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Do you like Vgchartz' moderation system?

The world is a better place thanks to it. 18 32.14%
 
Yeh, prevents us from killing eachother. 2 3.57%
 
It's okay... but they ha... 9 16.07%
 
Too scared to coment, I'... 7 12.50%
 
Well, sometimes they can be too picky... 5 8.93%
 
Hate it. 15 26.79%
 
Total:56

haha i like it, its what separates us from youtube




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Elitist Jerks is good because it has a very narrow focus: exploring the mechanics of World of Warcraft raiding, full stop.

The VGChartz forums have no such focus. People come here to discuss anything video-game-related. All that having harsh, arbitrary moderation does is stifle legitimate debate.



Qays said:
Elitist Jerks is good because it has a very narrow focus: exploring the mechanics of World of Warcraft raiding, full stop.

The VGChartz forums have no such focus. People come here to discuss anything video-game-related. All that having harsh, arbitrary moderation does is stifle legitimate debate.

There were tons of raiding sites when WoW went up. Most went down in flames due to the X class is OP & needs nerfs threads / responses. I can see your point about narrow focus thou. Having a narrow focus does define a website. However, in any gaming environment you will see alot of posters that just want to spout off. 

There have been other methods that have keep conversation levels up as well. Exclusive memberships have worked (Arena Junkies) in keeping a decent conversation level. Gamasultra also has responsibility towards the poster and has keep their forums pretty usable. I do not see either method working for VGChartz thou.

VGChartz has pretty good forums atm. This is one of the few gaming websites that I willing to read. Therefore, I think the mods are doing a pretty good job. 



What I'm not happy about the moderation system is that Mods acts like if they were superior than you. They decide whenever the conversation ends, they are very strict in their PM and sometimes too sensible.

I've almost been banned for calling someone a troller - he actually trolled a lot in the Galaxy 2 first review thread - and that shocked me.



xxmob said:
haha i like it, its what separates us from youtube

I voted "too scared to comment so... voting and leaving", but in all seriousness, I agree with xxmob above. The only way to stop flamebaiting and personal attacks is to make it abundantly clear that neither behavior will be tolerated in any way, shape, or form. Especially on a site that is basically geared toward giving fanboys hard evidence to support their claims. *hides from ioi*

Now I obviously can't see what's going on behind the scenes, I have never been "moderated", and I have no way to know if people are being unjustly banned. But the fact remains that the level of conversation on this site is far, FAR more mature than that on literally any forum I have ever visited

Considering this site's content (and truly meaning no offense to ioi and the staff), achieving such a mature level of discourse is a monumental achievement IMHO.



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guiduc said:
What I'm not happy about the moderation system is that Mods acts like if they were superior than you. They decide whenever the conversation ends, they are very strict in their PM and sometimes too sensible.

I've almost been banned for calling someone a troller - he actually trolled a lot in the Galaxy 2 first review thread - and that shocked me.

You didn't just call someone a troll, you called them a troll several times and in a separate reply you continued to call them a newb to the forums and a PS3 lover/fanboy instead of just reporting them and letting it go, I mean why feed a troll, they just come back for more..

It's funny how people always have their one-sided way to how things occur, and I mean everyone not just the quoted.

 

Looking at peoples MOD history and reading their replies on why they do not like the MOD system is just simply hilarious.

I also see ALLOT of people on here that have Reported other people to have them banned or warned, but yet don't like the MOD system..

I've been apart of 100's of gaming sites ever since the mid 90's, I also have been a mod on many sites, I can safely say we handle things the same way as other sites.

If you study the forum rules you should not have a problem on this site.

 

 

 



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