The whole reason for a process is for action to be taken. When there is a lack of action, members do what they must to stop unsavory behaviors. If the mods are really that pissed at what I did, they are more than welcome to ban me.DesuzaKiddo wrote: ↑Monday May 01, 2017, 10:30 EDTThat said, I'm not saying anything about the reasons for past incidents on this site as I was not here for them; however, I will say that mods, especially on a forum as big as this, need the help of its members to police itself. With that in mind, using public shaming, especially without contacting a mod or asking the person in question for their side of the story, means you circumvent the entire mod process and role.
While I agree in some sense that members need to be active in policing the forums themselves, if the members of the mod team are really so out of touch with the members of this forums that this harassment issue completely blindsided them, we need to restructure the mod team. Because if no action gets taken, mob rule DOES rule the site.Whether or not they've failed you before, there is a process for a reason- if you take such issue with their handling then talk to them about that handling over pms, kind of like you're doing in this very thread and try to positively enact change- or you can always do what some people have done and leave. I'm not saying either way is more correct, just that making sure there is no mob rule on the site is the reason mods exist at all.
I'm not saying me, and Im not saying Andrew, but a more active in touch mod or two needs to be added to the team. I would nominate Curious Blue, but this issue has driven her off the site
EDIT: I actually would nominate Andrew. There are a multitude of personal reason why he and I don't get along that great, but he knows well about this issue and I trust his judgement. Plus has the seniority on this site