- Apr 30, 2017
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I don't think he is extremely caustic, but he can, as I said earlier in the thread, be really dismissive and mocking.
Also, I will just say that, I have had more than one person message me that has not been involved in this thread at all to say they have similar concerns to mine. Clearly since they have not reacted to any posts in this thread or made a post, they do not wish to have their names attached to the issue, so I'm not going to say who.
And honestly not wanting to speak up makes sense. Speaking up can get you labeled really quickly, and if you already have concerns about the culture of the moderation, that is not something you want to happen.
As it is, I already feel like I'll always get associated with this now by many users on the forums. And honestly it has seemed like a giant waste of time. I shouldn't have brought it up at all because I doubt that there will be any change.
I hadn't chimed in on this particular issue, but since we're staging a public forum (as it were) over it...
I can't speak to intent, but I thought both of you were perhaps a little saltier than you needed to be, and it escalated WAY harder than it needs to be. I certainly didn't get the "joke" vibe from any of the posts I read. That said, I checked out well before it got to a threadban. I have zero personal beef with either of you, and I tend to read what each of you post (assuming it's a topic I've some interest in) rather than rolling my eyes and skipping it over when I see either name posted.
I've said before that I think moderation here (which is still the best moderation on a gaming forum, IMO) can occasionally make those pokes that can make other people uncomfortable, because they are used to the asshole mods on other boards who will outright nuke you. If a mod poked at me here, I wouldn't have an issue poking back, because I don't think they would be baiting me to ban me. But that's who they are. And if you asked me to be a mod on a forum but didn't want me to engage with the subject matter, there better be a paycheck involved because otherwise I'm wasting my time.
As is the case with about 99% of the issues I've seen on this board, a little bit a of thick skin and a little more consideration about just what you're typing for other people to read could go a long fucking way (and that's not intended at anyone one person, but at literally everybody who posts here).
BUT...I'm just an uneducated Oklahoma hillbilly. And those are the only labels I'll claim.