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IMVU Forum Moderator Contacts

Post by Notorious Chicka » Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:58 pm

If you need to contact a Moderator with an issue - besides reporting a discussion post - I guess you now send them a HP message and pray.

Here are a few handy links to their pages for now....

ShannonMac - community manager - http://avatars.imvu.com/ShannonMac
Segallion - creator manager - http://avatars.imvu.com/Segallion

DarkAngel5 - Moderator - http://avatars.imvu.com/DarkAngel5
CandyApple - Moderator - http://avatars.imvu.com/CandyApple
Qwerty - Moderator - http://avatars.imvu.com/Qwerty
gaf210 - Moderator - http://avatars.imvu.com/gaf210
Auntie - Moderator - http://avatars.imvu.com/Auntie
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Re: IMVU Forum Moderator Contacts

Post by Tony Titan » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:08 pm

I noticed Lestat was no longer a forum moderator a few months ago, and recently it seemed his posts were quite......bitter.....towards IMVU. Guess he had enough of the IMVU BS. :lol:
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Re: IMVU Forum Moderator Contacts

Post by NickalisciousNick » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:28 am

Tony Titan wrote:
Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:08 pm
I noticed Lestat was no longer a forum moderator a few months ago, and recently it seemed his posts were quite......bitter.....towards IMVU. Guess he had enough of the IMVU BS. :lol:
That's a shame, because he was one of the hardest working mods on there. He made so many useful comments and if he didn't know the answer, he would go the extra mile to find a solution. He improved how the forums were run and I learned so much from him.

They lost a very valuable person who gave a lot of his free time and expertise.

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Re: IMVU Forum Moderator Contacts

Post by DianaDeMysterieux » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:48 am

Tony Titan wrote:
Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:08 pm
I noticed Lestat was no longer a forum moderator a few months ago, and recently it seemed his posts were quite......bitter.....towards IMVU. Guess he had enough of the IMVU BS. :lol:
Quite frankly, I'm not surprised.

IMVU does have a tendency to take it's users for granted and I'm sure the mods have been getting the same treatment.
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Re: IMVU Forum Moderator Contacts

Post by Cherubwings » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:52 pm

I was so heartbroken and shocked when they let Lestat go! I ran to him and a couple others for advice all the time. I must admit, I lost a few tears that day. After that my heart just wasn't into it anymore. He was not only an amazing mod, he is an awesome person!
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Post by NickalisciousNick » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:41 am

@Cherub

We also miss your angelic wings hovering over our posts and threads! :D

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Re: IMVU Forum Moderator Contacts

Post by HugsAndKisses » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:43 am

Notorious Chicka wrote:
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:58 pm
If you need to contact a Moderator with an issue - besides reporting a discussion post - I guess you now send them a HP message and pray.

Here are a few handy links to their pages for now....

ShannonMac - community manager - http://avatars.imvu.com/ShannonMac
Segallion - creator manager - http://avatars.imvu.com/Segallion

DarkAngel5 - Moderator - http://avatars.imvu.com/DarkAngel5
CandyApple - Moderator - http://avatars.imvu.com/CandyApple
Qwerty - Moderator - http://avatars.imvu.com/Qwerty
gaf210 - Moderator - http://avatars.imvu.com/gaf210
Auntie - Moderator - http://avatars.imvu.com/Auntie
Are those the only mods left?!
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Re: IMVU Forum Moderator Contacts

Post by Notorious Chicka » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:54 am

HugsAndKisses wrote:
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:43 am
Notorious Chicka wrote:
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:58 pm
If you need to contact a Moderator with an issue - besides reporting a discussion post - I guess you now send them a HP message and pray.

Here are a few handy links to their pages for now....

ShannonMac - community manager - http://avatars.imvu.com/ShannonMac
Segallion - creator manager - http://avatars.imvu.com/Segallion

DarkAngel5 - Moderator - http://avatars.imvu.com/DarkAngel5
CandyApple - Moderator - http://avatars.imvu.com/CandyApple
Qwerty - Moderator - http://avatars.imvu.com/Qwerty
gaf210 - Moderator - http://avatars.imvu.com/gaf210
Auntie - Moderator - http://avatars.imvu.com/Auntie
Are those the only mods left?!
No clue. There is no way to find Mods now.
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Post by MissVix » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:22 pm

Not just finding Mods, I am struggling to find anything now...

Grumbles about all these new and silly changes
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Re: IMVU Forum Moderator Contacts

Post by Notorious Chicka » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:40 am

MissVix wrote:
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:22 pm
Not just finding Mods, I am struggling to find anything now...

Grumbles about all these new and silly changes
I heard that way over here ;)
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Re: IMVU Forum Moderator Contacts

Post by Sui2 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:28 pm

I agree, Lestat has always been helpful and communicative and he put a lot of effort in his Posts.
Its a shame he is not longer a Mod.
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Re: IMVU Forum Moderator Contacts

Post by DianaDeMysterieux » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:32 pm

For those who may not know. Badboy is no longer a mod.
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Re: IMVU Forum Moderator Contacts

Post by admin » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:07 pm

DianaDeMysterieux wrote:
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:32 pm
For those who may not know. Badboy is no longer a mod.
We need him here!
No matter where you go, there you are...

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Post by Zara » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:59 am

admin wrote:
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:07 pm
DianaDeMysterieux wrote:
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:32 pm
For those who may not know. Badboy is no longer a mod.
We need him here!
I believe he may already be a member but hasn't posted yet?

I wonder if he quit imvu modship because of "Disgustions". I hope that was the reason and I wish the others would join him and leave imvu to run their own farce ... see how they like it!
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Re: IMVU Forum Moderator Contacts

Post by DianaDeMysterieux » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:24 am

Zara wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:59 am
admin wrote:
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:07 pm
DianaDeMysterieux wrote:
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:32 pm
For those who may not know. Badboy is no longer a mod.
We need him here!
I believe he may already be a member but hasn't posted yet?

I wonder if he quit imvu modship because of "Disgustions". I hope that was the reason and I wish the others would join him and leave imvu to run their own farce ... see how they like it!
Oh that would be lovely!

Have all the mods come here and leave IMVU to moderate the Discussion Board. Something like that would quickly show IMVU that wonderful (Not) piece of crap that they are so "excited" about isn't all that wonderful.
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Post by Curvaceous » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:48 am

Qwerty still is a mod, right?
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Post by DianaDeMysterieux » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:02 pm

Yes, as far I know, Qwerty is still a mod.
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Post by Curvaceous » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:57 pm

And so is Hunky, Abram now
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Post by Notorious Chicka » Thu May 04, 2017 8:41 am

We should make special gifts for the Moderators to lure them over here for discussions :)
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Re: IMVU Forum Moderator Contacts

Post by badboy » Thu May 11, 2017 4:55 am

Hello everyone, my ears were burning!

Best way to find out who is a mod and who is not, is to check the old Forums link: http://www.imvu.com/catalog/modules.php ... =index.php If a mod leaves, you will see their name disappear from the mod list - for now, that's the only way you can tell.

Yeah, I left when it was clear that things were beyond redemption. It was a decision made primarily by staff and their antics and direction.

The tl;dr of it all:

I won't be exposing any details for a lot of what I'm saying here, because I'm under a non-disclosure agreement, so take it for what it is...

It was increasingly difficult to be a 'person' and have an opinion. Part of this was certain users complaining about anything I posted, but the greater part of it was Staff ceasing to defend our right to post as someone, without taking it as a problem. If you cannot participate as a user and a moderator, than what is the point of volunteering? Not even my overriding desire to help the users can overcome that.

The "discussions" thing was a steamroller. They were determined to roll it out, and they did. They dumped some information on the moderators about a month before the rollout, we warned and warned them of over 50 separate issues - and a week before they told the mods of the go-live date, and the community manager immediately went on vacation for a week. Communication was nearly non-existent. You are all aware of the issues, I need not dwell on that. Believe me, the moderators have raised all of your issues, and push on them, but they have a different vision:

"Discussions" is a front-end for user support, and the discussion topics are there to ease the burden on help staff by providing help for users by users. Nothing more. Do not expect to see the exclusive AP or VIP sections coming back very soon - even if they did have the bugs worked out. If they even CAN do it, I do not see that as a priority - just another "perk" that you lost.

We were thrown to the wolves, plain and simple. We did the best we could, but I left with the impression that staff did not care, that we were just whining, and we should shut up and take the abuse, because we were mindless drones, who's only responsibility was to deal with SPAM - they 'talked the game' about how valuable we were, but when the rubber met the road, it was all just platitudes. I get the idea that was intended, although they never admitted to that.

I raised my issues to the new CEO, it was met with platitudes. I was promised some action, some updates, and got neither - but a whole lot more grief from staff. I waited over a month for some movement, but it was clear that was not coming.

Before Varsha left, there was a certain amount of the left hand not knowing what the right was doing, and I suspect some internal political battles going on, that the mods were not aware of - but that has changed for the worst. The left and right hands appear to be openly at war, taking any opportunity to one-up each other, to press for a position, or usurp each other's position. ShannonMac is completely ineffective as a leader, but he is new, and I don't think he knew what he was getting into. Jeff - well, Momma told me not to say anything if you cannot say at least one thing nice about someone - he is Satan to me. I think "discussions" is his baby, and he was going to get it in, and make his results no matter what - I am sure that his primary concern, the new help system, is great for him, and the complete insanity that is the discussion sections with their desperate users asking for help everywhere but the help system, can only help that end.

I believe my back started sprouting knives. Both from Staff and from other moderators. There were mods that were elevated to favorites, and were treated as such. I've seen it bad internally, but there is a rot deep within IMVU, and Staff.

I lost confidence with IMVU. I think it'll be around for a long time, but I could not support how they were treating their volunteers.

I think that's enough for now.... there is plenty more, but I think you get the idea.

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Re: IMVU Forum Moderator Contacts

Post by SirenaRoga » Thu May 11, 2017 8:49 am

Wow, sorry to hear that BB. I was just on that mess the other day and wondering how any of the moderators are even capable of doing their jobs and more so, why they'd even bother. For your sake, I glad you got out when you did but I'm sorry that all you got for your years of helping out the community was a kick in arse :/

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Post by Zara » Fri May 12, 2017 1:54 am

I suspected as much BB, I'm proud of you for not standing for their s**t. I don't understand why the other mods put up with it. There is a difference between adapting to change and just being taken for a mug.

p.s. Please say something naughty so I can reverse the roles and wave my ban-hammer at you for a change! jk jk :mrgreen:
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Re: IMVU Forum Moderator Contacts

Post by admin » Fri May 12, 2017 2:09 am

badboy wrote:
Thu May 11, 2017 4:55 am
Hello everyone, my ears were burning!
Welcome to the outside!

I figure 'Discussions' is working just as they designed, make it a hidden, useless, convoluted mess so folks just don't want to use it. Less folks asking for help means less people need help right??? :roll:

If you are going through withdrawals I can make you a mod here. :mrgreen:
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Re: IMVU Forum Moderator Contacts

Post by badboy » Fri May 12, 2017 3:42 am

admin wrote:
Fri May 12, 2017 2:09 am
badboy wrote:
Thu May 11, 2017 4:55 am
Hello everyone, my ears were burning!
Welcome to the outside!

I figure 'Discussions' is working just as they designed, make it a hidden, useless, convoluted mess so folks just don't want to use it. Less folks asking for help means less people need help right??? :roll:

If you are going through withdrawals I can make you a mod here. :mrgreen:
So far I am not missing it in the slightest. So, thank you for the offer, but I think I'll pass.

@Zara - you Rat Fink! :mrgreen:

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Re: IMVU Forum Moderator Contacts

Post by badboy » Fri May 12, 2017 3:44 am

SirenaRoga wrote:
Thu May 11, 2017 8:49 am
Wow, sorry to hear that BB. I was just on that mess the other day and wondering how any of the moderators are even capable of doing their jobs and more so, why they'd even bother. For your sake, I glad you got out when you did but I'm sorry that all you got for your years of helping out the community was a kick in arse :/
I don't miss it all that much. I volunteered for the community, and for OT - they needed a bit of relaxed rules... but now they don't even need that, as "discussions" is useless for social interactions - so I don't even miss that. I volunteered for everyone else, not for me, so the kick in the butt - well, it is what it is... I feel for those I left behind that are still dealing with this day to day, and thinking that things will get better.

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