Though the explanation:
Blood Lord wrote: It's a place where they can coordinate new ideas to help improve the site and help more users.
Still really really bothers me. It's basically literally saying normal members can't help. It's basically saying I (And other members; all non-golds) haven't helped before and can't help. Ever
. It's offensive and blatant segregation; but that's my opinion and I'll leave it at that with no further intention of continuing this.
You can't make quite that big of a hostile statement to it and then try to drop the issue like it means nothing. Man the fuck up and get your ass back here.
Let me cancel out a few of your assumptions here.
1: No where did I or anyone state that only the Gold members are allowed to help develop ideas to help the site and to also help the members out themselves. So you are assuming that only they are privileged to get it when no such privilege has been made. you are seeing hostilities and favoritism where there is none.
One last thing. You want to help? Seriously, do you? Then participate in the site more than the literature section and the occasional trek to the Bleed Section. Go be a friend, have some fun, vote in the damn art contest.
2: The Gold Section is literally meant to be a brainstorming center to help us, The Mods and the Admins, find unique ways to strengthen the site. The bottom line is that we need help. the Gold Section was opened to the general public for this purpose, as well as a couple of threads, one of which was a sticky announcement and the other was a global announcement. I don't recall what happened with them because I was coming back online at that time.
Also what Tenshi said here;
Tenshi Nova wrote:Gold is earned after helping the community.
It can be said for every member that was ever or is a gold member.
That also being said, the Gold Section is still a tool that is under development. As Havoc pointed out and as we have seen on the site, and by my assurance unto you, changes have been made and will continue to be made until it has reached its desired state.
Havoc751 wrote:Turn on and off some of the perks for the Gold members? I've notice some of the member who were once gold, have reverted back to a basic user profile.
Its a future development thing, but Val's Mini Mod played into it a bit. I don't think that is going to happen, the entire class thing is being reorganized and I haven't looked or talked to the other Mods over it for a while.
Havoc751 wrote:some of the other leading members on this site were talking about Snafu Silver, Snafu Bronze, and a Mini Mod rank. Will any of this come to be?
It's still being worked on and will eventually come to Snafu. I have no idea when though. I think the Mini-Mod rank is gone, or something about being part of Gold and mods can turn it on and off, I can't remember.
Havoc751 wrote:So it's like the 9 3/4 thread? I never knew such a thing existed.
The funny thing is we actually have two; gold section and the mod lounge.viewforum.php?f=11
I see. I thought you guys had the ability to post announcements. Like how Riz created the predecessor to this thread.
They don't. Riz made that long before Gold was ever an idea. Moderators have the power to upgrade threads to be stickied threads (like the Predictions thread), announcement threads, or global announcement threads.