Good evening gorriors! Sorry for the title but I’m tired and my creative juices just ain’t flowing. Tonight, I have no gore but feel there is something important that needs to be addressed. As the saying goes ‘with great power comes great responsibility’ and while this is only a little gore site, the quote still rings true. When we set out to create this site I don’t think we truly understood what we were getting into. This site is our baby and just like a newborn there is a lot of love, care and plain ol’ stress in the mix of keeping this thing alive. I can’t begin to tell you everything that goes into keeping this site up and running and while being a mod sounds fun there’s a lot of work and responsibility and dammit I hate both of those!
What I’m about to say doesn’t apply to 99% of you. You’ve all been amazing not only in your support but also making this site what we have always wanted the other one to be. However, it seems there are members who have trouble understanding the rules we have set in place for RGM. There was quite a bit of discussion beforehand on what we believed they should be. We wanted them to be fair and easy to follow. The longer the list, the more likely one will be broken. We kept it to 3 basic things: No personal attacks, no plagiarism and no spamming. Seems simple enough but since this is the internet you’re gonna have people determined to act like hardasses bending or flat out breaking the rules.
Let me first say that we have no desire to ban any member. We want everyone here, even members we don’t get along with have the right to be on here. However, if you’re breaking the rules or think you can get away with something because we were just little BG members back then…well, you’re wrong. When we made this site we came to the conclusion that we’ll have to make decisions we may not necessarily enjoy making or be that person that takes away others’ fun because we’re sticking to our word. We’re trying to find a balance and you guys may not always like us for it but we have to take on that role to make the site better. That doesn’t mean we’re going to lose sight of who we are or why we created RGM though. It seems some people are confusing being strict/laying down the law with being like BG or that the power has gone to our heads. That couldn’t be further from the truth. To be clear, every time there is a decision that must be made we have group meetings to discuss it. Whether that be a potential addition to the site and how it’ll work with our format or a comment a member made and figuring out if they should get a warning, we are in constant communication. There is never one person who makes a decision on a topic. Everything is done by vote so that no particular person is in a position of power deciding everything.
We have already had to ban a few members, some of them being friends of yours and I’m sure most of you know who and have seen the comments made, not just by them but by us as well. We’re in no way perfect and are guilty of getting caught up in the arguments but when you’re pushed to that point, it’s hard not to snap after putting so much into this site. Those who have been banned were banned for breaking the rules; no personal attacks to be specific. We do not want to be strict little mods however we have to abide by the rules we created. This does not mean you are not allowed to disagree with us or voice your opinions. That is not what we’re saying at all. There have even been a couple of you who have argued with us about particular topics and no warnings were given because no rules were broken. It’s as simple as that. We welcome all opinions and beliefs here but please don’t be an ass about it. If you disagree with us or another member, argue your point without the attacks. If you have an issue with something we do then tell us but if you’re coming across as rude then you might not get the best response. As I said we’re not perfect, we’re human. We are still fixing things and learning as we go but we ask for your patience and understanding and we will deliver an amazing site.
Alright I’m totally rambling now so thank you for supporting this site and making it what it is. And thank you to my fellow mods who are incredible people and work their damn asses off for this site while still having regular jobs and lives outside of this!
I want to give this opportunity to all of the members to voice any concerns or questions they have as well as suggestions they would like to make and we’ll try to address them all. Thank you!!