We need to fix the forums!

Pretty sure he got suspended from the disco.

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Do we just want to go back in time when meme thread and aka was present?
Or, do we actually want to “fix the forum”?
Our ideal community = community of 1year ago?
Then why meme and aka was suspended? Didn’t mods do that to make this community better? Or are there other reasons?
Will this community become “active” when they are back? Will that “active situation” make this community better? …what is better community anyway…?

Sorry for questioning everything, but I still don’t get where is the goal of this discussion, or what problem we are “fixing”.

I’m neither happy or unhappy in this disco, but if other users (seems lots of users) want to find the way out of the current situation of the disco, I really want to help as a fellow Auxian. Yet, I don’t fully understand what we want to achieve, with aka and memes and tournaments.

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This is the most relieving sentence for me in 2018.
I was worried about make him uncomfortable with Auxy memes even I made them with the intention of making other Auxian laugh. (I apologize to other users who feel uncomfortable with memes I made…)

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I can’t speak to everyone, but what I’d much like to see is a general increase of active users in the forum as a whole. Like how it was before Auxy 5 was released, where discussion was a lot more casual and open. The closure of the meme thread was consequential to the new changes of “keeping the disco about Auxy” that I don’t think is helping the community out as a whole. That is how I feel.

As for Aka, that’s just another consequence of the new changes. His posts ended up too negative and so they were no longer acceptable on the forum. I feel that is a damaging precedent to set, as there will always be negativity and regardless of whether or not its spoken out, a festering negativity is much more dangerous and damaging as a whole. While allowing him back may not directly change anything (who knows if he even wants to be back after all), it’s more the principle (at least from how I see it)

As for the tournaments, they were a way to keep user interest and engagement in the forum higher. Same goes for the BTC challenges, things like the March House challenge as well as the Easter DnB challenge. Users are thinking (rightfully so) that more activity from the app’s feed will draw people back or into the forum, and that’s the point with mentioning them.


As for whether or not the community will be better with more people coming back, only time will tell, but as it is right now Auxy’s Disco feels hollow, a sentiment shown by a lot of people here. I hope that can change in the future with the changes that will be eventually made (again, thanks Lenberg for acknowledging the thread and assuring us that things are changing)

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where is this link?

This is the directory. Mind you, a good number of these servers are inactive, as brought up before.

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Thank you so much for making many things clear.
I know I’m a nitpicking person, and I couldn’t tell if the “active community” is all we want.
I just want to help other users with effective solutions.

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No problem ^w^ I’m sure that it’s important to take a step back sometimes and get the big picture, which isn’t always easy.

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Well, I actually see the point of some implementation, but this is towards my image of good community, so, I was not sure. I… need… logic…

About holding tournaments. I think it’s really nice way to make many user active and interactive, which will induce more casual music related discussions. That’s definitely what we need. I really hope it works.

And, dat meme thread… As a person who spent damn long time in that thread, i can say that thread doesn’t make my music better at all lol, but maybe it’s effective to make casual relationships among users , which will probably lead to open discussion and collaboration easier. However, if the meme thread itself make serious users uncomfortable and not suitable for the concept of this community, we should come up alternative, which helps the user relationships intimate.

Super personal opinion

(Super personal opinion, but sometimes I fed up with memes which is not related to Auxy, as I tried to make only Auxy related meme. …maybe it’s same for others though😂)

And aka, maybe I have never discussed with him directly, but it seems he made lots of good threads and comments to make music discussion active, which I miss about. Yet mods needed to decide which is important, inducing discussion or protecting other users from his negativity… very sad story…
I respect the decision of mods, and now ranting (?) instead of aka, to make this community better.

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Although I don’t fully agree on “lenberg said that, so we are gonna be fine” thing, I will stop complaining others if everyone feel relieved and happy and optimistic about the future of this community. My priority is other Auxian happiness.

Don’t misunderstand me, I don’t mean I don’t believe LenB, if I say “he will do something so we are fine” , I feel like I push all the responsibilities to him to manage this community, while maybe we can do something to make the situation better. I believe the bright future anyway though.

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Why?

Brb gonna link something

The reply that got him suspended

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To be fair a lotta of the points he made were right imo. I don’t think a ban is the correct response but it makes enough sense.

this discussion of aka can end here if its a sensitive subject

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Oh my load… how dare I missed this important discussion… thanks for sharing!

From my perspective, LenB and FreD are professional engineers, not professional moderators for running community.
(So hiring MM and ICS for mods(volunteer?) was very wise move imo. And I can see they are trying their best to make everything around Auxy better.)

That being said, I like those two people, and I don’t want to push all the responsibilities at them to do something on this community… it seems too much…

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New phone who dis.

All kidding aside, the most outspoken people aren’t doing it to be hard asses. They really, really like the app. They want to see it flourish, they want to see it do well and they want it to be central to their workflow.

It’s when people DON’T care that they just don’t say anything in keep their mouths shut. So in that respect, yeah you can look at what AKA wrote as inflammatory or whatever, but it comes from a place of true desire to see the app be the best it can.

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That’s what I saw too. He doesn’t hate auxy he was upset because he liked it.
That doesn’t excuse whether or not what he said was right… but he wasn’t dissing auxy because he hates it

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I didn’t kick him out because of any specific post and I obviously don’t have anything against negative feedback. AKA contributed a lot of though-through feedback that was certainly valuable for both Auxy and the community. The problem was that he went to such great lengths to argue that we were doing things the wrong way. He was great at making his arguments sound valid, which made it very time consuming for me to explain our reasoning. I asked him kindly several times over DM to turn things down a notch but the reply was always along the lines of “I can say whatever I want and you need to deal with it”. So at some point I just got fed up with spending time on him instead of more productive things for taking Auxy forward.

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For example, here’s a rant about us not updating the Wikipedia entry:

One reason that we’re not updating the page is simply this:

You are discouraged from writing articles about yourself or organizations (including their campaigns, clients, products and services) in which you hold a vested interest.

From the Wikipedia FAQ.

Besides, it makes no sense for us to spend our limited resources on updating Wikipedia entries and I could write a long essay about why that is.

Seriously! I would think that someone who makes music would be more concerned about the app crashing or making terrible sounds than the lack of social media updates.

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A post was split to a new topic: Tempo changes and time signatures

I get it.
It is sad though considering he was one of the most active members in the disco.

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