Daily Archives: January 25, 2009

Nazi Moderators…


Date: January 25, 2009

Nazi moderators who take it upon themselves, to inject their own, self ego and inflated sense of “power”, into every thread which contains posts, that “they” subjectively see as being “off topic”…

…and some kind of “justification” for their own swooping in, to edit, delete and issue “stop it or else” warnings…

…I do not understand these kinds of people, at all…

You know…

…I was a moderator at BoyChat for a couple of years…and I participated there for years…

So, I know a fair bit about safety and legality issues, particularly as relates to sites on servers, where free speech is still protected.

Dissent, and introducing an alternative viewpoint, experience, etc, is not illegal activity…unless, for example, maybe your server resides in China.

…Even outright advocacy of pedophilia, is not truthfully “illegal”, in many jurisdictions…no matter how much some people may like to argue that it “is”.

When onlooking moderators decide to use a heavy hand, because “they” do not like something about an ongoing thread conversation…

…I take a real issue with this, because ever so often, the interference of said moderator, is nothing more than a tyrannical power play, on it’s face.

…They don’t like what “you” said…and therefore, they don’t like “you”…and therefore, they are going to go after “you”, and hound you till you get fed up with it and leave…or they just outright ban you…

They have no justification for how they are treating you (and do to the nature of the internet, they usually don’t have to have one, sadly)…they just want you to shut up and go away…so they don’t have to address what you have brought to the table…and they can just sweep it under the rug.

No, no…

…I am not talking about anything which has happened to “me”, in any recent times…

I was just reading a thread, on a discussion board…where some moderator is popping into the thread, and editing out terms like “child pornography”, as well as deleting posts he subjectively has decided are, “advocating pedophilia”…He even locked the thread, temporarily…making certain to let everyone know, in bright red lettering, that he would come back and “spank them all”, if the thread got “derailed again”, with a permanent lock on the thread…

…are people like “that” for real?

How exactly does one go about distinguishing dissent and educated dialogue about alternatives, with “advocacy”?…It just seems, this is too hazy for a clear line to exist…and it provides a convenient excuse, for communication nazi’s to sabotage a dialogue.

…and what kind of a life must one lead, in order to set behind the keyboard, monitoring all these posts, day after day…wielding your big axe of censorship, over your subjects [your board participants…the people actually giving life to your board]?

Apparently, there are people out there, who garner great satisfaction, from making certain that every participant on “their” discussion board, obediently lines up and marches in lock step, with the opinions and bias of themselves.

Are they so powerless and pathetic in real life, that they must wait until they come online, in order to retaliate against others in the world, and seize some sense of control all for themselves?

Is this how they inflate their battered egos?

…and what is so “evil”, about advocacy for alternatives?…especially when they are well thought out, well researched and articulately presented?

These online people who live to censor…

…They just make no sense to me…

Of course, I understand [better than most], that there are some limited circumstances where action must be taken…

…On a “pedophile” board, if you have self identified “pedophiles” who are obviously consulting with each other to violate the law in some manner, then you had better take action…lest “you”, and your resource get charged as an aid and accessory…and a lot of legal fallout can come from non-action…to many people, even those who merely participate on the board.

In some limited circumstances, there is a responsibility to your patrons, to act…

…but, those hyper-zealots out there, who are living in some ideological delusion world, and think that they are “saving the world” [or anyone at all], by deleting and banning people and thoughts which “they” think are uncomfortable…

…”that” particular type of moderator, is a clueless person, who does not know what they are talking about…

…and their behavior, is nothing more than the spectacle of a really dumb joke…

So many of you moderators out there on the internet…you need to get a grip on reality.

No grave crime against humanity has occurred, just because everything expressed in a thread, was not in strict adherence to the explicit questions and thoughts, which “you” perceive as being the start of the thread…

…and the sky is not going to fall, just because “you” think somebody “advocated pedophilia”, by expressing a more sympathetic and understanding stance, on “your” discussion board.

So many of you ego maniacs don’t even deserve to have this kind of resource online…because for you, it is just power and manipulation over others…

…It is pathetic to see that so many people are willing to tolerate you, when there are better places they could go, and they really should just tell you to “go fuck yourself”…

A real moderator, who has integrity, will not go cyber-psycho, over reading things they disagree with…nor will they become drunk with power…

Good moderators are lenient, and do not see an infraction under every unturned stone…

Heavy handedness over “off topic” responses to thread starting posts, has got to be the most pathetic trend, I have ever seen a moderator adopt…

…People like that must have no lives at all…

I cant imagine, just what makes other people subject themselves, to people who behave like that…

I would be telling them where to shove their boards, pretty darn quickly.