View Poll Results: More IAF moderation needed?

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  • Leave it as it is now with little interferance

    9 45.00%
  • A little more moderation is needed

    10 50.00%
  • A lot more moderation is needed

    0 0%
  • I don't trust your moderation staff anyway

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Thread: IAF Moderation

  1. #21
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    The tough thing about the "say whatever you want" moderation style on a forum like this is that we're all from the same area, so actual physical encounters are entirely possible. That's not to say that the staff here has an obligation to prevent real-life physical altercations - because they don't - but it's one thing that's always a consideration.

    Back in the day, I can say I had people actually come to my work to ask me to delete posts and one person actually threatened me if I wouldn't delete some stuff that was said about him (at the time, he wasn't a member but heard about a topic that was making fun of him). Now anybody who knows me... I'm a nice guy so the threat wasn't a big deal as I was happy to remove the topic for him, but it could have been nasty if I wasn't.

    Not saying there ought to be stricter moderation or anything like that - just saying the stakes are a little higher here than in your typical forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZacFields View Post
    The tough thing about the "say whatever you want" moderation style on a forum like this is that we're all from the same area, so actual physical encounters are entirely possible. That's not to say that the staff here has an obligation to prevent real-life physical altercations - because they don't - but it's one thing that's always a consideration.

    Back in the day, I can say I had people actually come to my work to ask me to delete posts and one person actually threatened me if I wouldn't delete some stuff that was said about him (at the time, he wasn't a member but heard about a topic that was making fun of him). Now anybody who knows me... I'm a nice guy so the threat wasn't a big deal as I was happy to remove the topic for him, but it could have been nasty if I wasn't.

    Not saying there ought to be stricter moderation or anything like that - just saying the stakes are a little higher here than in your typical forums.
    I see what you're saying, and I somewhat agree....but on the other hand, someone threatening or bullying a mod should not get a post deleted. If you give in once, people will walk all over you. Stand your ground; if they want something deleted, they should go after the original author, or if they threaten to sue (which they will have zero grounds to do so they are just threatening something they know nothing about) just tell them to get bent. Short of someone verbally abusing someone else or threatening to "come find them" I'm not a big fan of censorship. If someone wants to go off on me and say things that are untrue, be my guest. It's the internet. It's there for people to run their mouths without any real balls behind what they say most of the time. I find it more humorous than anything.
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