Jessi / Pretty Hate Machine (calesta) wrote in freehate,
Jessi / Pretty Hate Machine

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A rant

Okay... This is my first rant... I feel so on the spot. ^_^; I hope I can live up to your guys' expectations.

The first thing I noticed since I was first modded at AL was a certain division among the staff members. You always had the "Free supports" who would basically agree to walking off into a firey volcano if Free suggested that it might be a good idea. Pretty much all I saw from their posts was "Yes! That's a good idea! Whatever you say Free! Whatever you say! *makes a whole lot of kissey sounds*" Then there were those staff members that were actually willing to be honest about the ideas presented before them. They actually gave honest and valid input into the ideas presented and weren't afraid to go against Free's ideas. I always looked up to these members of staff... Halo, Blah, Kami, RagZ... They were actually willing to say something. Then I came to the wall where every single one of those honest staff members went. Basically, any decision you made was overridden by Free because he felt he know the individual involved better than anyone else on the forum and was able to make a better decision than the person ascribed, by him, to watch over the forum. To my knowledge, he was supposed to put enough trust into those people elected and made mods of those sections to carry out the rules as best as they saw fit. So when he felt like he knew someone better, he felt the need to castrate those mods and basically overrule whatever punishment/advice/warnings that the mod gave the person. It's honestly a VERY bad "parenting technique." If you have a mom that scolds her child for doing something she thought was wrong, but then you have their daddy coming in behind her just telling the kid that "Oh, she just had a bad day, it wasn't your fault," the of course the child would think they were in the right to have done what they did. Basically, everytime the child would get in trouble with the mother, it would go running to the father to relieve it's punishment, because basically everything it would do was right in their own opinion. This is exactly what Free's doing to his staff members and other admins. He's basically making the staff he elected to do the job of carrying out the rules for him because he can't possibly cover all of the forum himself, to make things much more peaceful, useless. So basically he's rendering his staff useless... What fucking good is that going to do him? And if he's so sick of the mutiny of the staff members with them going behind his back to get things done, then he should actually maybe try to stand behind the staff members for once in his fecking life instead of the regular members. That just goes to show me that he's more interested in the number of posters he has rather than the quality of the posts/members of the forum. If he's honestly getting sick of doing things by himself, then he should learn to distribute the work load evenly among the members he elected to help him in the first place. But if he feels the need to do things on his own because he seems to think that none of the other staff members can do it right or better, then I don't think he has a right to complain about being overworked. When you take on the role of the fucking superstar of AL, you should learn to take the hits along with the praises. You will always be a target when you decide to give yourself the title of God of AL. If he wishes things to work a bit more smoothly, then I say, put a little bit of trust back into you staff members. Trust them to do the job you elected them to do. If you can't, then what's the point of having the staff members in the first place?

*lets out a big long breath of air* I seriously just needed to get that out.
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O_O Ok....Nice rant ^^

You know, it never used to be that way, probably just because over the year so much has happened that he doesn't feel that he can rely on many any more. I know theres a few reasons for this and such.

It would be a hell of alot easier just to let people take some of the slack off of him, but when he doesn't feel as if they can, then it just compells him to take it all on his own I guess.

Its always good to speak your mind, especially when everyone else seems like butt kissers (some are some aren't, but thats how life goes).

At the end of the day though, its just a forum. Not life or death. It has no ruling over who you are as a person offline. You post, add your views and what do you really get back? Some get relationships, some make good friendships, but these are made of off the forum initally made in.

Thats something that annoys me. People are starting to forget how to live and forget that even though they have alot online to do...theres so much more out there to be done.

*hugs* I'm Glad you got that out. Its feels so much better I bet ^^

I'm trying to take this AL drama with a grain of salt. I've got pretty good things going on in my life right now so AL hasn't been getting to me as much. But it just feels so nice to rant.
*clings to you*

I have been seeing the same view for over a week now. It took me a while but I finally saw the light.

He's incredibly easy to win over in an argument though. As I told someone, I argued with him twice yesterday, over his adminship, the forum and I won both times. It's pretty pathetic when someone is reduced down to 'wahtever' and says that you've won.

o_O I thought he'd have more dignity then that, for those were simple facts I stated to him.

What have I told you!!

I know...overuse of the poster...but it cannot be helped.

It just doesn't matter who wins or not these days. the fact that you were arguing *thwaps again*

Silly Bunny
;__; *whimpers and hides*

I know I know

I pretty much instantly saw it. And yes, I do look like a retard arguing over the internet, but it sure is a great way to realive all that pent up stress.
*is a bit late in replying, as he just joined*

I know exactly what you mean. As we all know I've had many "run ins" shall we say with free while I was staff. First when I was an admin (Celes was there) I quit because he was ignoring his admins. That sort of set off a fire storm.

Then when I was demodded I just sorta stirred the pot for fun. Hehe. But yeah, I know exactly what you mean.
From what I recall, that's the reason why Msj quit also. *shakes head* I've noticed that he changes staff quite frequently. Makes me wonder if he ever realizes why.