1. Standard membercaissad4
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    14 Jul '09 23:47
    After seeing the unrest which is being created by several of the of the mod team it is obvious that the whole group should be removed as mods and an entirely new group selected. Things have gotten ridiculous here in the Red Hot Pawn forums.
    Piddling bans, abuse of authority coupled with a superior attitude by some mods reflects badly on the site as a whole.
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    15 Jul '09 03:25
    Originally posted by caissad4
    After seeing the unrest which is being created by several of the of the mod team it is obvious that the whole group should be removed as mods and an entirely new group selected. Things have gotten ridiculous here in the Red Hot Pawn forums.
    Piddling bans, abuse of authority coupled with a superior attitude by some mods reflects badly on the site as a whole.
    Don't forget tit for tat revenge bans. You like the ones that have no real common sense explanation.

    I have to agree, maybe not the whole group, but certainly the name brands. Rec'd.
  3. Standard memberDaemon Sin
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    15 Jul '09 07:02
    Originally posted by caissad4
    After seeing the unrest which is being created by several of the of the mod team it is obvious that the whole group should be removed as mods and an entirely new group selected. Things have gotten ridiculous here in the Red Hot Pawn forums.
    Piddling bans, abuse of authority coupled with a superior attitude by some mods reflects badly on the site as a whole.
    I disagree. The moderation team does a great job.

    If anyone needs to be removed for the ridiculousness in the forums, it's the core group of trouble makers that are consistently being banned for flaunting the rules in their personal vendettas against certain moderators.
  4. Standard memberPalynka
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    15 Jul '09 09:19
    I think the forum moderators do an excellent job.

    I wouldn't mind adding extra moderators to help them, but to remove any of them would not only be terribly ungrateful, it would also be counterproductive.
  5. Standard memberskeeter
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    15 Jul '09 09:291 edit
    Shame indeed. This is a chess site. We come here to play chess. The benefit of being allowed to post in the fora provided by the host is an added privilege.

    There is no doubt that the diversity of these forums enhances the character and richness of this site. Really, it is truly unique.

    It is un-paralleled (sp?) as a chess site but the level of the vitriol against the mods and admin, by a few hard core, detract from its appeal.

    I also moderate a couple of forums - no biggies - but the golden rule is that you do not dis admin. It's the "three strikes" senario - warning, warning with a suspension and then outski.

    Under that regime I would not be posting or playing here on RHP.

    Where's all this going you ask ? Simple. Behaviour breads behaviour, and our mods are not Gods ( sorry Phlab )

    In my opinion they "suffer the slings and arrows" all too much given the fair and considered judgements they mete out. From all accounts suspensions are the result of a joint discussion and used only as a last resort.

    People here need to look closer at their own behaviour instead of castigating the piano player.

    Shortly, the boom will be lowered. The moderators need only say to admin that "enough is enough" and you'll get your money back and begone. That list is short but distinguished, in some peoples eyes.

    Good riddance to them.

    Bottom line - harden up mods - start harvesting a few souls. The message will get through.

    skeeter
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    15 Jul '09 09:33
    Originally posted by skeeter
    Shame indeed. This is a chess site. We come here to play chess. The benefit of being allowed to post in the fora provided by the host is an added privilege.

    There is no doubt that the diversity of these forums enhances the character and richness of this site. Really, it is truly unique.

    It is un-paralleled (sp?) as a chess site but the level of the vit ...[text shortened]... harden up mods - start harvesting a few souls. The message will get through.

    skeeter
    What have you done with the real skeeter?
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    15 Jul '09 09:37
    The mods here are very reasonable - except for that one time a couple of years ago when I was banned for a day. πŸ™
  8. Standard memberPalynka
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    15 Jul '09 09:38
    Originally posted by Starrman
    What have you done with the real skeeter?
    I'm starting to wonder whether Xanthos' mind control plan actually succeeded.
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    Originally posted by Starrman
    What have you done with the real skeeter?
    Jesus wept πŸ˜‰

    skeeter
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    Originally posted by Dr Strangelove
    The mods here are very reasonable - except for that one time a couple of years ago when I was banned for a day. πŸ™
    One day ?? only one bloody day !!

    Jesus wept


    skeeter
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    15 Jul '09 10:07
    Originally posted by Palynka
    I'm starting to wonder whether Xanthos' mind control plan actually succeeded.
    Xantho who... ?? πŸ˜‰

    skeeter
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    15 Jul '09 11:05
    Originally posted by Palynka
    I'm starting to wonder whether Xanthos' mind control plan actually succeeded.
    I always suspected they were two sides of the same person, the backstory, intricately planned to the minutest detail.
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    15 Jul '09 11:11
    Originally posted by caissad4
    After seeing the unrest which is being created by several of the of the mod team it is obvious that the whole group should be removed as mods and an entirely new group selected. Things have gotten ridiculous here in the Red Hot Pawn forums.
    Piddling bans, abuse of authority coupled with a superior attitude by some mods reflects badly on the site as a whole.
    I've recced for the truth in it, but I have to say that it may be unfair to TONY.

    What this site needs is more TONYs on the mod job: an impartial mod, that doens't get involved in the heated discussions, doesn't gang up with trolls, or call others users "ignoramus" in the public forum.
  14. Standard memberPhlabibit
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    15 Jul '09 13:36
    Originally posted by Tatarana Crocodilo
    I've recced for the truth in it, but I have to say that it may be unfair to TONY.

    What this site needs is more TONYs on the mod job: an impartial mod, that doens't get involved in the heated discussions, doesn't gang up with trolls, or call others users "ignoramus" in the public forum.
    Ask Tony how the team does.

    P-
  15. Standard memberRed Night
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    15 Jul '09 13:52
    I'm not going to state my opinion on this excellent suggestion by caissad.

    I will say that it is interesting to see the sides line up in support and opposition.
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