It has really amazed me lately that certain mods have been adding to the bones of contention in certain threads,
I thought moderators where there to set a good example.
I'm pretty sure those certain mods may have been kidding/sarcastic. They are people too, entitled to their opinion and have a right to express it.
Take the helmet debate for example :
Helmets are for people who can't ride.
There, I've said it. Bring out the torches and pitchforks.
Was I kidding? Of course I was. If I was serious I wouldn't have used a smiley or mentioned the torches and pitchforks.
Did people take it seriously? Apparently some did.
Is that my problem? No, I don't consider myself responsible for people who take an obviously sarcastic comment and treat it like a serious one.
Should I refrain from making such posts? If I should, there's no point in being here because you're basically telling us that mods are not allowed to tell a joke or have an opinion.
If you are better suited for the job and have the time, just say the word and I'll resign to make room for you.
The History Man wrote:
Not a pop at mr Bull but I see little sign of moderation in both senses of the word. Only on the 'another fatality' thread have recently seen intervention.
No worries. I know that I'm barely here nowadays.
Over-moderation is a bad thing anyway. Last year there were quite a few arguments in G&OT too, and as a result the moderators started to intervene sooner. Within days there was a topic about how grumpy they were.
Even when I have the time to browse every single topic, I tend to be lenient just to avoid such a discussion. Maybe I overdid it.
Basically as long as there are no personal insults, I'm tempted to let people debate and even argue.