How does one become a hall monitor, have reported a few times in pass I am a Mom with family playing
Hi there~ Hall Monitors are handpicked by KingsIsle, through an extensive screening process. No one knows exactly what that process entails, but I would assume that a prospective HM must be over 18, have open chat, and keep a clean record (no previous mutes or ToU violations). KI takes this very seriously and, unfortunately, it's not a position we can apply for.
Snowy is just suggesting that w101 DOES have Hall Monitors display badges.
There is a very good reason Hall Monitors do not have badges displayed. Myself and several members of the WCP have been attacked because of the efforts we put out to try to get the Spiral cleaned up of all the foul language and other abusive nature that has been happening. Some of those attacks have been very graphical and supported with full descriptions of the attacks. KI is fully aware of these attacks and has wisely chosen not to have the Hall Monitors identifiable.
So to answer your question, unless you have been in one of those situations, then YOU do not understand.
I have had a change of heart about the Badge. I was in the Dye Shop recently and two people got "tagged" as being HM's. (They never said the were players decided they were. lol) Then an interesting and positive thing happened. They were not attacked. People started asking them questions trying to understand TOU. The players were polite and interested. It made me realize a Badge would make a HM a real person not an anonymous threat. That got me thinking about how excited people get when they see a KI Support Badge.
I have decided a Badge might be worth a try. If there were problems it could be removed. Megan
I also have not seen any hall monitor activity (warnings or mute dialog boxes) in a very long time as well, plus I have found none of the reports that I have made get any response from those who I am reporting anymore at all. We play similar times as always and days/nights/evenings and have seen reportable behavior/language. Before when ever you reported anyone they would immediately say something like "hey who reported me" or similar. In the last month or more, I have only gotten a verbal response like that from one person, before it was with every single report. Something has changed.