posted on Oct, 30 2004 @ 11:08 AM
There's a difference in being opinionated, and being abusive.
Opinionated moderators are np as long as they don't use their powers to threaten others simply because they don't agree with their position. I'll
use FredT as an example; me and him have gotten into it in a few threads, but he's never used him powers as a moderator to try and persuade me (or
dissuade me) into anything. He's made some smart@ss comments to me (like I'm sure I have to him), but I always take that as him being an
opinionated moderator since he's never tried to assert his 'cyber authority' over me or anything. Again, that's np.
To see the difference between being opinionated and being abusive, check:
You can't tell me that's simply an 'opinionated' moderator. I didn't resort to personal attacks, you can see from my first msg that it's all in
the debate, I'm not personally trying to take a snipe at his character. He comes back with daring me to call him a liar again, and sends me a U2U
saying I'm "cowardly" for calling him a "liar" on a msg board and not in real life. Later he goes on to tell me to "shut up."
I asked you in a U2U, but you referred me to this thread so I'll ask it here as well.
Do you condone that type of behavior from mods? Do you see that as simply being opinionated and not abusing their power? From all I can tell I
wasn't warned anyway (didn't see a drop in pts that the FAQ said was supposed to have happened), so it was just threats.
I've had some regular members as well as mods U2U me and say they don't agree with what he did, but I wanted an administrator or someone higher-up
to comment, but you simply referred me to this thread, so I'll ask for an answer here then, thanks.