- Mar 30, 2011
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Colts, Stars, The Exers
No one is saying that you have to agree and can't be pi**ed off about it (you can even vent to another poster in a PM ), but the final decision is final, and is not open to public debate.When someone disagrees with or criticizes the mods: "please understand why we're always right".
The bolded is absolutely fair game, the MB has a variety of threads and perspectives that often cause serious disagreement and can upset people. Serial haters or overall trends/frustrations are fine for discussion and critique.For some reason, I was always under the impression that we were allowed to comment freely on the main board within our club board, and that our club mods will look after the integrity of this board. I guess that was an incorrect assumption - although I think it is how it should work. The battles and biases on the mainboard are comment-worthy, and the moderation subjected to same is also comment-worthy. This is a place we retreat to for a bit of support when things get ugly on the other boards. I guess we all know now - comment on mods and you risk a ban.
At one time or another though, supporters of every team feel they're getting a raw deal on the MB, it's the nature of that forum and is not unique to this one instance. The mods don't set out with an agenda though, unlike on a team board where their mandate is to be more tolerant of the locals than a visitor. As such, complaints and criticisms of their moderation are generally nothing more than unnecessary cheap shots that can breed wider (and often unfair) resentment of an individual moderator. Zero tolerance of that is a blanket rule across the site that protects all mods (including those on here who keep this board free of trolls after a bad loss) from public criticism simply for fulfilling an unpaid role.