#36600 - 11/20/0601:57 PMRe: SP Rocks Vers. 2.0 (Talk and Suggestions for a better S
I understand your frustration about this dan, but I don't think that is a reasonable thing for the mods to censor. These will have to be looked into more on a case-by-case basis, if we do see that someone is consistently making these posts in derogatory manner to the poster, they could be warned about it, but other than that I think it is just too draconian to delete every post that mentions HQs.
I don't know about other posters but I don't take HQ requests personally...and when I make them myself I usually make it known that I like what was already posted. I assume other posters who "request HQs" are indirectly doing the same thing...they like the pic(s) so much that they want either a) to find or b) someone to post a larger version of the pic(s). At least that's the way I see it. Sometimes I post smaller images and people have asked for HQs. That's the way I look at it, but every poster thinks differently. Just my .02
Quote: I don't know about other posters but I don't take HQ requests personally...and when I make them myself I usually make it known that I like what was already posted. I assume other posters who "request HQs" are indirectly doing the same thing...they like the pic(s) so much that they want either a) to find or b) someone to post a larger version of the pic(s). At least that's the way I see it. Sometimes I post smaller images and people have asked for HQs. That's the way I look at it, but every poster thinks differently. Just my .02
The thing is, if we had higher Q, we would have posted it. It's not just that the people constantly saying "We Need HQ" are being rude, but they are also being stupid. Because it's very rare that the pics we are posting are not the best ones we have available But, that being said, it would be too much unnecessary work to delete all those posts.
#36604 - 12/01/0603:02 PMRe: SP Rocks Vers. 2.0 (Talk and Suggestions for a better S
Quote: I propose we get rid of the stupid "no FHM/Elle/Vanity Fair pics" rule.
Unless you are willing to pay for the attorney fees and the damages for when they sue us for posting their content without permission, the rules are here to stay.
This has been explained many times before, the rules have not been made just for the heck of it, over time the lawyers from these agencies and magazines have contacted us to have their content removed.
Change is sometimes a good thing: An Opinion for the Administration here
I think that sometimes things are voted on by management in a unilateral way without much discussion amongst members. It is, after all, members that click on ads, post pictures, and ultimately allow Superiorpics to operate. We are, ultimately, the customer. I think that some decisions are made without much regard to members' preferences at times. I'm speaking mostly about Moderators here as I have never been displeased with an Administrator. Though, I suppose, if moderators work for the Admins, this message is really for them. And this is my suggestion/observation to you, as a customer....
Something happens from time to time on this forum. As people become used to being a moderator for extended periods of time, I think their perspective changes. I think they lose touch with those things that make this place great for members. I've noticed on more than one occasions, things have been said or done in a way that undermines the communal nature of the board. I think that some people just lose touch. It's not to slight them, just to say that sometimes a fresh perspective is needed. There's no way that any one person is going to always remain popular, particularly if they are having to make daily decisions about what is, or is not, appropriate content. Posts will have to be edited, threads locked and deleted, etc. These things always reaffirm that there is a difference between Moderators and Regular members. That is to be expected.
This site, however, has a history of turnover when it comes to moderators. That has kept things running (fairly) smooth for some time. Fresh perspective has been added, new ideas, clear outlooks, and so on. That being said, our current management team has been in power for quite some time. I think it's time for a change.
It's no secret that I have had my issues with a couple of moderators, and it's also no secret that I am, at times, difficult to get along with. That being said, you have to ask yourself who you want representing your organization. Who you want to really exemplify leadership. It is the moderators, after all, that are here every single day and the one's that new members look to for guidance and an example of proper behavior. Were I the only person to have issue with a couple of the moderators here, I'd welcome the criticism that I'm likely going to get for making this post. I don't, however, think I'm alone in sensing that change may be a good thing. I don't want you to get tunnel vision and simply see my own personal disputes with moderators here, I would like you to see the larger picture of exactly how long someone should serve as a moderator anyways.
Lately, I've certainly noticed a divide. I've noticed a somewhat elitist view from some members of the Moderator Team. I noticed that some mods don't want to listen when ideas are presented. Or immediately fall back on The Rules as a means by which to keep from engaging in genuine discussion or debate. The rules are only in stone because we want them to be. They've changed over the years. Like the constitution, it is a living document.
I don't think the primary requirement of our moderators should be those that are simply here the most. That is to say, the status quo should not be maintained only because that's who's here the most, so why not. I've noticed that lately, few mods are actually here all the time anyways. It seems like we've got way too many chiefs these days.
I understand that people are, after all, people. The unfortunate reality is that over time, mods bond with some members more than others. Mods also make enemies, or rub people the wrong way. What starts as a petty annoyance may one day evolve into downright detesting them. This happens. It's a fact of life. I think, however, that there should be a disconnect between personal issues or grudges and the ability to moderate objectively. The issue with the links to my site was really a wake up call for me. It made me realize that someone took the time to actually look for a reason to do something malicious to me. They sought out a reason to raise tension and cause aggravation. My site has been frequented by most members of management here and I thought it a friendly alternative for content that, for whatever reason, was forbidden here. That was kind of the point of it. But someone sought to usurp that. Why would someone want to do that for reasons other than a personal grudge or a vindictive attitude? Is that really the type of moderators that we employ here? Is that what Superiorpics is really about? Attaining a level of power so that one may more easily execute or exacerbate grudges? I would certainly hope not.
So what I am asking for, is change. A change in moderator staff, a change in attitude. Just change. Sometimes it is a good thing. It would be nice to have a fresh perspective, certainly.
If you would like to PM me, I'd be more than happy to discuss further and/or offer my specific change recommendations.
Keep in mind, this is simply the opinion of a member. Of a customer.
I'm extremely satisfied with our current staff of mods/admins DLH...They have my vote of confidence in every way. I visit and maintain memberships at several other boards around the net, and I can honestly say I've never run across a more tolerant or balanced admin/mod team.
Methinks this is more of a personal issue with you, because of what happened regarding your links, and that you are looking for support to push your personal agendas here on this board. Just because you are dissatisfied with what happened is not a valid reason for you to try to stir up trouble and invite discord on this board.
I consider you a friend DLH, but I cannot agree with you in this matter, and moreover, I will support the current mod/admin team, in any way possible or necessary, against any attempt to have them removed from their positions.
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Petruccio, I appreciate your response. It was very well stated and addressed my concerns in a polite and respectful manner.
The personal issues I have stem from the lack of dignifying behavior from our moderator staff that you just displayed. Keep in mind, that to this very minute, not a single mod or admin has sent me a PM letting me know that they were the one that edited the signatures of 3 members of this forum. I am more the capable of engaging in polite, respectful discussion. It is a courtesy, unfortunately, that was not extended to me by the mods here. I do, however, appreciate the fact that you just did. It genuinely gives me hope.
You addressed my concerns without calling me a 6 year old or using derogatory comments. Our staff here could learn a lot from you.
#36609 - 12/01/0604:55 PMRe: SP Rocks Vers. 2.0 (Talk and Suggestions for a better S
To start off, I personally don't have anything against you DLH, I have a problem with anyone who flaunts the rules here whoever i may be.
Lets look at the main issue in hand which was the removal of the links to your site.
You were allowed to have the link to your place based on your statement to a member of the administration that the Nudity in your site was hidden and not open to public access. Your response to this was
1) You changed the format of your site to allow access to Nudity from the main page itself and you did not PM any of us to let us know about this change.
2) You had members of your administration post links directly to content removed from here until they were asked to remove it by one of us. And I don't think it was lack of knowledge of the rules that made them do it in the first place.
3) You had members of your administration SPAM a direct link to the banned content in one of our posts
4) You had another member of your administration touting a "Fuck SP, go to MLH " line in his signature.
Each one of these warranted a perfectly justifiable removal of the links, collectively its a knockout.