OK, time to explain my actions so people don't need to keep saying what I was trying to do...In case you didn't get to read it at RS
First my beef with GNT...
Since previous threads about this subject were closed, Let this serve as my official complaint about the moderating habits of Gregg the Wonder Mod
#1 One of my posts calling out Gregg for leaving me off of his buddy list after I had done the same to him was deleted. Gone from sight...no reason was given to me, no PM sent, no e-mail explaining why. I assume this was done by Wonder Mod. This is a cardinal sin of moderating, especially since no explanation was given to me as to why this was done.
#2 If any of you were around the boards last Friday night you would have saw me post 35 threads in around an hours worth of time. Many of these were locked because they were deemed to be "Post-padding" or "Spamming" by Wonder Mod. From the Rebelscum Forum Rules:
Spamming: Refrain from posting the same thread over and over (even under slightly different names, or in different forums), from posting the same reply again and again, or even posting multiple times in a row on a thread.
I do not see a time limit as to where and when you can make posts. Every post I made in that time frame was of substance, asking serious questions. I see nothing wrong which violates the rules that the powers that be have laid out here. I believe because of some personal vendetta against me, these threads were locked...and again no reason was ever given for as to why other than "Spamming" which as I just pointed out is not true and "post-padding" which again because they weren't one line questions or roll-eyes emoticons were not of the sort either
#3 Seems to me there is a double standard here as officially licensed threads by Gregg the Wonder Mod are allowed to continue...Guees What It IsGuess Who It IsRebelscum Survivor
Where Wonder Mod can profoundly say..."Still Time to Vote" or "Not quite Right" 100 times a thread are allowed to continue...I guess as long as you are a moderator and it is a "game" it is OK to post pad to find out what CD a person just bought or why Bon Jovi is popular is not.
#4 Any threads or complaints put on this message board against the Wonder Mod are mysteriously deleted as was the case last Friday as was revealed to me by several people...
I would hope this thread will be left open for people to make their complaints known. I am around the SW collecting community quite a lot and Wonder Mod's activites are not as peachy keen as you made them out to be here Jeremy...and I am not sure why you did not allow this discussion to continue http://forums.rebelscum.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=9;t=008658;p=39
There either to be wholesale changes made to correct these issues or you will continue to lose members due to inadequate and improper moderating
I have been a member of this community pretty much since day one and have never seen it as bad as it has been in the last few months. The site needs to take a long hard look at what is going on here and why many of the most long time members have left this site for other places. It is a cess pool of bickering and pointless fighting which is a total reflection that shows what management here thinks or cares about the community they inherited by mistake.
Thanks for letting me state my case and I hope others are able to lodge their complaints as well before you lock this thread to see that there actually are more beefs with Gregg than what was given the other night. And if that is not the case then so be it, I will accept your ruling and go on my way shaking my head in disgust
Second, I never in the farthest reaches of my mind thought this had anything at all to do with JediDefender. If you notice I still am a member here, there and Galactic Hunter and generally like most of the people at all three places very much. Like Josh says, if I was intent on bringing down the place I would be going about it a lot differently. I do not want that impression at all and I think the staff will back me up and say again that this was not a site vs site sort of thing. We all are all members there as well, we really do care about the place.
Third, my actions were my own and I have not orchestrated some conspiracy to do anything. The reasons are many: showing how inept Gregg is at moderating, bitch slapping the movement of posting drivel (this thread will be locked in, posting stupid pictures,commenting on every single topic with nothing, posting just :rolleyes:, GNT's sanctioned "games", pointing out how woefully understaffed they actually are, protesting the pointless threads that have been allowed to go on for months now, also having some fun with my rights as a poster there. I hate what the place has become, and it has gotten worse, a lot worse in the past few weeks...this was my little wake up call to that effect, to the management, the moderation team and everyone else who posts there that there needs to be some house cleaning...moderators, members, attitudes in general
There are certain parts of the forums there I still care about, otherwise I would not go back. I love taking part in toy discussions there because it is fun to help others out with information, get opinions on new things and since most everyone at all 3 sites I go to still interact there, it really is a melting pot of the SW community.
Remove or Reprimand Dead Weight Moderators
Suspend indefinitely some of the more blatent rule busters and trolls
Hire more competent Moderators (I mean 2 times as many)
Show some respect for the members that are already there
It is a total mess right now and maybe one that will never change since I really don't think the powers that be really do care about the community at all. Just my opinion like it or not.