They should put IHC ads in all your threads...
Uh, isn't that a bit 'Paul Henry'?
Anyway, on to what I was gonna post -
ketan611 wrote:... kumbaya, my lord, kumbaya.
At last, something about music. Sorta. Just barely.
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Now, to something completely not
Being a moderator can be a thankless task (which means yeah, Iâ€™ve done it) but it can also be a necessary one. NO-ONE should be giving Evan flak when he is doing his best to be a voice of reason; if they donâ€™t like his arbitration, then they should simply sod off & start their own site where they can be as obnoxious & immature as they please
From past experience I know smaller sites are vulnerable to being gate-crashed by idiots - there are people who donâ€™t give a sh*te about anything but their own egos.
Whether itâ€™s â€˜normalâ€™ sites (like dundinmusic.com, or BDSMforbeginners), or weirdo ones (such as teaspooncollector.org, & vauxhallvivasrule4eva.co.uk), habitual trolling and/or hijacking of threads kills sensible discussion.
Eventually people give up 'cause itâ€™s not worth bothering.
So I reckon that moderators/moderation are an unfortunate necessity.
Sorry to be awkward Evan, but I think a two zone system will just end up with the options of either unnatural, even stilted expression, or a complete free-for-all - at worst a cyber bar-brawl. Either of which would be a bit sucky.
If people can't use restraint they should be get some warning, but if they refuse to take notice then I think they should be barred. Yeah - I include myself in that.