valerie wrote: That may very well be the point.....when you are positing positive information, it is helping members.
When you post negative information, is that helping members?
Some times there are 'trouble makers' on an active forum. It almost wouldn't make sense if there
wasn't a few to come along now and then. Some people get a big laugh out of it. Some are nothing
more than children getting a kick out of stirring up trouble. It happens.
We're all human and we can get very aggravated at times with this stuff, especially when we are
booted from surveys or something else. Seems members tend to complain more when things are
not good for them then they do when things are going great.
You are correct Valerie, this is human nature to emphasize the negative more than the positive - but there are ways to deal with situations - you can disagree with another member or not like their posts, there are CIVIL ways to point it out, and there are disgraceful ways, such as resorting to personal attacks and war. Regardless of how a member may be posting negative stuff moderators need to set examples, and not try to add fuel to the fire by making personal attacks to a member at fault. Now let me ask you this question Valerie, let's say there are more positives than negatives, do you honestly think that those of us so-called "complainers" will only post complaints mostly ? It would not be logical. I have been a member here since 2012, I have posted countless times success stories, encouragement, success with tasks and surveys, I've even been active and participated actively in tasks topics helping others, etc, but those FEW who are against me now and all out war, FORGET that, hence, the human nature of looking at negative more than positive - However, I cannot just MAKE stories up just for the kicks of it, that would be hypocrisy. If there are more negative posts than positives it is because the situation calls for it. I've been absent from this forum for a long time during that long break, am I the problem here, NO. Because when I came back it was a MESS, it was war and flaming BETWEEN moderators, between mods and members, members and other members, and there were nothing but negative posts about tasks and surveys, that situation existed long before I came back Valerie.
I have posted countless HELPFUL and positive posts in the PAST when they called for it, or I would have received all the likes, which I do not care for BTW this is just an example. Am I the only one here who sees a massive decline in quality of our tasks and surveys ? NO.......these complaints have been made by many.... I may have used wrong choice of words and let frustration get the best of me - but yet some assumed I am a bad person and made their mind right away not looking at the GLOBAL picture and all the help I provided here - Frustration sometimes gets the most out of a person and which can cause sometimes absurdities and wrong choice words, it's not like I have done this for the past 7 years though - it's very easy from the perspective of a user who is doing so well to look DOWN to the users less fortunate - some have compassion some unfortunately will find any possible ways to attack - it's disappointing that this is coming from staff though - As far as your posts, they have been nothing but compassionate and professional I have nothing against yours but I am talking about another moderator - When I complain here I complain about the situation with tasks and surveys I have never attacked another member directly, but when people turn around and make it personal and attack me, I will defend myself in kind.
I should have said that I feel somehow cheated and somehow some tasks appear to be to lower accuracy, wrong choice of words, this is true, I should have said that many authors neglect to update their tasks and accuracy, my bad, but there are ways to address a problem - being rude, unprofessional, condescending is not the way to get a point across.
As to posting negatives YES it can be helpful, if I know a SURVEY ID is bad and off quota at the end, I would be very helpful in warning a member about it, it would members frustration in going through an expired survey !! That is a positive. I am only human and sometimes frustration gets the best of me and I use wrong choice of words, but should I just lie and post good stuff and forget about the bad ? Because stats do not lie, I am not the only one here who has seen a drastic drop in surveys and tasks, these complaints have existed long before I returned from break, just because some members or staff are doing good does not mean they should condescend those who aren't !
I will be careful with choice of words, but I won't stop reporting my experiences, good or bad, if there is positive I will post positive, like I normally do - and I do give credit where due - In tasks many times I have posted JOB IDs of good tasks, but some people will only see the NEGATIVE posts - if there are more now than ever before there is a reason.
I have never stopped working hard here, I'm not lazy, I used to earn $300+ in the old days, now lucky if I can do 2 figure this month, it's declining - surveys, tasks, it is not out of laziness, I work 100x as hard now and do my best.
As to newbies, they will find out for themselves when they join and work on tasks and surveys, they don't have to read any negative posts to discourage them.
Keep in mind also that even before my posts there were MANY complaints about tasks and surveys, not just mine.
So yes a negative post with right choice of words CAN be helpful.
If a particular task is very unfair and is known to have bad corrections, should I just write instead "Hey I did this task it was GREAT" Lying about positives would only make things worse. If there were more positive things I would certainly post more positive. I am not the only one complaining about surveys and tasks though, so if I stop posting here, it will not automatically wipe all complaints about tasks and surveys.
I will do my part and be careful to keep my frustration in check, but I will not compromise my integrity - if something is bad I will say it, if something is good I will say it too - We can each disagree with one another's opinion and views, but personal attacks is unacceptable.
Complaints will rarely affect newbies anyway, people want to make money they will still TRY. There are tons of complaints about HYIP and programs online, yet people join them in flock to find out themselves and they get burned, that's human nature.
The highest denominator WINS. Whichever tips the scale, if it is negative, it is more negative, if it is positive, it will be more positive.
I will do my part in trying not to let frustration make me use wrong choice words, BUT if I am attacked personally and such I might respond in the same tone though.
and one last thing I have been accused by another user as saying "admin bad because of competition bad", this is entirely FALSE, I have nothing but praised CS and the site, I only mentioned about the competition and that some people have upper hand and we are not all on the same playing field, never once did I blame CS or say admin is bad, never - so yeah when things get personal they get ugly really fast. I am not a bad person, but when things personal people will usually see that bad side of me, I'm not like that normally though but we are all human and enough is enough, there is only so much you can take though, and as far as I know NOBODY here is perfect or a saint, almost everyone has at some point in their lives said stuff that were out of line or in haste.