Tolos, on Sep 16 2012 - 14:15, said:
Just would be nice if certain mods would do there job correctly and without bias, rather then seeing the name and ROing/warning without even looking at dates times and context. Sad when you get a warning for something that was posted 2 months ago and something that NO other mod seemed to mind.Tan, you need to give a rule book to each and every mod and tell them DO THIS, rather then letting them using there own judgement. And trust me, its not just me that thinks like this
Strange that We should be on the same side of an argument with Tolos, but ... We agree with this quote and the next ...
TitanSmash, on Sep 26 2012 - 09:30, said:
... who decides what is offensive and sanctionable ... It seems sanctions handed out by individuals are so subjective, what one person sees as acceptable may well be totally inappropriate and upsetting to another. Who moderates the moderators?
We, too, have noticed uneven enforcement on the Forum, ranging from zero-zero-tolerance to non-punitive jovial chidings for similar commentary by different posters, sometimes in the same thread. A few posters have received warning points for simply agreeing with a particular poster without having written additional commentary or flame.
We are also aware that moderators are trained, and they do posses a set of universal guidances - those guidances are just not applied universally, likely due to the individual personalities involved, which allows the broad range of selective enforcement or "officer discretion". There is no easy answer here, excepting across-the-board enforcement of zero-tolerance, which would require more moderators on duty, and would stifle the Forums considerably.
The earlier reference to "zero-zero-tolerance" was not a typo; it was deliberately used as a homily for "overzealous".