posted on Jun, 13 2004 @ 03:01 AM
My biggest problem with this board is that many of the Mods are lacking communication. Not naming names. But all of us have posted a response in a
joking fashion. There are some members who do nothing else and are praised for it, our favorite Pixy for instance. We all love him for his famous
comedic commentary. I think that these people make this board more colorful and fun. It is one of the reasons I have become addicted to this site. I
need comedy relief from time to time. And our favorite pixy and a few others have almost made me pee a little from their commentary.
Part 1: Modlash
I have been warned by one mod for a post then another mod will comment on the same post finding it funny. Another example is a mod moving a thread and
patonizing me for placing it there then another mod moving it back and patronizing me even further for not knowing where to place a topic. I'm like,
jeez people , can I not just express myself without all of the rules? Patronize? It feels that way sometimes.
Once I posted a comment and I was 'slapped' and had points removed for my post being too short. This mod , however was just trying to help me and
was very cordail about it. The same day I was 'slapped' once again for posting a comment that was too long. This mod was not so cordail, but when
approached with the subject, I just submitted and did what he wanted. It all depends on the Mod. I suppose we have to get to know each and every mod
as an individual.
Part 2: Respect
But of course we need rules , do we not? Without them , we have chaos.
I in no way dis-respect any of the mods here , for they are just trying to keep a professional site intact. However it becomes frustrating sometimes
when we are 'slapped' for no apparent reason. And it also becomes tedious when trying to gain respect from someone who you disagree with.
Respect is a two lane street. We as member demand it as much as staff.
You could say "hey, we have a set of rules and they are not to be broken."
And I say fine. But we should have a forum. We should have a right to state our case just as they do in any democracy. This would save Simon from a
U2U overload when one day all of the Mods are in disagreement.
Part 3: Manners
We all have bad days. And yes even the Mods are sometimes wrong.
I am not in the habit of posting rude commentary on this or any other site. I try to respect everyone.
Sometimes I question a posters age. I think there should be an age requirement here as well.
I am not here to make enemies, but friends. But I have been known to disagree with a mod from time to time. There are some very nice mods here who
seem to be working in the sites best interest. But there are a couple , or at least one that I can think of, not you Kano lol, that only abuses his
authority. This mod that I speak of has only crossed me once and I let it ride, but I have noticed other posts where he will attack anyone he doesn't
agree with and when he is called on it , he will lock the thread. Can anyone guess who I am talking about.
All in all, I am happy with the moderation of this site. They seem to be fair and just and quite professional. Skeptic Overlord seems to be an
intelligent chap and with a good sense of humor. Kano had forked fingers and a bit of a tude, but he seems to be a fair and likeable fellow.
ProudAmerican is a very fair and a very well mannered nice person as well. Banshee is a hotty and I would never cross her in fear of getting my butt
whipped. These are just a few that I have come to know and had dealings or conversations with. All of them seem to be protecting the sites interest
very well. But there is that one..... And I fear that I will have to deal with him eventually.
Part 4: Democracy
I propose that the staff begin an open thread and call it, " Get to know your Moderators." In this forum we would all have the chance to openly
discuss site policy and it could as well be used as a chance to defend ourselves.
I am somewhat defiant , as I suspect we all are, so I can give as much as I recieve. But we all need to know when to back down and let these fine
people do their jobs. But I also think we need a forum to openly discuss moderators and site policy. Law is law, but are we never to hold another
convention to discuss this law? Then we become dictated.
Kudos to the staff and keep up the good work.