Originally Posted by sheeprustler
Raidalot, I think you make valid points about bullying. The personal stuff i.e commenting on his weight should go.
I do think he deserves 80% of what he gets though and if it bothers him so much all he has to do is change his sn. If you ask me he's probably a bit of a sociopath who likes the attention. I mean it would be simple for him to change his account and he doesn't
SgtRJ some of the things you've said in this thread have been fairly hypocritical. The self policing excuse doesn't really stand up when you heavily mod/over mod the threads that you take a personal interest in.
In what way?
I think people think I'm much more personally invested in threads than I actually am. There have only been a handful of threads since I've been modded that I would say I've been "personally interested" in, and for the most part I don't actively mod those threads. The only example of a thread I can think of where I was personally invested and made a lot of modding decisions was the Somerville thread, and there's already been an ATF thread discussing that.
If you think there's a particular thread or situation in which the regular posters were self-policing and I somehow interfered I'd be interested to hear how you think this is so.
A lot of forums have a much more tolerant attitude towards "bullying posters" than NVG has. I clearly state that I think this is a good and a bad thing - it's often harsh and brutal, but it does often result in a type of self-policing. I'm not sure how that's contradictory with sometimes deleting or infracting in NVG. Sometimes self-policing isn't enough, or is too brutal, or is misdirected. But even in NVG, none of the mods step in when poster A posts something really dumb, and then posters B, C, and D tell them it's dumb, unless it threatens to completely derail the thread. Or unless poster D goes way beyond "that's dumb" into "that's dumb and I hope you *****."
I'm legitimately interested in having an actual discussion if you'd like, but if this is just going to turn into another bitch session with no specifics because of some vague recollection about something that got deleted three months ago, then we'd both be wasting our time.
Also, "over mod" is one opinion. I've also been told I under mod some of the worst threads. Can't please anyone, I suppose, so I'll just have to muddle through the best I can.
It was in direct response to feedback that I decided to try banishing a couple of the problematic FTP thread posters rather than infracting and infracting until they got site banned. I'm willing to try something different if it might work. But if you just think I should not delete/infract so much random crap like people posting "first" or "3.50" or calling each other "fgts", you probably won't like my response.