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ThomasHAdams
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Joined: Feb 20, 2005
Posts: 99
Location: Oregon, USA

PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 1:06 pm Reply with quote

What happens when moderators who have supreme rule have obviously made an error, is there no recourse, how do you gently ask them to re-read it and apply their English skillz lol Smile Many forums have very strict rules regarding arguing/asking moderators and or admins about ANY enforcement of any rule both public and private.

Now obviously I see a need for some form of moderation. And there is always a thin line between enforcing the rules and overreaching them. In fact that line is not thin at all, and wavers alot based on many things. Things like who is enforcing them at the moment, whom the "rule breaker" is, the general mood of the forum, etc. etc.

In any case, here is a post I made recently, after many people had replied to the OP about the posters question regarding the purchasing of Adobe Photoshop actions from 3rd parties.

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Larger version: http://www.photosbytom.com/gallery/d/6090-1/2011-05-09_185710.jpg


Later that day, after the kids swim lesson and a bite to eat I sat down at the computer where I received a prompt popup from the site in question (personal details removed as it is a somewhat private forum):

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Larger Version: http://www.photosbytom.com/gallery/d/6095-2/2011-05-09_194508_edit.jpg

To which I replied via Pm and by a post in a forum specifically for questions and support on the forum (also edited a bit to keep things private):

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Larger Version: http://www.photosbytom.com/gallery/d/6099-1/2011-05-09_191225_edit.jpg

I received a couple of PM's and apparently they realized the mistake. Then of course asked me to read the rules on posting public comments about decisions made by the moderators. Shocked

I am going to let you in on a little secret, you are not going to like it.

MODS LOVE POWER! lol

This brings me to my next bit. Running your own forum is great, you can do ANYTHING you want. Laughing

PS and facebook is ALWAYS great for a spreading a good story and laugh. You never know when something stupid will go viral Rolling Eyes
 
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