Originally posted by Agarta
99% of my alerts are for off topic, nudity, or foul language most of the time if it is borderline I leave it alone and let others make the decision
for themselves. In other words I only alert when it is an obvious violation. Some of the razors edge borderline I send a U2U to the member discussing
it. I usually get an understanding of the thoughts of the member and a lot of the time I learn something in the process.
So you are playing Junior Moderator. Have you made yourself up a badge and an ID card, too? I'm here every day and I've been here a long time. I
might send an alert maybe once every couple of months for something absolutely outrageous. I did receive a physical threat once, which I reported. I
see foul language once in a great while, nudity almost never and as far as off-topic posts, I would never send an alert for that, though I might point
it out in a thread. And you send U2Us for borderline subjects? I'm amazed!
My, what a meddlesome fellow you seem to be, a self-appointed posse of one out to rid ATS of digressions, discrepancies, and behavior deemed by you to
be inappropriate. You remind me of Zimmerman, the guy who wound up killing Trevon when he was out "patrolling the neighborhood." (I'm pro
You have not been here long enough to know, but it used to be the case on ATS that moderators were often just like you. They interfered with
conversations, dinged people points (when it mattered), as few as ten at a time for minor transgressions, seemingly for typos. It got to the point
that a bunch of people left in disgust and a bunch of others complained loudly enough that the Three Amigos had a little chat and decided to reduce
the moderation and get off people's backs.
And since that time, despite the exponential growth, ATS has been a lot nicer place to hang out. And it's largely because they got rid of moderators
like you. Now I know that may sound harsh, but your attention to detail and judgement of others is not really appreciated. You don't seem to realize
that YOU ARE NOT A MODERATOR
! Nor do you play one on TV, nor have you been asked, nor will you ever be. And just perhaps you ought to use that
alert feature" in moderation" so as not to become a pain in the butt to everyone here, including the moderators who are compelled to respond every
time you cry, "Wolf!". Nobody likes persnickity old busy bodies following them around with a notebook and a camera with a hotline to the
prosecutor's office muttering about the crime rate in your neighborhood.
You are not a part of the solution Agarta; you are part of the problem. You need to back off and simply participate as a member of the community, not
as a self-appointed enforcer. You need to know that every time another alert comes in from "Agarta," a whole lot of people roll their eyes. It's
Agarta again. No one is safe when he is out on patrol. You need to find something else to do.
And please don't send me a U2U. If you do, I'll report it.