posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 05:26 AM
I find that a few mods tend to warn people simply because they don't like what was said. As an example, (and not relating to a specific incident at
all) Semperfortis might read a comment and laugh but Ashley D dislikes it and dings you. (Not speaking ill of either Mod, and I've never been dinged
by them. Just using their names off the top of my head.
My real issue with that is the lack of consistency. I had a signature line that said something about ape taint. It was up for nearly six months
until 1 mod saw it and removed my posts in a thread they were modding. This in and of itself always made me believe that it wasn't the sig that
bothered them, it was what I was saying in the thread, but they couldn't hit me for it cause I was following the T&C's. Seemed pretty petty to
The worse part is that there is no oversight. A mod's word is the Eleventh Commandment like they were Jehovah's mentor. I can complain, argue,
debate and reason on the U2U but if they don't eventually agree (which they have yet to do) then I'm just boned. I can't take it to anyone else,
no higher mod, no quorum of mods, not even the admins. It's like "hmm, suck it valued member."
Of course my complaint isn't ATS specific, but I will say mods on forums are a lot like cops. You've got a lot of them that do their job admirably
and fairly and you never deal with them, but then you got those bottom feeders that were picked on in high school, now they think they have a little
bit of power and they freak out. Quite sad really, and they give the rest of the group a bad rap.