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Yeah the thread with the OP that included:This board is wayyyyyyy to over-moderated. Threads are closed at the drop of a hat. IMO a thread should only be closed if it is derailed, goes way off topic or is posted by accident. The thread about the two wickets not being out was there for discussion. Isn't that the point of Big Footy? Who cares if its a whinge, if that train of thought was applied on the Main Board about 90% of the threads would be closed.
We are not going to piss fart about tidying up after people who can’t put a reasonable OP together.Your modding powers gives you the ability to edit peoples posts right
It depends in the way it is put across. I think you'll find that threads like you mentioned are usually constructed in a very negative and abusive manner, hence why they have been closed.Analysing Haddin's wicket keeping technique (correctly as well) is mindless or against the rules or both?
It only got negative and abusive (if at all) by the Haddin apologists who brought very little to the discussion of his technique. The best one could do was say something about "catching the last one".It depends in the way it is put across. I think you'll find that threads like you mentioned are usually constructed in a very negative and abusive manner, hence why they have been closed.
If it was like this across Big Footy some of the best threads of all time wouldn't exist. In my opinion one of two things needs to be done here. A Bay 13 type board sub-board needs to be brought in where issues that the current mods think aren't "proper discussion" can be moved to or these mods need to have a change of attitude to not being as cut throat or at worst step down. Obviously the latter won't happen and I am not calling for it because for the most part I find this board to be fine. Though if threads are closed because the mods can't be bothered editing out one sentence of an an otherwise fine OP, or deleting a generally good thread because of a couple of posters derailing it and they can't be bothered going back through it to delete the bad posts, then why are you moderating? Finally, there is a lot of comments from mods like "Shit OP". Sometimes you could write a whole article that a journo from The Australian would be happy with but realistically it could be summed up in about two sentences. As long as it gets the point across and invites healthy discussion then its done its job hasn't it? Like this for instance.It depends in the way it is put across. I think you'll find that threads like you mentioned are usually constructed in a very negative and abusive manner, hence why they have been closed.
I do think this board is moderated at a high level, but can understand why. More quality, less crap thanks.
The only reason people are complaining is because it is only on this forum that a higher standard level of posting is tolerated. Imo, it should be like this right across BigFooty.
Btw, in response to another poster in this thread. It is not a mods job to clean up another persons uneducated or badly constructed ideas or beliefs in posts. It's their job to prevent that. 'Fixing' those posts is not going to aid in the quality of posting on this forum, merely create more work for the mods.