So I'm not a mod anymore, but I can at least say The overall group of users and the general discussion on this thread were not the issues- it was a group of specific users that were consistently causing a problem that also frequented this thread. There were also issues earlier on in this thread when it was at it's peak, where users were ignoring moderators requests to follow the rules, people ganging up on the staff, refusing to allow more organized change to happen etc. Back when we wanted to do a monthly Memebox thread so it wasn't too overwhelming to read, we were not supported by the users of this thread and our ideas to make the memebox forum more streamlined were ignored.
There was even a time earlier in this thread where a multitude of users (some of whom still frequent this thread) ganged up on me tirelessly because a user asked me a question about shipping. My response at the time, was that I recieved boxes complimentary in exchange for review, so I wasn't well versed in shipping costs etc. I was then attacked for "bragging" about getting free boxes etc. So much so, that whenever I tried to post, someone would jump on me.
It got to the point where I actually left the thread entirely for over a month due to the harassment (some of you may vaguely recall it.) I was not supported by the higher ups here on MUT in any way, and it was pretty disheartening.
There have been an absurd amount of issues behind the scenes in regards to this thread. Moderators constantly getting PMs (including myself) about petty drama and bickering, people messaging me asking me to deal with drama that had nothing to do with makeuptalk at all, among other things. The report center was ALWAYS filled with reported posts from this thread...I truly could go on and on.
Sometimes, things aren't always openly obvious to everyone, but I can tell you first hand the amount of stress and drama that this thread has caused me personally since I started it a year ago. That's not to say I haven't met some absolutely fantastic ladies and had a good time here as well, but unfortunately, this thread was kind of the beginning of an endless slew of issues that the moderators here faced, and no matter how many times we tried to implement solutions to the problems, they were always ignored.
This isn't to point fingers at anyone, or even this thread in general, just hoping it clears some things up because I feel like many of you deserve to know why fingers are pointed in this threads direction, especially those of you who have had nothing to do with any issues.
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