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Old 07-10-13, 03:10 PM   #26
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Re: New Moderator SOP regarding Suspensions/Bannings/etc

In response to benedict's question above:

One read through of the Man of Steel review thread will demonstrate that there are one or two individuals who do nothing but childishly berate and attack anyone with a differing opinion than them. And they do so, ADMITTEDLY, within the confines of the existing rules just so they don't get banned. They are completely breaking the spirit of the rules, but not the letter, so they go unpunished. I know one mod here who has had enough, but can't or hasn't done anything about it. That kind of shit makes me not want to hang out here, and actually has kept me from posting here much lately.
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Old 07-10-13, 05:43 PM   #27
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Re: New Moderator SOP regarding Suspensions/Bannings/etc

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In response to benedict's question above:

One read through of the Man of Steel review thread will demonstrate that there are one or two individuals who do nothing but childishly berate and attack anyone with a differing opinion than them. And they do so, ADMITTEDLY, within the confines of the existing rules just so they don't get banned. They are completely breaking the spirit of the rules, but not the letter, so they go unpunished. I know one mod here who has had enough, but can't or hasn't done anything about it. That kind of shit makes me not want to hang out here, and actually has kept me from posting here much lately.
Thank you for that feedback, Numanoid; have you used the Report Post button, and/or brought this to the attention of the mods?
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Old 07-10-13, 05:52 PM   #28
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Re: New Moderator SOP regarding Suspensions/Bannings/etc

Can you please add another o to your name so we can call you IBoobi?
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Old 07-10-13, 06:08 PM   #29
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Re: New Moderator SOP regarding Suspensions/Bannings/etc

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Can you please add another o to your name so we can call you IBoobi?
Damn -- the name change amnesty period was two weeks ago
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Old 07-10-13, 06:25 PM   #30
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Re: New Moderator SOP regarding Suspensions/Bannings/etc

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Thank you for that feedback, Numanoid; have you used the Report Post button, and/or brought this to the attention of the mods?
Taking up Numanoid's point; the issue is, as he said, with one or two posters (it's glaringly obvious in the Man of Steel threads). And using the Report Post button, even if one was inclined to do so, isn't without its own problems. Would we have to report every single problematic post by those individuals? That could end up overwhelming the mods.
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Old 07-10-13, 06:38 PM   #31
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Re: New Moderator SOP regarding Suspensions/Bannings/etc

If you don't want to report a bunch of posts, PM a mod of your choice. They will either make an official post to try to reign in the poster in question, and or start a conversation among the other mods for feedback on further action if necessary.
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Old 07-11-13, 06:02 PM   #32
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Re: New Moderator SOP regarding Suspensions/Bannings/etc

When a mod is actively posting in the thread and making comments about the individual's behavior, it seems unnecessary to have to report the posts. But, as I said, they were being very cautious to not make any direct personal attacks, even though they really were, in essence. Literally anyone that posted anything less than a positive review in that thread was berated and implied to be an idiot. Time after time after time.

Are there no repercussions for creating a toxic atmosphere or generally being a jerk? Seems like now the pendulum is swinging the other way and the mods don't want to take any action so as not to seem heavy-handed. That kind of thinking has its own problems. There needs to be some balance.

Just venting. Thanks for listening. That thread just pissed me off because quite a few of us were willing to have a great conversation about the movie and a couple of bozos completely shut down any intelligent debate.
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Old 06-27-14, 11:05 AM   #33
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Re: New Moderator SOP regarding Suspensions/Bannings/etc

I still think there should be a thread that shows the actions of the mods towards members. Locked and no one can post or reply, but informs members of what happened to the suspended or banned members. I visit another large forum that does this, and it's great since you can see when the action took place, and what the sentence was, and for how long.

Basically three lines:

Member: Chrisedge
Status: Temporary 2 week suspension
Reason: Repeated personal attacks and arguing with members despite multiple warnings from moderators.

This would go a long way in transparency and let others know what they should avoid doing.
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Old 06-27-14, 01:04 PM   #34
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Re: New Moderator SOP regarding Suspensions/Bannings/etc

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I still think there should be a thread that shows the actions of the mods towards members. Locked and no one can post or reply, but informs members of what happened to the suspended or banned members. I visit another large forum that does this, and it's great since you can see when the action took place, and what the sentence was, and for how long.

Basically three lines:

Member: Chrisedge
Status: Temporary 2 week suspension
Reason: Repeated personal attacks and arguing with members despite multiple warnings from moderators.

This would go a long way in transparency and let others know what they should avoid doing.
I agree, but the fear would be that the info would find it's way into other threads.
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Old 06-30-14, 10:14 AM   #35
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I agree, but the fear would be that the info would find it's way into other threads.
I think people might link to it, or possibly explain a banned/suspended member's absence with it, but I don't think people would discuss it anymore than they discuss it now. Plus it might even be discussed less since their is a place to look and see what happened. (No more hinting at banned members disappearance, etc...)
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Old 06-30-14, 10:33 AM   #36
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I'm fine w/ it.
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Old 06-30-14, 07:21 PM   #37
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Re: New Moderator SOP regarding Suspensions/Bannings/etc

At this point, I think we're a year out from the last uproar about "unexplained mod actions" and wanting so-called "transparency"? We have a new set of moderator policies in place and things seem to be going really well and everyone's being treated fairly and with equanimity. Of course, those who are actually disciplined will never agree...

If there's a compelling reason to change years of established "we don't talk about other members' disciplinary actions in public" policy, then we can discuss, but I have not seen that reason yet. Quieting a few wheels that always want to squeak about one thing or another isn't a good enough driver for this kind of change, in my opinion.
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