mendis wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 29, 2022 4:29 am
If people can practice restraint, things would be easy on the forum. In an age of Social Media, people are evolving in to bitter beings. There are platforms to throw frustration and hate and feel encouraged by the like minded, approving and applauding it. It's no different here. People hammer down an opinion by posting it repeatedly, nauseating repeat, despite the differing side refusing to change their stance. It's a socially and psychologically unhealthy behavior and obviously leads to harmful exchanges and there is little mods can do. I am sure both sides feel mods are one sided
It's not very easy to keep on against the tide of warring posts from each faction.
If both sides feel the moderation is impacting them I would suggest that we're getting most of it right.
There are, in my view, posters who choose to rile up their "opponents" and find themselves in contact with the mods and then warned/ banned as they persist with thinking this place wishes to allow such selfish frustrating behaviours.
There are, in my view, those who take time to report posts but still find frustration in the visible response but perhaps don't realise the hidden activity. Some know full well how it works and it can be that the mod team can't always live on-site and manage in real time.
Real life and such like....
I'd never thought the place was biased to be fair to the forumites but I have seen that the place has become more polarised of late which I think reflects societal change.
I've shared pm with most of the complainers I think. I'm usually asking people to take a breath before posting bait or to react to it.
99% of us wouldn't argue like children if sat over a beer/ brew in person.