Moderator harrasment!!!

#1
Can the moderator please explain why Armourer's topic on runners in pakistan is locked?
Give the guy a break. I could see through it, if Armourer had made the story up. It was a factual news item with Armourers opinion on it. So what??
PTP, i think if you were chocolate you would be in danger of eating yourself!
I thank you in advance for deleting this post!
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#2
Armourer has a pattern of posting potentially racially inflammatory material which I suspect is why PTP locked the thread.
 
#3
You beat me CP!!!

Having just read the post, where do you think it was going to go, sigstab, really?

Good call PTP.
 
#4
nothing racially inflammatory about his post. Ive looked at it and i think he makes a valid piont.
Poor moderating thats all.
Stand down ptp. SNLR
 
#5
You beat me CP!!!

Having just read the post, where do you think it was going to go, sigstab, really?

Good call PTP.
 
#7
I'm going to throw my two cents in here...I am a moderator on two other boards, here in the US. If I recall correctly, when you join, your really not joining a democracy or have rights to "free speech." If the moderator chooses to delete, lock, etc well, bitching about it aint going to help any. That is just the way it is.

The moderator who booted the thread, do so, in his/her judgement, which is what they are supposed to do. Live with it...
 
#8
canteen_cowboy said:
sigstab said:
nothing racially inflammatory about his post. Ive looked at it and i think he makes a valid piont.
Poor moderating thats all.
Stand down ptp. SNLR
well thats your opinion, we may have different ones.
I agree with you totally cowboy. My point is we are all entitled to them. It seem's though, if the topic doesn't sit comfortably with ptp's political opinion it gets locked/deleted. Ptp has taken a childish dislike to Armourer because of his views. I think he should hand over the reign of power that he covets so much to someone more capable. Perhaps someone less childish.
Lets face it, what sort of moderator tells the members to fcuk off and then chastises them for posting a valid news item, albeit with their opinion attached.
What a kno8!!
 
#9
sigstab said:
canteen_cowboy said:
sigstab said:
nothing racially inflammatory about his post. Ive looked at it and i think he makes a valid piont.
Poor moderating thats all.
Stand down ptp. SNLR
well thats your opinion, we may have different ones.
I agree with you totally cowboy. My point is we are all entitled to them. It seem's though, if the topic doesn't sit comfortably with ptp's political opinion it gets locked/deleted. Ptp has taken a childish dislike to Armourer because of his views. I think he should hand over the reign of power that he covets so much to someone more capable. Perhaps someone less childish.
Lets face it, what sort of moderator tells the members to fcuk off and then chastises them for posting a valid news item, albeit with their opinion attached.
What a kno8!!
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#11
Give the Mods a break. Some of us (myself included :oops: ) do post some rubbish on this forum, and thankfully, the Mods are prepared to sacrifice their time to police it.
This is a military forum, so surely we are all familiar with the concept of discipline. On the whole, any deletions are handled with sensitivity, and warnings are given in advance.
The Mods word is final, if I dont like it, I know where the door is. :wink:
 
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#12
sigstab said:
canteen_cowboy said:
sigstab said:
nothing racially inflammatory about his post. Ive looked at it and i think he makes a valid piont.
Poor moderating thats all.
Stand down ptp. SNLR
well thats your opinion, we may have different ones.
I agree with you totally cowboy. My point is we are all entitled to them. It seem's though, if the topic doesn't sit comfortably with ptp's political opinion it gets locked/deleted. Ptp has taken a childish dislike to Armourer because of his views. I think he should hand over the reign of power that he covets so much to someone more capable. Perhaps someone less childish.
Lets face it, what sort of moderator tells the members to fcuk off and then chastises them for posting a valid news item, albeit with their opinion attached.
What a kno8!!
I made the point that Armourer's post fits into a pattern. Ultimately, from the Mod's point of view, you have to ask where a thread is going and what reaction the original post is intended to provoke. From what Armourer has posted in the past, my assumption as a Mod would be that he is intending to use this one incident to help prove that all Muslims are intolerant, backward and ridiculous. He might well argue that this fits into a pattern of behaviour and that his hypothesis is correct, whereas I suspect that if we looked, it would not be too difficult to find other religious zealots doing similar things - the thought immediately springs to my mind of American 'bible belt' schools and colleges banning the Harry Potter books for being 'Satanic'. The point here being that Armourer only posts stuff that depicts Muslims in a negative light, whilst ignoring zealotry in other religions. I don't know why he does this, or whether he is in fact a racist, but I can understand why PTP is inclined to be somewhat harsh towards Armourer's provocations.

As to PTP's politics, he makes no secret of the fact that he's a Lib Dem activist, but I haven't seen any obvious bias in his moderating. Personally, I wouldn't vote Lib Dem if the only alternative was being sodomised by Ann Widdecombe with a 10" strap on, but I've never had a problem with the way PTP moderates his forum and relatively little gets cut or locked.
 
#13
I think I'll let this run for a bit :D
 
#15
chickenpunk said:
sigstab said:
canteen_cowboy said:
sigstab said:
nothing racially inflammatory about his post. Ive looked at it and i think he makes a valid piont.
Poor moderating thats all.
Stand down ptp. SNLR
well thats your opinion, we may have different ones.
I agree with you totally cowboy. My point is we are all entitled to them. It seem's though, if the topic doesn't sit comfortably with ptp's political opinion it gets locked/deleted. Ptp has taken a childish dislike to Armourer because of his views. I think he should hand over the reign of power that he covets so much to someone more capable. Perhaps someone less childish.
Lets face it, what sort of moderator tells the members to fcuk off and then chastises them for posting a valid news item, albeit with their opinion attached.
What a kno8!!
I made the point that Armourer's post fits into a pattern. Ultimately, from the Mod's point of view, you have to ask where a thread is going and what reaction the original post is intended to provoke. From what Armourer has posted in the past, my assumption as a Mod would be that he is intending to use this one incident to help prove that all Muslims are intolerant, backward and ridiculous. He might well argue that this fits into a pattern of behaviour and that his hypothesis is correct, whereas I suspect that if we looked, it would not be too difficult to find other religious zealots doing similar things - the thought immediately springs to my mind of American 'bible belt' schools and colleges banning the Harry Potter books for being 'Satanic'. The point here being that Armourer only posts stuff that depicts Muslims in a negative light, whilst ignoring zealotry in other religions. I don't know why he does this, or whether he is in fact a racist, but I can understand why PTP is inclined to be somewhat harsh towards Armourer's provocations.

As to PTP's politics, he makes no secret of the fact that he's a Lib Dem activist, but I haven't seen any obvious bias in his moderating. Personally, I wouldn't vote Lib Dem if the only alternative was being sodomised by Ann Widdecombe with a 10" strap on, but I've never had a problem with the way PTP moderates his forum and relatively little gets cut or locked.
All very true CP, but is it the mods job to pre-empt the discussion or should it be for the members of the board to make an informed debate on the subject and to embrace or reject it on it's relative merits/failings as an argument?

I dont think that's helped to clear the waters any, but hey lets see where it takes us.

A_S
 
#16
Actually, I looked back through Armourer's posts this morning, and I am quite surprised at some of the stuff I haven't deleted.

Sigstab , don't remember deleting your straightforward 'BNP rah-rah" stuff either.

As I've said before, I really must be slipping :D
 
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#17
Agent_Smith said:
All very true CP, but is it the mods job to pre-empt the discussion or should it be for the members of the board to make an informed debate on the subject and to embrace or reject it on it's relative merits/failings as an argument?

I dont think that's helped to clear the waters any, but hey lets see where it takes us.

A_S
Sometimes it is the Mods' job to take pre-emptive action, which is why we're always on the lookout for Trolls like B_B. When Armourer is off the subject of Islam, his posts are generally worthwhile and interesting. That is not the case with his Islam-related stuff.
 
#18
I am confused if PTP wants to wear a fishtail parka, bootlace tie and drive a Lambretta like all the good mods, then why shouldn't he??????

It didn't do Sting any harm (or did it?).

(Before you have a go at this for being off topic it is about as relevant to the issue as some of the girly whining and bitching I've read so far. If you don't like to the mods style - post elsewhere!!)
 
#19
PartTimePongo said:
Actually, I looked back through Armourer's posts this morning, and I am quite surprised at some of the stuff I haven't deleted.

Sigstab , don't remember deleting your straightforward 'BNP rah-rah" stuff either.

As I've said before, I really must be slipping
Oh look at me and what i might have done!
I suppose i should count myself lucky for having an opinion different to yours that actually was allowed to run.
Its about the high horse your on! Feel free to get off any time soon!

MOD=GOD (And oh how he loves his elevated position)

Leave poor armourer alone. He adds the necessary seasoning to this great forum and gives us all something to reply too..
 
#20
When Armourer is off the subject of Islam, his posts are generally worthwhile and interesting
Agreed

Which is why Armourers' account wasn't deleted the first time teddies were thrown, in spite of his repeated requests for me to do so.

The fact remains, I will either decide to leave threads open, or cull them dependant entirely on how I think it reflects on the forum I have responsibility for.

If anything appears , that could potentially be used against Arrse in any way shape or form, I will cull it ek dum.

Extracts from Arrse posts have been published in the national media , luckily to date, these have been generally positvely reflective of Forces opinion , or have shown British servicemen and women in a good light.

I will make no apology for deleting posts that do not, especially when they come from members who are no longer serving.

The less ethically-motivated will not make the distinction, between ex-Forces and currently serving.

PTP
 

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