I had to make a thread over this. Since I think it would be good for future feedback for this site and what could come from me in the future in terms of Events. And my thoughts on the site I've had on my mind lately. This may seem like complaining in some bits, but it just might save some time for people wanting to be a part of the Staff here and what they could be getting into. People still ask me what's going on with Pokemon with Generation 6 and why I'm never around these parts anymore. I'll put this in PPorg Feedback since I think it can be useful. So here it goes:
After being inactive for a matter of 4-5 months with changing my forum color to regular mode. I was booted off the Staff without any Former Staff badge at all for my usergroups. And my access to the Event Gallery had been denied on the site.
Before I wanted to go back as Normal Member for many reasons, but I changed my mind before anything happened. So I don't really count that instance anymore. I can understand the whole changing the usergroup thing. I did this since I knew I wouldn't be doing much of anything with the new generation of games as of now. But most people on the Staff are kind of inactive already due to not being able to anything with that current generation as of now. I will not mention names, but I was told more than once by different members that it's not a big deal to be inactive since nothing was going on around that time even. And it definitely seemed like that too. I figured that much was fine. Don't get me wrong, I don't program so I can't really develop anything. So I'm useful with things like Events or images, and correcting any problems there might be. I have worked very hard with the forum getting events out there finding them / getting images done for forum usage and Gallery.
I was surprised to come back and not even have a Former Staff badge of all things ever since 2009ish and really 2010ish when I really started getting into Events. Believe me, I've had far worse of a time on a different community leaving on bad terms. In the end I wasn't credited for any of my work just because the guy wanted to stick it to me. And always used that kind of excuse where, "If you're on Staff, you don't need Credit."
I was also really active too before late September. And I would try ban Spambot posters with my usergroup rights since 2012ish when it started happening. It was just the whole interest part with nothing to do right now killing it for me. I also don't have any kind of beefs with anyone. And all Staff seemed pretty nice. While I might not enjoy the site like I used to, it's serving it's purpose nicely somewhat still.
Don't get me wrong, Japanese events were my main attraction. And there were only a few times when I'd do anything with other Regions. The Japanese Events aren't too popular over time. Especially with the this site being English based for one. While coming to the site with my access gone for the Gallery and having most English Distribution images done now. I think I'm good for not having the access. And I think I'm good for not having a Staff position now, just so this kind of thing doesn't happen again.
But what I could suggest is better lists of contributions of the Gallery. Not so much for who contributed what Event since it could be time consuming, but I liked that about Sabresite's Database. With my ideas I've contributed and being somewhat of a partner. When this whole thing happened it seemed like I had never contributed a thing but "Thanks over the years", even though I tried helping out trying to get it back up when Alpha's version broke somewhere along the line. Giving ideas for advertising it on the forum more, as a link to it in the Event Pokemon forum, and contributing my Generation 5 Distribution pictures (Serebii seems to be credited for those on G6 placeholder pages for Events, so I don't see what kind of big deal that would be putting credit there. Nice touch though). And maybe ideas for those thumbnails for the Wonder Card mugs. Even though the credit goes to Guested fully for making those.
I suppose my main stuff can be found on the Forum posts. My favorite part of contributing to this site. No hard feelings, and one less thing with dirty work I'd have to do correcting an image link, info, or Card data itself.
If I ever do anything with G6, it'll be strictly no image only for Events. And only for fans trying to enjoy events. That was my previous purpose for joining these forums back when HG/SS were released. And if I can do this again with this Generation, I probably will.
Recruiting Newer Staff:
I liked that idea of having Staff openings for people. The only thing I could suggest is to ask people that looks like they might be wanting it. Instead of a Member having to ask for a position. I hated doing this, especially when I would put so much into it out of my own free time. I would also try to include people that aren't program makers, and even people just trying to do Event stuff and keeping up with it with religously.
Besides that. I'm doing perfectly fine, I've had some other interests lately, so it fills the void of having something to do.
I wish the site and it's Forums the best for anyone still enjoying as much I have in the past. For anyone that I've interacted with, or simply liked what I was doing. I've had a blast. And for any help I might have had for corrections or submissions, I'm grateful to this day still.
I wouldn't call this Goodbye. It's more like I'm just putting it on the backburner for now. I just won't be around as much as I want to be here, and if anything does happen in the future. You may see me around a lot more.