Originally posted by seeingevil
Originally posted by Majic
Our staff consists of volunteer ATSers who have agreed to support the membership by impartially and faithfully enforcing the
AboveTopSecret.com Terms And Conditions Of Use.
That isn't happening though and that is precisely the point of my previous post.
We are being honest here, and i am presenting this in an attempt at making constructive criticism.
Seeingevil is making a very good point, although not every mod does this, but the proof that there is not as much "unbiased modding" as there should
be, started more strongly when a while ago a member claimed "conservatives are taking over the forums" , when that has never been true imo, and a
certain mod stated "we are working to solve that", (in similar terms) and that was not one of the regular mods making such a statement....
Since that time there has been a more biased turn in modding than there should be.
Some of you already know me. I treat people, members and staff alike as they treat me. If people are not condescending, and or insulting, but rather
discuss a topic in a civl manner, i do the same.
When some member insults me, or tries to be a "smarta##" with me, i show that i can be a bigger "smarta##", yet more often who is being warned
when I, or some other member from a certain political opinion responds to insults?...
If this bias is brought up in the forums, most often those threads are immediately removed, or when some other member or i send a conplaint we are
told "it is being handled behind the scenes of the forums", yet more often than not the members that get warned, and even at times get banned from
posting, are those who have a different view from many of the members and staff.
Many times the problems result because action is not taken when certain members start the insults, or the unwanted remarks, but when certain other
members respond, they are the ones being given the warning flags.
What happens when members derail topics and try to continuously bash and blame at the United States for every evil happening in the world? nothing
happens. But when other members respond to those "out of topic claims" the member trying to set things straight gets warned to stay on topic, and
many times gets a warning flag.
The truth is that ATS has become a far left website, and this is demonstrated constantly by the lineancy towards those members who are left leaning.
It has gone so far left, that there is no more room to the left to go to.
Of course all of this is immediately dismissed as not being the truth, or members are being told to go ahead and leave if they don't feel they are
being treated without bias. Well the thing is, ATS is supposed to be an open forum where "everyone from every political standpoint should be able to
state their opinion, or make statements without any getting any repercussion because of their political standpoint."
Again, this is an attempt at constructive criticism. ATS is supposed to be a place where everyone from every political standpoint can make his/her
There should be a more "unbiased approach" when dealing with such issues, and although it is being claimed there is is an "unbiased approach" it
hasn't been demonstrated by actions.
They say that actions speak louder than words, and that is true.
Don't try to tell me that "things are many times resolved behind the closed curtains and out of the public forums" when the member who makes such
offenses does not get any form of warning, or banning from posting, yet someone like myself gets immediate warnings, and at some cases "banning from
posting" and as a response i am told "it is for your own good".... that is just insulting my intelligence.
[edit on 20-8-2007 by Muaddib]