I get it, he's appointed and we have no say in the matter. I'm curious what the userbase thinks.
This isn't a call-out thread to insult, this is a proper issue that keeps getting buried under the rug.
We need Virtuoso to be the head mod and to let members like myself become the new co-mod. I don't care if Bsh1 still remains in the team or not, he is not too terrible and not too great.
What we have is Virtuoso constantly staggered as he has double the workload of what a 2-man mod team would have and less of the powers and even access behind the hood to ascertain things about some users or disciplining them.
This situation is completely pointless if you guys do trust Virt enough to be doing all the work that Bsh1 is doing but having to run it all through an inactive boss who doesn't just delegate; he shoves his own role without the perks and added data onto Virt and that's fucking unacceptable.
This thread is not about hurting bsh1's feelings, this is about helping the website. I want to know how we are deciding who ends up as a mod or not. I get it, I should shut up he's appointed but fuck off with that; I have too much passion for this website and have helped it blossom from a seed. I love what debating is and what this site is enabling free-thinkers to do online. This may become a revolutionary website some day or a good outlet for nerds. Either way, I want it to become something great. Bsh1 is an obstacle to that because he has all the power to stop everyone else except him and he is not active enough or consistent enough in how he does moderate to please the userbase as is. This is beyond demand vs supply now, he's not just underperforming he is performing so bad that people are often only staying due to the diligent PMing that Virtuoso and myself do behind the scenes as well as the public work that Ramshutu at times does to defend and pursue abusive members without threatening them. Meanwhile the guy with all the power and access is just absent every single time and entitled to stay in his rank. He will say 'but I make MEEPs' yeah you make MEEPs once ever fucking 3 weeks for a website that has been lately dealing out 2 updates a day thanks to the teamwork of myself, Virtuoso Ramshutu and the admin not because of you, bsh1.
I am fucking sick of this and want to know why he is in power undemocratically and undeservedly. From day one, he was opposed by many and I was an avid defender. Over time he managed to displease every single member of the website and please how many? It seems only Virtuoso and the Admin are pleased with him, because they have a sense of camaraderie from 'opposing the masses' in the beginning but I WAS NOT WITH THE MASSES. I defended bsh1 and it's time to admit when someone isn't doing their job right.