Siegecrossbow, if truth is good defense, then my post is in good company. Generally speaking, I take post positive as well as negative messages vis-a-vis CCP and China, because I see both the good and the bad.
To be fair Blackstone consistently makes some insightful points but it is also abundantly clear he/she is a CCP hater.I'm not sure why you aren't already banned yet, to be honest. That kind of talk on this kind of forum is about as flamebaiting as it gets.
Well, you are wrong. Be careful about how you post regarding the Moderation of this forum. The rules provide an avenue for it...and this type of thing is not it.I doubt that. From my experience over the years on this forum, certain members are more equal than others.
That's how we try and operate and it has worked fine for years.SD Rules of Behavior said:Do not quote or respond to moderator posts. If you have issue with one, PM that moderator, or another about it. Be advised: Moderators have a forum where actions are discussed..
Thanks for the reminder Jeff. I do apologize for stating my observations on moderation so blatantly and not through the proper channel. I guess I was frustrated by the amount of baiting he could get away with. And I will say this again and have said this before that SDF's moderation is much better than many other western centric forums.Well, you are wrong. Be careful about how you post regarding the Moderation of this forum. The rules provide an avenue for it...and this type of thing is not it.
If you have a problem with any specific moderation, contact either the moderator in question via PM, or one of the other Moderators and explain your grievance to them and let the forum management take care of it.
I quote from SD Rules:
That's how we try and operate and it has worked fine for years.
Do we make everyone perfectly happy? No...that would not really be possible with this many members over this many years, and with some of the contention that arises.
But we do make our best, non-aligned and fair efforts to do so. Most would agree that SD is fairly and professionally moderated as a result...and not just me, but Popeye, Siege, Tphuang, Sampan, and all of the others as well..
No worries...everyone is entitled to their onw opinion...and the best way to influence opinions...presuming everyone is being honest...is through our own actions.Thanks for the reminder Jeff. I do apologize for stating my observations on moderation so blatantly and not through the proper channel. I guess I was frustrated by the amount of baiting he could get away with. And I will say this again and have said this before that SDF's moderation is much better than many other western centric forums.
However, IMO moderators are just not as sensitive to anti-china political flame baits from western centric members. Blackstone is a perfect example. His postings often have political tangents embedded within that can easily and often lead to off topic discussions. Not to mention the consistent use of loaded terms such as red dynasty in many of his ramblings. I mean he had the confidence to issue a challenge to another member asking moderators to judge the merits of an argument with the loser being banned. You only issued sanctions after he claimed PLA is a rent-cop oppressing Chinese people. Does one have be this obvious in order for moderators to show up?
From my personal experience, often time the only recourse for china centric members is to put members with strong china bashing tendencies on ignore list instead of waiting for moderators to do something about their baiting behaviours. I don't know if you agree but to me this is not really a level playing field.
As there is a power disparity between members and moderators, private messaging moderators about moderation issues isn't exactly an ideal venue. I hope there will be more transparent ways to discuss perceived moderation issues.
Finally, I would say I intended no offence to you personally. I respect you and enjoy many insights you brought to SDF.