Otohiko wrote:People that change their behaviour usually do so consciously of their own accord. Which also goes to say that if you want to see a social change in a small community, behave that way actively. This is a fairly small community on the forums and you can have an impact on it if you try and a few other people follow. Godix is kind of an ironically-backwards example of that.
I do not disagree with this, but I will note that there have been rather helpful members over the past few years and invariably the attitude towards them is 'They're doing good, now I can continue being a dick...' I question what real influence I have as well, while I am one of the more notable dicks around, I'm part of a trend rather than a leader. I do know the few times I've tried to do something good for the org has never really caused anyone to follow in kind.
Anyway, few will decide to change their behavior unless they realize their behavior is destructive. Which is part of where modding comes in. There is a difference between being a dick towards people who know it's mostly a joke and flaming a noob for asking a question. A few years ago I thought the org community was overly restrictive towards the former, notably in the anti-OT days, while currently I think the org is overly permissive in the latter.
The problem is whenever anybody tries they just get stepped on by people like Godix and Pas.
Part of the orgs problem is that a lot of us are dicks, but part of the problem is also some users are just fucking morons. If you want a community where the fucking morons can ran around without anyone calling them on being fucking morons then go dick around on boochsack. If you quit acting like a fucking moron on the org then I'd quit treating you like a fucking moron. Inflammatory I know, but it also happens to be true. Case in point, you totally failed to understand or really address Scintilla's point. Despite being so retarded that such a simple concept eluded you, you felt the need to bother us with your meaning drivel anyway.
As for Scintilla's point, sometimes you just gotta look at someone and go 'that's stupid'. I think worries that the org is somehow easier to steal stuff from than the tube is one of those cases. Perhaps educating these people on their mistake may be in order; swipe the vid, upload it to a fake tube account, and point them to that with a 'see how easy it is to steal your work anyway?' message. To change to orgs policies to account for sheer stupidity seems rather counterproductive.