Nyles wrote:We clearly communicated this to you as you joined: The whole thing depends on GiPPO's time how much he can commit.
EUTW has been in maintenance mode for the last 1 1/2 years, focusing on keeping the servers up and running and doing necessary work around that while donations are coming in.
We know that this is frustrating, but it shouldn't come as a surprise.
You were told explicitly what you can expect and that there won't be much support. We took a chance with involving you and giving you a chance to update layouts and introduce new ones. As you can see, it has also created tension with other people in the community - especially when you start bumping heads with your patronizing knows-it-all attitude.
I wish you the best of luck, finding the mod team community you are searching for, but threads like this are a bit pathetic to be honest and are quite revealing about your personality.
And this is exactly what the problem is: EUTW's default reaction to any critics is to lock them up. And if they don't silence they disappear. I chose to fight a battle I found worth fighting. I was fighting for EUTW, for progress, for growth, for community input and an open development, but EUTW rather fights against this.
Silencing critics is not what you achieved though, you silenced (once again) the community, by taking away their chance to react. I wrote, someone else reacted, you wrote and then you lock it up: taking away the chance of the community to communicate. All you do is dilute to maintain your narrative, and like Deathiceal in the other thread: it is okay for people to have a different perspective and read they way they want to read and interpret as they do; that is the beauty of it: we do not have to agree to work together and move forward.
But EUTW is:
- promising a better future (just read past messages and information as shared by EUTW);
- takes people money and time (the community pays the donation tax & pays in information in return of a promise, but is being kept blind on the outside);
- then severely limits their means of communication (EUTW is controlling the narrative, by silencing critics);
- then locks critics up (serious threads with critical information is being locked and has been many times);
- too critical people disappear for a time (plenty of bans on personal grounds, based on critics);
- Some consistent people have disappeared permanent.....
A last note though: EUTW did not do any community layouts anymore until Vicious and I started to work on them again.
Where Vicious does the right thing when he no longer could prioritize EUTW, he leaves it open for others to pick up the slack, he same can't be said of some others.
Nyles (and GIPPO) : Once can reconsider this policy of locking up critics and blaming the player, it doesn't need to be this severely limited experience bound to this very small 'group' holding all the power and freedoms.
Understand you can impose your will only because of the situation you are in, but a community can choose.
As did I, I chose to stop to step up and try to build from the inside, as I do not agree and have serious ethical concerns for the EUTW policies and practices in place.
If you allow others in, instead of the current equivalent of vendor lock-in ('donate else we exceed to exist and no, you may only be happy the way things are, as we are awesome and pride ourselves daily for how good we are for those undeserving people and trolls of the community, we sacrifice so much for you we can not afford anything else' - attitude.)
Yes I see an other lock in the future, I see a delete, I see a ban, I see more complaints, I see .... positive potential as well!
Can you turn for the better, see where all the critics come from and apply this to yourself? I understand why you react to me the way you do, I can even predict how you react, do you understand how others perceive you too?
There is always an opportunity to go for the best possible outcome,... always.
For me this is at this moment not fighting from the inside, hidden behind the iron wall, but to present this means of communication publicly, out in the open, so you can choose to lock, remove or ban, or to leave communication open, for the community to jump in share, let thém tell us how it is!.
Nyles wrote:...threads like this are a bit pathetic to be honest and are quite revealing about your personality.
Yes please be honest, you may hurt some feelings here and there, but honesty is usually the preferred way of communication!
(post scriptum: this could have been 1 thread if threads did not get locked, which keeps communication in place, easier to keep oversight!)