Hate to beat a dead horse, but I feel like I need to hop in on this. This whole thing was pretty ridiculous.
ThatGuy, here's a task list of things from me to you. Considering you seem intent on telling our staff how to be better staff with no real backing to do so, I think I'm going to tell you a couple ways to be a better board member.
1) Don't be incredibly incendiary and insulting of others. This is very well within the same vein of trolling/flaming. Which, mind, is against da rulez. Know what else is a good thing? To not do it after being warned. I told the mods who handled this myself to warn and then temp-ban if you continued attacking others when it's absolutely unneeded.
2) There's no need to be so self-entitled. You are not Uboachan's Messiah, you yourself being incredibly insulting and disregarding staff will not fix any problems. This will only do the contrary to helping uboachan by setting a piss-poor example of being a good member. Also, we are not as wounded or poorly-cobbled together as you seem to believe.
3) Assuming things are bad, try not to. Almost all of our members are regulars of IRC and we look for that, yes. But we also want members who are regulars of the boards. That requirement is almost so clear that we never have to state that explicitly. Look at the mod list. Who here hasn't been an acknowledged member for years? Some of them are old enough you don't remember them. For granted, some are newer and some may be lurkers. But that doesn't mean you tell them they have no idea how the boards work or that we're all incompetent. Just because we do things differently does not mean it's wrong. It's been this way for years. It works for us and that's all that matters. It's only been recently that there's an incredibly vocal minority complaining.
4) Ban evasion after being warned after breaking a handful of rules on a number of occasions, just to get the last word makes you look bad. And gets you gone for good. Every imageboard is like that. Every one
. For granted, I agree that 22 weeks is too long. That is and will be addressed. But there are easily other ways to reach the staff and have the problem resolved in a peaceable manner, like Seisatsu said. Although, considering you've been nothing but insulting, implying, assumptive, condescending and overall mean-spirited to people who are just trying to help or solve a problem, the fact you went about it the wrong way doesn't surpriPost too long. Click here to view the full text.