[MUD-Dev] Community Relations
SkeptAck at antisocial.com
Thu Jan 20 18:41:54 New Zealand Daylight Time 2000
Ola Fosheim Gr=F8stad wrote:
> Mmmh, but if I got it right, you didn't cause the real problem=20
Not really. Something you wrote in an earlier message about the weight =
anything an admin says being magnified by about 100, just because they =
admins: I think, not realizing that (or ignoring it), I caused the whole
mess by being hostile and sarcastic.
> which was that banning was used in the heat of the moment by a person=20
> that (as far as I can tell) probably shouldn't have held those powers =
in the first
I think when we were running without any posted guidelines (or much of
anything else), an invitation-only, private club sort of thing, we didn't
have admins so much as we had bouncers. She bounced. 'Did a pretty good
It's only now that we're trying to ... ah... run things differently.
> I think perhaps only one calm person should have access to such
> functionality, and that you need policies for how to deal with such
> situations before they happen?
> So how does your experiences as an admin compare to your or your
> friends' experiences with "bad admins"/"clueless designers" on UO? =
> does the other side of the fence look like, so to speak?
I don't think the situations are similar enough to compare. They aren't
paying us so they don't have the same sense of entitlement, they're =
give me the kind of heat they gave to OSI (and not just afraid of admin
retribution, but afraid of being ostracized by the other players), we're =
*much* smaller group with the game itself being cooperative rather than
competitive, and we have a much higher player-admin ratio so there's just
less to complain about.
One fellow, quite a while back, took the aggressive "You're clueless, =
stupid" approach to expressing himself. The players banned him: No one
would play with him or talk to him (other than to flood his mailbox with
flames). He finally just got lonely enough to quit playing. I think he =
back to OSI servers where he can call the admins names and the other =
giggle and attaboy him.
Anyway, when I'm not being a chump, the players defend me pretty
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