Zen and the Art of Ruining a Community

General observations which are self-evident.

1) If you demand I take what should be a public debate to the PMs, you bet your ass I'm going to blog about it.

2) Communities with no rules cannot possibly be managed.

3) Being a mod does not make you unquestionable nor does it make you right.

4) If someone points out a legitimate concern in a reasonable way and you as a moderator react by simply taking the piss, they're going to be pissed off at you.

5) A biased Mod is worse than a fanboy.

6) Deleting liberal views but leaving debates about masturbation is nonsense.

7) If you're going to be a biased Mod, for god's sake don't go repeating the offense so we can track it.

8) Bannings without warnings are a dick move.

9) When The Staff have abandoned the users to the mercy of the mods, the users are screwed.

10) Bomb Should Have A Face*

11) I will always defend the little guy.
*And you bet your ass it will.

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Posted by Jensonb

General observations which are self-evident.

1) If you demand I take what should be a public debate to the PMs, you bet your ass I'm going to blog about it.

2) Communities with no rules cannot possibly be managed.

3) Being a mod does not make you unquestionable nor does it make you right.

4) If someone points out a legitimate concern in a reasonable way and you as a moderator react by simply taking the piss, they're going to be pissed off at you.

5) A biased Mod is worse than a fanboy.

6) Deleting liberal views but leaving debates about masturbation is nonsense.

7) If you're going to be a biased Mod, for god's sake don't go repeating the offense so we can track it.

8) Bannings without warnings are a dick move.

9) When The Staff have abandoned the users to the mercy of the mods, the users are screwed.

10) Bomb Should Have A Face*

11) I will always defend the little guy.
*And you bet your ass it will.

Posted by Lies

I am Lies, and I approve of this message.

Posted by MB

I explained to you fully in the original PM that I only deleted those three brief posts because they were weak attempts at trolling and derailing the topic creator's thread.  If you think I'm that biased, go and read through the many political discussions I've been involved in and see what you think, then get back to me.  Open your eyes a little.

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Posted by Jensonb

MB, I know for a fact you had no right to delete Jayge's post. He was responding to the topic question, all he did was say no and give his reason. Repeating the "troll" line over and over will not make me believe, because you're clearly wrong. I've seen plenty MB and I've heard more. Furthermore Deleting the negative Republican opinions and leaving the negative Democrat opinions is the proverbial smoking gun. You have consistently failed to provide an explanation for that, instead opting to repeatedly spout that the posts were trolling.

Also, next time someone calmly suggests they have a concern, try not to demean them. This argument is what becomes of it.

Posted by MB

Are you going to bother to look through the political discussions I've been involved in that outright prove I don't abuse my moderator abilities to steer conversations in a specific direction?  Look - moderators have to make split second decisions on threads like the one you're talking about, and in my opinion, those two or three posts right after the topic creator only served as flame bait and were completely unconstructive insults.  If I had it to do over again, I would do exactly the same thing.  If the thread had been about someone going to see Biden speak, I would have done the same thing.

I think you are the one who is letting his political bias get in the way of seeing the truth, in this case. 

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Posted by ZombieHunterOG

Im Zombie hunter i 2 approve of this Smear campaign of MB :P 

Posted by Jensonb

There you go again. Failing to address it. Right there, clear as day, even after you unilaterally ended the argument in the thread (Where it belonged) were comments which were both off-top and completely flame-baiting. They were flaming Obama-Biden. Off-topic flaming. Left there. Valid on-topic criticism ("Don't go, she's ignorant" (Paraphrased, before you start)). Deleted. I've told you before, Actions Speak Louder Than Words.

Incidentally...Split-Second decision? What are you, defusing the Giant Bomb? It's a forum thread, the world's not going to end if you take a moment to think. The worst that could happen is...Well, not much actually.

Posted by AndrewGaspar

I agree with everything you said.

I am Conservative, but I don't believe that a biased mod should be able to censor the other side's views just because he doesn't agree with it.

Or delete incriminating evidence of failure to lead as a mod... *glares at MB*

^ This happened a while ago ^

Posted by Black_Rose

i luv you Jenson

Posted by Jayge_

Don't fucking call me a troll, MB. That first response of mine was completely serious. Oh... the irony.

I'm sorry i'm not here right now jenson, posting this from a *shutter* macintosh in New jersey.

Posted by MB

I stand by my original decision, I've already told you countless times my reasoning behind it, even though I was never under any obligation to do so.  Don't you think if I was as biased as you say, I would have just edited out the comments I didn't like, or deleted them or even the entire thread without commenting?  You guys would have never known who was doing it, or that a thread even existed in the first place.  Think it through a little.

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Posted by Jensonb

I give up, you don't even seem to know what the problem is any more.

Posted by PureRok

On a somewhat related noted: George Washington was the first president of the United States of America.

Posted by Joker

How did the latest Bomb Should Have A Face go?

Posted by Jensonb

Really well, should be a nice listen for you guys.

Posted by Rowr

everybody chill...

Posted by Ryu

lm with Rowr.