To all Bandori.Party members:
This is a very special and important update as to the current status of Bandori.Party.
As things are shifting around, I find it very valuable to be upfront and honest about what has been going on behind the scenes, and to get everyone involved into making us better. This post is going to be long, but it is coming from the bottom of my heart and I encourage every member, whether active, inactive or previous member to read this.
Before we get into the deep stuff, here’s a quick introduction to the new managers of the site:
“Hiya I'm Moyu! Some people might have seen me around the site in the past as a regular user and as a mod in the last year. However, I'm happy to say I'm one of the new managers for Bandori.Party! I hope to be a reliable figure here but also to maintain the more casual disposition I have showed from before joining the staff team. I look forward to trying to help this site and helping anyone that needs it!”
“Hiya! I’m nyx and I’ve been a staff member of Bandori.Party since 2020. I’m happy to finally take part in reuniting the members of Bandori.Party and I hope to get to know everyone in our community! I’m excited to see what changes and new things unfold for us.“
Now, into the news:
Bandori.Party has gone a long time without any real force of proper management, guidance, or any sort of functions other than what felt like automation. After the previous manager stepped down, there was no one really to take on the weight of carrying such a project, as it seemed like Bandori.Party had somewhat developed a reputation for having no real strong backbone.
However, after months of basically silence, we’re finally able to come back with a promise of change and refreshment to the Bandori.Party community.
Bandori.Party has finally found two new managers- Moyu and I have been working together and working very hard to revive Bandori.Party to the community it once was and also as a new, refreshing start. Being left with basically straws to grasp, it was very hard to gain our footing as we had to learn a lot of different aspects to the website as well as put together a basically entire new staff team by ourselves, which, to be fair and honest, hasn’t really been working out. This is why we figured it’d be best to announce ourselves and come forward with promises of change to instill your hope and your trust in the community.
Things that are going to be coming this following week:
A feedback form to better understand the current state of what we all feel towards the site, what problems need to address, what needs to come back, etc, as well as reflection on the previous and current state of the community.
A questionnaire with questions regarding you, so that we can get to know you and the community as a whole better and provide you with content and events that you would like to see and enjoy.
A new, updated staff application form that is easy to navigate and read that will inform you of the positions available and seem more approachable.
As a personal anecdote, I have been a staff member of Bandori.Party since 2020 and have seen a lot of problems arise. At the time, I did not have the skills or the time available to commit to such a project. I have recently found myself more motivated and excited and am eager to take on this role. During my first years of college, I have decided to switch to a communications major, which has educated me more than I could ever offer- and naturally I decided to help be one of the managers for Bandori.Party. I have a lot of experience and a lot of hope for the future of Bandori.Party. If you have any questions or concerns at all, please comment below or feel free to message me personally via the site, twitter or discord.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post, and thank you for your continued support of Bandori.Party.