quote:Originally posted by MBM:quote:Originally posted by ddouble:
This discussion got derailed for about 4 pages. The way it was derailed is a normal occurence. And there were no consequnces for it.
So, what should the "consequence" be? If there were a moderator for that thread - what should s/he have done? Just close the thread - or what?
Lock the thread and warn the offending member(s), clearly stating the reason(s) for the administrative actions taking place. In the instance of repeat offenses, banning.
Vox laid it out. You should be able to disagree with someone without it becoming negatively personal. An attack against the argument was met by attacks against character. That's what happened in the thread I linked you to. Even when others tried to talk around the disruption, indicating an attempt to disengage, the baiting continued. Do you think that creates an atmosphere for healthy discussion?
Lots of big & small boards have moderators. Most of them choose moderators from within their communities. Some members will always complain about perceived unfairness. But the undesired behavior usually goes away pretty quickly too.
How would you verify real names & pictures anyway?
Like I told you earlier, I'm here no matter what you decide.