Why is this place going so far down hill lately?
There is no new useful information being posted, and no good discussions taking place. It's as though people are 'afraid' or 'intimidated' to do so because of repercussions.
Discussions that used to go into heavy debate, but were self resolving, are now shut down or edited. What's with that?
Informative, and truthful topics are being locked, and users banned. WTF?
Now... comes the part that I'm going to get banned for; this whole problem is 100% due to shitty moderation. Yeah... shitty, overpowering moderation.
How do I know? I run two forums, and mod a handful of others. I can spot shitty moderation from a mile away.
What are the characteristics of a SHITTY moderator?
- Bans too fast
- Mods on bias
- Over deletes
What are the characteristics of a good moderator?
- Blends in with the community
- Is a member first, a mod second
- Takes part in discussions
- Takes conflicts to PM, prior to extreme action
I think a certain few moderators here needs a break of their own too cool down.
BTW; if any of the moderators feels that I'm an singling anyone of them out, feel free to contact me. I know how some moderators like to look too deep into things, and over react with the ban stick.