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On 11/10/2017 at 3:55 PM, Hierok said:

What was the most difficult thing you ever had to do here as a staff member?

The most difficultWell...

The staff here usually gets along well enough, yet sometimes... we're only human.  And, as humans, we can get kinda grumpy at each other, and that leads to things like rage quitting, angsty whining, or just a Yellfest.  When those things happen, I do my best to be a voice of reason.  However, sometimes, that voice isn't able to accomplish what needs to be done, and I can make mistakes in judgment just like anyone else.

There was an issue up for debate, not too long ago... and it seemed like folks were so divided over the subject matter (which I shall NOT divulge, Nosy Nellies), that they were going to keep arguing for hours if I didn't try to get cooler heads to prevail.  It took me actively standing up for one of our staffers who seemed to need some support at the time, as their opinion wasn't popular (I didn't care for it either, to be honest - but I hated seeing them getting yelled into a corner), so I stepped in and spoke up, and put in enough of a point to, at the very least, stop the yelling...

Unfortunately, it cost me a dear friend to do so. 

What's worse, I sort of thought it might happen like that, yet I did what I thought was right anyway, because I thought I was helping... yet, it turns out that not only was I losing a friend, but the one I stood up for has yet to actually show me it was worth my efforts.  And as much as I know that sometimes, things get bad... well, shit - in retrospect, I just wish I hadn't done such a thing.

However, this is one of the caveats of Life and living in it... you make choices, and sometimes those choices turn out to be wrong.  Regardless, you have to live with the consequences all the same, soldier on, and hope that things get better someday.  THAT was the hardest thing I've ever had to do here, and believe me when I say that sometimes, helping doesn't always turn out for the best.  It shouldn't DETER you from trying to help - but use this as a cautionary tale of how it can sometimes go very, very wrong.

... I miss my friend...

 

On 11/10/2017 at 6:36 PM, Balareth said:

Would you support if a mad scientist can create a pony like the show as a living thing?

Well, my answer would depend on circumstances:

Would this 'mad scientist' be creating them to simply exist, or would they have some sort of sinister hidden plot to enslave them somehow?

Would they be sentient and happy, or just dumb shells, meant for looks and not brains?

Would this be completely altruistic, or would this 'mad' scientist be demanding payment for creating these ponies?

Would they actually be able to make canon pones, or are we talking about generic Pony Creator Random Button styles?

Would the scientist still be considered 'mad' if he had her/his own ponies to cheer him/her up?

But, even with all the above being said, I might still give support to a scientist who could bring real-live ponies such as we know to our world... and then, I'd give them flowers so they wouldn't be so 'mad' anymore.  :derp:

(But only if there wasn't some sinister consequence to doing such.)

 

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2 hours ago, Randimaxis said:

The most difficultWell...

The staff here usually gets along well enough, yet sometimes... we're only human.  And, as humans, we can get kinda grumpy at each other, and that leads to things like rage quitting, angsty whining, or just a Yellfest.  When those things happen, I do my best to be a voice of reason.  However, sometimes, that voice isn't able to accomplish what needs to be done, and I can make mistakes in judgment just like anyone else.

There was an issue up for debate, not too long ago... and it seemed like folks were so divided over the subject matter (which I shall NOT divulge, Nosy Nellies), that they were going to keep arguing for hours if I didn't try to get cooler heads to prevail.  It took me actively standing up for one of our staffers who seemed to need some support at the time, as their opinion wasn't popular (I didn't care for it either, to be honest - but I hated seeing them getting yelled into a corner), so I stepped in and spoke up, and put in enough of a point to, at the very least, stop the yelling...

Unfortunately, it cost me a dear friend to do so. 

What's worse, I sort of thought it might happen like that, yet I did what I thought was right anyway, because I thought I was helping... yet, it turns out that not only was I losing a friend, but the one I stood up for has yet to actually show me it was worth my efforts.  And as much as I know that sometimes, things get bad... well, shit - in retrospect, I just wish I hadn't done such a thing.

However, this is one of the caveats of Life and living in it... you make choices, and sometimes those choices turn out to be wrong.  Regardless, you have to live with the consequences all the same, soldier on, and hope that things get better someday.  THAT was the hardest thing I've ever had to do here, and believe me when I say that sometimes, helping doesn't always turn out for the best.  It shouldn't DETER you from trying to help - but use this as a cautionary tale of how it can sometimes go very, very wrong.

... I miss my friend...

So, your most difficult moments is the moment you debat with other staff? :ooh: I'm sorry for your friend and I hope he will come back for you. ;)

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Just now, Hierok said:

So, your most difficult moments is the moment you debate with other staff?

It was the moment that gave me the most difficulty, yes... but no, don't come away assuming this happens every time, either.

Usually, there's a bit of lively, yet (mostly) respectful debate among staff, then a consensus is made, and things go well.  The particular time I mentioned was the worst possible moment alone, taken from the time I started here to now - but this was the single moment, not one in a long line of bad arguments.

The staff here has a good cohesion with each other, and we utilize our different viewpoints and personalities to help us determine the best & most fair way to settle things.  As happens in Life, things can get tense sometimes... but the fact that we continue on for AND with each other should show that staff is a team, through and through... 

Well, the truth of the matter, of course, is that we're only human; as far as myself?  I'm just trying to do something to make things better.

Best laid plans, road to Tartarus, dot dot dot.

But please, don't believe for a minute that staff is always arguing - we save that vitriol for MCM, when we ban each other and force our brethren to sing.  B)

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1 minute ago, Randimaxis said:

It was the moment that gave me the most difficulty, yes... but no, don't come away assuming this happens every time, either.

Usually, there's a bit of lively, yet (mostly) respectful debate among staff, then a consensus is made, and things go well.  The particular time I mentioned was the worst possible moment alone, taken from the time I started here to now - but this was the single moment, not one in a long line of bad arguments.

The staff here has a good cohesion with each other, and we utilize our different viewpoints and personalities to help us determine the best & most fair way to settle things.  As happens in Life, things can get tense sometimes... but the fact that we continue on for AND with each other should show that staff is a team, through and through... 

Well, the truth of the matter, of course, is that we're only human; as far as myself?  I'm just trying to do something to make things better.

Best laid plans, road to Tartarus, dot dot dot.

But please, don't believe for a minute that staff is always arguing - we save that vitriol for MCM, when we ban each other and force our brethren to sing.  B)

Thanks for clearing that up. I was already wondering why there would be discussion if everytime the computers were thrown out of the window from anger. :D Let me not even begin over the user meetups. :P

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Next Question.

 

Can you tell me 3 videogames of any console and time you would like to see "ponified" ? (like characters are ponies, cannon and/or OC or even the character of the videogame ponified)

 

now this one is tricky.

 

select ponies by percentage (like, 20% rarity because she/he is generous, 50% like fluttershy because she/he loves animals etc) to define your wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend personality (in case you are single define how he/she would be)

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