Posted on: 2007/4/19 20:46
Re: The Wave of Change IS Upon Us!
Somewhere in this thread is 'who is left moderating' and a question about the 'MIA' moderators.
I am just letting you all know I am still around watching and reading from the back seat. If I see something that needs immediate attention (a spam post) I can still do that. But I have no desire at all to get embroiled in the heated discussions that have been going on here and try to limit the number of times I give an opinion on an issue becuase -well - lets just say that due to personal cirumstances my skin is not thick enough to take the hurl of an insult without wanting to go find somewhere else to play. I have better things to do than break up verbal stouches at xoops.
I do however like some of the good ideas I am seeing here and hope that in the end with some compromise (you cannot please everyone all the time) some solutions can be at least tried.
I believe in finding a solution - looking at it, perhaps giving it a test run - and reviewing if it is making the difference. None of us have a crystal ball to look into the future so we can't predict what for example creating a new forum for XOOPS issues and heated debate might bring.
Personally I would love to have the heated debates off the front page - out of the 'recent posts' list - so they can only be found by looking for them if you want to join in. But all members need access to them - So a new category set up in such a way may enable this to happen could work - why not try it out?. my only reservation is It will take a specially skilled moderator to manage that forum with diplomacy using xoopsiquette as the guideline. We get misinterpreted as the people with power - truly I see my only power as asking people to follow Xoopsiquette - that was the job I was asked to do.
When my personal life is settled and in order you will see me being the active moderator who focuses on the new users needs once again. I have not left - just looking after myself and protecting a very wounded heart (personal issues) which cannot take the insults and criticisms (constructive or otherwise) from people outside my personal life as well as those within it. Once I have repaired my thicker skin I will be able to be more active. And I look forward to it.
'The wave of change is upon us' is the title of this thread - lets get on and try this suggested change. I have not liked seeing that the wave of change has led to good people moving on.