Greetings fellow V members,
We the leadership committee of V is for Voltage have some regrettable news to announce. For quite some time now the V is for Voltage Community, including the current Moderator Team, has been experiencing difficulties due to inconsistent enforcement of policy and an overall lack of communication from the Management of V is for Voltage. There have been an increasing number of complaints to the Management Team about overly aggressive moderation, moderation without feedback to the member, and occasional inconsistent actions taken by different moderators. We are sorry to say your complaints have fallen on deaf ears as the Management Team is the problem. The Moderator Team has taken these complaints very seriously and we wish to inform you we were not involved in the recent round of poor moderation practices. As Moderator Captains, Webmasters and Moderators we find our work in managing conversations and enforcing current policy more difficult by the day as Management keeps changing the rules, changing the players, undoing our work, not communicating efficiently and acting in an inconsistent manner. However at the same time there were many things kept hidden from us, plans which were being made without our consultation, and so forth. Some postings had been made on the site which purported to be statements of Management decisions, but were not agreed on or even discussed with the V Team. The Management Team, George, has refused to answer repeated questions about these statements and other items of interest, he has not engaged us in meaningful conversation, and has dismissed our questions as 'nothing'. As a team and as members of the community we find this both disruptive and detrimental to the site's long term existence. Many of you have been down this road before. To some it may not even be evident but as the trusted keepers of this sites welfare we feel that something must be done to restore the site's integrity and insure that the site does not experience another downfall.
We do appreciate George Jones' contribution to this site, his vision and presence has in many ways been helpful, and we know he is a good person. However at the same time it has been determined that George Jones (a.k.a. Gman, Board Moderator, Stleride, vrecoveryteam, George J Jones Jr and many others) is harming to the life of this site, and we have taken steps to remove his influence. Effective immediately:-
- The site is now known as visforvoltage.org (rather than visforvoltage.net)
- The visforvoltage.net domain redirects to visforvoltage.org
- All of George Jones' accounts have had their privileges removed
- The site remains hosted on the same server, and there is continuity of content, user accounts and all settings.
As our first act of disclosure we will answer the following question. Who led to this action?
In alphabetical order and with an equal part;
Dave Brownscombe - user name - VT-01
David Herron - user name - Webmaster
Chas Stevenson - user name - chas_stevenson
Dave Wiley - user name - Elrod
We hope you all notice an improvement. If not you know how to contact us. Actually if you like the changes go ahead and mention that too. We thrive on praise.