Some NoFap moderators could be occasionally unfair?

Discussion in 'NoFap Technical Support and Feedback' started by Star Lord, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Star Lord

    Star Lord Fapstronaut

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    I've had good and bad encounters with ex mods current mods.

    In all fairness some of my activity has been clearly in breach of rules because I've been angry etc but I've been treated fairly with just deletion and no strikes.
    Because I guess the mods know that I'm not trying to be a dick or anything.

    But balancing the books I've also had unfair deletion for trivial things that can't possibly offend anyone or anything.

    And from experience I can relate to feeling mistreated and having the rules twisted to delete posts I've made that are harmless.

    But since my encounters I've stopped caring now because at the end of the day it shouldn't really bother me so much.

    Plus IGY the rest of the world doesn't understand us folk from the British Isles.
    Our humour is just too difficult for others to understand, as humour :)
     
  2. Star Lord

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    I've never liked you.
    I love you!
     
  3. IGY

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    Lol, yes! Americans especially do not understand irony. Jenny is probably American too. Another slice of irony anyone? :p
     
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  4. Star Lord

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    Now now IGY let's not hold grudges, no matter how slight.
    :cool:
    Surprisingly I don't dislike mods as people but I do dislike their sometimes biased position on things.
    Plus I believe quite a few forum rules are far too general. Makes it too easy to justify deletion and also too easy to fall foul of the rules.
     
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  5. IGY

    IGY Guest

    "Americans don't understand irony". How is that even a slight grudge @RepentMySins? They don't understand it, clearly. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Deadlihood

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    tl;dr

    I've been saying all along that @Son of a Bitch A.K.A MotherFucker is an undercover agent from the porn community seeking to lead our beloved forum to ruins. FOR GOD'S SAKE, EXECUTE HIM!
     
  7. Reuby

    Reuby Distinguished Fapstronaut

    I think it is generally understood that moderators do their best to be fair, objective and unbiased in their duties. We also communicate together, and ask questions of each other, because sometimes we are not completely sure of what to do. Or we think we are but we still discuss, to get input and different ideas of how to handle something. Sometimes we even leave a case to the other moderators, because we recognise that we have bias that might interfere despite our best intentions.

    Not to say we are purely mechanical. I for one like to be cordial with people I interact with as I moderate. I like using harmless humour, too.

    The bottom line is, we do our best. I am very proud to moderate a community such as this, one with a noble purpose and a tangible effect. I am part of the bigger picture, you too. It helps to remember this because, everybody can't always be completely happy with the moderators, so to step back and see the bigger picture really helps.

    Also, input from the nofap community is received gladly. Genuine concerns, we will think about and review ourselves - and ask how we can be more fair.

    But if it's just 'fuck the mods' well then I'll just sit back, make a humungous iced coffee and watch some test cricket :cool:
     
  8. BuddhaPunkRobotMonk

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    @IGY, it is policy to give journal OP control over their journals. It is likely that SoB didn't want his journal to devolve into a political debate about gun legislation, so he asked us to remove it.

    @RepentMySins , which rules do you think are too general? If lack of clarity is an issue in the rulebook, we would like to address it.
     
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  9. IGY

    IGY Guest

    He wanted to log his progress and reward himself with a weapon. I said, using Irony, "don't tell me - you're American, right? :rolleyes: There is nothing about that 'harmless humour' as Rubidium calls it that is offensive or a prelude to a political debate about gun legislation. No way. This is a classic example of an unfair abuse of your powers as moderators. :mad:
     
  10. Star Lord

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    I'll bring back the time when I posted a thread in the off topic, detailing my experience at a church one day.

    It eventually got taken away, as you know.
    But I still feel it was not right.
    As I've since read in the off topic thread NoBrainer posted while he was a mod that states;

    https://www.NoFap.com/forum/index.php?threads/updated-posting-guide-offtopic-section.44150/
    Religious posts are allowed as long as they are for a user’s own or another user’s benefit.

    My thread was a benefit to myself and I believe to others who chose for themselves, it wasn't influential in that it was aimed at changing people's minds, it was simply an experience. Yet it got moderated like it was some kind of ISIS initiation post.

    I remember you saying that religious posts are to be strictly kept in journals, but doesn't that contradict the off topic guidelines NoBrainer posted?
    Plus they are guidelines, not law.

    This is what I mean by the rules/guidelines being general and skewable.

    I know the mods are just regular joe's and I don't want to have the responsibility of being a mod here ever. But I also know that I want posts to be moderated in a way that doesn't stab itself in the foot.
     
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  11. Star Lord

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    Lost of people on this site can't take a joke, that's partly the problem.

    I agree that the joke wasn't harmful in anyway, it wasn't even discriminatory.
     
  12. letter

    letter Distinguished Fapstronaut

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    From my experience over decades in numerous forums, I have come to this point of view: if the deletion of posts by mods is the matter of contention in the forum, then things are going fairly well.

    I say that not to make light of an issue or to excuse anyone from doing better, but to put things into perspective. We may not always make the best decision, but we really are trying our best to maintain peace here on the forum. It's not like the mods are sitting together in some clandestine backroom meeting discussing how we'll screw the people here and make them angry for our own amusement. I've been in forums like that, and this isn't one of them.

    We're picking out small issues, and I'm happy for that. It's a sign that bigger issues aren't an issue.
     
  13. Alexander

    Alexander Website Admin
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    I do agree that the rules can use some refinement and then clarification. But things are pretty great considering how large and diverse-in-beliefs the community is.
     
  14. Deadlihood

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    fuck the mods
     
  15. Deadlihood

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    RMS has...REPENTED?! (Nah.)
     
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  16. :cool:
     
  17. From having used lots of forums I will say I don't see anything wrong with what's going on in here, the mods are fantastic in my eyes. Sorry for bumping this :oops:
     
  18. Fallior

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    I'm American and found your little gun joke to be funny, but comments like this make it seem like you have a problem against Americans in general. "Are they in a bad mood?" Must be American! Is how I take that.
     
  19. I've gotten this too in a post by him recently. Being American I felt targeted reading it, the feeling the words gave me was like holy shit this guy is rubbing this in my face right now and generalizing Americans into something we are all definitely not.
     
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