It's not just him though. I can't delete any of my threads either. And I've used both Chrome and FireFox but I still only see options to either edit the thread title or create a poll. Not deletion option at all.This really is a you problem, others can delete their own threads. Try using a different browser or something.
I was looking at that list and I agree that it needs updating or at least some clarifications in some parts especially about the ratings system. I don’t think we can upvote people anymore and the closest thing is to user ratings is the reaction scores which don’t seem to be able to be lowered unless someone retracts their reaction to a post. Also I think that there should be a little bit of leeway for the no posting after 60 days of inactivity rule as well as double posting in some situations such as if there is big news that involves the topic at hand. Editing that type of stuff when you’re the last one to post can lead to it going unnoticed. I’m not saying we need to get rid of those rules but I also don’t think they should be enforced as strictly as they have been. And sometimes there is no need to start a new version of a topic or game if the 60 days of inactivity has happened and someone really wants to continue the game but can’t because a month has gone by since the 60 day limit has occurred or they were the last one to post before the topic became inactive and starting a new topic on the same subject doesn’t make sense.
I was going to bring up the bumping rule in regards to the older gen game forums actually. Those forums are all practically dead and there's only a handful of threads that are less than 60 days old. Which makes sense, because they're old games that very few people are still playing, topics related to old games probably aren't going to get responses that frequently. Feels like those threads should also be exceptions to the 60 day rule, the constant locking of anything older than 60 days is exacerbating the issue.
The anime mod doesn't care about interpersonal drama or flaming in that section unless it involves someone posting Google translated Japanese text, then watch out because you'll get a 5 point warning or an auto-ban. But people character bashing anyone who isn't Serena, spamming, making lame pointless jokes, or just being bullies or transphobes? Nah that gets a pass.I'd to propose getting rid of the "Character Bashing" rule in the anime section of SerebiiForums
Simply because it's become pretty much useless and isn't enforced. Comments such as "Goh is a psychopath" or that "The alolan girls are Eww" or "Kukui is a pedo for not wearing a shirt" aren't considered as character bashing anymore as they can come under 'opinions' or that they can be excused and are fair based on 'context' as per a discussion with the anime mod about this issue. Even other character bashing statements such as likening Goh to an incel girl stalker for his relationship with Mew can remain as the original poster can claim it was a joke
So I really don't see the point of that rule when it has so many parameters and IFs and BUTs for certain characters. It just doesn't feel fair
pointless jokes aren't a pressing issue as long as they're funny (or at the expense of someone being a dick) imo, but i agree lately there has been a problem with letting hostility, drama and in some cases homophobia and transphobia fester in PADThe anime mod doesn't care about interpersonal drama or flaming in that section unless it involves someone posting Google translated Japanese text, then watch out because you'll get a 5 point warning or an auto-ban. But people character bashing anyone who isn't Serena, spamming, making lame pointless jokes, or just being bullies or transphobes? Nah that gets a pass.
You should probably take this up with Serebii or a Super Mod directly though because I don't think they read this topic.
The thing is sometimes these problems are being dealt with but the userbase isn't told, I've seen many people accuse the mods of hypocrisy as well and there seems to be a general unwillingness for the mods to clarify their stances and establish constructive dialogue with the userbasepointless jokes aren't a pressing issue as long as they're funny (or at the expense of someone being a dick) imo, but i agree lately there has been a problem with letting hostility, drama and in some cases homophobia and transphobia fester in PAD
but honestly i wouldn't get my hopes up about a DM being answered either because the lack of caring seems to be higher up as well. already existing mods have offered to be added to PAD to help out and for some reason that hasn't went anywhere
But I get why there's a lack of transparency sometimes about which members get punished. I think it's better for the forum if regular members don't get to know which members have been warned although it's sometimes obvious when someone gets punished because they usually get banned for a week.
I think he's the main one who deserves the blame however. I mean he's the owner of the site so he should be more active in running it. But he usually only comes here twice a week from what I've seen, to make the weekly episode and POTW threads. Oh and the occasional comment about the spambots. But what about other problems like the lack of mods or other admins who actually do things?
And I don't want to be that guy but there are a couple mods specifically who I've seen online many times when there's spambots around who don't seem to do anything about them. And one of them doesn't seem to do anything ever because the section they're meant to mod is dead most of the time.
Anyone that's infracted should be able to know which mod handed them the infraction as well. It's pretty stupid that when someone is infracted they can't see which mod infracted them.
It's not as frequent but I do feel there is to some degree a lack of transparency and mistrust between the mods and userbase (a phenomena I sadly observed in many internet communities), on top of this problem
The whole staff member list is a mess; Aquarelle still appears on the staff list even though she asked to be de-modded years ago. Seems like someone did it wrong though because she's still labeled as a staff member but not a moderator. Then there's Arc_Angel, Coronis, Jerichi, Fissurous and a few others who haven't logged in in years.While we’re on the mod complaint train, can we also defrock mods who haven’t logged on in over a year? This isn’t a paid position, but not being on in over a year to do things like remove spambots or edgelord trolls sounds counterproductive
If I remember rightly, the Forum was hosted on Ricocheting servers. That account was presumably used to perform back end stuff that comes with maintaining the hardware running the forums.The whole staff member list is a mess; Aquarelle still appears on the staff list even though she asked to be de-modded years ago. Seems like someone did it wrong though because she's still labeled as a staff member but not a moderator. Then there's Arc_Angel, Coronis, Jerichi, Fissurous and a few others who haven't logged in in years.
The only ones who can de-mod members are the admins, but like I said before Serebii only seems to login to make threads, Ellie and Kirby only login a couple times per year, and then there's ricocheting who despite being an admin only does behind-the-scenes stuff dealing with the servers iirc so he'd never get involved in de-modding people.
If it's private, people who've been infracted can still see who infracted them
if i check the warnings tab it just says it's from a member of staff. thats where it should say names imo because sometimes the offending post is deleted or the warning isn't for a post
anyway regarding the inactive staff thing, it sounds like the solution is to admin one of the active staff members and let them figure out who to recruit to deal with bots, but i guess there's also issues there, whether its the active mods not wanting to be admins or just the fact that it's always a risk to grant new people access to a lot of settings that could break the forum