Moderation Issues (5)

Please use this thread for (and only for) alerting admins to moderation issues and for raising complaints arising from particular decisions. We remind participants that TSZ is a benign dictatorship, the property of Dr. Elizabeth Liddle. All decisions regarding policy and implementation are hers alone.

165 thoughts on “Moderation Issues (5)

  1. I asked and was replied:
    “If you want OP privileges, make your request in the Moderation Issues thread. The moderators can help you out.
    However, most discussions take place in the comment threads, so you should get used to that. It isn’t very awkward, contrary to your assessment.”

    Someone else said just go to + New. I did and the topic created was denied.
    Question is: what are your criteria for accepting new topics?
    Thanks,

  2. Neil Rickert: phoodoo: Why did you move posts of mine that simply quoted others Neil?

    They belonged in the moderation thread.

    Neil, are you avoiding answering this because it makes you look bad?

    I quoted posters. You moved that to guano, for no reason, other than it shows you are incompetent.

    Is it appropriate that you just make up any rules you want, contrary to the site owners mission statement?

  3. phoodoo: I quoted posters. You moved that to guano, for no reason, other than it shows you are incompetent.

    I had a choice.

    I could take them to be complaints about moderation, and move them to guano.

    Or I could take them to be spamming the thread and ban you completely since you have previously been suspended for that offense.

    I took the first option.

  4. Neil,

    You had another option, which was to leave them alone.

    And the entire brouhaha would have been averted if you had just exercised some self-control and left Nonlin’s original comment unguanoed.

    Like Alan, you keep fucking up, over and over. Learn from your mistakes. When you get the urge to guano, don’t.

    We shouldn’t have to babysit you.

  5. Neil Rickert: I had a choice.

    I could take them to be complaints about moderation, and move them to guano.

    Or I could take them to be spamming the thread and ban you completely since you have previously been suspended for that offense.

    I took the first option.

    Why of course Neil, you can always just accuse someone of spamming, when you don’t like their responses (whatever the hell spamming means in this case, another meaning you just created) and ban them. Heck you can just decide you don’t like someones avatar and ban them. Or ban anyone who shows you how dumb your ideas are or who tells you your math is wrong.

    You can do all of those things.

    And the only two repercussions are that you violate Lizzie’s wishes, and everyone sees you are a jackass.

  6. Other things Neil can do (off the top of my head):

    1. Edit people’s posts to make it look like they said things they didn’t.
    2. Accuse posters of posting porn and ban them.
    3. Hide people’s posts without telling anyone
    4. Plagiarize
    5. Infect the site with a virus
    6. Out IP addresses
    7. Only ban people who disagree with him.
    8. Move posts to guano which are mostly from creationists, but every so often move one from a theist that is particularly egregious, so that he can claim he moves posts from all posters.
    9. Steal.
    10.Completely make shit up.

    These are just a few of the things Neil can do. Isn’t it cool?

    What other things can we think of that Neil can do? Oh I know, he can still go fuck himself.

  7. I am trying to attach a PDF but when I use the upload tool this is what I get.

     variation-in-japanese-wood-mice-1.pdf

  8. Alan Fox,

    Why not just link to it? It is 12 pages. I suspect it exceeds the limit set for displaying attachments in comments.

    What is the process to do this?

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