Administration problems in the URPG
Problem #1: People, who aren’t officials, or moderators, are left in the dark a majority of the time.
This is a problem because we don’t know what’s happening with are concerns, we don’t even know if it’s being discussed or not half of the time. I just found out today that the problem with TED’s tourney battle, was actually being discussed. Yet all we get to see is this locked thread.
The URPG could be planning to shut down, and we’d all be completely clueless, for all we know. That’s a bit extreme, but still an example.
In my opinion it would be nice to be able to see what’s going on in the URPG, because everyone who plays devote at least some of their free time to it, and therefore deserves to know.
Solution: We should be able to see the mod forums, but not have the ability to post, that way we know what’s happening, and flaming/spamming threads of important nature will not be done. This is completely possible according to Misty.
“iamnotyou11 (10:59:00 PM):Is it possible to make a board
iamnotyou11 (10:59:05 PM):that everyone can see
iamnotyou11 (10:59:07 PM):but only certain people
iamnotyou11 (10:59:09 PM):can post
Slowking50 (10:59:14 PM):yes”
Problem #2: Officials have power, which isn’t specified, which allows them to do anything unless a moderator overrules them. Also, people should not be punished for things that were not in the rules, unless obvious cases of intentional abuse.
The problem with this is that, they can do it, and then be overruled. It should be, ask before they can do since it takes time to get something overruled and sometimes it’s only a matter of importance for that certain time.
Solution: Specify the rules of officials of the URPG, list all the things they have the power to do and be ‘slightly’ specific, not completely specific, as it would take way to much effort to compile the rules, and would be unrealistic. If it’s not listed THEY CAN’T DO IT and must first be discussed with moderators, not ‘a’ moderator, moderators. It would at least be better than no rules at all. Also, to punish someone, it should be clearly listed as them breaking a rule, and they should have to check to see if it’s a rule before punishing, this includes moderators. Exceptions being cases that were clearly intentional abuse.
IE. When some members lost money, from previous 1hkos. Even this is debatable as punishable, since they were never told to stop, simply punished.
An example of when people should have not been punished is here. The Park had been running for quite some time, and just taking back Pokemon, was completely unfair. It was never in the rules, therefore rules should have been changed, but Pokemon should not have been taken back.
These were decided by officials as well as moderators, so doesn’t show the power of officials, but are still good examples.
The park was a fault on the creators for not noticing that it was too easy to get high leveled story Pokemon; the normal members should NOT be punished.
Concerning problem #1, I think that things that discuss specific members should remain unviewable, but everything else, viewable, unless for a reason similar to the discussion of specific members. I do understand completely that seeing things on Bans/Promotions/Etc. shouldn't be for everyone's eyes, since it's not related to them whatsoever.