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All the mods leaving at once is very very bad pr

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Glenny glenn, Oct 15, 2014.

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  1. Glenny glenn

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    This really shows a negative sign that the community is in very serious trouble here, I know these mods say they are nothing special but stratics is where a large amount of the uo community gets its opinions and news from. When people start leaving in mass amounts like this, this is a signal that something really bad is wrong. I know the departing mods wont say anything about their departure but some should try explain their resignation in order to calm fears.

    If anyone wants a count 8 total have left so far. Hoping there wont be more
     
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  2. TheScoundrelRico

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    No it isn't...la
     
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  3. Uriah Heep

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    They're making way for Rico's return...
     
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  4. TheScoundrelRico

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    Not sure I would have time...then again, I'm still not sure I am returning to the game...15 days left to make up my mind...la
     
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  5. Obsidian

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    I have to respectfully disagree. A change it is, but UO is alive and well as is the Stratics community.
     
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  6. popps

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    Is there somewhere a list of which Stratics Moderators left or are leaving and which are staying and who will be the new Moderators ?

    Also, have there been also changes to the rules for posting on the Forums ?
     
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  7. Winter

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    I don't like it either, but a prolonged period of moderators leaving would hurt more than a one-day house cleaning. I am really going to miss the old crew, but looking forward to meeting the new crew.
     
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  8. Winter

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    Check this thread out... Rico and I both asked for the same thing there.
     
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  9. FrejaSP

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    I don't know what did happen but sometimes a new lead do have different wishes than an old tight staff and that not always easy.
    Lets give the new group a chance.
     
  10. Giggles

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    As several of them have said, it has nothing to do with the state of UO.
    Sometimes when a new ownership happens, the new owners ideas, vision, and goals, differ greatly from what the old timers are accustomed to. Sometimes people feel its best to leave rather then learn new things or do things differently. The same type of thing happens when companies buy out smaller companies. Sometimes the staff bails, and sometimes they stick around to see what happens.
    Neither scenario means something bad is happening.. Just simply something different.
    I'm thankful for the staff that is sticking around to help us move forward, and I wish the parting staff the best!

    Now lets all remove the foil hats and get back to gaming shall we? =)
     
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  11. Kolka

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    I'm just going to say it, since everyone is thinking it anyway: alien abduction.

    Poor Kelmo is probably getting disected as we speak.....
     
  12. Aran

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    The new owners probably want to modernize
     
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  13. Nexus

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    No changes to posting rules that I've been made aware of. And pretty much everyone who's left has made a post here on UHall. There haven't been any "New" Moderators brought in as of yet, we're waiting for things to settle down at the moment. Some of us will me taking on additional roles, similar to how myself, Storm, and Oscar were added to help watch UHall. Those changes may be permanent for some of us or just until new blood is brought on board, and some of us may wind up adding larger roles to our resume as well. But at the moment, we're righting the ship and simply weathering the storm until Cirno and Kirthag decide that things have calmed enough for them to start looking people over to fill vacant positions.
     
  14. Flair

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    Not true. This had nothing to do with the new owner either.
     
  15. Cirno

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    My count is currently at 10.

    The thing is, everyone working at Stratics (with the exception of Ryan) is a volunteer.
    Our motivations for volunteering generally fall under "passion" or "loyalty".
    Most people start off with a passion for a game or a community, and want to contribute their time to that.
    However, over time, these motivations can change. Petra inspired loyalty in those that volunteered at UO Stratics, and as a result peoples' reasons for continuing to volunteer their time shifted from supporting the game and the community to supporting Petra (who's motivation was to support the game and community).
    Then, when Petra left, a lot of people found that their primary motivation for volunteering was no longer present.
    In that case, it wouldn't be fair to expect them to stick around.
     
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  16. Flair

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    This wasn't a joke to anyone. It was actually something serious to those involved.
     
  17. Tazar

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    Your total of 8 is low - several have simply not posted about it. However - please know that of the staff leaving Stratics - I believe all of them still are and will be UO Players. I believe I speak for everyone when I say that our love of the game has not changed.

    For Stratics - I know that we all wish the new owner well. I for one will still support him with information, suggestions, etc. and I will still support Stratics - just not as a staff member any longer.
     
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  18. Aran

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    I didn't say the situation was a joke, I said my comment was.
     
  19. TheScoundrelRico

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    If you'd like to change that, I'll kindly accept a pay check for posting here :) ...la
     
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  20. Aran

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    Second
     
  21. Flair

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    One should not make jokes about things one doesn't understand.
     
  22. Aran

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    That's the best time to make jokes.
     
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  23. Flair

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    [​IMG]
     
  24. Poo

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    i would assume, and this is me assuming things here, but if "I" where with the old owner and helped him buy Stratics then sweated blood and tears to help keeping it going and such all on a volunteer basis, well i think i might have gotten a little miffed when he pulled the rug out from under them and sold it off.

    that can be a very big slap in the face to people when they give everything they have for free to someone else just to have it all get flushed down the pipe.

    like i said, just me assuming.

    i know i can fondly remember the youtube video stating that Stratics was back in the hands of 'the people' and would remain so.
    and now its not.
     
  25. Aran

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    If Taylor wasn't asking so much for it, I would have bought Stratics. You guys might have actually lucked out the way things went! ;)
     
  26. Shamus Turlough

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    Poo, it was never truly in the players' hands. Don't believe that garbage for one minute.
     
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  27. Poo

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    i know.
    but i didnt wanna be outright blunt about it.
    some of the gentler minded people need to be guided to the cool-aid.
     
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  28. Magdalene

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    Speak only for yourself, unless mandated.
    Do not assume you know other people's motivations.
    In general.
     
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  29. TheScoundrelRico

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    So what were your motivations :) ...la
     
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  30. Lady Michelle

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    OH !!! So this is why my cool-aids been disappearing? You been guiding them to it :eek:
     
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  31. Angyl of Ohr

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    Uh Oh! Stuff about to get real!!!
     
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  32. SlobberKnocker

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    petra would have so locked this thread....

    and dats dat.
     
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  33. SlobberKnocker

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    petra would have so locked this thread....

    and dats dat.
     
  34. Nexus

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    This is starting to get out of hand, if anyone wants to know anyone's reason for staying or leaving the Forums, please do it in a private conversation. I'm locking this and will lock any more conversations on this topic that I see people starting to get "Snappish" in, Past, or Present Staff members postings included.
     
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