Good post, but I have one arguement to that...and it's called the "grey area". Where someone pushes just far enough to get an infraction and someone came close in the same type of situation and didn't recieve an infraction. Having every mod give infractions for the same things will make the more open forum environment we experience now feel like some other forums I no longer visit. I like seeing different styles executed...even in the real world (god forbid right?
), no 2 managers do their jobs the same...sure it may be close, and the company may try to enforce it, but I feel at least some diversity of even those in power is important. Think police, management, teachers, whatever...anyone that has power...in groups, noone is the same...that's just more reality, some are more strict, some are more leniant, some are more by the book, etc. This is not a black and white world, so expecting such results from a diverse staff is less important than getting those that are having a bad day to just lay off and step back for a little bit.
I mean no offense to ya imperial as I respect you and know you are a great value to this forum, but I do disagree with your post to an extent. I would rather have diversity on this forum not only in members and viewers, but with staff, I feel it's more important than what most read on the cover. I'm not saying a system with more defined rules is a bad thing, but those who want a stricter environment...there are plenty of forums out there that feature all sorts of levels in that aspect...there's a few good reasons I joined and stay at TPU...a good online environment with diversity, and a unique staff that does a great job yet doesn't put a spiked collar on every member are just a couple of them, but they are very important to me. Sure some staff may be stricter or harder to deal with...they have a duty to uphold...and after wading through so much shit for so long, your fuse is only going to continue to get shorter and shorter for more shit, and with the members bashing staff I see all the time on here, I wonder how some even visit TPU anymore...so thanks guys for sticking around (ya better stick around Polaris...sure take a vacation or something, maybe even step down to member status, but don't leave TPU, you're a great mod and a great member!).
Maybe I misunderstand your point imperial...if I do then I aplogize for that, in the end...I don't see why so many want change? TPU is a great place, generally those that have issues are those that want to have issues from what I've seen and experienced, even the best and most helpful members/staff have bad days..it happens, fortunately overall this place just kicks ass!
I have a thought for all of you guys, I mean no offense, but want to make a point:
Maybe if the mods are willing to be more consistent w/infractions and banning as a group, the members that fuck off, offend others and piss and moan about shit that's not their business in the first place can knock that off too? That's equality! Sure things may be more boring, but in the end wouldn't that be more fair?
Long live TPU! Even if you hate something about it...you still keep coming back for more...look you're reading my post right now!