There's a thin line with expressing your thoughts constructively and using your superior "MOD" powers to lay down the law.
Join Date: Jul 2007
I agree...i had a debate with Jack and the dude went crazy and after a lil back and forth he told me "i should give you an infraction" You cant tell mods anything because they always have their fingers on the ban/infraction button and try to scare you with it once they feel like their losing a debate. I was happy to see hes no longer a mod cuz he was too opinionated>
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Squig's Utopia. *lov...
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Fresno, CA
I have never threatned to ban anyone because i have disagreed with them. I welcome constructive debate and disagreement and so do most of the other mods. As moderators or authority for anything people come off as assholes becuase its thier job to enforce the rules. Also, people have the misconception that because we're moderators we cant have an opinion or ecpress it even if its in a forcefull matter. We're still opinionated members of the board and as long as it stays civil we have the right to express that as much as anyone. In fact most people have become mods because they can express thier opinions in such a manner. Some people would rather mods be like robots whos only job it is to ban smappers and clean up the board, so they get pissed when a mod has something to say they dont agree with and all of a sudden the mods "to opinionated". I agree that if it gets outa hand the mod should be delt with and that includes me. But at the same time people will fault the mods if they're not doing thier job up to thier standards. Or if a mod says something sarcastic or funny at the expense of another then all of a sudden thier abusing thier duties. If I banned everyone i disagreed with they'd be a long list. One dude even made fun of the fact that i lost everything in the storm and i didnt ban him. SO its a lose lose situation. It is what it is...but dont lump everyone into one becuase of some problems you've had with one.
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New York.