reply to post by TKainZero
You are confused...
There never has been, nor will there ever be a "feature" like you keep saying has been removed/done away with. The ONLY change that has been made is
the ADDITION of the Jpeg images when a post is removed for violating the TAC.
In the past the post was simply deleted with NO TRACE WHAT-SO-EVER that the "public" could see.
Mod edits are still EXACTLY the SAME as they always have been. You seem to be confusing the addition of Jpeg notices with Mod Edits. The Mods still
edit posts that are salvageable just like they always have
, and when they do that it is reflected in the post with an edit tag, just like it
always has been.
The ONLY difference now is that they have an additional tool
(the Jpeg notice images) that actually lets the member whose post was removed know
who removed it and why AND let's the rest of the viewers know it was removed and why. In the past the member got NO INFORMATION since their post was
simply removed and sent to the staff only waste bin.
So, in reality, because you are confusing Mod edits with Post Removals, you are complaining that there is MORE information now then was before (now
there is a Jpeg that indicates the post was removed and why whereas before there was no trace of the post at all once it was "binned") simply
because you aren't privy to ALL of it (the acting Mod's name).
Your assumptions about the staff are so off base and incorrect I won't even comment about them beyond to state the obvious, yes we are all human, yes
we make mistakes and I believe we own up to them pretty well when they happen. There is no way ANY staff member can go "rogue" and delete posts that
(s)he disagrees with without the rest of the staff (and I bet several members) catching on very quickly. That would (and has in the past) cost that
Mod their position on our staff.
We have had to "terminate our relationship" with three or four Mods in the past who were incapable of separating their personal beliefs from the
very well defined duties of enforcing the TAC of this site. That's an excellent record considering the number is that small over ten years and nearly
100 staff members.
The TAC is void of personal beliefs and is very easy to interpret and enforce. The TAC is the only and final judge of what is and is not acceptable on
AboveTopSecret.com. ATS, as an entity, has no personal beliefs, ATS has no opinion, ATS has no agenda other than the civil exchange of ideas,
discussion of the topics all in a community setting.
The notion that one Moderator can delete posts or threads, willy nilly because they don't like them is absolutely ridiculous as is the notion that
any staff action is anonymous. There is a log that tracks every staff action and every staff member can see it.
There is no "absolute power" here other than the Terms And Conditions of use and they, are most definitely, incorruptible