Okay, not sure how much this belongs here. It's more of a whinge than anything else.
I'm on a board with person A and person B. (and other people.)
A is the admin and awhile ago she made me mod. Good and fine. B joined a bit later and took the part of A's romantic interest - not because she liked the character, but because she wanted the challenge of playing a canon she didn't like.
B is very confident, runs a successful board of her own, and is very forthright with her opinions to the point where she is sometimes rude.
A is much more reserved, eager to please and careful not to offend anyone.
B has been pretty forward with many things. She's made it pretty clear she is having trouble writing with A, because she doesn't think A is 'up to her standard.' She's even said she cannot feel inspired to post with A - but she posts with me just fine, which really upsets A.
A is not a bad rper. Not at all, just different to B. I'm caught in the middle of their blue - A is asking me for help and advice and pointers on how she can improve her rpg so B will be happy. B is complaining.
I don't think A needs to improve her rp at all. I think she's doing just fine, but now her confidence is shattered and she's considering packing it in and giving someone else control. She doesn't want to kick B out because she thinks that will affect her own board's chances of survival (it's very new) and because she worries about the confrontation.
I'm trying to fix the issue without taking sides, which is hard, because I really do sympathise with A. And I'm her Mod, so I have to side with her anyway, technically. I don't think it's fair of B to be so difficult - she must know how much this upsets A ... or else she doesn't care. B and I get along quite well, too. So it's just awkward all round.
I think the solution is for B to leave. She doesn't really want to be there anyway, I don't think - and I don't like the way she's shot A's confidence to pieces. You just don't do that. If you're a good roleplayer you encourage others if you don't think they're that great - you don't shoot them down. Especially not at their own board.
However, this isn't my fight, you know? I've been caught in the middle too many times in the past. So I'm not going to act as an intermediary between them. I'm gently advising each one, but I want them to sort it out between themselves.
Does it sound like I'm doing the right thing?