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Poll: The PL site and Monster's management of it

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Poll: Does Monster do a good job?

Thi_seal_max50

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Posted about 3 years ago

 

Robo started the discussion, I wanted to add a poll.


What does everyone think?


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Monster seems to be 'doing a job' on PL.  And not a good one.  Go figure. 

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The more voices heard the better .Has anyone given any thought to notify a Moderator or TheSarge about the level of discontent that is happening here?


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headbrer says ...



The more voices heard the better .Has anyone given any thought to notify a Moderator or TheSarge about the level of discontent that is happening here?


Doc



From the post or two that Sarge posted a short period of time ago, I surmise that he is aware of the situation. It is tough to just sit back and wait, especially when it appears like a cold shoulder from Monster.

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I'm thinking it would have to improve to just be "terrible".


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Bump MarlyB

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Monster is doing a job alright.


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Bump DL!


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Several months ago Sarge asked for a wish list. I found many of the requests resonable. I still don`t understand what the problem is. They just don`t care. This site has been going downhill for quite awhile. It`s unfortunate because so many people use it as a stress outlet. MarlyB usually gets it across the best.

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It's sure not what it used to be.  I have had all sorts of problems.  Someone at monster needs to get off their A*(&(&*^

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TheSarge is aware of everything that goes on here I am sure. He is one of the main reasons I am still here so we cannot blame him. TheSarge is doing a great job IMHO.


I have seen some very crass things here lately with first so many posts and articles being posted to show all the flaws that we have in the LE community. All without any word except from us pointing out the fact that WE are the ones that are catching these guys and putting them in jail and the fact that we do a great job in policing our own. Many, if not most of these articles claiming the suspect is a LEO turned out to be not true, they were at one time a LEO and got fired or kicked off the force or never really made it or something like that. Yes there are dirty cops. The fact is that the percentage is VERY low and WE are the ones that put them in jail and WE are the ones that hate them more than anyone else.


I have just seen a general lack of updating of this website and a seemingly disinterest from the 'management' to maintain this website. As much money as this website is making the owners they should be able to pay at least a half dozen people who do nothing but keep this website active and up-to-date with articles that are germain to Law Enforcement in general and Police Officers specifically.

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Do any of you know ANYONE who has gotten a job due to a Monster job announcement?  I don't.

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Monster is almost to a point where they are going to need a MIRACLE to bring this site up to par!  For Me, it's becomming eaiser not to even sign on, The Only Reason I Stop by anymore is to say Hi to all My Brothers & Sisters and with Great Regret Leave Condolences for All our Fallen Brothers & Sisters. So Yea Monster needs to get off their  (_y_) 's and Start Taking Care of Business Here! 

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MarlyB says ...



Monster seems to be 'doing a job' on PL.  And not a good one.  Go figure. 



  BUMP THIS


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headbrer says ...



The more voices heard the better .Has anyone given any thought to notify a Moderator or TheSarge about the level of discontent that is happening here?


Doc





I would be willing to bet that they are more than aware of the situation!


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UMM.. Bump to all.. LMAO

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Let's chat. (This is nearly a duplicate of what I just sent Robo in a PM.)


The main entity charged with maintaining PL along with the 12 other related 'communities' has downsized dramatically. Everyone's been let go except one person. I believe they started out with 60. So there is only one person in management handling it all.


You will not ever hear about changes on the site. No one will ever hear about anything. That's the nature of the business of corporate internet America. Here today, maybe here tomorrow. Information is not transmitted to keep people informed or advised. One person I know was let go with 30 minutes notice. That's it. And management does not feel obligated to be 'humane' in the simple extention of communication.


Now, you kinda have to digest this. Information is power. So, if someone has info and they hold that information close to their vest, then they can utilize that power to their best advantage, ie ladder climbing. If you disseminate info, then you give other people an equal advantage to be greedy with that same information. It's a vicious circle.


My mission is to keep as much digestable information in front of our folks on the site. By the time I get info, it might be stale or out of date. Out of date could be something that is one hour old. It gets that tight in these management nailbiters.


And for me to get info, it doesn't get delivered on my doorstep. I have to get a pick, a shovel and go mining.


So, the site will have articles and some things not change but maybe once a week. I have not control over any of this.


Taunting, calling out, challenging, or otherwise yelling at management is futile for two reasons. No one is there except the one person. Second, there is a mass reorganization going on. I have been constantly being a cheerleader for our site and so far, we are good for now.


But getting into someone's face about all this will not help. I know this first hand.


We are like a boat without a rudder, motor or sail. All we are doing at the moment is floating....for now.


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Female_bodysurfer_max50

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ugh.  lol.  Roger.

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Thanks Sarge.  A boat adrift is still a boat afloat.


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Bump TheSarge,


I would like to add something..


I would like to ask ALL the members here on PoliceLink to be patient with this. We have all come a long way.


Let's support TheSarge and hope that the site gets better. 


Thanks Sarge for everything that you have done.


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It got to the point where I check here once a week since monster took over.  All the people from the "clique" before the take over went to Facebook and we are all happy there having the good time we used to have here.  It sucks, we liked it here because over a few years we constantly made new friends and networking partners.  Cops, nurses, friendlies, gun enthusiasts, explorers, medics, doctors, volunteers, we all got together here and enjoyed conversations that covered every color of the spectrum.  Now here it's all "does drug use disqualify me" questions and "look at my kissy lips and ti**ies" pics.  Sorry Sarge, love ya, and know you are doing what you can, but they need to know with their lethargy, we leave.  And content providers produce cash.


What was just posted was probably a poor attempt at humor, wit, or sarcasm. It;s called breakin balls, get used to it.

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Luke_527 says ...



It got to the point where I check here once a week since monster took over.  All the people from the "clique" before the take over went to Facebook and we are all happy there having the good time we used to have here.  It sucks, we liked it here because over a few years we constantly made new friends and networking partners.  Cops, nurses, friendlies, gun enthusiasts, explorers, medics, doctors, volunteers, we all got together here and enjoyed conversations that covered every color of the spectrum.  Now here it's all "does drug use disqualify me" questions and "look at my kissy lips and ti**ies" pics.  Sorry Sarge, love ya, and know you are doing what you can, but they need to know with their lethargy, we leave.  And content providers produce cash.



I agree with Luke 100%!


I used to come to the site daily and loved the conversation in the threads. This was a place where everyone, from all backgrounds of employment could get together and mingle. Now,... Not so much. Like Luke said, it has become a place for Wannabe's and Badge Bunnies.


(If anyone is offended by that term then odds are YOU are the kissy lips and ti**ies pics that Luke was talking about. Don't PM me and say I offended you because I couldn't give a crap.)


Since facebook started the 'Group' option, that's where we have all taken up shop. It has been WONDERFUL! The groups can be locked much like the LEO only areas here. We talk about whatever we want, when we want and nobody WHINES about it. Nobody TROLLS the thread and there's no Fish Face and ti**ies pics unless we wanna post them amongst our FRIENDS.


- PoliceLink used to be fun. It used to be informational, Educational, Entertaining and sometimes, Inspirational.. Now, it's a hott mess. Shut PoliceLink down to everyone but verified LEO's (Sorry Supporters, enthusiasts, explorers, medics, doctors & volunteers) and you will see this place come alive again.


 


 


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Thanks for the post Sarge.Looks as though the current approval rating is similar to the White House occupant.

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Thanks for the post Sarge.Looks as though the current approval rating is similar to the White House occupant.



Now Dave, PL has not gotten THAT bad yet. We are still holding out. We are still checking in and we are still working around the problems. We have members (corylovesandrea come to mind first) researching and posting news articles. We are still sending our lost brothers and sisters  home on wings of prayers. We are still playing and being silly, discussing the heat wave and trying to help the newbies. Could it be better with more support from Hq (Monster)? Well hell yeah it would. Think of Monster like whoever holds your department purse strings. We are all having to do more with less.  WE are responsible for how good this site is. THEY are responsible for infrastructer. As long as we have the framework to work within, we can handle it.


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BUMP Cat-D a calm voice in the storm.

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BUMP.....Thanks Sarge, As Far as FaceBook, I tried it  and my gut feelin told me something is just not right about it, I Doubt there is any real Privacy of anyones information on there, I may be wrong I dunno but anyway, it is what it is.

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Nuff Said...............................................



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Hit the nail right on the head.  Thanks for the picture.


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Sarge,


Thanks for the update. I don't know about everyone else, but I'm staying. If Monster doesn't provide this ship with a rudder, motor, sail, or oar then we will just have to paddle ourselves (with whatever we can find). I'm not in the habit of running from challenges and I'm not going to start now. Hopefully PL will survive the corporate struggle and emerge better and stronger on the other side. If not I can say I've made some great friends here and I'll have to move elsewhere.


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I've been taking a break from PL in large part because I'm a little seasick from it circling the drain for so long. (And the cheerleading I've done with nothing to show for it just makes me even more queasy.)


I thought I'd pop in and comment on this before the fire sale makes it impossible.


I noticed a few people have their pet peeve issues: badge bunnies, trolls, barely-veiled LEO-bashing news stories, non-LEO involvement, etcetera. It's worth remembering all this stuff existed long before PL started its downward spiral. What started this latest revelation of discontent was the lack of updates on the news page. So, even the misguided choices of the Editor are better than none at all--right? Yeah, I thought so.


And that's pretty much the point--the staff's been gutted. Others have noted that life's carried on on Facebook--with private groups that I GUARANTEE you are more secure than the ones on here. How pathetic is that? Facebook, everyone's favorite target for unintended career harpooning, is more secure than PL.  Facebook isn't really the answer, though--it fragments the community and doesn't permit the anonymity that some people rightfully utilize.


Nope--I'm not calling out Monster. As Sarge said--there's noone to call out. I'm calling out the community. Someone in this community must have the resources to create a new home for it--or perhaps several "someones". This site is only a vessel.


If a new site were to come about with even a tiny bit of TLC paid to it, it would still be more attention than PL is getting now. All it would take is a few creative, concerned, individuals with the drive and the funding to follow it through.


Out again.




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