- Last Activity:
- Feb 26, 2017 at 11:52 PM
- Feb 26, 2016
- Likes Received:
- Trophy Points:
- Canis Major
- Student-Teacher & Apprentice Builder
Helper, from Canis Major
Staff Member Helper
A star in the night sky cannot shine without darkness. Feb 26, 2017 at 8:49 AM
- Serayne was last seen:
- Viewing thread, Feb 26, 2017 at 11:52 PM
- Canis Major
- Student-Teacher & Apprentice Builder
Hello, my name is Serayne!
[Helper] - 14th of July, 2016
[Mod] - 9th of September, 2016
Resigned - 11th of December, 2016
[Helper] - 23rd of January, 2017
On Sunday, 11th December, 2016, my father passed away after 16 months of cancer radiation treatment that he was diagnosed with in September of 2015. This was also the day that I resigned from my [Mod] position on the staff team.
I would like to thank you all once again for the support that you have showed me. Times are in fact tough. I cannot say that I have fully coped, nor am I happy, but this too, shall pass.
How you can help this community!
Inspired by Comrade_Venom
Staff member or not, you're able to help the community more than you think. Sometimes it's really unclear if we're able to prove ourselves "worth while" to the community, but to be honest, there is more to this community than just building your identity and farming likes.
The idea behind creating this community was to connect people from all around the world and establish a center for entertainment. However, this community has evolved to more of a race to see who can have more likes, followers, and popularity. The whole intention of actually socializing and making new friends is almost obsolete.
While we can never win against attention seekers, we can always do our best to abolish it where we see it. There is always room for improvement, and you can help regardless of your rank.
1. Respect toward each other.
It should be common sense that we should respect one another, but surprisingly, that isn't the case here. Sometimes we may have conflict between one another, albeit political views, religion, race, personality, or prejudice.
While we are free to choose who we wish to like and socialize with, we have to respect the fact that we are in no place to judge another member. We should also note that no matter how different someone is, they are human and deserve fair respect.
2. Reach out to new members.
The intentions of this community are more of a race to popularity rather than actual socialization. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with this, it is fairly easy to tell that most of the posts on these forums could be sarcastic, purely for the sole purpose of farming likes, or just to grab attention in general. Very rarely is a post written to inspire, to interact with, or to reach out to someone.
I'm not asking you to have hugs and kisses for every new member you spot, but honestly, it must be quite a struggle to feel insignificant in a vast community as this. If you see a player struggling with their identity or socialization on this server, help them out! Show them the guidelines of the community, how they can help, and inspire them to do good!
A player is more likely to have a positive reaction to an esteemed member who is forgiving and positive rather than an unforgiving and demeaning member.
Think before you post. When a new member is causing drama, obviously unaware of the guidelines, think before posting. Speaking out against them and belittling them for their drama may farm you likes, but is it worth it? Instead of bashing down the new member, tell them that what they're doing is wrong. Let them know they made a mistake, and that they can move on from it. Sometimes this can go a long way between a new member's decision between remaining with the community or leaving. Don't kill your enemy. Make them your friend.
3. Keep a watchful eye to protect this community.
A server will always have people that break rules. Every report that you post, and every player you report that is doing wrong helps the community. It rights wrongs, and it keeps the games fresh and clear from any players who will ruin the experience for others. Reporting people is in no way a bad thing. You are not a snitch, and you have done nothing wrong by simply helping this community!
The staff of this community cannot be perfect, and they cannot be the only people to handle bad behavior when it shows. Be the helping hand, and report bad behavior where ever you see it!
Inspiration will always benefit someone. When a member is unsure about themselves, don't be so quick to turn a deaf ear to them. While they may not be your problem, sometimes small words than lead to big changes. The fact of knowing that some people support a member can really go a long way to building a better community.
There is no harm done in greeting a new member. There is no harm done in saying a simple "Hello!" in reply when a member says the same. There is no harm in showing members right from wrong, and there is no harm in showing someone that they are more important than they think.
5. Form a better mentality
We all want to be the best we could possibly be, but sometimes our social life ends up forming a "gang mentality." While there is no harm done in having friends and groups, we should all be willing to reach out to new people.
If you were new to a community, you would obviously want to be accepted and welcomed. You would want to socialize with others and form friendships with other people. Instead of ignoring someone simply because they don't have a rank, make them feel welcome. Let them know that there is nothing wrong with being yourself.
In conclusion, whether you have a staff rank or not does not matter. Whether you have thousands of likes received or not doesn't matter. It's really who decides to step out from the crowd and decides to help this community rather than use it as a place to boost their reputation.
We cannot force you to change how you post, but we can only show you the difference between a community of socialization and interaction, and a community of rivalry to see who can receive the most popularity, likes, followers, and attention. We cannot force you to make any decision, but whether you have this community's best interest at heart or not is up to you.
Thanks for reading, have a great day/night, and stay positive.