posted on Feb, 26 2012 @ 10:42 AM
reply to post by neformore
Originally posted by neformore
When things get moved, people cry "censorship! you're burying my subject, the mods are bias!!!"
When things don't get moved people cry "Controversial threads are left to drive ratings, the mods are bias!!!"
nefermore, you're right. You're damned if you do and damned if you don't. That's part of the job, though.
I think my disagreement with the above statement is that ATS staff's actions shouldn't be based on the membership's "cries" or unreasonable
complaints. They should be based on a standard. All the time. Not whether or not someone reports a post or cries "censorship"! I see the thread I
spoke about earlier is in the HOAX bin now. I don't think it should have stayed until someone complained about it. It LOOKS like you're letting it
grow and get to the top for political reasons (to get traffic). That's what it LOOKS like. After 24 hours, you know? And now that I complained it's
moved. You can't blame people for thinking these things.
Yes, you're going to get complaints no matter what you do. But it seems trying to please everyone is giving the impression that the standards don't
mean what they used to. To me, anyway. And I fully acknowledge that I could be wrong. I mean, I don't know how you guys handle this board, and you've
made it the best of its kind on the Internet.
I don't think there's a political bias here. But with the extreme growth, there's bound to be changes - and for the most part, they are good changes,
IMO. But some, I can't accept. And that's fine. ATS is what it is, and as long as I get some enjoyment from it, and you guys allow me to, I will
continue to hang out here. But my "feelings" about the site have changed quite a bit, because of the (IMO) changes in standards that I can only
attribute to growth of the site. This is just my opinion.
edit on 2/26/2012 by Benevolent Heretic because: (no reason given)