Re: Issues for BDC
posted at 4/11/2014 6:45 PM EDT
I think it's a good thing for the Red Sox forum (community mods). I think it's very tough for outside folks to handle something like this, particularly simply deleting individual posts which really doesn't help much in general (though obviously some posts must be deleted, but in the end it's really about a couple of trolls with agendas and most everyone else is a good poster even if they disagree).
So thanks for adding some mods, as long as you selected balanced and fair people it should be a great thing.
One thing I will say, however, is that the Red Sox forum has been moderated fairly well the last year or so, especially keeping Pike out of the forum....
But the Patriots and the Celtics forums are different matters. The Celtics forum is pretty good now but for quite a while Laker trolls were allowed to completely mock Celtics fans with very little moderator intervention, no matter how many times the posts were reported. Fortunately the Lakers are terrible now and most of those folks have gone away.
In the Pats forum a guy named Meadowland Mike (Jets fan) is allowed to hammer Pats fans constantly and adds no value to the discussion, but hasn't even been banned as far as I can tell, so basically the message is attacking Pats fans and adding nothing useful is acceptable. There are other issues with that forum that could easily be dealt with (other Jets, Colts, and Giants fans that need a much shorter leash). Way too much name calling also.
So, it does seem odd to improve a forum (Red Sox) that is already working pretty well while not improving a forum (Pats) that really needs some extra moderation help. But maybe you'll look at that one next.
Thanks for listening and for providing these good forums for us...