Does this mean we'll get MORE CE PBP? (My favorite part of GTs, btw)
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
That, IMHO, is way to arbitrary and conflicting.
One doesn't issue punishment based on complaints; but only on stated rules violations.
The rules have been properly and openly stated. And IMHO, seem very reasonable and fair.
Again, you mods have a very tough job to do with this HUGE diverse crowd of MPDs.
The GTs needed more frequent and better moderation. And when I say "better moderation", please, don't any of the other mods think that is being said as a slight on your job performance. It wasn't. Only that you were too few for too many. You have lives outside of this forum and needed to increase your numbers.
Also.... are these guys going to have mod powers in chat also? Because I don't want to get booted for calling TommyJohn or RedlegJake pinheads in chat!
"panic" only comes from having real expectations
Guys we want to hear from y'all. This is your chance to vent, just to let us know we're knuckleheads or that you're on board.we do want your input and thoughts.
Don't be shy. Let er rip.Without seeming too rude, I'd remind you that you don't have to post in the GTs. If the moderation here seems too draconian, please feel free to post at Cincy.com.
Obvisously it can still use some workANY moderation on any board is a judgement call.
When one-word posts (e.g. "Pathetic!" or "Ridiculous!" etc.) are repeated excessively, they begin to violate Rule #5: Trolling and General Nuisance posting.
Part of what makes something a "nuisance" is when it drives people to complain about it. I'm not saying that's the sole criterion for determining when a poster is warned or bounced from the GT, but if someone is causing general nuisance to the GT forum and other people are complaining, I'm not going to sit back and just let things happen.
And seriously, are we really fighting about this? How many one-word posts does ANYONE make in a given day/game thread? Let's all back up and have a tad bit of perspective here.
23 Years and Counting...
Well, you asked for concrete examples of what we don't want to see. I supplied a textbook example of posting before thinking.
Had I taken a moment to extract my foot from my mouth I might have made a better job of explaining it - like CE and Tommyjohn did. They said what I meant.
Y'all were right to call me on it. I stand chastened. Well, I sit chastened. And yes, I still want to hear the vents and concerns.
I get where you're coming from GAC. I guess my assumption is that people won't complain about them unless they are in violation of a rule is some way, such as excessive bashing or offensive etc...obviously if someone complains it will be reviewed, meaning there won't be a "knee jerk" reaction so to speak. The complaint must be a valid one, I think it just may seem conflicting to some since everyones definintion of "excessive" may be different. That's why we have a team here, to determine what is valid, it is the cross we have chosen to bear.
I appreciate the feedback GAC and others, please continue to express your concerns/questions and we'll do our best to address them.
Benzinger backing and calling! And the 1990 world championship series belongs to the Cincinnati Reds!
P.S. ...... OK. Everyone, IMHO, needs to take the night off and chill out. We all need our beauty sleep because we have a double header tomorrow of Dusty Baker lineups.
All the moderator's attempts here were good and well intentioned. So lets not any of us try to misconstrue that, and try to "read between the lines".
The bottomline is (and we all agree)..... the GTs needed more moderation. And Moderation is good. Unless you're in chat!
Can we at least wait till the GTs are re-instituted and see what problems may arise before we all start complaining? It will be a period of trial and error.
Just remember one thing.....
These moderators had nothing to do with the hiring of Dusty Baker.
"panic" only comes from having real expectations
Pinhead would be an improvement on some of the things I've been called But then my wife has certain latitude.
Honestly, I was thinking the same as you are expressing above, it was like we were role playing an example in real time. To me it was like a bit of a case study and we learn from it that we are all human.
I don't see that as a negative.
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