morsk wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:35 pm
This "controversy" only exists because of forum limitations: the inability to disagree quietly
. On reddit, I can downvote without replying.
Finally an intelligent response. The structure of the forum does contribute to the problem, but this is not a good defense of the moderation behaviour in these instances; I wouldn't have a problem if it were. There are other options for moderation than the ones taken. While I don't see any easy way of making it branch, phpBB is open source and voting extension
. As for Reddit, I used to spend more time there than here, but it has bigger unrelated problems, especially obstacles to finding older materials, e.g. the FFF#266 thread there. Anyway, that's getting off topic for this thread.
For the rest of you, I have a few reminders:
- I'm not the only one who has had a problem with the moderation on these forums, it's probably more than just me and vangruz because finding deleted posts is rather difficult.
- I'm not the first person to mention FFF#266 in the #275 thread, and the topic was not axes, but Wube's behaviour towards the community, and generally stayed in that territory.
- I'm not the only one who hates the way the axe was removed, actually not even close to being the first.
Finally, let me elaborate on why I'm waiting for Wube themselves to respond: No one else can defend the deplorable moderation behaviour on this forum. For those saying they would have deleted my account - go start your own game and your own forum, and act like that, and you'll soon figure out that a major reason for Wube's success was not acting like that!
Once again, I ask others not to reply until the Wube guys have something to say (morsk just explained why.) If you're really on their side on this issue, and they choose never to respond, this should be the last post on this thread, and it should slowly sink down the section listing into oblivion.