[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 384: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
View topic - A few concerns about the state of this community — My Lion King Forum

A few concerns about the state of this community

Hi! Welcome to the Feedback forum.
Before reading anything or asking anything; please check out the FAQs. Your question might be in there. However if you want a better understanding after reading the FAQs, like if it didn't explain it good enough, then by all means ask your question.

Please read the following before posting in this forum...

In this forum you will see an Announcement, and several "sticky" topics. The announcement is the Universal Board Rules. If you are new, read this before doing anything else! The sticky topics will stay above and separated from normal user-made topics in the forum. This is because they outline important information about the board. If you see a sticky topic concerning your issue, please reply with your question or concern in the correct topic. Moderators will see your reply within these topics. Before asking your question, be sure to read the topic and its first page especially. It contains information about your issue that is valuable and may even answer your questions. If the topic does not answer your question, ask your question within the topic, not the forum. If no sticky topic concerns your issue, then you are welcome to ask your own questions by creating a new topic within the forum.

Thank you for keeping the Board Help forum organized!

Re: A few concerns about the state of this community

Postby Gemini » December 7th, 2016, 2:40 am

Gemini
The maverick

User avatar

Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership

Don't look back

Posts: 5712
Joined: August 15th, 2012, 6:21 pm
Location: The Fell
Nickname(s): Twin, Janna
Telegram: @maverickmule
Pride Points: 107

Re: A few concerns about the state of this community

Postby CatchTheRain » December 7th, 2016, 4:43 am

Okay, I'm looking through Amanda's posts right now and I don't see any instances of her being hostile. Like there are a few silly posts here and there but I just don't see how anyone could be reasonably offended by them. So I really don't know where that is coming from. :? I was also in the chatroom yesterday and she seemed to be getting along fine with everyone there too? I guess I just don't see where this talk of a "toxic aura" is coming from because I haven't noticed any rudeness or hostility and I have no idea who these people are that are "complaining" and "leaving". In fact it only seems to be Simbaholic that has a beef with her over some old drama...

You know I could easily report him for a bunch of stuff and say I'm leaving because he's being rude and offensive in this thread and his Custom text is triggering me, and apparently that's enough for it's an INSTANT PERMANENT BAN without a single warning. How could anyone think that's fair? :roll:
I like Kovu.
CatchTheRain
User avatar

Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership

Posts: 110
Joined: July 17th, 2010, 10:58 pm
Location: UK
Nickname(s): Amber
Gender: Non-binary
Pride Points: 4

Re: A few concerns about the state of this community

Postby Mikokat » December 7th, 2016, 10:30 am

So I guess I'll toss in my two cents. I too am a longtime member who was recently allowed back after being banned. Like many others, I think nearly all of us have matured greatly in the years since those bans and all that other drama have taken place. I know I feel that I personally have, and I do think exactly the same of Amanda, who I have known from this forum since 2009. I didn't see any sign of outward hostility or vendetta from her towards anyone here, except maybe for one member and we all know exactly why that is. I feel that while a lot of us members have matured and grown in those years, the basic operation of forum leadership has remained quite the same as I remember it back in the day. I feel to this day, they still are way too rigid and controlling of what is said and done on this forum. I say this as a former moderator myself, much like Regulus. Where I modded, bans were very rarely issued. I only recall making one perma-ban in my entire stint as a moderator on this TLKPF. Keep in mind, this was back when TLKPF had equal activity as MLK. I believe that the heavy-handed tactics are too much here, and in fact have contributed to much of the drama that may have flared up. We were never as heavy-handed, and as a result we almost never had any major issues there. Just something for all of us to think about, IMHO.
Image
Move Over and Slow Down for stopped emergency and maintenance vehicles. Flashing lights mean move over!
Mikokat
Host of Disney Millionaire!

User avatar

Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership

Your AAA Service Technician has arrived...

Posts: 320
Joined: January 24th, 2009, 11:35 pm
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Telegram: @Mikokat
Gender: Male
Pride Points: 10

Re: A few concerns about the state of this community

Postby Elton John » December 7th, 2016, 11:03 am

What is tlkpf?
Why do we fall? So that we can learn to pick ourselves back up again.
Elton John
I’m with you

User avatar

Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership

Till the end of the line!

Posts: 9458
Joined: October 29th, 2014, 9:28 am
Location: USA
Gender: Male
Pride Points: 227

Re: A few concerns about the state of this community

Postby FlipMode » December 7th, 2016, 11:26 am

FlipMode
User avatar

Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership

Posts: 8979
Joined: March 30th, 2010, 9:35 pm
Gender: Male
Pride Points: 264

Re: A few concerns about the state of this community

Postby Timon the great » December 8th, 2016, 4:53 am

For me, when it comes to topics like this one about this forum, what I will tell anyone who asks about what the issue from this forum ever since I joined, is not inactivity. But, the community itself.

And, that it is contributing to the inactivity issues others have posted about on this forum (not just in this topic but already in past topics in this subforum as well).

If people want this forum to actively continue on in good terms, the active community itself here has to shape up. This is straight to the point.

Since I would consider myself a long-time member as well when I joined back in 2012, I've clearly already seen the evidences of member's opinions and interests on something they like either being legitimately attacked or messed around with (a lot of it I remember from the past also was mostly out of emotion). Not only that, I've also already seen the word is out there now about My Lion King outside of here on other sites. And I feel that this is also a contributing factor to the current inactivity problems. Especially in the Lion King forums/subforums. But that doesn't mean our posts aren't actively being seen by a lot of random internet guests (and potential new members) day in and day out on this forum.

Even I myself have found my posts and interest about Timon being messed around and belittled as well already in the past here. It may have only been once or twice. But it still doesn't make it any less of a community problem.

So overall, this is for sure. New members aren't going to feel comfortable at all posting here or in the Lion King areas if an older member is just going to give a biased or negative reply to their post/interest. Especially if that newer member wholly expresses their high interest in a character or film that they really like. Such as this topic example here on this forum: viewtopic.php?f=35&t=33905

I've already been through that already, and personally, it really wasn't pleasant at all. No joke or drama whatsoever.

In fact, the topic example in the above paragraph just goes to show that the environment on this forum is that much less friendly and comfortable for someone (and pretty much anyone) to freely express their interest in a subject or character in their posts. Especially about anything Lion King since that's what the forum is really about. On top of that, there's no reason why any fan should disrespect something or any character from this franchise because this is a forum built on LK after all.

Yet, I do agree with others in this topic to an extent who've said that another problem also is the staff. But I also personally feel though that from what I've seen in these last 4 years, favoritism could indeed be involved as well. But I'm just not going to dive into this subject on here.
"I found a place that was beyond my wildest dreams. But..., it still wasn't home." - Timon; Lion King 1 1/2 (3)

______________________________________________________________

I believe in Jesus Christ, lord and savior.
- If you were to die today, where will you spend eternity?
Timon the great
Looking Beyond What He Sees

User avatar

Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership

Timon L. Berkowitz

Posts: 1449
Joined: May 27th, 2012, 3:04 am
Gender: Male
Pride Points: 21

Re: A few concerns about the state of this community

Postby CatchTheRain » December 8th, 2016, 5:03 am

I like Kovu.
CatchTheRain
User avatar

Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership

Posts: 110
Joined: July 17th, 2010, 10:58 pm
Location: UK
Nickname(s): Amber
Gender: Non-binary
Pride Points: 4

Re: A few concerns about the state of this community

Postby FlipMode » December 8th, 2016, 5:06 am

FlipMode
User avatar

Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership

Posts: 8979
Joined: March 30th, 2010, 9:35 pm
Gender: Male
Pride Points: 264

Re: A few concerns about the state of this community

Postby Moka » December 8th, 2016, 9:29 am

Hey all. I know my own activity or lack thereof recently may make it seem otherwise, but I do care very much about this community. I know that a great many of you do, too. Otherwise you wouldn't stick around for years! I know that the staff and I are dedicated to maintaining (and growing!) the community for as long as we're able. That's why we're excited to see new members joining and welcome them with open arms and why we've been lifting the bans of long-time members who are now just as dedicated as we are to MLK.

Recently I was made aware of something that immediately put things into a greater perspective. Reflecting on this, I realized that recent events all came down to miscommunication and a few slip ups. Things can go downhill pretty quickly in such a scenario: people start segregating themselves, behaving rashly, creating a bunch of drama, etc. When active members start leaving because of it is when the staff need to start weighing their options. Members that have been previously banned are brought back on a probationary basis. If their activity is perceived as noncontributory or harmful to a degree that even a small percentage of active members stop wanting to partake in the community, then we all lose out. We made a choice based on perception. It's the best we can do as humans. Had I known what I learned tonight at the time, I would've swayed the decision in a different direction. There was just missing information that was crucial to not having this blow up or even become an issue in the first place.

I plead with you all to talk with the moderators and I (in Telegram or PM) about any decision we make that seems completely ass-backwards. Give us any information you think is important about how to help the community. Report things you see that do not help the community. We just need to start communicating better.
Moka
:D

User avatar

Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership

Posts: 6226
Joined: June 5th, 2008, 5:04 am
Gender: Male
Pride Points: 139

Re: A few concerns about the state of this community

Postby moonsugar33 » December 8th, 2016, 1:31 pm

Lurker chiming in to give my two cents: The forum seems nice. It's quiet, but it's accessible, unlike other TLK forums. I like most of the members, and while the drama is mildly interesting, it's not really noticeable.
moonsugar33
User avatar

Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership

Posts: 192
Joined: May 13th, 2016, 9:30 am
Location: Tasmania
Gender: Female
Pride Points: 9

PreviousNext

Return to Feedback & How-To

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests