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    Quote Originally Posted by Distraught View Post


    Well that's exactly the issue. It wasn't meant to be rude until he started getting mad at others over his lack of work. He has the power to fire people and hire new ones so there should be no complaining or excuses when stuff isn't being done. It's just the matter of him not wanting/having the time to do it.
    Well this is our problem, step by step:
    1. We ask for the articles
    2. At the last fucking second, some guy goes "OH LOL I'M ON VACATION DO IT YOURSELF"
    3. Get the freelancers to do it
    4. Oh wait we don't have any because they always seem to disappear on us
    5. Psychotic gets stuck writing 2-3 sections
    6. Everything goes haywire

    40% of the time when we recruit someone, they just end up leaving as soon as they join. I think we have like, one freelancer (out of the 3 we wanted), and I think we're missing a section or two because they just up and left. Whenever we make apps, we always get people and then they just fucking drop out. It isn't working, and none of us are willing to write 10 articles just so 20 people can skim over it and focus all their reading on the interviews (because let's face it, most people only read the interviews).

    I don't feel discouraged at all to do my writing, nor does anyone who's stayed on this fucking train, even if nobody reads it. It's fun.

    We just need people who don't need to be constantly motivated and babied, and apparently they just don't exist.

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    News fo = Who the hell reads this besides the interviews?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hack in the box View Post
    News fo = Who the hell reads this besides the interviews?
    Exactly, which is why people are dropping out of the News Force like flies, because people never bother to read our articles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitekillr View Post
    We just need people who don't need to be constantly motivated and babied, and apparently they just don't exist.
    Very true. Well the community needed to hear something of that sort because it does seem like the News articles are appreciated. Obviously nobody was trying to blame a specific person for lack of work when its obvious people are picking up tasks they shouldn't have to. However excuses won't help anyone. Something needs to be done. Glad you were open about it and it's people like you that will keep the team going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitekillr View Post
    Well this is our problem, step by step:
    1. We ask for the articles
    2. At the last fucking second, some guy goes "OH LOL I'M ON VACATION DO IT YOURSELF"
    3. Get the freelancers to do it
    4. Oh wait we don't have any because they always seem to disappear on us
    5. Psychotic gets stuck writing 2-3 sections
    6. Everything goes haywire

    40% of the time when we recruit someone, they just end up leaving as soon as they join. I think we have like, one freelancer (out of the 3 we wanted), and I think we're missing a section or two because they just up and left. Whenever we make apps, we always get people and then they just fucking drop out. It isn't working, and none of us are willing to write 10 articles just so 20 people can skim over it and focus all their reading on the interviews (because let's face it, most people only read the interviews).

    I don't feel discouraged at all to do my writing, nor does anyone who's stayed on this fucking train, even if nobody reads it. It's fun.

    We just need people who don't need to be constantly motivated and babied, and apparently they just don't exist.
    Sounds like it's time to get rid of the backups/writers who aren't as motivated anymore to work on the news team anymore. As a manager, psychotic needs to figure out who's not doing what they said they are doing and hire some people who have literate skills and have been apart of MPGH for a while. Maybe it's time to promote the most active member of the news team as a new manager to figure out who needs to go, who needs to stay, who needs to be added onto the new team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Distraught View Post


    Very true. Well the community needed to hear something of that sort because it does seem like the News articles are appreciated. Obviously nobody was trying to blame a specific person for lack of work when its obvious people are picking up tasks they shouldn't have to. However excuses won't help anyone. Something needs to be done. Glad you were open about it and it's people like you that will keep the team going.
    oh gee thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by Oneirish View Post
    Sounds like it's time to get rid of the backups/writers who aren't as motivated anymore to work on the news team anymore. As a manager, psychotic needs to figure out who's not doing what they said they are doing and hire some people who have literate skills and have been apart of MPGH for a while. Maybe it's time to promote the most active member of the news team as a new manager to figure out who needs to go, who needs to stay, who needs to be added onto the new team.
    The problem with getting new people is that how long they've been here/# of posts/etc. are unnecessary variables. We've had people with 600 posts in 3 years stick with us for months, and we've had people with 10,000 in 2 years do nothing. It's a gamble.
    also that manager idea is going to be in my favor soon hopefully

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitekillr View Post
    oh gee thanks

    The problem with getting new people is that how long they've been here/# of posts/etc. are unnecessary variables. We've had people with 600 posts in 3 years stick with us for months, and we've had people with 10,000 in 2 years do nothing. It's a gamble.
    also that manager idea is going to be in my favor soon hopefully
    well instead of having tryouts, maybe talk to with the news team and figure out a list of people who you think would benefit and ask them personally. Because when you make a try out thread obviously tons of people want the tag so are going to apply.

    Just keep an eye out for someone who is
    1. Literate
    2. Knowledgeable
    3. Good Activity
    4. Person familiar with MPGH

    Just want to add if any part of the news team needs help/ideas/backup I'd be happy to help, I don't need the Tag or Permissions. I just have a lot of free time... I hate seeing that something isn't right with the news team, I enjoy seeing them every week. It's a shame to see it fall apart internally.

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    Here's my reply to Distraught: lol, so dumb I can't even reply.

    Onto Oneirish: Have you read one single motherfucking thing that's been said by me or Nitekillr?

    Sounds like it's time to get rid of the backups/writers who aren't as motivated anymore to work on the news team anymore.
    Are you saying that we haven't? We have countless time booted people that are inactive and unmotivated to try and get more people in. Read through our posts again, please. "it's a gamble"

    Just keep an eye out for someone who is
    1. Literate
    2. Knowledgeable
    3. Good Activity
    4. Person familiar with MPGH
    because we don't go by this already? Are you implying that none of our members have met or exceeded these requirements? Those are basic requirements, we also go off of personal perspective of the person and how well we see them work. That's why the News FO used to be full of all Minions, because we knew they knew what responsibility was, and they were active.

    Just want to add if any part of the news team needs help/ideas/backup I'd be happy to help
    Nothing you have said is of any help or an idea. We have it implemented just like your numbered requirement list. All of your speculations, assumptions, implications, and generally, every single one of your posts has been out of ignorance. Have you read anything Nitekillr has said?

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    How are you leading a team when you can't even handle the truth. End of story. Stop slacking and blaming everyone else. Your to much of a joke to understand the community is supporting you. Typical prick. No wonder the news team doesn't even like you. Could of taken the criticism and actually done something. Instead of acting almighty in general without tending to the issues within the news team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Sheep View Post
    Here's my reply to Distraught: lol, so dumb I can't even reply.

    Onto Oneirish: Have you read one single motherfucking thing that's been said by me or Nitekillr?



    Are you saying that we haven't? We have countless time booted people that are inactive and unmotivated to try and get more people in. Read through our posts again, please. "it's a gamble"



    because we don't go by this already? Are you implying that none of our members have met or exceeded these requirements? Those are basic requirements, we also go off of personal perspective of the person and how well we see them work. That's why the News FO used to be full of all Minions, because we knew they knew what responsibility was, and they were active.



    Nothing you have said is of any help or an idea. We have it implemented just like your numbered requirement list. All of your speculations, assumptions, implications, and generally, every single one of your posts has been out of ignorance. Have you read anything Nitekillr has said?

    @Oneirish @Distraught
    Dude I've been on your side from day 1. All I'm saying is that these new threads are taking weeks-months when it should take a week. As a manager you should discuss and acknowledge to your entire team what's the status of the finalized product but instead it's just the writers submitting their content, and not hearing back until your compile it all together. That's being a compiler not a manager. I'm trying to help you get this news section back into shape so nobody keeps making threads about where the news is.. Instead of calling me "arrogant" and publically showing everyone how much you can't handle this position, you should take all this criticism into affect, figure out what the problem is, and come up of a way to solve. You shouldn't be having two people who aren't apart of the news team trying to help you run your team...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Distraught View Post
    How are you leading a team when you can't even handle the truth. End of story. Stop slacking and blaming everyone else. Your to much of a joke to understand the community is supporting you. Typical prick. No wonder the news team doesn't even like you. Could of taken the criticism and actually done something. Instead of acting almighty in general without tending to the issues within the news team.
    Okay you need to tone it down right now. He is NOT a slacker. Enough of this petty bullshit. Who the fuck are you to call someone else a joke?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannibal View Post


    Okay you need to tone it down right now. He is NOT a slacker. Enough of this petty bullshit. Who the fuck are you to call someone else a joke?
    You tell me. Who is he to blame everyone else for his poor management skills? He took the position. In no way should he be disrespectful to people trying to help. Read all the posts please. Last time I checked, weren't you supposed to turn in tech news for someone else? So your technically 1 reason he's slacking.

    I'll respond to this
    "lol, so dumb I can't even reply." with the same amount of respect he gave me when I wasn't even bashing on the News Team to begin with. Just the excuses and pointing fingers. No Manager in a real business would act that way.

    Best part is, I can have a civilized conversation with the people that actually did work. The people who are slacking are the ones getting mad and flaming. GG. Instead of taking this up the ass, why don't you go finish your article. If that was the case, this thread would never have existed and you would never need to defend your lack of work.
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    i lol cuz dafuq happened here? turned from a question to a bunch of monkeys throwing shit at eachother.

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    nevermind, going to stay out of this.
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    If had the time, I would definitely contribute to the team. Although, school is coming up and idk how much time and effort it'd take for me to be in that position if it were to be possible.

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