MODS' PET PEEVES

(Anonymous) 2016-10-15 06:24 am (UTC)(link)

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-16 03:12 am (UTC)(link)
When you want that one player to slip up... just ONCE. give me a reason.

your rude, know-it-all attitude is why people hate the shit you create outside of this game too

I hate needing to be an adult about this

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-17 05:12 am (UTC)(link)
This. Because auto banning wanky assholes looks like grudgewank especially if the game doesn't keep their Modteam anonymous.

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-17 05:22 pm (UTC)(link)
see also: hedge

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-16 03:46 am (UTC)(link)
use the

d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-DROP POST

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-18 01:22 pm (UTC)(link)
god THIS

I know it's something that's been brought up so many times but goddamn PLEASE use the drop post! I can't just assume you're leaving because you posted something on plurk, I just CAN'T.

(also people who actively state 'oh I'm leaving the game, don't ping me for AC' drive me insane, jusT USE THE DROP POST don't idle out please.)

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-18 09:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Every time a player does this shit I die a little inside. Then I put my modhat back on, smile extra big, and reply with a link to the drop post sweetly reminding them to fill it out, as that's the only way to be absolutely sure they won't get pinged for AC.

For real though. This doesn't come up so often because we have no other complaints. It's just such a fucking hassle for mods to deal with idlers, it's rude to your cast and cr and any other people who might want to app your character into the game, and you can cut the inconvenience down to zero by taking seconds to fill out a 3-line form.

Use. The fucking. Drop post.

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-19 01:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I can't just assume you're leaving because you posted something on plurk, I just CAN'T.

especially given how some rpers have a propensity for flipflopping. today's "i'm gonna drop" could turn into tomorrow's "FUCK YEAH GONNA CLEAR THIS INBOX". and today's enthusiasm about tagging could just as easily swerve back around into "IDK I'M THINKING ABOUT DROPPING".

caveat idler

(Anonymous) 2016-10-27 04:11 am (UTC)(link)
maybe there should be a monthly 'people who idled' namedrop post, that way idlers can face real consequences for being assholes from various games.

da

(Anonymous) 2016-10-31 12:03 am (UTC)(link)
i'm a fan of a "if you idle out, you're not allowed to app back in" policy myself.

exceptions would be things like computer/internet catastrophe and serious RL emergencies but just being an inconsiderate ass to the mod team? fuck that.

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-17 05:14 am (UTC)(link)
Hearing through the grapevine that one of our players feels as though none of us have been "welcoming enough" towards them, and that they're literally just squatting on their character waiting for whenever our (very spaced out) AC is to be swept from the game.

Okay, first off, what? One of the most common praises our game gets is how welcoming, inviting and enthusiastic our players are whenever new people come in, and given how I've never once seen this player reach out to anyone else since their intro now almost three months ago. Secondly, the person that got this bit of information was actively reaching out to tag with you when you told them this.

And thirdly, again, what? You don't feel welcome, the game isn't working out for you, so you're going to purposely make it more difficult on the mods and force them to sweep you instead of just dropping?

I'm so angry right now but I know if I try to confront them about this behavior directly I'm going to a - out the player that was just coming to us for advice on how to deal with it from their end and b - probably threaten to bash their face in to the wall for this behavior and I really shouldn't do that. Ugh.

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-18 07:21 am (UTC)(link)
God there is nothing that chaps my modly ass like someone coming to anoncomms to gripe about something we're doing or failing to do. Bonus points if someone suggests bringing it to us and they say they already did. You fuckers have no idea how often people lie about speaking to us and every time I have to fight the urge to log in and say no you didn't.

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-18 08:13 am (UTC)(link)
It wasn't actually through an anoncomm, surprisingly, though frankly given what I've been told about this player I wouldn't be surprised if they had considered it. It was actually another player coming to us after they messaged said squatter asking if they wanted to to part in a current plot that involved their characters who were also roommates and being told straight up "You're not very welcoming, I'm just going to squat until AC sweeps me".

The player that initiated contact was actually coming to us for advice on what to say in return but they really were not expecting that, but it flipped my "you said what about my players, bitch?!" switch and I've been stewing on it for days since. What was said basically equated to "the castmate I apped in with realized she didn't have the time she wanted for the character and dropped, and rather than suck it up and deal or decide to drop as well, I sat with my thumb up my ass while my other finger pointed at everyone else as being the 'problem'".

That said we did have a modly get together on the issue after I made sure I wasn't going to explode in to expletives and decided rather than adding oil to an already smoldering fire, unintentionally making things worse while trying to fix the issue, we're just going to go ahead and run an AC next month and let them be on their merry way.

I get what you mean though, anon. It really is ridiculous how often people will pin the blame on the mods and think that the rest of the game will follow suit, or how much the "I already talked to the mods and they did nothing" lie will spout forth from those not wanting to be held accountable for their own actions.

Da

(Anonymous) 2016-10-18 08:22 am (UTC)(link)
I used to mod years back and every time someone lied in the anoncomms about bringing something to the mods, I went anon and pretended to be a "concerned player" that brought the issue to the mod contact for confirmation that the mods ignored crit. Since it was anon, it had to be unscreened so everyone could see it. After a few times of pretending to be a player bringing it to the mod contact so that the mods could point out the lie and address the crit, people stopped lying about bringing things to the mods when they didn't actually do it. They didn't want to be publicly humiliated by being caught in the lie.

I didn't tell my comods that I did it and we didn't have IP logging on so no one ever found out. It just looked like anons genuinely bringing the issues to the appropriate avenue to see if they'd really been brought to the mods. I always figured if players want to be conniving and lie to make it look like mods are ignoring crit, the only way to really combat it is to out-connive them and make it all look above-board.

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-18 06:46 pm (UTC)(link)
former mod here and i feel the last thing so much, jesus.

"talk to the mods" "i did" i promise you fucking didn't, like 90% of the time.

da

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-19 06:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Another ex-mod chiming in to agree. It honestly makes me wish there was a game balls enough to have a policy to log in to call out anyone who says they brought something to the mods when they didn't. No other responses to anoncomms or involvement in discussions, just "no you didn't" comments to claims of having spoken to mods.

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-21 11:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Maybe ask the player who brought it to you if it's okay to confront the other player about it. If it's not an actual friend of theirs and was just a new player they were trying to reach out to, they might not care about being outed.

And, as a former mod and a player, 99% of the time I see someone complaining that a game is "not welcoming enough", what they really mean is "the specific players I was hoping would reach out and tag me haven't". People like that have a few people in mind that they want to be tagged by, and if they have to reach out to tag those people the game is unwelcoming even if other players tag them.

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-22 09:28 am (UTC)(link)
We've already decided to just go ahead and get an AC going (with some work with our current, active players on how to go about it in a way that hopefully won't stress too many people out - that's been an issue for all of us in past games and something we're trying to avoid) and get the person in question swept along with any other inactives since that... seems to be what they want anyway?

I agree, though. I feel like a lot of this hinged on them having a canonmate who then later realized they couldn't keep up with two characters and their rigorous schedule and dropped with massive apologies to everyone who wanted to play with that particular character. I had no problem with it and most everyone seemed understanding, but the canonmate (the one wanting to be swept) basically went radio silent on our game after that point and proceeded to tell someone who did reach out to them that they weren't interested.

Like, I get it. Losing a canonmate is never fun, especially one you would have been excited about, but blowing someone else off like that just comes off as rude to me. It doesn't bode well for even a modly conversation if they're that stuck on it, honestly.

I get what you mean, though, and if it's something that comes up again with an opening to talk to the player I might try. At this point though I'm frustrated and looking at this from the perspective of "if they're going to be like that towards a player, how are they going to react to a mod?".

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-23 12:22 pm (UTC)(link)
not a mod and haven't been one in ages, but i wanted to chime in and say i'm glad about the positive response this thread is getting. everyone always says no one communicates around here, but then i see no one actually doing something about it. i hope the suggestions brought up here succeed in some way. if there's wank about it, that will just speak even louder to the fact that dwrp is so afraid of anything remotely involving proper communication or confrontation.

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-26 02:46 am (UTC)(link)
I don't care of I'm a mod. you're not entitled to be on my plurk list

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-27 03:22 pm (UTC)(link)
As long as you're not one of those dumbass mods who routinely does mod shit (make announcements, give out important information, etc) with a personal plurk instead of the mod plurk or ooc comm, agreed.

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-29 09:30 am (UTC)(link)
Every time I join a mod team, I wind up being the only one actually doing any goddamn modding. Doesn't matter if I'm head mod or only there as a consultant/emergency backup (and in two cases I've literally only joined on the understanding that I don't have time to be a full mod) - within a few weeks, everyone else goes to radio silence or just only does player things and won't respond to mod chats/shit that needs doing.

Is it me? What am I doing wrong? I don't mind modding in principle but I rarely have time to carry an entire game on my own, and it's enough to make me think about quitting modding for good.

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-29 05:24 pm (UTC)(link)
i had this happen multiple times over the years, too. i eventually gave up on joining mod teams unless i knew the other people involved well enough to be sure they weren't going to saddle me with all the work/the game as a whole.

ayrt

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-29 05:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Being competent. That's what you're doing wrong.

Unfortunately, a lot of mod teams don't ask for help until well after they need it and the majority of their team is burnt out, so if they bring on someone who can handle the shit they're sick of, they'll pile that shit on that person. It's often not even deliberate, there's probably a lot of "oh, anon's got it, cool, I don't have to" going on with your co-mods.

ayrt

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