Originally posted by RevRSleeker
Although I'm not sure anything has really changed, and taken in the context of that period of time, the clan forum had had 'many' warnings from the moderation team. Maybe it was a single moderator, I'm unsure, but the fact remains that 'he' was only posting in the manner that that forum had become accustomed to...basically, it was positively TAME in comp eed to just walk away and set our minds on something more positive.
Even a stupid (as a few insist) man like me, might expect the moderation team to at the very least follow the same rules and advice they enforce and publicly say. It is tame compared to a fair amount of crap in clan forum, but ether way the whole team or an individual from it shouldn't spew they same language and tone they wish to stop. If nothing else it just sends mixed messages as to what is appropriate. I mean SwissGambit felt it appropriate to use the same tone and language in the site ideas forum, and defend his and the mod's actions..
Everyone is human, no one is perfect, I certainly don't expect anyone to do the right thing all the time or not have good days and bad days. But being in a position of power / authority shouldn't they also try to live by the rules they enforce? And perhaps either remove the offending post or provide a public apology, or even possibly replace the offending mod.
"we need to just walk away and set our minds on something more positive"
I fully agree. I've always been a make love not war person
(I'm sure that doesn't come across well in these forums)
One thing I've thought about for a few months now has to do with how much miscommunication goes on in these forums. Between non-verbal communication and tone the written word alone can often be "lost in translation" http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/summer122/betts122.html
Then when you bring in cultural differences from all the various locations RHP has users in what you get is a breeding ground for miscommunication. When you bring in Taunt, goad or ridicule, things can easily get out of hand quickly.