Moderators arent robots, Im almost certain that BK was saying that in a humorous and exaggerated manner. Its kind of lime me saying, "You didnt like ocarina? And you call yourself a human!".
Taking comments to seriously and out of context doesnt make the person who made them a poor moderator.
Human or not, he's here to set an example. When you throw out blanket terms that cover thousands of members/potential members of a site that is percievable as an attack against them you're setting a pretty shitty example. It doesn't matter if he meant it as a joke, because it didn't come off as a joke. It didn't sound humorous at all, it sounded like he has a low opion of me simply because I think Half_Life isn't worth my time.
That's like saying GBallZach is an exmplary member of these forums. You're insulting everyone on this site by even suggesting that Ben is representing the attitude that is expected of VGcharts members. If that's the attitude the average VGC member should present you may as well ban me now, because this place is going to turn into a shit factory faster than you can cry "KwaadGBallZachHus."
It is NEVER appropriate to say another person is not a Human Being. Never.
What about saying that another person has no soul? Is this never appropriate as well?
Because that's what the head mod (stof) said last night about another person.
Not everyone believes in souls, and there is no actual evidence to support the existance of such a thing. Human beings are real. There is a massive difference in the two. If someone said I have no soul, then I would happily accept their statement as it is a wholly believable thing and far less insulting even if it weren't true.
There is, however, no doubt that I am a human being. To even suggest otherwise is insulting. It doesn't matter what my culture or beliefs are (to those who mention it), such things simply should not be said. I can't even imagine a group of people who are willing to accept being told that they deserve so little respect.
Again, some of you think he meant it as a joke but there is nothing to indicate it is so. This is the internet, there is no tone of voice, and if he doesn't want to insult people he shouldn't say insulting things. I can't see a smirk on his face, I can't hear a mischievious tone in his voice. All I can see are the words: "you aren't as good as me becasue you don't agree with me." And I've seen that in plenty of his posts in the past.
At this point it's not just insulting my intelligence to let this go unnoticed, it really is a challenge to my status as a human being.