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Reading the latest forum debate and also this, as someone who’s been around the forums longer than most of the volunteers (but who have probably contributed much more than I have), this is my two cents: be detached.

The previous messy, controversial dramas that happened between WordPress.com staff and volunteers began along the lines of volunteers disagreeing with how staff is running the forums and policing other volunteers.

On one hand, I understand – having volunteered before – that volunteers can have really good suggestions on how to improve the forums and the efficiency of solving bloggers’ problems. It’s natural that the people who contributed and hung out at the forums for a long time to care and want to make a bigger difference in improving the forums other than their present contributions. Besides, if their suggestions were implemented it would also make their lives a lot easier when answering questions.

On the other hand, having seen two of the biggest volunteers eliminated from the forums just like *snaps fingers* that, I learnt that WordPress.com will not make the forums to suit the community of volunteers. Volunteers have to suit themselves around the system. The staff probably have their own reasons why they do not implement excellent suggestions offered by the volunteers, but whether there are good or lame reasons for not doing so, volunteers do not have the power to change their minds. Keep harping about it, and you may suffer the fates of DrMike and Timethief.

The spirit of volunteerism is that you don’t expect anything from your contribution. The spirit of volunteerism is to be detached. Give and don’t expect anything (even if it is for the betterment of the forums).

I once e-mailed Support, asking if they actually want volunteers around the forums after they removed DrMike and Timethief. There was also a rumour saying that they plan to eliminate the volunteers one by one. They responded, saying something along the lines of appreciating the efforts of volunteers and welcome them. I deleted that e-mail, but this is how I see it: WordPress.com welcomes volunteers helping bloggers, but not their well-meant intentions of suggesting to staff how to better run it.

ps. Since when Teck is no longer part of this blog? 😦

Man, we really let this blog go, huh? I suppose there aren’t any dramas brewing with the coming festivities and all. People are too busy shopping or writing last-minute letters to Santa. 😀

Anyway, Happy Hannukah or Merry Christmas and a Jolly New Year ahead for everyone at the WordPress.com forums!

Drinks on the house! Just place your order at the bar. 😉

What’s your take on it? Personally, I like it even though I haven’t got quite used to it yet.

Really don’t understand bloggers who resist changes like this. They said the previous dashboard sucked, and now they say the same of this and want the previous dashboard back. I suppose this will be the case every time WordPress upgrades the dashboard. *shrugs*

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Geez, we have to unsubscribe ourselves from something we never subscribed to in the first place…

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WordPress.com Forums » Off Topic

interpretation of bible (4 posts)

  1. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.In the original language it says God created the heavens and the earth from nothing.He spoke and His will was done.Isnt it wonderful to know God is soverign.

  2. No it isnt wonderful(sarcasm)… and shouldn’t you be saying this on you blog.

  3. It’s sinful to believe that crap, literally.

  4. I’m not exactly sure why this has been posted here. Is God having some problems with His WordPress.com blog?

I suppose since God created the world, he kinda is able to spread His Word anywhere he pleases, you know Rain? Forum, blog… they’re all on earth anyway!

First up, hello everybody! Second, thank you to Teck for inviting me to this blog! Third, now you have to suffer through my link-dropping, muahaha. 😀

The WordPress.com Quizzes I created (content-wise), if you didn’t already know! I think an update is in order, huh?

My take on the new Dashboard

The infamous ‘purging’ at WordPress.com previously

sulz is not all sugar and spice, you know

The first ousting before the ‘purging’

The post I whipped up which became the rules at the forums! 🙂

Okay, link-dropping over! Givvus some hit love, babeh.


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