Cerys wrote: Yasmin wrote:
Guess my post regarding the cons of this got deleted
If you had posted cons only, I would have left it.
I don't recall posting anything unrelated or that was not a real example of how this can go terribly wrong.
Sure, I named players and a certain staff member of abusing their power but only in relation to this specific topic of making clanning easier. My comments were also factual and not speculative with examples.
All I was getting at is its probably fine for an inactive clan because the few active players do all the vetting, which is typically the case anyway with voting on applicants etc.
In the defenders it got out of hand once the clan became more active. People couldn't stop the clanning/ranking and many were concerned by the lack of control.
Changing the clanning process got sidelined because certain power hungry players wanted to clan a bunch of randoms, not even post threads for them on forums and use them to declan me. A certain player even canvassed the clan to try declan me prior and had no support which led them to then do this to make it happen.
Obviously a bunch were his buddies/haters but also a bunch were randoms that didn't understand what was happening and somehow still had a default vote due to the declanning rules.
People who I should have been voting on whether I even wanted them in my clan got to vote on kicking me out basically and some of them didn't even have a clanning thread.
Which then gets back to individuals/oldbies who are bitter people that can't RP and just enjoy screwing people that get in the way of their OOC agendas that are short sighted and have no RP context/basis.
To be honest I think clanning shouldn't be some horrendous gauntlet for anyone. I've always been fair and reasonable with people I oocly dislike despite their lack of it in return. I don't know that I've even ever no voted anyone.
I also don't believe declanning someone should be easy. It should be an absolute last resort, particularly as that player has invested significant time into obtaining their rank etc.
My final comment was that maybe I am just the bad apple.