Hey guys, before you just scroll down to the comments, please just read what I have to say.
First off this doesn’t apply to all of the regulars, just some.
TL3 needs to be reconsidered to some extent. Especially now that people have more of an opportunity to play IF or participate more on the IFC, the amount of regulars is going to just increase. I’m NOT against the idea of TL3, there are just some issues that need to be addressed. I’m going to quote some lines from this topic:
“Regulars are the role models, the ones new users should be able to look up to.”
This is entirely true. When you have that “regular” tab next to your name you automatically get more leverage over others when replying to a topic. Unfortunately there are some instances when the “role models” have been the exact opposite of that. So that defeats the whole purpose of being a regular doesn’t it?
“we sometimes promote TL2 users that have been exceptionally helpful”
In this case “helpful” doesn’t mean being the first to reply on a #support topic. Sometimes it’s like a race to be first when it shouldn’t, as I’ve seen plenty of misinformation posted. In this case it’s not the regulars themselves, it’s those trying to make an impression and have an opportunity to get TL3. This is only more widespread because the requirements to reach TL3 aren’t given, so people who really strive to be regulars sometimes end up going overboard.
Listen, I think the concept of TL3 is fine. Of corse it’s nice for some well trusted community members to help out and be leaders. I haven’t been apart of this community for too long (especially compared to some others) but the quality of the regulars has just gone down. Sorry to say it. So I first-off propose TL3 should be much harder to achieve. Now that’s never going to happen so Im going to leave by saying this:
Guys, you are some of the leaders on the IFC, many members strive to become like you. Please act more mature with the platform you have been given, so we can all enjoy the IFC to it’s extent.