I've been putting this off for a while, partially because my living arrangement isn't the most comfortable at the moment and so I haven't set aside much time for the wiki, and partially because I'm honestly worried of being 'shut down' due to bringing this up. But if we're at the point where I have to worry about dissent for addressing issues with the wiki, it's a sure sign that some kind of discussion needs to occur.
Ok, so first up, being an admin (sysop), bureaucrat, chat moderator or rollback does not put you on a hierarchy. An admin's opinion is no more valid than anyone else's, the validity of an argument or statement should be based off its content and not the person saying it.
What does this mean?
This means that when it comes to community decisions, the decision should rest on the community, not a few users in a position of power. Any significant changes to the wiki or its functionality should be voted on by users of the wiki, in an open forum.
It also means that people with user rights are not in 'charge'. What they say is not gospel, and what they decide is not always the proper protocol for dealing with certain situations. As a contributor to this wiki, you are allowed to disagree with admins. Do not be afraid to speak up if you see power abuse or even if you think there was a better way of doing something, do not let them make you think they are above everyone else.
Ok, secondly, this wiki is a biased cesspool. It has a long history of double-standards when dealing with certain users and events. Depending on the users involved, the rules are either vigorously enforced or completely swept under the rug. This segment of this forum is mostly directed at the sysops and chat moderators of this wiki, in reference particularly with what happens in that chat room. Chat isn't "your chat", no-one here owns it, if your opinions conflict with another user's, too bad. Do not treat things with an agenda in your mind.
There's a lot of pack play here. People with similar opinions essentially ganging up on the users who they disagree with or dislike. Said users are demoted, blocked or just leave. I've seen it a lot and people have spoken out to me about it on numerous occasions, even the people who previously would have felt part of these little groups.
A lot of people assume that because I am on friendly terms with them I won't cut through them to make sure things are fair. In the past a few things were holding me back, but from now onwards if I see something I will address it. I'm sounding really aggressive because I'm not tolerating this crap anymore, but the reality is there is actually very little I can do. I hope then, that whatever happens this forum should serve as a reminder to the members of this community.