You mean “Why won’t Funcom appoint community folks to moderate servers?” That title? The one that says that Funcom should appoint moderators?
Yeah, I honestly can’t tell how anyone would misunderstand that to mean anything but “hey, if a bunch of players banded together to host their moderated servers, maybe Funcom could include those servers in the official server list”. Totally my bad.
And we’re back to ad hominems without substance. There is a substantial difference between Funcom appointing volunteer moderators for official servers and Funcom allowing community-moderated servers to appear in the official server list. If you disagree and believe that there’s no difference, I would be happy to read an actual argument.
Did I? As a matter of fact, did anyone on this thread argue that the status quo is fine? Or were they just disagreeing with your idea?
I’m not sure which one of my arguments was supposed to be circular, but I won’t quibble about that when you’re obviously having fun making a story about my intentions and motivations, instead of actually engaging the arguments themselves.
The only questions your original post contained were in the title and in the last line. It seems to me that most of us on this thread have been engaging those questions.
Then you’re wasting your time. That’s not my position. You assumed that was my position because I happened to disagree with your idea.
People have been answering why Funcom don’t moderate their servers all over this thread. As for “why Funcom aren’t open to community volunteerism”, that has several interpretations. Most of us took it to mean “appoint community folks to moderate servers” and pointed out why we felt it wouldn’t work.
I don’t know about the rest of the people on this thread, but I can freely say that I don’t play Rust and therefore it never occurred to me that you meant “Could Funcom allow a group of private, moderated servers to appear in their official server list?”
Assuming that we’re talking about “Funcom appointing community moderators to official servers” specifically, I don’t have evidence that it wouldn’t work. I can point out the risks and why I don’t think Funcom would feel comfortable accepting those risks. You want evidence? The burden of proof is on you.
If we’re talking about the Rustafied model – community-moderated servers appearing in Funcom’s official server list – I see no reason why that wouldn’t work, but I wouldn’t expect Funcom to spend their time and resources on taking the first step. I don’t know about Facepunch – and feel free to correct me if I’m wrong – but I doubt they took the first step, either.
As fun as it was to try to match your pretentiousness with my own, I grow tired of that. I’ll probably continue trying to respond to your actual arguments whenever I can extract them from the rest of what you write. Hopefully, it’ll sway the signal/noise ratio back to more palatable levels.