Re: Site Feedback/Questions
No need to repeat any of what has been said in the last few pages.
For what it's worth, I have donated to the site (tonight, as a matter of fact), as I have for the last several years, because it is a worthwhile place. It took me a little while longer this year, but well, money's tight.
That said, the board has been over-moderated WAY too much of late, and frankly, it is killing discussion in general. IMO. If that's the goal, that's fine, it is succeeding. It is far less fun when everything typed is measured against wondering if it walks too close to an ever-shifting line that is apparent only to the mods. And, while we're here, I find my patience with posters in general with whom I disagree has actually been tried far more in this environment, where it feels like the mods are letting some get away with stuff that if others engaged in, they would get in "trouble". I in no manner think that is actually the case, but it FEELS like it, and that is a direct result of censorhip and over-moderation. Like B follows A, you start down this road, and it leads to unnnecessary tension among posters and toward mods. It's no win.
So what we are left with is a board that is less fun, less full of legit discourse (whether prickly or not), and full of posters who are walking on eggshells and unhappy to be doing so.
It seems an odd choice to make, and I genuinely wish you all were not making that choice.
For what it's worth.
Last edited by membengal; 03-29-2009 at 12:50 AM.