Alright, I've noticed a disturbing trend, and I'm sure you guys have as well. The quality of #site19 has…well, let's not sugarcoat it. #Site19 is shot to hell. For the past couple months I've noticed a very sharp nosedive in quality, as well as in increase in trolls and overall stupidity. The mods are doing a good job generally, there are some things I don't really agree with, but that's been dealt with as I understand it, and I'm not going to stir that hornet's nest again. I've seen a lot of garbage in a couple other channels related to SCP as well, primarily around a certain user who I'm not going to name, but I think you can figure out who I mean. There's been a lot of issues in all SCP-related channels lately, and I think it's time something gets done.
I'm putting this in proposals, because I've got a few ideas on how to deal with it. First off, I propose we establish a separate channel specifically for new members. Basically, create a channel where Senior Staff can pre-screen new people, and do what's needed with them. Second, and this would require implementing the first suggestion, make 19 invite-only. Once someone demonstrates they're not stupid in the "screen room", invite them to 19 and do the usual thing. Third, and this one will definitely cause controversy, ban less in 19. I don't mean not to ban anyone, or people who are being stupid, and I DEFINITELY see why the mods are a bit on-edge lately, but I know a few people who have come to regard certain bans from #site19 as arbitrary. I'm not saying they are, as I've only head one side of the story, and I don't mean to offend any mods, but there have been a lot more bans that usual lately.
If this is in the wrong forum, move it or redirect me.