I would like to direct your attention to the following:
Q: Isn't all this subjective?
A: Yes. The Mods do their best to be fair, but inevitably, this is a subjective standard. Another thing for you to Deal With.
As a user of Backstage, you were not promised 100% flawless, unerring, fairness and objectivity. You were promised that we would do our best to maintain an atmosphere where any EVE RPer, regardless of faction or clique, could come and expect to be able to have a civil discussion about EVE RP.
That's what we've been doing and will continue to do, as volunteers on this forum.
The above is a quote of something I told someone else.
Lyn, you - more than anyone else I've encountered here - have a propensity for completely missing or just outright ignoring a point, picking a bit here or a piece there and using them, quite out of context, to support some other point that you're trying to argue.
The thing that you have to understand is that your opinion
is not the prevalent opinion of the Mod Team and may not even be the prevalent opinion of the entire forum userbase. It is your opinion.
Posting it again and again every time you don't get your way in an effort to stir up drama, particularly when targeting a particular team member, does not make your opinion any more or less valid than the first time you posted it. I dare say that the effort to stir up drama actually weakens it. If you're familiar with the idea of logical fallacies, and you're smart so I expect you're quite familiar, you know that it doesn't matter how many people you say have PMed you or convo'd you about how they agree with you (Appeal to Popularity) - that's entirely irrelevant to any point you're trying to make (which, obviously, has to be able to stand on its own merit).
We have heard you. Several times. We have discussed your points, some of us with you as well as with each other. And yet, here we are. Evidently, in the fullness of time it has come about that we have chosen not to agree with and/or act on your opinion.
Another thing for you to Deal With.
The fact of the matter is, and I'll reiterate despite the inherent futility, the fact of the matter is that if someone is making personal attacks at a Moderator and that Mod says something "indelicate" (to use Silver's word) to the person in the course of moderating the post/thread, then we're not going to lose any sleep over it and we're not going to support a call for action against that Moderator (the we're here is referring to myself and Silver - it still only takes one Moderator to decide to moderate a post, even if that post is made by another Team Member). Any opinions to the contrary are duly noted.
It would be different if someone on the Mod Team was simply shitposting for its own sake and just generally being a bad forum user. That hasn't been the case in any of these little drama events, that I've seen.
It would be different if a Mod were abusing the Moderation Tools in order to pursue some personal grudge or vendetta. From what I've been told, this happened once and it was quickly stopped. This has not been happening, and having recently added two new Moderators to the Team, we will be watching closely to ensure it does not begin to happen again.
Lastly, it would be different if a particular Mod ALWAYS posted indelicately when moderating posts/threads, with no mitigating circumstances whatsoever. That is also a thing that has not been happening.
I can recall two different threads regarding Backstage, its intent and its current status. In both of these threads, the topic of the Rules and FAQ and how the Mod Team applies them came up. In both of these threads, the final consensus seemed to be that the Forum in general is healthy, the Community as a whole (such as it is) is about what it should be expected to be given the state of Eve, and there is nothing to see here.
We are not going to up and change everything to suit one person who consistently complains about the same thing. We aren't going to up and change everything to suit two people. We aren't going to up and change everything to suit a vocal minority.
If we up and change everything, it will be because we have seen a negative element grow out of control and recognize that a change needs to be made in order for Backstage to remain a place where any EVE RPer, regardless of faction or clique, can come and expect to be able to have a civil discussion about EVE RP.
That's the idea behind Backstage. It's the only one I care about.
If the state of affairs here at Backstage is so unacceptable
to you, then as I have pointed out to others, you do have alternatives. If you would like more information about these alternatives, you can ask me about them via PM. Apparently, offering these alternatives unsolicited is frowned upon in some circles. I assure you, they're both quite innocuous.