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can i be extinguished member?

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On 6/4/2022 at 10:20 AM, Lonelywolf said:


EDIT: WHY I SHOULD BE EXTINGUISHED
 - I have over 7,000 posts

Weak.

Tho you do beat me in post/likes ratio. So maybe you're worthy of a proper extinguishment. :laugh:
I vote yes with my non-existent voting powers and authority.

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I remember being determined to get a Distinguished Member ranking on this forum, however I think my determination got in the way of my ability to actually be an active, creative and engaging member of the community. :cute:

If I remember correctly, the first step was getting a "negative warning" from a Moderator.... A first step that I never managed to achieve! :taped:

"Only those who do not seek power are qualified to hold it." - Plato

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To be a bit frank, I think the entire "negative warning" part was a bit sketchy, as it was just a bad system too open for nepotism and without any real guidelines. I very rarely gave out negative warnings, because I felt confused as to what was a good enough reason to make you go from 0 to -1. 

On the other hand, I like the idea in the sense that it is an acknowledgement of standing and influence, rather than popularity. It is probably not much of a surprise that the DM rank existed solely to find candidates for further promotions, and in general, alert the community to what we deemed the standard to be. In an ideal world, I would have liked to see more -1's though, and even -2's. I do not think we ever went past -4, and only 2 or 3 of us ever attained that. Ideally, we should have used the whole scale up to -7. :tongue: 

 

...too bad the Staff (and to some extent DMs) became as complacent as the Jedi Council in the last days of the Republic. The moment that Staff and DMs ended up quitting RuneScape in large numbers, it marked the beginning of a slow and unnecessary suffocation, with little progress or evolution to be able to adapt to a changing RuneScape. 

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I did like the negative reputation system - however, I guess I was too young to really consider any defined parameters, guidelines or even consider any nepotism that may have came into play!

 

Yes, I think it should have been given out more often to be honest but still be quite restricted with promotions to DM. I believe it would have rewarded members and encouraged activity, although with the presence of social media now - I think it was only a matter of time before activity levels completely dropped.

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On 9/22/2022 at 11:45 AM, Yuanrang said:

To be a bit frank, I think the entire "negative warning" part was a bit sketchy, as it was just a bad system too open for nepotism and without any real guidelines. I very rarely gave out negative warnings, because I felt confused as to what was a good enough reason to make you go from 0 to -1. 

On the other hand, I like the idea in the sense that it is an acknowledgement of standing and influence, rather than popularity. It is probably not much of a surprise that the DM rank existed solely to find candidates for further promotions, and in general, alert the community to what we deemed the standard to be. In an ideal world, I would have liked to see more -1's though, and even -2's. I do not think we ever went past -4, and only 2 or 3 of us ever attained that. Ideally, we should have used the whole scale up to -7. :tongue: 

 

...too bad the Staff (and to some extent DMs) became as complacent as the Jedi Council in the last days of the Republic. The moment that Staff and DMs ended up quitting RuneScape in large numbers, it marked the beginning of a slow and unnecessary suffocation, with little progress or evolution to be able to adapt to a changing RuneScape. 

I have a negative warn and was a distinguished member which is about the biggest indictment of the entire system as I can think of. 

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When I was asked to be a distinguished member I was really confused and asked for a recount.

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On 9/27/2022 at 3:01 AM, Adam? said:

I have a negative warn and was a distinguished member which is about the biggest indictment of the entire system as I can think of. 

Why do you think that? :tongue: 

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45 minutes ago, Yuanrang said:

Why do you think that? :tongue: 

I was made a DM shortly after equating a Runescape Clan to the KKK

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On 9/29/2022 at 8:28 PM, Adam? said:

I was made a DM shortly after equating a Runescape Clan to the KKK

I would argue that the mentality within the KKK sounds a lot more mild and less extremist, than some values and views found within the RuneScape Clan Community. :cute: 

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