posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 09:33 PM
Originally posted by mrmonsoon
I think he meant have we ever seen evidence of mods showing favoritism to some member and, shall we say, very short tempers with others.
IMO, OH YEAH!!!!!!!
I have found this particularly when "SOME" strongly disagree with the topic/stance of certain posters.
Yes, I know mods are human/human alien hybrids (:lol and should be free to post their opinions, like all members.
I, however, feel very strongly that mods need do their modding with complete neutrality of opinion, only using T.A.C. as a guideline.
They should treat all posts no matter the topic or poster, the same.
Imo, if a mod is unable to do that, they should not be a mod.
This is my opinion and I am entitled to it.
I am inclined to agree.
Such is the position of a Mod/SuperMod/Admin...there is the expectation that you are placed within that role due to your ability to think
before you act
Often Modding brings with it an air of ambiguity in that there are always differing perspectives and takes on what was done by whom, how things were
intended etc etc. There can be - and are - assumptions aplenty.
So it bodes well for a Staff Member to remain conscious they are under the microscope as they type - what they do needs to be as clear, fair and
concise as possible.
Have Mods stepped over that line in the past? Of course. I know I have before also. When it becomes consistantly so however, thats when Houston has
Lead by example. A great maxim to follow.
...though I will also add this little bit:
It's been my experience here - and indeed in many places on the net - that its often the people who hold Mods to account that are also those inclined
to be guilty of the very things they accuse the Mods of.
Often those who actively and consistantly remind the Mods of 'fair play' tend to also be some of the main skirters of 'fair play' and continually
brush the borders of acceptable interaction on the website. They tend not to hold themselves as firmly to the rules as they wish to hold Mods to - and
indeed its almost like a bad script we're all familiar with: They skirt, they get told off, they claim innocence. They skirt, they get told off, they
claim misunderstanding. They skirt, they get told off, they again claim innocence. Then...they skirt, they get slapped, they cry foul and attempt to
throw mud at the Mod/s.
In essence it becomes little more than a case of a sulky whiney baby with a smacked bottom...