I agree. Hence why I stated that I don't agree with this "tyrant" image of the mods, that I've been hearing about. I've also been in worse communities. One where the admin got insulting simply because me and some other members made suggestions for improvements to the site. I was not banned, but did unofficially leave and helped start another forum.GoldenRishi wrote: 2.) I have been on forums where the adminship has been abusive and authoritarian (The forum is now basically dead). In fact, I modded for that forum for a while but I had to tender my modship because the forum was run like a regime where the members where not respected, where certain members were openly discriminated against, and the lead admin routinely abused members and created a culture where his mods felt it was okay to follow suite. So I can tell you with some experience that PCKF is definitely not that.
However, I do feel that pointing out what PCKF is and isn't is helpful to resolve future conflicts. The fact that we are guests on PCKF and do not share equal ownership is not a criticism of PCKF. I'm just stating how I feel the site should be interpreted and where the boundaries lie. Just like stating that a car can't fly isn't a criticism, just something to keep in mind if you want to drive over a cliff.
Which is exactly why I stepped into this discussion. I feel once we lay out as to what *exactly* got Para banned, we can move onto possible solutions, for the forum as a whole and help us fellow members be more informed. Also, until the mods say something official about why he was banned, I feel the rest is speculation.GoldenRishi wrote: Maybe people should have a dialogue with the mods out of what they want out of PCKF if something isn't working for them. I doubt that the mods are just going to tell everyone to pound sand.
You're also right in that I could've just PM'ed any of the mods to learn what I am asking. But I want to take advantage of the fact that Flaose left this topic up for open discussion. I also felt that the thread was really going no where and would just be better for everybody to hear the official reasoning behind the decision. This also saves the mods time of writing 10 people the same thing that can just be read publically.