Simply Put, Too Much

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by willmtaylor, May 29, 2018.

  1. willmtaylor, May 29, 2018
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    willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    To whom it matters, I do believe I’m done. After my most recent time out, I just don’t think it’s worth my angst to be a member of this community any longer. I won’t go into the details of the moderation, so don’t ask. This has been a great place to get help & advice and return the favor for others for me for close to 10 years and 10,000 posts now.

    However, it’s just not worth enduring the mods’ inconsistency any longer. While I do appreciate the hard work of most of the MRF staff and volunteers, the implementation and interpretation of forum rules is simply too maddeningly arbitrary as of late.

    To witness (outside of PRSI) what baiting, trolling, name-calling, flaming, and off-topic comments are acceptable while others much more benign and vague are deemed timeout worthy is at best cringe and at worst agenda-driven and targeted censorship.

    Your house, your rules though. I may lurk, and I may not, but I wish you all the best.

    Adieu, y’all.
     
  2. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Sorry to see you depart the forums, if that is what you are thinking of doing.

    From the content and tone of your post, I take it that your concerns about moderation go beyond that which one may experience in PRSI.
     
  3. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    While I do understand that any forum will always have some members who complain about moderation, it does seem like these complaints have increased recently. And, at least to me, there is much more weight to complaints from members with as long a standing as @willmtaylor. Though I haven't experienced the wrath of the mods myself, I have been completely baffled numerous times as to how something is or is not against the rules. Perhaps the powers that be will take the criticism to heart and find ways to improve.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It does matter, and we're sorry to see you go. It's clear that MR isn't what it used to be.
     
  5. MacRazySwe macrumors 6502a

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    I thought I was the only one who’d noticed. Moderators have really taken much of the fun away around this place. Well, it is what it is.

    Sorry to see you go.
     
  6. Sedulous macrumors 68020

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    I’ve had some posts deleted for no obvious reason lately. Stinks to have members leave over silly over-active mods.
     
  7. dumastudetto macrumors 68030

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    I guess some people will feel like they are wasting their time constructing posts only to have them removed for what they regard as no good reason.

    It's certainly no easy task moderating a site the size of MacRumors with so much user activity. I find it impossible keeping up with just the specific subforums that interest me the most due to the sheer volume of posts. I have no idea how the moderators manage to do what they do. I don't envy them.
     
  8. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    unfortunate to see a long time member go. these forums are not what they once were.
     
  9. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    They are not, but the world isn't what it was, either.

    The forums - for good or ill - reflect some of the wider changes we see in society.
     
  10. ericgtr12 macrumors 65816

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    If I had a nickel for every time I've had a post deleted, been banned or reprimanded on here I'd be able to treat everyone who has posted in this thread so far to a cup of coffee (maybe a tall at Startbucks with no frills, no grandes!). They run a tight ship here, mixing it up with other members or possibly even mildly offending them in some way almost always ends up with a penalty. MR just isn't the forum for that type of discussion.
     
  11. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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  12. samiwas macrumors 68000

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    There’s running a tight ship, then there’s just sinking the ship. I am also a member of more than a decade, who visited this site for hours a day, every day. Now, I might stop by once or twice a week. The value and entertainment is gone, with selective heavy moderation taking its place.
     
  13. The_Joker13 macrumors member

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    No offense, but what exactly is the point of making a “farewell” post? If you’re done with this forum, just leave and be done with it. Seems to me you’re just seeking attention by declaring you’re done with MR. JMO.
     
  14. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Well, people might like to say a proper farewell, and explain why they no longer intend to be around or present in the forums, rather than just simply disappearing, which can come about due to either suspension, (or 'gone fishing' as the euphemism might say), or other life circumstances.

    And that is their choice, especially as, if a member of long standing departs abruptly, others may wonder why this occurred.
     
  15. maflynn Moderator

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    Saying goodbye, perhaps they're intention is provide feedback (this is the site and forum feedback forum after all) on his dissatisfaction on how the site is run
     
  16. samiwas macrumors 68000

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    For people who have been around for ten years or more, and have had lengthy discussions with many people, it’s a way of saying goodbye to those people instead of just vanishing with no explanation. I’ve seen some people vanish, and others actually get worried that something may have happened.

    And also, in the case of this post, it’s a long time member expressing his dissatisfaction with the way the site is currently moderated, and the way that has changed the site (and not for he better), a sentiment I wholeheartedly understand.
     
  17. Tubamajuba macrumors 68020

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    Couldn't have said it better myself. When the trolls are running off well-respected community members like you, you would think the mods or admins would do something about it. Trolls run these forums now, and it's a depressing turn from the helpful atmosphere this place use to have.
     
  18. macduke macrumors G3

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    This is well said. Lots of change going on all over right now.



    Goodbye Will!
     
  19. 0002378 Suspended

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    @willmtaylor

    Hopefully without pissing off anyone "in power", I will say that I understand your frustration, and you state some very valid reasons to be irked. I have experienced something similar here, although perhaps not as much as you have.

    Good luck to you :)
     
  20. Ulenspiegel, Jun 10, 2018
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    @willmtaylor

    Have a good drink, light a cigar, sit back. When you are finished, just re-join the crowd. ;)
     
  21. 0002378 Suspended

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    Guys, what is the process for getting one's account deleted ?

    Can I do it myself (ideal) ? Or do I need to write to a moderator ?
     
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    I have been warned, suspended, and had posts deleted or altered numerous times. Most often it occurs when I delve into the world of PRSI. Whether fair or not, I choose to go there and let it get the best of me every time. Not everyone is reasonable, rational, or even likable, but since forums are made up of many types of people from all over the world, you have to take the good with the bad. I haven't put my foot down and said enough is enough, but I do take breaks from the nonsense. Hope you can find a happy medium. Hope to hear from you again.

    In the meantime, get outdoors, enjoy some sunshine, spend time with the family or friends, and then when you are ready, sit down and have a look. I find it not the forums that change, it's my attitude.
     
  24. JackRoch macrumors member

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    Don't go just yet.
    Sleep on it and reconsider.
     
  25. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    If that is what you want, send a note to the administrators here: https://forums.macrumors.com/misc/contact/
     

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