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Old 11/09/2009   #287
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Mako Eyes wrote: It's not an insult. I don't find you stupid, or anything negative. But you seem to feel personally invested and quite angry over how we chose him for our reasons, versus another member, for your reasons. Not really a reduction, but an observation. But that's fine, it wasn't meant to be insulting at all.
Dacon left over this, so yeah, I feel pretty invested. I mean, if you guys want to keep making yourselves seem like more and more of a joke, then go right ahead.

He's more qualified because he fulfills our requirements that we wanted and were looking for, and we were the ones making the choice. And the fact he's a new face in the community is essentially what we want. I'm sorry that people didn't like that, but again, this isn't a popularity contest, and we didn't have any one else promised the position or entitled to it.
So in other words, you don't really care what the members want and you're going to do things your way. Glad we've got that out of the way.

Well again, that's where I disagree. I don't think that necessarily makes one more entitled than anyone else who's good for the job. We're not about just adding the olde ones to staff. It takes a good balance of old and new members to offer ideas and perspectives. That goes for lots of things in real life too.
I really fail to see how someone who just joined a message board is going to be as valuable a source of input as someone who's been a member of a board since or near its inception and has had time to get well acquainted with the atmosphere of a place and its strengths and weaknesses. Anyone you add to staff is by nature going to be a fresh voice to staff.

Justification? Isn't a matter of perspective enough?
It helps me understand why you thought it was a good idea, but it doesn't convince me any further that it actually was a good idea.

We added someone new so that they could give us fresh ideas, critiques, and opinions on how things are done here, and what can and shouldn't be done.
I fail to see how any of these things are things that veteran members couldn't do, indeed, I fail to see how veteran members couldn't do any of them better, since they'll already know the place fairly intimately and have a good idea of what needs to change.

If we have an open position again or we start looking to expand, we'll definitely give all members an equal look to see who's qualified. But umm, at this very moment we're not going to add someone to staff now, just to win an argument with you here. That'd be a bit silly.
You don't have to add someone right now. But the next person you appoint should be someone with a history of criticizing staff decisions, if you really want to avoid looking a bit odd here.
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