DO NOT POST ON THIS THREAD IF YOU'RE OFFENDED OR TRYING TO START DRAMA, AGREE OR DISAGREE, GIVE SOME REASONS ON YOUR POINT, AND LEAVE IT BE. I really hate to make a thread that might start up drama, I really want to see what @Decap, @Bayrock, and @Donkie have to say to this. I believe in my eye of being a regular users, that we the people are looked down upon like we are not equal to the god staff team. I may be treated better than most regular users because I was ex-staff and still people show respect towards me, but I really want to see a change in the staff's attitude towards users and have it so they can't be gods and be complete dicks to regular users, or can't be god and do whatever they want. I NEED to call out staff to address this or nothing will ever get done. Mapple made a leaving thread because he had a bad time with a situation way too similar to the 4/1 joke. On his leaving thread, it was suppose to be player saying farewell to my dear friend, but instead this happened: https://gyazo.com/05707a999c52d5e4f55ce4f39e932dda https://gyazo.com/eeb69b8cc7efc5d45dc689ee2d6fcb24 I would love to put down money, but if Rick was still the bigger trouble maker he was a month or two ago, he would have obtained warning points or even a ban for being such a dick to players. But Alex is god so she will go untouched, keeping her posts that are off-topic from wishing farewells to mapple. I asked a staff before making this thread and he even agreed that "yeah I do admitt that I treat some players like shit". Whether it is happening on purpose or by mistake it needs to be fixed somehow. Ideas I have for fixing things like this are telling staff they must be mature and actually punishing them for breaking rules/making up own rules/being a dick to regular players. Maybe give regular users a bigger say in things, I know this really isn't as big of a problem as it was when I first joined but, what regular users have to say on a staff application REALLY DOESN'T MATTER. You might as well make the staff applications private, and add 5 questions to them, and start denying people or are completely off on the questions, because not only will you obtain staff quicker, you don't make regular feel like they have a fake power. http://devinity.org/threads/tokens-lost-and-level.2677/ The staff didn't at first try to help the player, just make it look like they were doing something on the forums, because they are currently in an inactive point of their staffing career. Which is fine, even though other staff were demoted by inactivity but not the god-tier staff (admin+). And maybe this could be fixed by giving more power to the regular users around here! Opening staff applications for forum staff for regular users is a good way to see how power can be leveled out. Regular players should be treated with more respect and honestly staff shouldn't get any respect unless they're doing their duties and also showing equal respect towards players of the community. EVERY PLAYER IS WELCOME UNTIL BANNED. You should make them feel welcome, not try to push them away with quick bans on ban requests or being mean to them until they leave. I just want to see staff treat players like they're also staff, because the staff team is super nice and friendly to each other (was 50/50 with me, some hated me some liked me, which triggered me because we're a team not a group of high school teenage girls). If the staff team is nice and completely respectful to the other members of the staff team, how much harder could it be to show 1/10 of the respect you show fellow staff members?