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A Mile in Staff's Shoes

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So, back for a bit to shitpost a bit while I wait for SEO to kick in. Might come in game once in a while but we'll see. A few things to note while on my journey:

When I left, I was pretty angry with the way things were run here. I never really understood the reasoning for what I thought was a super strict mentality by staff, which was part of the reason I did what I did (and am still currently doing). However, as I took on the role as a staff member and walked a mile in their shoes, I started to realize just why staff do what they do. We originally had a super laid back environment, but due to our status as a newer community, people took that as an opportunity to take a giant shit on the the forums and clutter it with a bunch of bullshit that has absolutely no place (porn, rampant racist/sexist slurs, just cancerous shit). That stuff in moderation is okay, but when new people that haven't invested see those types of regulations, they take it to the limit. I believe something similar happened with the Psi wave this summer; a lot of new members that were not dedicated saw the current lenient position of staff that they took that summer and took it to the limit, and staff had to tighten the reigns, which is why we're at where we at right now. Simply put, I understand why this place feels like a no-fun-zone - some newcomers are expecting a "mature roleplaying community"; a clean environment where people have legitimate discussions and can be on a level of civility with each other. Loosening the reigns gives people a chance to push those reigns to the limit - giving an inch and having people take a mile. It's hard to take things case-by-case because it lets opinion into the equation, giving the community a chance to call staff members out on being biased or having judgement that isn't solid, and it's hard to let everything slide because a forum smeared with shit doesn't look well when new community members take a gander. It's a slippery, shit-covered slope, and nobody benefits in the end. It's either all okay or none of it's okay, at least when it comes to the forums. Now, I don't agree with the way that staff takes it one step further, reaching into private conversations and other areas that aren't connected to DayZRP, where frankly I feel they have no business being in, but I can understand where staff is coming from now in terms of the forums, which will bode well for my future endeavors here, however limited they may be.

TLDR: Staff does things for a reason.

Stay frosty

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Welcome to the community

You new to roleplay? Good, so am I... Check out the Mentor Program to get some top tips on how to become a good roleplayer

If you need help creating a character be sure to message me on teamspeak. I can help you RP a student from the UK, but if you don't want too that's fine as well ;)

If you need help, be sure to message a community helper and they can help you out

Enjoy your stay

 

 

Ryan4staff

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4 minutes ago, Cipher said:

Stay frosty

Thanks for the shout out, Cipher.

And welcome back. Also well said intro.

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Welcome back my dude

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Welcome back Cipher!

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LoneStarrr    84

My boy. Happy to see you back if that is indeed the truth. Been a lot of shit news here recently, it's nice to see something good. 

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Oh hey Cipher. welcome back.

^_^

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Species    239

What up boi

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Welcome back homie

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has it been a month already ? 

wlcm back 

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Oh shit , he back. Welcome , welcome.

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Knew you'd be back.

 

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Oh hai. Welcome back.

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Welcome to the community

You new to roleplay? Good, so am I... Check out the Mentor Program to get some top tips on how to become a good roleplayer

If you need help creating a character be sure to message me on teamspeak. I can help you RP a student from the UK, but if you don't want too that's fine as well ;)

If you need help, be sure to message a community helper and they can help you out

Enjoy your stay

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Charlo said:

Welcome to the community

You new to roleplay? Good, so am I... Check out the Mentor Program to get some top tips on how to become a good roleplayer

If you need help creating a character be sure to message me on teamspeak. I can help you RP a student from the UK, but if you don't want too that's fine as well ;)

If you need help, be sure to message a community helper and they can help you out

Enjoy your stay

 

 

thanks community helper Charlie

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Buddy    859

Hiya Ciph :) 

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Does this mean the return of WWB, Mobius or Black Fox?

Welcome back man, can't wait to hear all of your stories from the wilderness :)

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Rolle    2462

Well, now you know. :) Welcome back!

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Welcome back my dude

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