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Old 11/09/2009   #193
The Man

Ryushikaze wrote: I see some honest criticism, and then I see stuff that I know would be begging for punishment elsewhere.
I asked for examples. You provided none. And "stuff that I know would be begging for punishment elsewhere" is extremely vague because there are some boards that don't tolerate dissent at all. In your original post you specifically said "blatant flaming." You have shifted the goalposts.

This community, as in the FF fandom community, and specifically several sites, among which , yes, includes ACF, but a number of others too. A community is a coalition of people, not a geographic or 'e-ographic location.
Sorry but no, not all FF sites are the same, and considering all Final Fantasy sites as "this community" is utterly absurd. Most people here aren't going to know anything about other Final Fantasy sites and expecting them to base their impressions of a new staff member on their conduct at other sites is ridiculous.

That's a different circumstance. If the admin asks for volunteers is one thing, but otherwise going 'Can I be a mod' means you won't be.
The whole point is that when a staff is mostly made up of people who are only staff because they asked to be, they don't really have much room to put other people down for acting like they want to be staff. And I haven't seen anyone going "Can I be a mod." Except for Vendel, which I'm sure you took as seriously as I did.

Four pages.
Sorry but no, that doesn't explain at all why he's suited to be a mod. It explains why he's suited to be site staff. None of the characteristics Mako listed there have anything to do with one's ability to moderate a message board.

Please bring more constructive discussion, if you please.
I'm sorry but are you attempting to imply that the criticism thus far hasn't been constructive? For someone who has just criticised others' actions as being "blatant flaming," then refused to point out any examples, that's rather insulting.

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