Moderator bias

Discussion in 'SF Open Government' started by James R, Sep 4, 2007.

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I, personally, feel I have been unfairly treated by the following moderator(s):

Poll closed Sep 11, 2007.
  1. (Q)

    8.6%
  2. Absane

    5.7%
  3. Athelwulf

    2.9%
  4. Avatar

    11.4%
  5. Bells

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Cris

    5.7%
  7. Fraggle Rocker

    2.9%
  8. invert nexus

    2.9%
  9. James R

    11.4%
  10. kmguru

    2.9%
  11. Pete

    2.9%
  12. SAM

    8.6%
  13. Skinwalker

    28.6%
  14. spidergoat

    8.6%
  15. Stryder

    2.9%
  16. superstring99

    2.9%
  17. Tiassa

    2.9%
  18. Tristan

    2.9%
  19. vslayer

    2.9%
  20. Plazma Inferno!

    2.9%
  21. None of the above

    54.3%
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  1. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    Why bother? Whoever has spoken up and given their opinion has been
    called a whiner, complainer etc. I have no idea why these threads even exist. It accomplishes nothing.

    In my opinion James R is a good mod. He is fair, even though he has given me the most infractions.
     
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  3. mikenostic Stop pretending you're smart! Registered Senior Member

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    My beef is more so with moderator inconsistency rather than biasedness. In the Feminization of Man thread, Satyr has made some posts that have pretty much broken every rule. Yet, Bells, who is supposed to be the mod in that forum; what does she do? Instead of issuing a warning or infraction, or better yet, banning his ass, just goes along with it and fuels the fire. Where's the consistency there?
    James unjustly gave me an infraction a few months ago (he misinterpreted my post and leapt before he looked on that one). And rather than post all that in a thread I sent him a PM instead. It was quite a nasty one, but I knew to keep it off the boards.
    However, with the exception of the aforementioned, I find that he is consistent with his moderation. I'd rather have a strict consistent mod, than a lax, inconsistent mod that would let one statement slide, but infract another very similar statement.
     
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  5. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    I agree.
     
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  7. DeepThought Banned Banned

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    When it comes down to race though many mods on sciforums have itchy trigger fingers.

    I consider this an insecurity that results from living in the West.

    If they would just chill out like the African mods do on their boards we could all have a discussion.
     
  8. John99 Banned Banned

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    its a little skittish, overall what does it matter? where is anything fair, thjats what i would like to know.
     
  9. [a-5] Sex machine, coin operated. Registered Senior Member

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    The mods hate you. I love teh moderaterz0rz. <3 LUVMODZ4LYFEYO
     
  10. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    To be consistent, we would have to read every word of every thread, and that's just boring and impossible. Do cops catch every speeder? No, they catch a couple to show as an example to others of acceptable behavior.

    There is another factor, which is that different forums require different levels of moderation. Free thoughts might be more lenient than Politics, for example.
     
  11. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    one_raven mentioned the possiblity and i have received PMs that suggest there are people that feel the same way.
    the only reason they haven't come forward is becuase they know it will not do any good.
    the mods here must be really proud and smug of that fact.

    another example of a mods flagrant abuse of power.
    both of the below posts should be taken together:
    http://sciforums.com/showpost.php?p=1534418&postcount=26
    http://sciforums.com/showpost.php?p=1534421&postcount=28
    what do you make of this james?
     
  12. Hani Registered Senior Member

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    What has happened to this forum?!

    I am not an ancient member, but I remember when I first came across this place one year ago things weren't like this at all....

    Now it is like the place is run by Saddam Hussein or something. It is a real shame...

    Even Arabic forums are not half as bad...
     
  13. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    that is an unfair assessment.

    you stated yourself you haven't been here in a year so how do you know any of the particulars?
     
  14. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    I think we should have a thread to post abusive PMs from members to mods, just so everyone can see the crap we have to put up with as well. In fact, be interesting to see how those who have been "unfairly" treated by the mods interact with them in PMs.
     
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  15. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    what needs to be done isn't getting done, and i seriously doubt if it ever will.
    no wonder these people feel the way they do.

    i know this, if a person sees an injustice and they remain silent about it then they are condoning it.

    remember:
    the world isn't a bad place because of evil.
    the worlds a bad place because good people refuse to get off their ass.
     
  16. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    The world is full of strictly moderated forums.
     
  17. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    what would be interesting is your interpretation of how i feel about you sam.
     
  18. superluminal I am MalcomR Valued Senior Member

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    Amen. I think the balance and allowances for how real people feel and behave here is nearly perfect. If I wanted a strict, formal, robotic forum for the sterile exchange of academic ruminations, there's plenty.

    Everyone needs to be able to say "Fucking hell! What are you thinking?" from time to time.

    It's all good.
     
  19. whitewolf asleep under the juniper bush Registered Senior Member

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    It is fair to be "inconsistent," as you call it. Some members are valuable contributors, some are not.

    Spuriousmonkey, for example, is one of the most knowledgeable members; he should be allowed to kid around once in a while, his presence is valuable. But if you're here to do nothing but kid around, your fits ought not be as readily tolerated.
     
  20. superluminal I am MalcomR Valued Senior Member

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    Mess with sam, I'll kick your ass.
     
  21. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    What does that have anything to do with anything?
    Its a forum.

    I never take anything personally good or bad. :shrug:


    When I'm not so tied to my chair, you guys will not see hair nor hide of me.

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!

     
  22. superluminal I am MalcomR Valued Senior Member

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    Awesome! I didn't know you were into that!
     
  23. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    One can hardly moderate Free Thoughts and Biology using the same rules. I have no problem with some anger and passion in debate, as long as its not some narrow minded interpretation of self righteousness and an excuse to use the forum to air your insecurities. And as long as you are also participating in and contributing to a fruitful discussion or, through your opinions, highlighting an aspect of the topic that brings fresh perspective.

    Some people are even kept around as representatives of alternate viewpoints to enhance discussion. If the moderators did not understand these significant factors which make up the atmosphere of sciforums, there would not be anyone or anything to discuss. But I see no point in encouraging those who not only contribute nothing, but are a burden on other members and an obstruction to the atmosphere of discussion, merely sowing dissent and ill feeling.
     
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