Without anyone’s knowledge, I’ve been conducting a review of the totse staff for the past several weeks. I had a secret agreement with myself so that no one else knew what I was doing. I believed this secret agreement would be helpful for testing the totse staff, and it was obviously successful. I'm posting this thread in SG because it's a very general thread. I'm not making suggestions. I'm not voicing complaints in a butthurt way. This thread is meant to be a discussion of how the staff members behave on the site and it belongs in SG. Let's hope it doesn't get moved like many of my other threads.
I used normal language and syntax to test the mods and admin. Sometimes I took on the persona of a troll in certain posts in order to see how the mods and admin would handle my on topic posting in the appropriate forums. I posted on topic and in the appropriate sections, even going so far as to make suggestions to improve the site along the way. I was treated with hostility as we will see in my examples.
Being as that so many mods are inactive on the site, I didn’t get to test them all. I'm not going to name all of them, but I think it will become fairly obvious during the course of this post who passed and who failed as a staff member.The first test: Hitler
My hitler thread, which TDR moved: http://www.totse.info/bbs/showthread.php?t=14230
This thread was a political thread that was posted in the appropriate forum, PLRC, yet it was moved to NIMF by the rodent. It was later moved to HB, but at that point hitler’s birthday was basically over, which ruined the whole point of the thread. I made a thread regarding freedom of speech in response: http://www.totse.info/bbs/showthread.php?t=14291
. Nothing worthwhile came from this discussion, but several people sure got butthurt over it.Let’s look at the bug thread next
My bug thread was a fantastic thread, which dfg and tdr shat in: http://www.totse.info/bbs/showthread.php?p=176334http://www.totse.info/bbs/showpost.php?p=176334&postcount=6
I posted an on topic thread about bugs in Noah’s Ark and got off topic replies. I then said I was concerned about the off topic fail posting. However, the responses I got claimed that there is no rule against off topic posting: http://www.totse.info/bbs/showpost.php?p=176532&postcount=17
.If there’s no rule against off topic posting, then why the fuck are the mods allowed to move/lock or do anything?
I responded with as much, but no one realized that they were failing miserably: http://www.totse.info/bbs/showpost.php?p=177198&postcount=18
Why was my Hitler thread moved if off topic posting is allowed? This makes absolutely no sense. I even said I was concerned about off topic posting in H&S, which is, of course, the appropriate place for my concern because it was in the totse concerns thread: http://www.totse.info/bbs/showpost.php?p=176336&postcount=22
. My concern was met with an absolutely inappropriate response by the rodent: http://www.totse.info/bbs/showpost.php?p=176369&postcount=24
. He posted a picture as a response to a serious concern in a serious forum
I voiced my concern again: http://www.totse.info/bbs/showpost.php?p=176375&postcount=25
The response was, once again, that off topic posting is allowed and that TDR gives preferential treatment to certain members: http://www.totse.info/bbs/showpost.php?p=176385&postcount=27
He then said he does the same thing fatty does: http://www.totse.info/bbs/showpost.php?p=176399&postcount=29
. So apparently it’s ok to ban fatty, but if a mod does it it’s ok? Sounds like mods aren’t just regulars after all. The admin claimed that off topic posting is allowed and not a concern: http://www.totse.info/bbs/showpost.php?p=176417&postcount=30
If it’s not a concern, why are threads being moved, locked and otherwise fucked with?
Hypocrisy indeed.Another test: My suggestion to close the porn forum: http://www.totse.info/bbs/showthread.php?t=15033.
I made a legitimate thread that was on topic, in the right forum, and a real concern.
The admin responded: http://www.totse.info/bbs/showpost.php?p=177602&postcount=3
His post shows his true colors: he doesn’t stick with what he says. He’s a total hypocrite when it comes to “respecting the members” and “respecting suggestions”. He said I’m a moron and got all butthurt: http://www.totse.info/bbs/showpost.php?p=177636&postcount=5
TDR added some AWESOME content there: http://www.totse.info/bbs/showpost.php?p=177799&postcount=13
I made a serious suggestion, but he then moved my thread to NIMF even though it was a legitimate concern that several other members agreed should be looked at: http://www.totse.info/bbs/showpost.php?p=178089&postcount=29So my suggestion was “shitty” and I was a “moron” for making that suggestion
. The admin was obviously unable to make a decision without his emotions clouding his judgment, which is totally unacceptable.
I did exactly what I was supposed to do: I made a thread in B&M, but he admin didn’t like that at all. He won’t play by his own rules.My B&M thread about the admin moving my porn forum suggestion: http://www.totse.info/bbs/showthread.php?t=15080
I wasn’t trolling. I really thought and still think the porn forum is worthless. Totse doesn’t need that kind of traffic. However, my suggestion was met with a butthurt admin: http://www.totse.info/bbs/showpost.php?p=178094&postcount=2Yet dfg said, “H&S is a serious section but I never stopped someone from posting whatever they feel like.”
The admin was easily baited into emotionally distraught rampages to the point where he was unable to respond to me without being pissed: http://www.totse.info/bbs/showpost.php?p=176489&postcount=39http://www.totse.info/bbs/showpost.php?p=177249&postcount=42
Obviously this is inappropriate behavior for the leader of the site.
I made a legitimate thread that turned into a huge bitchfest where the admin and certain mods acted totally unprofessionally. Here the admin admits to copying and posting IRC logs :facepalm: : http://www.totse.info/bbs/showpost.php?p=171624&postcount=45
I mean seriously? Posting IRC logs? That’s obviously not what an admin should spend his time doing.
I made this thread http://www.totse.info/bbs/showthread.php?t=15030
just to see if the admin would take the bait and get all butthurt. He did. I made a thread about fatty and then changed the title and OP. He raged, which is obviously behavior unfit for an admin.Passing mods:
Culinary Overlord: http://www.totse.info/bbs/showpost.php?p=177249&postcount=42
He said his piece and didn’t say shit about me after that. He handled himself exactly as he should have and I’m very proud of him, even though he still hates me.
Mayberry: Completely ignored me when I was posting like a troll and remained stoic in the face of my provocative posts. He didn’t hurl insults, move my on topic posts/threads or cause any huge scenes, unlike many others.
General McBoozer: He conducts himself well pretty much everywhere. He doesn’t let members bait him easily and he seems genuinely concerned about free speech. He’s doing a good job.
trx: only made one comment about me being a shitty poster now. For the most part he stays on topic and doesn't start shit or hurl insults. Definitely doing a good job.As for who failed, I think that’s obvious enough that I’m not going to spell it out here at the end.