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Re: Staff Changes Megathread
« Reply #40 on: June 19, 2014, 10:39:14 am »
This person: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/xaerun

is an admin again, though I don't know how long they've been restored. He describes himself as a "toxic and negative" person:
...

Note that a) it's in quotes and b) he's appears to have been demoted from forum admin back down to supermod (along with ArielMT). I would hazard a guess that someone cited him as being "toxic and negative" as the reason for his demotion, and he's expressing it in the only way that won't simply get him banned for sharing private information. It's more likely though that the demotions were chase removing them because they're not active enough for his liking (I doubt 'neer would care). The quote may or may not be related to that, but I assume that it is a quote.
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Re: Staff Changes Megathread
« Reply #41 on: August 29, 2014, 04:32:55 am »
Another admin gone : Cerberusnl

Quote from: Cerberusnl
Due to repeated issues with communication, I feel I no longer motivated to help FA out, administratively. As such, I'm resigning.

I'll still be around... I'm just not going to be doing any banhammering.

Guess who's still not gone from the staff page.

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Re: Staff Changes Megathread
« Reply #42 on: February 20, 2015, 11:44:47 am »
One or more FA admins are moving to using an "anonymous account".

Several people listed on the staff page (Xaerun, Surgat, Nero Silent, SSJ3Mewtwo) are missing the @s from their FA accounts. SSJ3Mewtwo posted a journal:

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This account is now for browsing and the usual FA-ness only. My moderation work is under an anonymous account now.
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http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/6516674/

So perhaps several admins are now doing this. It's a good way of helping to reduce transparency.

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Re: Staff Changes Megathread
« Reply #43 on: February 20, 2015, 08:04:22 pm »
fa is totally transparent, you can see right through it
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Re: Staff Changes Megathread
« Reply #44 on: February 24, 2015, 07:21:52 am »
Something I just noticed: in August 2014 Dragoneer reappointed someone who was an admin several years ago:

Quote from: Kyoujin
So yeah, a few people have already noticed, but I've returned to being an FA Administrator. HOWEVER, I've only come back to the administration temporarily. I've come back to the team to help with some behind the scene stuff, and will be on probably only for a few weeks (maybe a bit longer, I'm not sure).

The reason I'm not staying on longer is because I have a lot to focus on in real life. I've been desperately trying to find a new job as I have no income at the moment, so.. once I get a break, I have to put everything into that new job. I'm hoping I'll have one real soon, especially since there's a few things looking up but.. ugh.. it's been really tough for some reason this time [...]
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http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/5991429/

However, as far as I know there has been no noticeable decrease in the amount of people complaining in public about their TTs not getting answered and Kyoujin, far from being an admin for a few weeks only, still is an admin.

When I was an admin in 07 to 08, Kyoujin, whether it was IRL circumstances or anything else, was completely ineffective and disconnected. In a good month he answered a few of the easiest trouble tickets and never seemed to be aware of what was going on. However, he did have the great virtue of never criticising or standing up to Dragoneer.

I wouldn't be surprised if Dragoneer has actually forgotten about re-appointing him at this point, since Kyoujin isn't listed on the staff page and I doubt he's done much.

Reappointing people like that is a sign that Dragoneer is both desperate for staff to help with FA's dismal response times, but also how he sabotages himself by only tolerating ineffective people who won't rock the boat or dare to criticise or stand up to him.

Edit:

I see from one of Kyoujin's journals that he has a chronic health problem, which I think is sad and I sympathize, and which probably explains his lack of activity but I think people with chronic health problems which affect their ability to admin a website shouldn't be being appointed as admins in the first place.

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Re: Staff Changes Megathread
« Reply #45 on: March 22, 2015, 05:37:56 am »
Someone posted on lulz.net a list of all the people which is everyone in FA's staff group call. Someone in the thread who said they talked to an FA forums mod thought the list was accurate (but including people who are no longer on staff, presumably because the skype group hasn't been updated):

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Actually this list is probably accurate but includes folk who are removed too. I say that because a former fa forum mod mentioned to me that there was a thread in the staff-only section that waccoon was gonna help them with some tech stuff. And im certain waccoon nor anyone else has mentioned that elsewhere.
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https://lulz.net/furi/res/3098919.html#3098994

An ex-fa admin in the thread, summercat, stated that Sciggles forced the skype group calls on the staff.

http://www.furaffinity.net/user/quotingmungo
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/asianeko
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/chase/
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/coopertom/
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/foxamoore/
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/jasufox/
https://www.furaffinity.net/user/mentova
https://www.furaffinity.net/user/Kryphosdrgn/
https://www.furaffinity.net/user/Cerberusnl
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/dragoneer/
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/qoph
https://www.furaffinity.net/user/KalmorIsvaeng
https://www.furaffinity.net/user/SSJ3Mewtwo
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/sciggles/
https://www.furaffinity.net/user/toraneko/
https://www.furaffinity.net/user/trpdwarf
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/zidonuke/
https://www.furaffinity.net/user/ctrlaltdel123
https://www.furaffinity.net/user/zekeshadowfyre
https://www.furaffinity.net/user/Jashwa
https://www.furaffinity.net/user/kyoujin
http://mlarak.tumblr.com/ (Not sure)
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/nerosilent
https://www.furaffinity.net/user/Surgat
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/lizardking/
https://www.furaffinity.net/user/net-cat
https://www.furaffinity.net/user/waccoon
https://www.furaffinity.net/user/xaerun/
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/yak
https://www.furaffinity.net/user/zydala

Some unfamiliar names on there. Cooper-tom is someone who sometimes wears the fender fursuit at conventions and who is a personal friend of Dragoneer, I believe.

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Re: Staff Changes Megathread
« Reply #46 on: March 30, 2015, 09:56:24 am »
Looks like this may be one of the new anonymous admin accounts which staff are hiding behind in order to reduce transparency and accountability:

http://www.furaffinity.net/user/Moderator-Toucan

However whoever is using it is allegedly already fucking up:



FA admins not being familiar with the FA rules? Well at least that's business as usual after the IMVU takeover.

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Re: Staff Changes Megathread
« Reply #47 on: March 30, 2015, 04:14:16 pm »
Looks like this may be one of the new anonymous admin accounts which staff are hiding behind in order to reduce transparency and accountability:

http://www.furaffinity.net/user/Moderator-Toucan

However whoever is using it is allegedly already fucking up:



FA admins not being familiar with the FA rules? Well at least that's business as usual after the IMVU takeover.
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/Moderator-Puma
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/Moderator-Narwhal

I'm sure there's more generic animal moderator names too. Transparency at it's finest!

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Re: Staff Changes Megathread
« Reply #48 on: April 27, 2015, 08:24:29 pm »
I just noticed this.

http://www.furaffinity.net/staff/

"The staff page is being redesigned, and will return early April."

How...and why... would you take down a page to redesign it? It's literally a list.

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Re: Staff Changes Megathread
« Reply #49 on: May 25, 2015, 10:38:59 am »
Dragoneer finally got around to updating the staff page and Sciggles has crept back onto staff. She is the "Director of Operations":

http://www.furaffinity.net/staff/

Lame descriptions and anonymous accounts ahoy. This is the description for the moderators:

Quote from: FA staff page
These chosen few have donned a mantle of anonymity, selflessly forgoing glory while volunteering their time to support the community they love. Moderators eagerly seek out people in need via the guidance of the Trouble Ticket System with the drive and the tools necessary to alleviate their issues.

Dragoneer, Chase and Sciggles are described thus:

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Imbued with a dream and fueled by passion, Leaders are realistic yet unrelenting in their drive to develop and strengthen the community around them. They work in concert with their staff to build the very roads they envision while heeding any criticism along the way from those who travel their paths.

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Re: Staff Changes Megathread
« Reply #50 on: May 25, 2015, 04:26:51 pm »
Those descriptions make me nauseous. No wonder the page was nearly two months late... Sean was too busy trying to suck himself off with words to bother making sure it renders on desktops correctly.

No surprise that Sciggles is back. More proof that Piche hasn't changed at all. Looking forward to IMVU canning him.

Also, does Fox Amoore actually do anything? Or is he kept around because he's the last popular fandom figure that is willing to involve themselves with this shitfest?

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Re: Staff Changes Megathread
« Reply #51 on: May 26, 2015, 10:08:14 am »
Sometimes I say I'm laughing at FA and admittedly I'm just being arrogant and not laughing at all. But these descriptions actually had me dying. My cheeks fucking hurt.

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Re: Staff Changes Megathread
« Reply #52 on: May 26, 2015, 11:15:45 am »
its really weird, as if you think about this logically or with some sense
"you are better off JUST listing off their Job position, AND what that job does."
I'm looking at Jasu's position: Minor Protection services...
"What do they do? Do their job mean they go about dealing with minors on the site? what?"
instead we get a profile information...something that belongs on a person's profile.

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Re: Staff Changes Megathread
« Reply #53 on: May 26, 2015, 06:39:01 pm »
Well if they actually say what their admins are supposed to be doing, then people will start to expect them to actually perform those duties.

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Re: Staff Changes Megathread
« Reply #54 on: May 26, 2015, 06:50:11 pm »
Looking forward to IMVU canning him.
if there was any chance of imvu canning piche he would not have made the deal

i don't think imvu actually cares about the FA money pit and i don't think they give a shit about how it's run. why would they have gone near it otherwise?

fa is a promotional expense for them, pure and simple
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Re: Staff Changes Megathread
« Reply #55 on: May 27, 2015, 01:33:32 am »
Well if they actually say what their admins are supposed to be doing, then people will start to expect them to actually perform those duties.
and thats the problem, as the job positions are used as profiles we can just assume "they aren't doing anything, this is just to look like we are organized"

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Re: Staff Changes Megathread
« Reply #56 on: May 27, 2015, 04:04:09 pm »
An ex-FA member of staff has spoken upon on lulz.net, in response to the open return of Sciggles to the staff.

In response to someone asking if Dragoneer and his deathgrip + incompetence is the biggest single problem with FA:

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Personally, I feel Sciggles is more off a detriment. Dragoneer was at least approachable about certain topics, Sciggles was the immovable force. On the other hand, Dragoneer would allow no changes unless he could approve of them, and even then- he seemed to prefer a static state versus any dynamic changes.

Unfortunately, I've not been assisting FA for a few years now, so hopefully IMVU will force Dragoneer to follow up on previous promises, but don't hold your breath.

In my experience, most of the admins wanted easy, fast tickets that required little effort, and would somehow just get upset when users challenged their rulings. Typically, they would phone-a- friend another admin, who would back them up, rather than acting as an impartial party. You scratch my back, and all that nonsense.

Even among the admins, Dragoneer and Sciggles were often seen as nuisances, but many of the admins simply seemed to want to sit in the cool kid circle and so just enough to sqeak by. I feel that many viewed it as a status symbol of sorts.

But yes, I believe Dragoneer ( And Sciggles ) were the real issues. Lazy staff were just following the leader.

Quote from: Hy3na
I worked on FA staff for a long while. I'm more than happy to state that Sciggles was never removed from staff, and worked her personal vendettas behind the scenes almost daily. Luckily, my position kept me fairly fast removed from all the politics, so I really don't know how closely she played get hand during most of the drama in my time.

Oh, Dragoneer also paid me an entire month's ad revenue after a large convention, because he drunkenly offered to do so if I could clear the ticket backlog that accumulated over that weekend.

I admit, it was some of the saddest ~350 smackers I've ever made.

Just food for thought.
^https://lulz.net/furi/res/3128333.html#3129352

Quote from: Hy3na
Helperdog was, in fact, Sciggles. That was little secret to most informed parties working with the staff at the time.
^https://lulz.net/furi/res/3128333.html#3129353

Quote from: Hy3na
I won't go into specific details, but certain artists whose works were deemed ' unsavory' or ' borderline' were constantly watched, and art was removed south little to no warning. Mostly smaller names.

Some of the bigger names. Like kayla-na, on the other hand, were always pandered to die to their fan bases, and constant Bitching. Before my time ended, her admin not page was longer than any I had ever seen...as in, 5 or so pages long. And trust me when w/o say the admin now pages were rather lengthy, and could hold a good many annotations, removals, or note responses between admins and users.
^https://lulz.net/furi/res/3128333.html#3129403

In response to the questions : How did Dragoneer react to Sciggles vendettas and agression towards people she doesn't like?, Did you get any insight into Sciggles and Dragoneer's relationship? & how much control/input over running FA does Sciggles have? :

Quote from: Hy3na
Dragoneer had always been staggeringly hands-off as far as admin stuff is concerned. He only took the reigns when expressly prompted by lots of urging. Near the end of my stint, he was getting better, but his job was primarily posting the headers and trying to do damage control for this and that.

I never saw much in the way of Dragoneer and Sciggle's relationship, except that she pushed him to get the changes she wanted.

As for power? What she wanted during that time, she got.

Kitashi was more power-hungry than she was, tbh. Kitashi is the primary author off the newer AUP and Admin SOPs. Of you spoke out about a loop hole or poorly made decision, he'd run straight to Dragoneer...who would then speak to you like unsure middle management HR.

Personally, I worked very seldomly with the other admins, aside from evidence gathering efforts for ban evasions and so on. I was an outsider on the inside.
^https://lulz.net/furi/res/3128333.html#3129417

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Generally speaking, the admin attitude towards users was always exasperated at best, and volatile at worst. Trp and Kitashi were the most grumpy of the bunch.

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Dragoneer and I had a relationship based solely on my work as a volunteer, and none further. The falling out was likely prompted by other admins, whom I stepped on the toes of more than a few times.

I actually found it more amusing than anything: ' fired ' for lack of ticket numbers, when my role wasn't really involved in answering tickets- outside of a very select category, anyway.

Basically, it was an excuse to get rid of me, and I found it more relieving than anything. I spent many, many hours a week outside of work to assist on the site, and it certainly freed up a lot of spare time.

« Last Edit: May 27, 2015, 05:28:24 pm by an hoopoe »

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Re: Staff Changes Megathread
« Reply #57 on: August 16, 2015, 11:01:45 am »
Looks like FA has lost two more staff members, Renashe and Kalmor.

https://forums.furaffinity.net/threads/1508104-We-just-lost-two-admins-They-re-both-citing-problems-with-FA?p=5406642#post5406642

*EDIT* They deleted the thread. I saved some Screenshots that were posted in it, but I'm on mobile so they might not have saved legibly.

The staff who left cited basically the same issues everyone has ever listed when leaving FA. Toxic environment of people who never want to do anything and Piche being distrustful towards everyone but his friends.
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Re: Staff Changes Megathread
« Reply #58 on: August 16, 2015, 11:14:27 am »
Looks like FA has lost two more staff members, Renashe and Kalmor.

https://forums.furaffinity.net/threads/1508104-We-just-lost-two-admins-They-re-both-citing-problems-with-FA?p=5406642#post5406642

*EDIT* They deleted the thread. I saved some Screenshots that were posted in it, but I'm on mobile so they might not have saved legibly.

The staff who left cited basically the same issues everyone has ever listed when leaving FA. Toxic environment of people who never want to do anything and Piche being distrustful towards everyone but his friends.

I backed up their journals and stuff:
FAF Thread
Kalmor's leaving journal
Renashe's leaving journal

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Re: Staff Changes Megathread
« Reply #59 on: August 16, 2015, 11:17:08 am »
Hello friends, here's the Imgur linked in the journal. It has a bunch of stuff on it.

http://imgur.com/a/xKhJ7