Green Gecko wrote:
there's nothing to stop them from creating another one
Apart from forum rules?
Those are posting guidelines not rules, the rules are what are actually under warnings, bannings etc. It does say "observe the following posting guidelines".
You can consider this an exception.
We've usually been pretty laid back with moderation but if everyone is going to get arsey about total mod consistency, equal treatment (look, him too! He started it! Mlehmleh..) and 100% according to rules (even when it's bloody obvious someone is just taking the piss pretty much every time we take action) then that's going to have to change. You can't have both this flexibility and tolerance for different people's character (eg whether or not they actually meant harm) and banter etc while demanding stricter adherence to rules by mods as well, who are really just doing their jobs while those complaining are usually just jackass upstarts that know and admit that.
Most of this is superfluous bollocks that isn't important. Stay out of each others way and don't be a dick for fun and you won't get banned, I don't see why anything should be more complicated than that. Hell I don't really get why people complain so much when they are banned for breaking the rules one way or another, as if they've earnt the right to or deserve to just keep going simply because they've mastered getting away with it for so song. Just deal with it and move on, we're far less strict than other gaming forums.
Consider that my opinion, but you may notice it won't affect policy, since I'm not an impressionable idiot including unto myself. That's not how you do this job.
This isn't Gaf where being a Junior Member means you're opinion is worth strawberry float all, this is GRCade where nobody has a decent opinion.
PM is your friend.