PD & GD


  • 2019 Moderator

    I’m ok with Jens suggestion.  from now on if I think a thread has gone wrong I’ll just delete it. :roll:



  • As for moderation, all the current rules are just fine.

    A moderator should not be empowered to delete posts or lock a thread in any discussion where they have been a participant in any manner other making moderator oriented comments. Regardless of impartial a moderator is in adjudicating an issue, the appearance of bias is there.

    So we either need one moderator that won’t participate in the discussions, or two or more moderators who would steer clear of discussions already being engaged in by one of the other moderators.

    Other than that, so long as moderators set their own political opinions aside and moderate only as based by the rules, then the rules are fine as is and simply need to be enforced.

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  • 2007 AAR League

    Jeez, the mods have no sense of humor anymore.  A guy tries to post a lighter post (where else was I supposed to post it?) and it gets deleted.  Can we at least bring back the GD forum and delete any political threads that get posted in it?


  • 2007 AAR League

    I think the suggestion above makes sense - mods should not moderate threads where they are active participants in the discussion.


  • 2007 AAR League

    why doesnt everyone stay big boys and net let anyone bother them.  everyone needs to grow thick skin and quit crying, its a political thread.  if someone thinks your politics are rediculous, they just might tell you that.  laugh it off, it doesnt matter anyways.


  • SFO Founder TripleA Admin

    The problem is that then the moderators do not get to have any fun. This is supposed to be fun and not a job. If I’m posting in a boardgame forum and and somebody starts acting like a jerk, should I wait until another mod gets online and deals with it or should I deal with it right now? The correct answer is right now.

    One of the original criteria for moderators was frequency of posts. If you’re posting a lot anyway, it’s easier to find the crap and deal with it.

    @Frood:

    I think the suggestion above makes sense - mods should not moderate threads where they are active participants in the discussion.



  • Right, I got PD because i was active there.  i.e. I was ALREADY READING IT and was participating and enjoying it.  So it was not a “task” to moderate it, it was just something else to keep track of while I was doing what i was already enjoying doing.  That was a year ago.

    Now… I could say nothing again in a PD discussion EVER, and the first time I moderated someone I would be attacked for bias.  :roll:

    I am not playing that game anymore.  I have better ways to spend my time than to deal with the same non-essential people over and over as they flaunt the rules.

    The new PD forum, IF it is created, will not include me.

    I am staying put HERE, whether as a mod, a participant, a gamer, or any combination thereof.


  • 2007 AAR League

    @djensen:

    The problem is that then the moderators do not get to have any fun. This is supposed to be fun and not a job. If I’m posting in a boardgame forum and and somebody starts acting like a jerk, should I wait until another mod gets online and deals with it or should I deal with it right now? The correct answer is right now.

    One of the original criteria for moderators was frequency of posts. If you’re posting a lot anyway, it’s easier to find the crap and deal with it.

    @Frood:

    I think the suggestion above makes sense - mods should not moderate threads where they are active participants in the discussion.

    Good points, David. I retract my observation.


  • SFO Founder TripleA Admin

    Thank you everybody for your input. I’m going to re-open GD. Any political or debate discussion will be deleted with out notice before nor after. If you have your message deleted and you think it was unfair, then tough. Get over it and go play some board games instead. You can always repost your topic on another website.

    We’re here to enjoy Axis & Allies and talk about random other stuff uplifting, interesting, random, or funny stuff too.


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