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We screwed up modding...
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#1
0 Frags +

We've noticed that the tftv community and TF2 scene has been passionately concerned about moderation of the forums recently, most notably; the locking the 'mal banned thread' as well as other things.

We came to the conclusion that our moderation guidelines were far too vague and that lead to differing views on what should be moderated or controlled and how said things should be done.

To make things right we're going to...
- Unlock the previous threads that we locked over-zealously
- Restore some posts that were minorly derailing but no real hate behind them
- Unban/Untimeout forum users caught in past preach of the last few days
- Update our moderation internal guidelines our mods use
- Upgrade backside mod tools to have better option of handling cases and operating
- Limit our locks to only dire situations and generally move more threads to The Dumpster sub-forum (don't take this as an open invitation to test limits)
- Be more lenient towards derailing (this too)
- Apologize and try not to let it happen again

We're sorry, we want the tf2 community to feel like they have a place to voice their opinions on bans, have a soapbox to speak to the scene at large and quip for a pointless positive red number. Whilst we would like to have it organised, on topic and friendly; doesnt mean we should overstep and force perfection.

TL;DR; We screwed up, we've talked about it, we're making things better, we're going to be more lax, sorry

We've noticed that the tftv community and TF2 scene has been passionately concerned about moderation of the forums recently, most notably; the locking the 'mal banned thread' as well as other things.

We came to the conclusion that our moderation guidelines were far too vague and that lead to differing views on what should be moderated or controlled and how said things should be done.

To make things right we're going to...
- Unlock the previous threads that we locked over-zealously
- Restore some posts that were minorly derailing but no real hate behind them
- Unban/Untimeout forum users caught in past preach of the last few days
- Update our moderation internal guidelines our mods use
- Upgrade backside mod tools to have better option of handling cases and operating
- Limit our locks to only dire situations and generally move more threads to The Dumpster sub-forum (don't take this as an open invitation to test limits)
- Be more lenient towards derailing (this too)
- Apologize and try not to let it happen again

We're sorry, we want the tf2 community to feel like they have a place to voice their opinions on bans, have a soapbox to speak to the scene at large and quip for a pointless positive red number. Whilst we would like to have it organised, on topic and friendly; doesnt mean we should overstep and force perfection.

TL;DR; We screwed up, we've talked about it, we're making things better, we're going to be more lax, sorry
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#2
26 Frags +

I want to be the first to post this too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15HTd4Um1m4

I want to be the first to post this too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15HTd4Um1m4
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#3
61 Frags +

thank you for admitting your faults and being transparent

thank you for admitting your faults and being transparent
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#4
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I'm glad that some people can actually see their faults and make things right. If only more people could be like this :(

I'm glad that some people can actually see their faults and make things right. If only more people could be like this :(
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#5
newbie.tf
34 Frags +

i actually think the lack of lans has made some folks forget that we're all, like... friends? ty for the apology mods. y'all are cool but also humans who are capable of messing up. cant wait to buy u drinks at whatever tf the next lan that happens is

i actually think the lack of lans has made some folks forget that we're all, like... friends? ty for the apology mods. y'all are cool but also humans who are capable of messing up. cant wait to buy u drinks at whatever tf the next lan that happens is
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#6
68 Frags +
KevinIsPwni actually think the lack of lans has made some folks forget that we're all, like... friends? ty for the apology mods. y'all are cool but also humans who are capable of messing up. cant wait to buy u drinks at whatever tf the next lan that happens is

on the bright side, admins fucking up didn't kill a LAN this time

[quote=KevinIsPwn]i actually think the lack of lans has made some folks forget that we're all, like... friends? ty for the apology mods. y'all are cool but also humans who are capable of messing up. cant wait to buy u drinks at whatever tf the next lan that happens is[/quote]

on the bright side, admins fucking up didn't kill a LAN this time
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#7
12 Frags +

Is there any particular reason mods/admins don't post notifying that they're locking a thread and a potential justification?

Seems like a pretty conventional thing forum mods do on virtually every other forum around, always wondered why TFtv didn't.

Is there any particular reason mods/admins don't post notifying that they're locking a thread and a potential justification?

Seems like a pretty conventional thing forum mods do on virtually every other forum around, always wondered why TFtv didn't.
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#8
-33 Frags +

it used to be obvious why threads were locked, now its just at the whim of strange power-tripping virgin trannissaries

it used to be obvious why threads were locked, now its just at the whim of strange power-tripping virgin trannissaries
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#9
6 Frags +

is this the first time someone fakenicked an english flag

is this the first time someone fakenicked an english flag
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#10
2 Frags +

admitting to a mistake was probably the best thing you could have done, good job. looking forward to these changes

admitting to a mistake was probably the best thing you could have done, good job. looking forward to these changes
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#11
-6 Frags +

https://www.teamfortress.tv/58189/how-do-i-get-rid-of-this-shit
Restore My Posts In This Thread Or There Will Be Consequences

https://www.teamfortress.tv/58189/how-do-i-get-rid-of-this-shit
Restore My Posts In This Thread Or There Will Be Consequences
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#12
0 Frags +

posting in unlocked thread

posting in unlocked thread
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