I voted "no", but it's a loaded question in the context of this thread. It doesn't address whether or not WB's original post was in fact within the rules and in the right thread, and if it was about betting odds in one of the technical threads then I'd side with the mod and say it probably had no place being there.
marcush. wrote:Fact is:
Hordes of bright forum members have chosen to leave and the quality of thread content or even thread topics has dropped severely over the years.
I surely don´t agree with offensive posts and posts /threads gone completely out of control-off topic and silly personal pingpong matches.
I do not agree with a policy of filtering the forum for personal interest or aims of moderators even thogh I have never ever experienced any action onmy posts that were undeserved.
The mods are in a catch 22 situation - the general quality of the posts on this forum have declined significantly over the last couple of years as its popularity has increased, which has 'driven out' some of the old guard. In an attempt to improve the quality of the forum heavy moderation is then introduced that in turn drives out more of the old guard.
Whereas previously I religiously checked this forum pretty much every day I now find myself drifting in and out of it, sometimes going through a phase over a few days of posting frequently and reading most threads and other times I get fed up with some of the fanboi rubbish that gets posted here and I end up not checking the forum for a couple of weeks.
I'm not one of the truly technical brigade so I have no doubt my contributions will not be missed anywhere near as much as some other members, but my feelings are probably reflective of many of those who are or would be missed.
It's a horrible situation for the mods to be in and I do not envy them in the slightest. Anyone who genuinely cares about this forum should at least acknowledge there is a problem that the mods are working on solving and offer them as much support and advice as possible, even if that sometimes means accepting they will occasionally get the balance wrong or make a mistake.