Guest TOSGcentral Posted July 30, 2008 Share Posted July 30, 2008 This one is a bit awkward but comes from the heart so please read it dispassionately â€“ just from a forum member. I do not know why it has happened but over the last two or three weeks we have had a deterioration of the forums in terms of personal poster vâ€™s poster issues. This is most sad because these forums have been a happy place that so many have learned so much from and have been able to put in their own contributions. To a great extent the forums have been â€˜self moderatingâ€™ via interchange between those who post. Something seems to have changed, but only in some quarters, and it is not good. This is more so because the moderation on these forums has not been overt but quite â€˜in the backgroundâ€™. Yet today two people have been suspended! I think it grossly unfair on the moderators to force them to step in. We are all adults so why the vitriol that is emerging? The â€˜awkwardnessâ€™ is that I am probably the most vitriolic poster on these forums and I am sure that I get right up other peopleâ€™s view points. But I put my case in terms that it can be responded to vis a vis the issue â€“ and I will reply. I do not start a personal sniping session, nor do I indulge myself in â€˜second guessingâ€™ what another person has said , nor why they have said it. May I suggest that we all just put our viewpoints and take care in how we express them; respond to the view points of others on what they have written; and not second guess any issues. May we continue to have peace here, demonstrate that there is no need for moderation via our own conduct, and continue these forums as the great place that they are. Aye Tony Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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