Re: Opinions on RZ changes
I dislike the change on several levels.
1. As several threads document, the Sundeck quality has diminished since the ORG can no longer post there.
2. I also think the ORG quantity and quality has dropped since there are a lot of people (like myself) who lost ORG status.
3. On a selfish level, I was very sad to lose my ORG designation. When I joined back in 2005, after lurking for a long time, I worked hard to post decent quality comments. It felt good to get positive rep points, and bad the one time I got negative rep. Last summer when I got over 200 points, I was frankly proud that I accomplished more rep points than I had number of posts. (I purposely avoided posting much game thread type chatter). I didn't post a large number of comments, but I still tried to keep the quality up. For these reasons, it didn't seem fair to be demoted back out of ORG almost a year later.
4. There is now no way to get any feedback in Sundeck from ORG members. You can't tell if you are gaining or losing ground. At least with rep points, you could see how you were progressing toward ORG. Now you sit there and just wonder. This will seriously cut into people's motivation to post on Sundeck as well.
I completely agree that BossHog and GIK own the site, and have right to set the rules. They spend countless hours and dollars on this great site. I will continue to post, and would still like to get back into ORG.
Nonetheless, I still liked the previous system better. I have now read most of the various postings discussing their reasons for the changes. I understand to a certain degree.
It just seems to me that many of the complaints generated by the new system, and the problems with the old system, might have been better handled by creating a third class of membership, and making that class more restricted, while keeping the old set up without game threads. (I understand that those old game threads were very difficult to moderate.) Maybe the new class could still be created for the true old-timers, giving them the right to again post in Sundeck AND ORG. I don't know....just a thought.
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