Anonymous Punishments

Started by Mewi, Jun 03, 2008, 10:56 PM

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Helrouis

Quote from: JJJ on Jun 08, 2008, 02:09 PM
Quote from: GM録mark登sanbeda数 on Jun 08, 2008, 07:49 AM
Quote from: baseballGuy on Jun 08, 2008, 07:46 AM
if your a GM then you should be ready for the grudges that people will bestow on you.

Its too bad that even the good one's gets to be cursed  :-[

and it often makes some of the really good ones quit >.<

i mean as a GM yes you have to expect ppl to accuse you of corruption and yatayata
and sometimes it gets over whelming and makes them want to quit and such.....
but its unfortunatly just a part of RO.....
even if the GM is good and just following the rules and etc, there will still be corruption theories about them


You need to be a perfect guy for being GM, one mistake will ruin your show, and the people will never remove that impression on you.

mark_sanbeda

for me i dont really care if a server im playing has this *anonymous punishment* coz i make sure i follow the rules of the server im playing but for some people this might not be the case...

Jerk: unban my char F*ck you GM **** [anonymous punishments not yet approved]

Jerk: unban my char F*ck you ****RO corrupt server [approved]

baseballGuy

Quote from: GM録mark登sanbeda数 on Jun 08, 2008, 06:35 PM
for me i dont really care if a server im playing has this *anonymous punishment* coz i make sure i follow the rules of the server im playing but for some people this might not be the case...

Jerk: unban my char F*ck you GM **** [anonymous punishments not yet approved]

Jerk: unban my char F*ck you ****RO corrupt server [approved]
There are people who just wont follow even if you tell them to stop.... and im still not sure of this *anonymous punishments* though with this the GM's wont be mentally harassed by unwanted players.

Aragorn

i must know who the GM is so i can tell who is corrupt! (>.>)

hey what are all these stupid f*** scribbles on your test?
OH BAKA SENSEI THAT'S NIHONGO

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Mewi

Quote from: lrellok on Jun 08, 2008, 07:40 AM
Quote from: Mewi on Jun 06, 2008, 01:05 PM
As far as I'm concerned it is not the communities job to keep track of the GMs activities. 

I am afraid i have to disagree.  It falls back to the argument of who watches the watchers.  Put simply, the players ARE supposed to police the GM's for corruption, and thus must know if one or two gm's are the problem or if it is the whole team. 

I have actually seen this a lot, where and admin is trying to defend a GM's decision, then another, then another, and months later realizes that the GM was corrupt.  One of the reasons that I feel very strongly that all punishments should have a name attached is that some admins do not realize they have a problem GM until they see "GM xyz unfair to me" a half dozen times in the report forums.   

This might be a good idea if it where possible to ensure zero corruption across the entirety of RO.  However, i fell it might be to easily used to cover for bad GM's, letting them hide behind it, and create more drama, not less, as players angry about actual problems take their gripes against, (in order); the whole GM team on the servers forums, the admin in or out of game, the server on the RMS rating section, and finally the RMS forums.

I think that the net result of this system will be the server getting trashed on RMS by players angry about a specific GM.  Becouse they no longer know which one it is, they grip about the whole team, the admin gets defensive, and the players come here and trash the server as a whole. 

(@me dons Lucian's volcano armor)

People who cannot face the facts of their own faults when breaking rules, especially after several warnings/punishments, will generally go trashing a server for the sake of their personal gain anyway.  Usually they will go around boasting that they were 'targeted' when in reality they were just breaking the rules over and over again.  So technically they targeted themselves lol x3

I will try to go through a few scenario's why some/most GM staff fails.

1.  Community Appointed GM staff generally tends to be a fan based vote on whoever was popular, not really determined on skill or ability as a GM, but on who was best at killing someone in pvp, or giving out items.

2.  Admin appointed GM staff,  most admins/developers do not make good GMs.  This is something I have learned over time after Gming several servers.  So considering this as a factor,  admins like to impede on other Gms with little or perhaps less experience than the GM they are impeding on.  ( again personal experience, may not be valid to all servers )  Admins tend to not keep a good eye on their own GMs either... and are too trusting... or are just generally corrupt themselves.

3.  Head GM appointed GM staff,  perhaps a better choice as that GM is designated a job of doing just GMing...  Generally head Gms should have extensive history as a GM and very well trained... 

4.  Friend appointed GM staff,  arg... the worst of the 4,  friend or no friend,  this creates a huge conflict and generally one GM/admin is afraid to fire another GM/Admin/Developer because they are 'real life friends' and are afraid to damage the friendship.

I find it good to detach personal feelings to people when GMing,  it's good to be polite and kind to the community but I also think it's bad to be to kind and allow them to get away with breaking the rules.  I'd ban my own mother if she broke the rules to such an extent ;p

Trolls... a GMs worst nightmare,  most servers only have one/three active trolls, they tend to cause the most drama/problems on a server, and probably should be irradicated as soon as possible once it's obvious they have no regard for the rules or other people's feelings.  They are a server's vermin and they can kill a server single handedly.

Trolling is much more difficult when you don't know who's administering the punishment, as trolls only like to target single people at a time, not entire groups.  They are cowards that way.


Becoming a GM means you sacrifice a part of your soul forever, be prepared.

mark_sanbeda

Quote from: Mewi on Jun 09, 2008, 12:54 AM
People who cannot face the facts of their own faults when breaking rules, especially after several warnings/punishments, will generally go trashing a server for the sake of their personal gain anyway.  Usually they will go around boasting that they were 'targeted' when in reality they were just breaking the rules over and over again.  So technically they targeted themselves lol x3

I will try to go through a few scenario's why some/most GM staff fails.

1.  Community Appointed GM staff generally tends to be a fan based vote on whoever was popular, not really determined on skill or ability as a GM, but on who was best at killing someone in pvp, or giving out items.

2.  Admin appointed GM staff,  most admins/developers do not make good GMs.  This is something I have learned over time after Gming several servers.  So considering this as a factor,  admins like to impede on other Gms with little or perhaps less experience than the GM they are impeding on.  ( again personal experience, may not be valid to all servers )  Admins tend to not keep a good eye on their own GMs either... and are too trusting... or are just generally corrupt themselves.

3.  Head GM appointed GM staff,  perhaps a better choice as that GM is designated a job of doing just GMing...  Generally head Gms should have extensive history as a GM and very well trained... 

4.  Friend appointed GM staff,  arg... the worst of the 4,  friend or no friend,  this creates a huge conflict and generally one GM/admin is afraid to fire another GM/Admin/Developer because they are 'real life friends' and are afraid to damage the friendship.

I find it good to detach personal feelings to people when GMing,  it's good to be polite and kind to the community but I also think it's bad to be to kind and allow them to get away with breaking the rules.  I'd ban my own mother if she broke the rules to such an extent ;p

Trolls... a GMs worst nightmare,  most servers only have one/three active trolls, they tend to cause the most drama/problems on a server, and probably should be irradicated as soon as possible once it's obvious they have no regard for the rules or other people's feelings.  They are a server's vermin and they can kill a server single handedly.

Trolling is much more difficult when you don't know who's administering the punishment, as trolls only like to target single people at a time, not entire groups.  They are cowards that way.

Yes, when their goal is not reach [unban maybe?] this people will come to the extent that they need to bring down the server for not meeting their expectation...

the scenarios you gave are not that bad i mean are their any qualifications to be a GM? anyone can be one i guess..

Guest

you have to remember that there are those ppl that only seem to play this game just so they can flame/troll and etc

and its those kinds of ppl that you just have to try to avoid.... even though they stick to u like the plague

Mewi

Quote from: JJJ on Jun 09, 2008, 06:42 PM
you have to remember that there are those ppl that only seem to play this game just so they can flame/troll and etc

and its those kinds of ppl that you just have to try to avoid.... even though they stick to u like the plague

I'll avoid them with a banstick x3,  i'm rubber and they are glue, whatever they say bounces off me, looks at the rules and pbans their ugly mugs ;O


Becoming a GM means you sacrifice a part of your soul forever, be prepared.

Guest

Quote from: Mewi on Jun 10, 2008, 02:57 AM
I'll avoid them with a banstick x3,  i'm rubber and they are glue, whatever they say bounces off me, looks at the rules and pbans their ugly mugs ;O
lol well since we're on the topic of punishments and bans and such
how do you guys deal with ppl that change their ip/use a proxy?

Ayu

Another type I find extremely annoying: rulesharks


They will play around loopholes in rule wording as much as possible. Unless it's basically printed word for word "you cannot do this" then they will argue to the endless depths that it's not rule breaking because the rule never said "specifically" you can't do this.


I guess that you can prevent it by making the rules more detailed of course, but do we really want a rulebook comparable with a phonebook and we have to read through that to understand a server's rules just to play a game online? =/