be online 24/7, too. They have lifes outside of this site, and it's hard for them to do everything.
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    Default Re: We need to clean up our act, guys

    I agree it our responsibility to read the rules and follow them.
    Newbies are usually good about this but we are all responsible to follow the golden rule:
    "how would you like to be treated"
    rules are there for a reason and keep this a safe
    and easy to navigate site.
    If you see real abuse then please use the red triangle and allow staff to deal with it.
    As we have seen it will be dealt with as needed
    Posting as in some recent threads only makes things worse...and a mess for admin to deal with
    I agree, I'd like to see the Admin at more events and having fun

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    Default Re: We need to clean up our act, guys

    My friend,Lyric,made an account on her...Shes horselover1234 and shes not on very much >< She wont read my posts or ect.And I think its kinda wrong...Tho thats right,LL OF IT,.I am just gonna be my crazy self...Which is normal...So I will be helping in my own way.
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    Default Re: We need to clean up our act, guys

    MayB global warming is getting to peoples heads...

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    Default Re: We need to clean up our act, guys

    Quote Originally Posted by diamond381 View Post
    MayB global warming is getting to peoples heads...
    Lol.....(?)

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    Default Re: We need to clean up our act, guys

    amen painbringer! lol, i have just joined fri in the summer and i have saw some of what u talked about. O_O scarey
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    Default Re: We need to clean up our act, guys

    I remember being a newbie, and being terrified of who turned out to be very nice people because of the 5 stars, Master Gamer status, 2 or 3 green bars, ect xD So I definetly agree with the top part, I don't want to scare off the new members

    I never really made the connection, but I suppose that's probably it. Ashley and Firehawk are usually the only staff members I see on often. It's a real treat to see KiKi, Madeline, Fang, all of them.

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    Default Re: We need to clean up our act, guys

    unim still a bit of a newbie here soo i dont reall know how to respond to this but one way only i hope FRI does more contests and less banning of accounts


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    Default Re: We need to clean up our act, guys

    Quote Originally Posted by Yoshinator View Post
    unim still a bit of a newbie here soo i dont reall know how to respond to this but one way only i hope FRI does more contests and less banning of accounts
    People getting banned is a sad thing, but it is necessary all the same. If accounts were not banned, the people that made FRI full of tension and hate would continue to post, and that is no good.

    But bans can be for many reason, and discussing them is against the rules. But as long as you READ the rules, you will not have to worry a single bit.
    Before you insult someone, walk a mile in their shoes
    That way, your a mile away and you have their shoes


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