Moderators - Abuse of 'Power'

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Old Nov 2, 2007, 11:54pm   #1
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Moderators - Abuse of 'Power'

It would be useful to understand who pulled the trigger on the ‘Shortcut to Trading’ thread started by new_trader.

Although it was sanitised (quite rightly) by one of the mods (Lightning McQueen) for a couple of posters' slightly wide of the guidelines mark comments, it pretty much quietened down. Only after the action and focus had moved away was it silently removed form out sight (site?). A pity, as it seemed to resonate with a fair few members, which is presumably the purpose of the site?

While I appreciate the moment new mods are appointed they immediately rise above the mass form which they were chosen and spontaneously gain the understanding, skills and omnipresence to correctly assess all our posts, and quite as immediately gain the superior reasoning and intellectual faculties necessary to stand in judgement of all our posts.

It would be nice to be given a reason for the sudden pulling of a thread, rather than having is quietly drugged and slipped away from our sight at dead of night KGB style. And to have something other than ‘sorry, can’t disclose’ type BS shoved at us when questioned privately.

Maybe I’m just over-sensitive to abuse of power, but a wiser man than me suggested we should always be prejudicial of those whom have power over us – especially those who are not elected and have no obvious superior talents...

If this site is genuinely interested in the views of it's membership, this post should get answered - rather than just ignored or deleted.

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Old Nov 3, 2007, 12:04am   #2
 
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......Why can't mods or controllers just put a black highlighter across the words of contention...??........presumably this is quite possible to programme in to kick in automatically...??.. and let the essence of thread continue...!
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Old Nov 3, 2007, 12:11am   #3
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......Why can't mods or controllers just put a black highlighter across the words of contention...??........presumably this is quite possible to programme in to kick in automatically...??.. and let the essence of thread continue...!
That was done Zambuck. LM did the necessary and appropriate sanitising of a couple of posts.

But the thread itself was clearly an item of significant interest to many.

The modís (which one?) decision to pull it, quietly, when nobody was watching, was entirely against the best interests on the wider membership and clearly done in a manner to attempt avoiding being spotted. Covert. Very slimy.
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Old Nov 3, 2007, 1:14am   #4
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Just so that everyone is clear on this.

Moderators act independently of each other on the whole.
Just occasionally a thread may be started in the mods forum if for example an individual mod feels the need to canvass opinion on a certain sticky topic or individual member. The theory being I suppose, that Two or more heads are better than One.

Moderation as I see it is simply about making judgement calls reference the material posted on the site.....this may apply to a single post or a collection of posts or spamming or whatever....common sense is the order of the day.

In terms of "who holds the power" thats an interesting point...lets consider the forces at play.
Readers, members, moderators, admin, owners, sponsors, advertisers.

Moderators can only moderate to a given level ! Anything beyond this would as you say, be an abuse of a very limited power.

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Old Nov 3, 2007, 1:19am   #5
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TheBramble started this thread CV - what exactly is that supposed to add to this?

mods note: restored by rossored as I really couldn't see why it was deleted, sorry CV
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Old Nov 3, 2007, 2:03am   #6
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In terms of "who holds the power" thats an interesting point...lets consider the forces at play.
Readers, members, moderators, admin, owners, sponsors, advertisers.
Hi Tony,

Among things, I think CV's comment above tells you that the site isn't run for the benefit of its members!

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The thread was started for no other reason than to provoke a re-action and antagonise anybody that cared to bite. Incredibly the original poster said as much in his first post.

If you and he want to have a futile exchange you are still free to do so using T2W private messaging, but not using a T2W public forum.
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Old Nov 3, 2007, 9:24am   #8
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If you and he want to have a futile exchange you are still free to do so using T2W private messaging, but not using a T2W public forum.
So your previous numerous, very public and extremely futile exchanges with Socrates on a t2w public forum are OK, but others' are not - now you're a mod?

Have I got that right?

As for futile exchange - who says so? Are you REALLY the best person to make that call? Are any of the mods? Based on the support and positive reaction from a large number of members for that thread, that decision, whoever made it, was way out of touch with the general membership. And the method of its execution hints at that being known at the time...

cv has already deleted one on my posts on this thread that doesn't contravene any site guidelines. Didn't take him long to get into the swing of arbitrary interpretation.

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