Post by Kizen Haetora on Aug 30, 2015 19:17:55 GMT -5
So, I've tried to be pretty open and honest about my feelings regarding this whole bullying scenario. I've been here for almost two years now, I've had my fair share of scrapes with the staff. But, it's never become anything serious or actionable. I've never really tried to cause many issues here, I rarely troll but I always speak my mind.
I thought BG was a place where if we had an opinion it wouldn't be stifled. It wouldn't be questioned or silenced and it would be open to the interpretation of the community as a whole(Not just one person). I thought that I would never have to complain about this, until today. I entered one of the 4 or 5 bullying threads now on here and I posted this.
Basically, staff knows its their fault for doing nothing. The people who apparently trolled bri know they were wrong if they did do it, the people who turn the other way when people get bullied on here know they're wrong too. Everyone is to blame, not just two people or the staff as a whole. The problem lies solely in the fact that everyone let it happen and did nothing to stop it.
There's a great deal of questions that I don't see anyone asking.
1. Why did it take a staff member leaving for this to become such a huge problem?
2. Where was this enthusiasm for anti-bullying when new members of the site were being harassed and downplayed for their character ideas?
3. Where is this enthusiasm for getting shit done any other time of the year?
My post was hidden, I then posted and asked why my post was deleted. It was hidden, i posted again asking why my posts were being deleted. Once again, my post is hidden. Finally after multiple posts are on, I log onto skype to ask tokiyo about why this was happening. I have a request from a new person, then tokiyo says this.
[7:15:00 PM] k #fsociety: I'm making posts
[7:15:03 PM] k #fsociety: in the forums
[7:15:08 PM] k #fsociety: and then they magically disappear when I refresh
[7:15:22 PM] k #fsociety: I've had about 4 posts just magically vanish from a thread in the last 10 mins
[7:15:33 PM | Edited 7:15:34 PM] Tokiyo: Yep
[7:15:38 PM] Tokiyo: They are being hidden
[7:15:40 PM] k #fsociety: WHY
[7:15:46 PM] Tokiyo: do you have Jian?
[7:15:50 PM] k #fsociety: Since when do we censor posts
[7:16:07 PM] Tokiyo: Jian did the hiding, I'll let him explain
So, I begin this conversation with Jian.
[7:14:31 PM] *** k #fsociety has shared contact details with Adam B. Caverhill. ***
[7:14:36 PM] k #fsociety: yes
[7:14:40 PM] k #fsociety: whois this?
[7:15:33 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: Oh hi sorry
[7:15:34 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: its me jian
[7:15:38 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: I am the one who hid your posts
[7:15:48 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: it felt like you were throwing gasoline on an open flame
[7:15:52 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: was that not the intent?
[7:16:11 PM] k #fsociety: Not really, i'm just speaking the truth.
[7:16:14 PM] k #fsociety: I see trolling and shit like that ALL THE TIME
[7:16:17 PM] k #fsociety: and its bullshit
[7:16:28 PM] k #fsociety: Its everyones fault
[7:16:32 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: Do you not feel staff has literally admitted on numerous parts that we were wrong in this?
[7:16:33 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: like
[7:16:38 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: that was literally my entire letter
[7:16:45 PM] k #fsociety: SInce when does staff do anything
[7:16:52 PM] k #fsociety: this shit has gone on for months
[7:16:58 PM] k #fsociety: I've watched people bully people flat out in the room
[7:17:00 PM] k #fsociety: new members too
[7:17:03 PM] k #fsociety: and no one does shit
[7:17:15 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: You're right that is absolutely the issue
[7:17:21 PM] k #fsociety: admitting is one thing, changing is another and staff never changes they just dick around.
[7:17:42 PM] k #fsociety: I've watched multiple people quit in the past 3 months and no one does shit to stop it.
[7:17:57 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: That is a fine thing to be concerned about, and post about, I don't mean to stifle your ability to do that
[7:18:07 PM] k #fsociety: I like how bullying is such a problem yet the entire forum sat mocking that dude for leaving over the porn threads
[7:18:14 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: Woah no way man
[7:18:16 PM] k #fsociety: which is another thing staff didn't do shit about they just bandaided the issue
[7:18:21 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: a lot of peo0ple took his side on that
[7:18:29 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: he's back now in part because of what staff did?
[7:18:34 PM] k #fsociety: a lot of people made fun of it in the cbox too
[7:18:45 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: sure, that was wrong, that's part of the shit we're trying to tackle
[7:18:46 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: though
[7:18:52 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: I totally get you don't believe it will change
[7:18:57 PM] k #fsociety: nothing every changes
[7:18:58 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: my greater point is not that you can't say that
[7:19:03 PM] k #fsociety: it's always broken promises and bandaids
[7:19:09 PM] k #fsociety: now colin wants to quit
[7:19:14 PM] k #fsociety: bri left
[7:19:32 PM] k #fsociety: people are gonna keep leaving
[7:19:42 PM] k #fsociety: because no one ever changes anything
[7:20:25 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: I can't do much more to convince you other than do it, and I promise I will. I was up till 7:30 am talking to colin about this
[7:20:36 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: the only reason i hid your post was cuz colin thread is volatile and its bad taste
[7:20:39 PM] k #fsociety: So
[7:20:53 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: If you post your dissapointed in our ability to handle this that's absolutely fine, that's just not the place
[7:20:55 PM] k #fsociety: since when do people get their posts hidden for posting their opinion
[7:21:04 PM] k #fsociety: kind of Nazi shit is that
[7:21:09 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: When they empty post a gif mocking the collected efforts of everyone in the thread?
[7:21:19 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: yeah i assumed ill intent man
[7:21:35 PM] k #fsociety: Saying its everyones fault and people want to point their fingers at everyone else is not in poor taste its the truth.
[7:21:43 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: I suppose if it was said and not a gif
[7:21:49 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: I wouldn't have had such a problem
[7:21:55 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: I assumed it was glib because of the format
[7:21:57 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: I apologize
[7:22:33 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: Gif posting usually encourages a downgrade of content
[7:23:37 PM] k #fsociety: I never posted a gif, I posted a picture. I don't break the rules and I didn't break any rules there. My posts shouldn't have been touched if they were breaking any rules I'd have edited it. But, they didn't break any rules and I don't appreciate my ability to state my opinions on the matter being interfered with when I'm not breaking any forum rules.
[7:25:53 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: We regularly hide posts if we feel their intent is to derail conversation as that seemed to and is entirely why I am talking to you about it now because I wanted to understand if that was why.
[7:26:05 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: kyou harassing people, people posting derogatory remarks
[7:26:07 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: etc
[7:26:30 PM] k #fsociety: I'm pretty sure I didn't derail anything and it was directly in reference to the thread. cdn-webimages.wimages.net/051232892de55270446663750c6d0399cb6fa0-wm.jpg
[7:26:33 PM] k #fsociety: THis is derailing
[7:26:44 PM] k #fsociety: but sekai saying the staff are fuckups isn't?
[7:26:48 PM] k #fsociety: kind of bullshit is that
[7:28:16 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: her comment is on topic, regarding colin's feelings over the whole thing, and is encouraging discussion, not appearing as a snide shot at people.
[7:28:55 PM] k #fsociety: Yeah it's really snide, looks pretty blunt to me.
[7:33:40 PM] k #fsociety: Regardless, its not up to you to solely decide the impact my posts will have on other people. That's bullshit and plenty of flat out trolling goes on all the time. I should be free to say whatever I want as long as it doesn't break the rules. So, I won't post till that bullshit stops. Cause fuck this bullshit logic if I can't speak my mind.
[7:35:52 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: Like I said, you're fine to post your thoughts, but there's a place it's derailing and there's a way to do it without seeming like it's a low content shot at people.
[7:35:56 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: that's all.
[7:36:44 PM] k #fsociety: That's not up to you to decide, if multiple people saw it that way I'd edit it. But going and hiding my posts before they're even read is bullshit and there's no reason for that when no one has even seen it.
[7:37:11 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: The point is to hide it before it becomes an issue that derails the thread due to infighting on a seperate issue
[7:37:24 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: re:your accusation that neither side acknowledges their own part in the conflict
[7:38:16 PM] k #fsociety: yeah, I don't see anyone else being hidden or complaining about it. There's no point in hiding what I say when I ask why I'm being censored either other than to not make yourself look bad.
[7:38:40 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: why would you see other people being hidden if they were hidden?
[7:39:14 PM] k #fsociety: People would bitch if you did that, just like I am bitching now. You even went the extra step to hide my complaint about it. The fuck kind of bs is that?
[7:39:31 PM] k #fsociety: Especially when there's rampant trolling in those threads already.
[7:39:49 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: because it's still derailing the thread, it's not the place, you can make a stat in help saying hey why did people hide my post and my subsequent post and I'll formally and publically respond there
[7:39:59 PM] k #fsociety: That's not up to you to decide
[7:40:03 PM] k #fsociety: are you a psychic? no
[7:40:09 PM] k #fsociety: you have no clue how my post is gonna affect the thread
[7:40:15 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: If you're asking me to predict future crimes, I can't you got me
[7:41:16 PM] k #fsociety: You don't know, how anyone else would react to that. I've been on that site almost 2 yrs and no one has ever deleted a single post of mine till today. I've never broken a single rule, even when I openly fought with staff members not ONE fucking time did a single staff member edit my posts.
[7:41:42 PM] k #fsociety: You have no right to touch my posts or deem what impact they will have on the thread, this is bullshit Nazi mentality and I will not accept this.
[7:41:44 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: It's not deleted or edited, it's hidden. if the distinction matters.
[7:41:53 PM] k #fsociety: It shouldn't have been touched, period.
[7:45:24 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: Okay, while I appreciate that this has really bothered you, and I am sorry, it was still an offtopic post in a sensitive topic, that I hid because I was concerned it would drive the topic off rails. I hid the subsequent post for the same reason. You are not the only person to have had a post hidden on them, literally dozens of posts have this happen depending on the circumstances and seriousness of the issue.
Our job is deciding what is and is not appropriate, I apologize if you feel I was far too hasty in hiding your post but we disagree there. There are many avenues for you to express a concern at this, but the same thread is not the place for it.
[7:45:37 PM] k #fsociety: Do your job somewhere else
[7:45:45 PM] k #fsociety: I don't see you people doing dick in other threads
[7:45:54 PM] k #fsociety: stifling my opinion is bullshit and without warrant
[7:46:03 PM] k #fsociety: and I have no problem calling you out for that bullshit on the forums too.
[7:46:17 PM] Adam B. Caverhill: That's fine, just please pick the appropriate way to go about it.
[7:46:26 PM] k #fsociety: cause your logic is bull, your argument is flawed and your reasoning is not much better.
So, basically Jian can read a thread and anything he sees that may have the potential to derail a thread he can just hide on a whim. If Jian reads a post and he thinks it may be "incendiary" or might cause a sidebar discussion...well he can just hide it. I don't see this happening anywhere else. There's open trolling in multiple threads, staff doesn't do shit about it. People get openly trollled in cbox, staff doesn't do shit about it. Staff itself is getting "apparently" openly harassed and bullied and staff doesn't do shit about it. But, I post a picture and HOLY SHIT ring the warning bells and round up the torches I may burn the whole forum down with a single picture.
This kind of Nazi mentality is something that starts off with good intentions and quickly snowballs into bullshit territory. There was no reason to delete that post, it was on topic and blunt. Just because Jian sees something one way, doesn't mean the entire forum will see it that way. Him being able to hide posts on a whim because of his sole interpretation is bullshit. His logic is bullshit, and after weeks of staff doing very little to change anything. Me posting a picture is an issue? I should be able to say whatever I want as long as it doesn't hurt someones feelings. If it was really an issue, then shun the owner of the site would tell us we don't have the freedom to say what we want here.
There's only two rules on BG, and if there's more you should quit being lazy and update the rules list.
Here I'll break them down for you, since the new staff seems to not know what they are.
1. The first and most important is that we do not permit harassment of any kind. No matter your opinions on someone else or their lifestyle you are not permitted to lash out and harass them. To define harassment, we mean any behavior which impedes their ability to smoothly enjoy the community.
Hey Jian, you're impeding my ability to smoothly enjoy the community by posting pictures relevant to my opinion on the matter. You have no right, staff or otherwise to throw your mod power around and claim its to maintain thread integrity when people are literally calling the staff fuck ups a few posts up from me. So, by that logic you as staff just violated the first rule of the forum.
2. The next is that plagiarism is unacceptable on Bleach Gotei, no matter the source or circumstances. You are not permitted to steal characters or writing from this website, our players, or other writers off of Bleach Gotei.
Common sense, I never do this.
"A simple thing to remember is that we are a community that expects the highest level of maturity from our members. We come from a diverse set of backgrounds and circumstances and, despite that, we seek to come together with the goal of telling stories and having fun." - Shun
We do all come from diverse sets of backgrounds and circumstances. So, where Jian may see something one way. Another person may agree with me and comment on it. Another person may laugh and give their own opinion and so on and so forth. You have no clue what impact my posts will make on someone else, and you jumping the gun and hiding my posts just cause you see something one way is unfair to me as a member of this community. You going and hiding my complaints about it, is just you trying to make staff look less like nazi's for doing so. You trying to move this conversation to skype instead of letting the community see what you're doing is shady.
I don't appreciate this, I don't appreciate how staff lets shit fly all the time then gets overly zealous during the massive drama periods. I will not be subject to censoring just cause the overzealous staff want to save face. I believe I'm owed an apology, I broke no rules and yet staff took action against me just cause they're high strung over bri leaving.