I received a very disheartening message last night from someone who has been here awhile.
What it said was they were considering leaving the site.
Why? The moderation and censorship that has been put in place.
I'd like to discuss when and why these restrictions came into play.
The moderation came into play after 2 days of uncontrolled spamming.
Why was it uncontrolled? BECAUSE THERE WAS NO ONE HERE TO TAKE CARE OF IT.
The profanity filter came into play after profane personal attacks were made on members that sat for two days, unmoderated.
And, why was it uncontrolled? BECAUSE NO ONE WAS HERE TO TAKE CARE OF IT.
I realize they had a bunch of people working long and hard to prevent these problems from continuing but look at the resultI
IS THIS SITE GOING TO HAVE A FULL TIME MODERATOR, 24/7 or even 12/7 (by moderator, I mean someone who can get to the site to fix a problem) OR ARE THEY JUST GOING TO CONTINUE CLAMPING DOWN ON OUR FREEDOMS BECAUSE IT'S EASIER FOR THEM, Institutionalizing people's original ideas, moving posts, etc?
If you're trying to help someone and your comment is unseen because it is in moderation because of some algorithm/filter , you've helped no one.
I myself am not leaving yet, just asking.