I have been a member of these boards for about 7 months now and when i joined this was an overall positive feeling place to come together with the community and discuss the game. In that time i have seen the uproar over GW starting with the preview threads resulting in, among other things, death threats directed at the devs.
I also witnessed the craziness over GW collusion which resulted in people quitting the game.
It has been getting progressively worse as time goes by and i am extremely troubled by this. I have seen several of my friends leave the forum (not to mention the devs) and this trend continues even this very day. Why are so many people leaving? Various reasons bit they are all able to boiled down to one thing.
These boards are becoming toxic.
I love this community and i have made clear my feelings about GoW and this troubles me. I dont want to leave these boards but if things continue to progress the way they are i am going to have to.
This has been almost every day for 2 weeks that i have been upset IRL because of things that happen here which illustrates how much i love the forums. If i didnt why would i care.
I am sorry if this thread offends anyone as that is not my intent but i must speak my mind. What i have been seeing mostly is name calling, call-outs, unnecessary flags causing threads to be closed, and veiled threats.
Just today this behavior jas caused someone else to quit the forums permanently. This person is a long time member and an excellent contributor to the community. I unfortunately forsee myself following suit as well if this nose-dive isnt corrected.
What i propose to solve the problems is this:
- Further clarification of the community guidelines.
I feel some people are uncertain (myself included) on exactly what some rules mean and what is considered a csll-out, threat, abusive language, ect.
- At least 1 more mod. Someone in Europe or the Americas who can monitor the forums while our aussie friends are asleep or otherwise unavailable .
I think that asking for some volunteers and maybe voting for the new mod could work. (And of course @Saltypatra would have veto power)
Anyway i think that is all i can say right now and hesitantly await any feedback