とまれ! BAD POSTING PANDEMIC (Thread)
Eh, so as OP, I've decided to remake the thread. I am sorry if there has been any offense to new users. I wrote this a long time ago when the past community was somewhat more "messy" so it is a bit aggressive and towards new users.
On internet there’s always been this idea; The longer you've been here, the more status you have. This seems oddly unfair and elitist, but then again…that is how shit works. Don’t like it? Then work upwards on respect ladder or just leave. Respect is earned, it’s not some commodity that’s handed out freely. I’ve seen countless new users just waltz in and act as if everyone should love them and then whine when they get flamed for acting egoistically. I’ve seen countless new users come in thinking that “trolling-is-cool-and-makes-me-popular-on-the-internet.” The only result given is “I-thought-I-could-troll-but-I-only-ended-up-getting-butthurt.”
In the past there were users coming into the community acting as if they owned the place. Believing that they could insult others and gain support in this manner. I WILL CLARIFY NOW THAT IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU WERE HERE BEFORE OF AFTER SOME USER. Elitism is double edged sword and no matter what, psychologically it'll be there. I won't lie, at times I feel good that I've been in the meta longer than others. However, at the end does it hold much value? No. In reality it's not worth anything, my position means nothing as well.
The position of admin holds more power than a moderator. But is there a point for me to be an admin? No, my knowledge of coding is limited and I am inexperienced still when it comes to running a website. There is no reason for me to desire anything higher than my current position. Not for namesake nor power, I am happy as a moderator. I am happy to help and happy to make friends.
It's the same for the Admin, the admin can only do so much so as a moderator I help. I make sure the forums are safe and that the chat is free of offenders. The admin in return assists the moderators with large conflicts when we cannot. We work together.
What is more important is respect towards each other in general. KEEP IN MIND I'm not asking you to be all Mother Teresa with each other, just don't fight because someone is "new" or someone is "old". It means NOTHING.