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CGI-Quality said:
UnderstatedCornHole said:

I support the progressive ban system.
I don't support certain moderators ignoring it and giving people they like free passes and not progressing the ban length, while ignoring the progressive ban system and giving longer bans than the progressive ban system advocates at their discretion.

Can a moderator please clarify if the progressive ban system is a real thing, or just a guideline and completely arbitrary?

Cheers :)

 

EDIT - Speak of the devil ^ :p

It's a real thing, though sometimes, moderators will use discretion when making moves. I agree that this should happen as infrequently as possible and we need to improve on the aspect should the system remain intact.

 

Ka-pi96 said:

Yeah, especially since posts in the thread are much more even than the poll would suggest

For the most part I like the progressive system, it kind of makes sense as a way to reinforce what not to do with longer ban periods each time, and it also rewards periods without moderation. It can appear unfair at times when 2 users doing a similar thing at a similar time can get very different ban lengths so in cases where it's just a minor thing between 2 users I think a short ban outside of the usual progressive system could also work. But for more isolated incidents or more blatant rule breaches the progressive system works really well in my view.

Good points!

Thanks for the response and clarity.



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CGI-Quality said:
VAMatt said:
I think this forum is too strictly moderated. If I had to quantify it, I'd say we need a 30% reduction in the zealousness of moderation. About half the time I see the "X was warned" or "X was moderated" tag on a comment, I can't figure out what the offense was.

I feel like this forum errs on the side of enforcement. I'd prefer that we err on the side of free dialogue.                                       

Warnings aren't accompanied by notes, but bans should be. 

Regardless, what's overzealous about it? What do you think can be done to improve the quality of the mod team and moderations? Regarding free dialogue, how are things currently restricted in terms of what can/can't be said? Your feedback will be useful in this.

I'm not sure what else to say.  Mods do too much moderating.  Like I said, I don't even know why some of these comments are being moderated.  I see a note, and can't see anything wrong with the comments.



VAMatt said:
CGI-Quality said:

Warnings aren't accompanied by notes, but bans should be. 

Regardless, what's overzealous about it? What do you think can be done to improve the quality of the mod team and moderations? Regarding free dialogue, how are things currently restricted in terms of what can/can't be said? Your feedback will be useful in this.

I'm not sure what else to say.  Mods do too much moderating.  Like I said, I don't even know why some of these comments are being moderated.  I see a note, and can't see anything wrong with the comments.

Then help us out. What's wrong with the posts in question? Have you got any examples so we can have an idea of what you're talking about?



                                                                                                             

CGI-Quality said:
VAMatt said:

I'm not sure what else to say.  Mods do too much moderating.  Like I said, I don't even know why some of these comments are being moderated.  I see a note, and can't see anything wrong with the comments.

Then help us out. What's wrong with the posts in question? Have you got any examples so we can have an idea of what you're talking about?

I don't have any examples at the moment.  But, I will try to keep my eye out for some, and report them here.  



VAMatt said:
CGI-Quality said:

Then help us out. What's wrong with the posts in question? Have you got any examples so we can have an idea of what you're talking about?

I don't have any examples at the moment.  But, I will try to keep my eye out for some, and report them here.  

Sounds good!



                                                                                                             

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VAMatt said:
CGI-Quality said:

Warnings aren't accompanied by notes, but bans should be. 

Regardless, what's overzealous about it? What do you think can be done to improve the quality of the mod team and moderations? Regarding free dialogue, how are things currently restricted in terms of what can/can't be said? Your feedback will be useful in this.

I'm not sure what else to say.  Mods do too much moderating.  Like I said, I don't even know why some of these comments are being moderated.  I see a note, and can't see anything wrong with the comments.

I sometimes think of the same thing, but my guess would be that the moderation is for the behaviour in the thread as a whole, and a person's mod history would give a better explanation. The other option is that the post was reported and a trigger happy mod that did not dig into the matter any deeper just hit a ban based on the report.



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Do mods censor wall posts now (as in: erase what they don't like)?

I doubt it. But they tend to delete offensive content that gets moderated.



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Let's see here, I've been moderated for not being able to read someone's mind in order to discontinue posting on their wall. (StarOcean was the mod)

I've also been moderated for making a completely valid statement about the anti-science agenda from evangelical Christians.(Super_Boom culprit)

I find it absolutely perplexing that my first ban was 7 days as well. That mod (Star Ocean) is clearly emotionally unstable to have placed such a harsh ban on me for his own blunder.

The progressive system is absolutely atrocious. It's akin to committing three counts of petty theft and receiving a life sentence. Punishment fits the crime, it doesn't scale arbitrarily.

Explain your logic please. This should be hilarious to read.



SkepticallyMinded said:
Let's see here, I've been moderated for not being able to read someone's mind in order to discontinue posting on their wall. (StarOcean was the mod)

I've also been moderated for making a completely valid statement about the anti-science agenda from evangelical Christians.(Super_Boom culprit)

I find it absolutely perplexing that my first ban was 7 days as well. That mod (Star Ocean) is clearly emotionally unstable to have placed such a harsh ban on me for his own blunder.

The progressive system is absolutely atrocious. It's akin to committing three counts of petty theft and receiving a life sentence. Punishment fits the crime, it doesn't scale arbitrarily.

Explain your logic please. This should be hilarious to read.

Can you link the posts in question? I'd like to review them. If it was unfair, though I'm not the mod in question, I apologize. If it was justified, however, then I'd advise a reconsideration of posting certain things.

But we'll take a look.