Asking clarification regarding moderation


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I’ve read the rules. I understand them. They are clear. It’s not difficult to understand them and apply them broadly. If a poster crosses a line they didn’t know was there, or one that they interpreted differently, they get a message letting them know. That’s a problem?
It becomes a problem when I get red texted for saying things that no one else does.
 


Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
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It becomes a problem when I get red texted for saying things that no one else does.

If you have an issue with a particular moderation, I suggest pm'ing the moderator.

I wouldn't do it in an angry way, and it would have to be a good-faith question or issue, but in my brief experience, I don't think that they are unreasonable.

Finally, I would note that the signal-to-noise ratio here is excellent, and I think that the main reason for that is the excellent work of the moderators. I would rather they moderate a little too quickly in order to keep the peace, than let it go and have it devolve. YMMV, but that's a feature, not a bug.
 

FrogReaver

As long as i get to be the frog
If you have an issue with a particular moderation, I suggest pm'ing the moderator.

I wouldn't do it in an angry way, and it would have to be a good-faith question or issue, but in my brief experience, I don't think that they are unreasonable.

Finally, I would note that the signal-to-noise ratio here is excellent, and I think that the main reason for that is the excellent work of the moderators. I would rather they moderate a little too quickly in order to keep the peace, than let it go and have it devolve. YMMV, but that's a feature, not a bug.

I think it’s worth noting that their mod philosophy doesn’t seem to revolve around fairness as much as other sites. Their priority is in keeping the discussion from getting too personal and nasty. Fairness is then secondary to that.

I think that’s one of the harder things to learn here.
 


Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
Supporter
I think it’s worth noting that their mod philosophy doesn’t seem to revolve around fairness as much as other sites. Their priority is in keeping the discussion from getting too personal and nasty. Fairness is then secondary to that.

I think that’s one of the harder things to learn here.

I think that's accurate, but some people might not fully understand what you mean. It's not that they don't care about fairness, IMO, it's more that they aren't particularly interested in parsing out the finer details of "Who started it," or "Who said the worse insult about someone's else's mom."

But yeah, it's about keeping the peace, not about judging who is right and wrong (or righter and wronger). IMO.
 

beancounter

(I/Me/Mine)
I think one thing people forget is that forums like this are privately owned. The owner (and by extension, the moderators) have the right to allow or disallow any content the choose.

And since owners and moderators are human (and thus bias), some people are going to view their decisions as unfair.
 



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