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Moderator's now have the power to issue infractions, and these infractions will automatically lead to a person being suspended or even banned. Because it carries with it a real threat, it's more effective than warnings. It is also convenient and easy to use.
My feeling is there's so much personal ***** in this forum that anyone new coming here to participate feels like they don't belong, like they're entering a private argument. By issuing infractions against those who consistently and repeatedly bait, insult, and bully as well as hijack threads they will either change their behavior or be forced out. In either case, it will help make the forum more inviting and less cliquish.
What are your thoughts?
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How can we avoid to fall in this situation :
A moderator who can use his privilege of punishing members with different point of view in politics , social and economics , religion.
I think that a moderator should let members exchange their ideas without interfering toward a liberal , conservative , or a religious , or atheist.
Stay neutral ,do not give passes to one side, and squeeze the others.
That's my opinion , there might be a better solution , feel free to add better alternatives.
Last edited by weswelker#83; 03-04-2008 at 09:51 AM..
Sounds reasonable Patters. IMO you and FTW have been pretty fair, given that both have strong views on political matters.
"Some guys play in all-star games, some guys don't. I don't know who picks all those all-star teams. In all honesty, I don't know who picks the combine, for that matter," Belichick said. "How does (Miami-Ohio offensive lineman Brandon) Brooks not get invited to the combine? How did Vollmer not get invited to the combine? I don't know. We can't really worry about that. We just have to try to evaluate them the best we can."
Wes, whenever we take action against someone that person gets offended. We try not to be subjective, but it's impossible in this kind of forum. In your case, you did violate a rule of patsfans, which are the rules we enforce most vigorously. The reason for that is because we try to think from the perspective that our job as moderators is to help and protect patsfans.com. That help keeps the politics out of our thinking.
Keep in mind that the forum would have been closed down had it not been for us coming up with rules and moderators. The forum used to get so heated that it spilled over into Ian's email and people actually quit patsfans.com altogether.
It's not a perfect system and we are not perfect. If you really think you were treated unfairly, regard it as an anamoly.