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MabusIncarnate

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In Topic: LGW Moderator Problems

30 April 2016 - 12:20 AM

Seems like the ..... PC police has finally found their own mod lately, funny very funny hopefully this site doesn't turn into the HFboards or NHL.com dictationship-mode.

 

Now people are expected to know what words should/shouldn't be in the filter even more funny.

There is literally no way you could possibly think that your one post, of 6,400+ was appropriate and shouldn't have been moderated. If you don't understand that, we can readjust the profanity filter, make it translate to Bab**** going forward if we can't be mature enough to know the difference between a coach's name and a different context that is entirely out of line and inappropriate. Let's be logical here.

 

If this rule really needs to be explained, outside of a last name, like Babcock, or the reference of a male chicken, any other context of that word, and actions involving that word, are against the forum rules and considered circumventing the filter.

 

· DO refrain from using vulgar language. There is a curse/bad word filter currently on the forum and members that purposely attempt to circumvent this filter will be subject to a suspension of account privileges.


In Topic: ECSF : Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals

28 April 2016 - 10:20 PM

Been an entertaining game so far, didn't expect any less between these two teams. 


In Topic: LGW Moderator Problems

28 April 2016 - 05:08 PM

There is a massive difference between being negative and being senselessly profane persistently, over and over. I know a circular conversation when I see one, and we can go back and forth about this for weeks and never find common ground, which i'm not interested in doing. I'll gladly remain civil, and answer questions, and address what I can, but i'm not going to debate the same point any deeper into the ground than it's already been pounded down into. You know the stance, you can disagree with it all you want to, that's your own opinion and prerogative. That's the point of this thread. 

 

Feel free to continue using this thread as a place to vent, and we will consider all of it constructively and continue to work towards making this place the best we can for the majority. 


In Topic: LGW Moderator Problems

28 April 2016 - 02:22 PM

When it's 4+ pages of team bashing and complete nonsense, absolutely. Directly from the forum rules. 

 

· DO post constructively. If you can't add anything meaningful to a discussion, don't bother.

 

While we have the small handful of posters here that seem to have issues with how things are handled, I guarantee you we have a much bigger concern from posters that think we are entirely too lenient and have expressed to us in PM about leaving this site because of how toxic the GDT becomes, and how X poster is entirely too argumentative and aggressive in their posting style and no longer want to be involved with this community due to these people. Its a two way road, but the majority that send us messages is out of concern about things not being moderated enough and the things we often let slide. If you could only see my PM box and weigh out the positives against the negatives, it may give you a better perspective. 

 

A lot of great members, boosters, and moderators have been chased away from this site from a few of the same very people that are critical of the moderation staff that generally find their way out eventually anyway. The minority of the community feels like the moderators are pushing people away, but the majority feels it is the aggressive and confrontational posters. This is a fact that any member of the staff here would easily back me up on, including Matt. 

 

So I support what the staff does, if threatening to close a GDT after receiving a handful of reports about how out of hand it is getting in the thread to level things out and return it back to game discussion instead of post after post of "This team sucks" "F*** this team" "What a joke" is a big concern of yours, in which the GDT was never, nor has it ever been locked in the middle of any game ever on this site, feel free to send a PM to Matt and we can look into overturning that comment in the now entirely irrelevant GDT. 

 

I've said this time and time again, no forum in the history of the internet's existence has ever had a moderation staff that 100% of the community is content with. It's impossible to please everyone in any scenario like this. It really comes down to how much of it really bothers you and if it's that important to you to be a determining factor if you stay here as a part of the community or take your leave. 


In Topic: LGW Moderator Problems

27 April 2016 - 06:13 PM

I never see him posting anymore, in fact last time I recall seeing him post was a warning in a GDT of a playoff game. I guess if I was mod then these forums would be one of my top priorities. Try and make it better then having it going in the tank which is where it's heading.

I don't think any mods have ever officially been "demoted" from here. There is actually two admins, not a lot of people know that, but there is one more besides Matt that still has his Admin status. If you look at the moderation staff list, there are likely quite a few you haven't seen or heard from in years. 

 

http://www.letsgowin...tats&do=leaders

 

As far as this thread goes, i've said my part, and i'm not going to exhaust my points any further until it becomes mundane. We leave this open for further discussion behind closed doors and try to improve where we can with what is reasonable and what isn't. It's also a good venting area for the members to fall back on when they feel like something here isn't working or things aren't being done fairly. The fact remains that it comes down to Matt, he sees everything we do and at times have overturned things he disagrees with. It's his site, his rules, and he is the deciding factor, and we fall in line with his expectations and vision of this community.