Why did we create this site? Benedict and I have spent many, many years online and in online communities, and invariably, they end up political, rude or generally unwelcoming. People also often tend to silo themselves into such a specific genre or domain that they start to be unable to (or more specifically, unwilling) to relate to anyone who sits outside of that space.
We wanted to create a place where creative people can share, discuss and just talk with other creative people without having to deal with rude behavior or spam.
Please introduce yourself and chat with others who share your passion for your preferred creative outlets!
I spent quite a few years on Facebook political pages usually debating Australian politics. It was fun in the beginning but over the years all too often often things turned nasty. Also admins of forums usually have the power to be extremely unreasonable and often they do, and the victims have no voice. I like to quote Abraham Lincoln in relation to this – “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
I always enjoyed debating and discussing all kinds of things in forums, this looks like a fresh new start so thanks for the invite and good luck! 🙂
Welcome to the community, Travis! Nice to finally “meet” you, Benedict has spoken of you often 🙂
I have moderated very large communities in the past (40,000+ members), as well as over on Stack Exchange, and my take on moderation is that it’s completely fine to have an opinion, but it’s how you express it that makes all the difference. “Play the ball, not the man,” is a favourite saying of mine around moderation – it’s possible to have civilised discourse on any topic, as long as all parties remain focused on the topic rather than making it personal.