Consistentcy in Moderation
by, 21 May 08 at 11:34 (890 Views)
Well I have no choice I must speak out.
It has been noted in several of the sub forums in the ASL areas that Don has not changed the moderation policies of the site. But it does appear that there is a new sherriff in town who does not follow Don's spirit and application of the moderation of what gets posted here.
While this is Don's site (and it is very much appreciated BTW) and he is free to do with it as he sees fit, including adding moderators; one would hope that those new moderators are being cautioned to act only in the most extreme of situations and then only as Don himself would choose to act.
Apparently this is not the case. And so I make a public call for Tate and Canadien Dude to be reinstated, under probation, immediately. They were banned for commentary not so dissimilar to that of many of the members of these forums.
The moderator who banned them needs to be rebuked for overreacting and understand that until Don makes a public statement to the effect that the forum rules will be enforced to the letter, that the moderators should be following his lead. Not taking the law into their own hands with a level of harshness that is not deserved.
Sorry..I'm peeved at how this was handled.