riversidesports wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:46 am
most missed my entire point it seems
Over the past five or more years the AKfiles changed radically
yeah today it's as overtly PC as the AKforum
nasty posts based purely on race, faith, etc should be toast
what went on was WELL Past reasonable
Take Ians Jewish sticky...
with that you were no longer allowed to critique anyone who waved the flag of Judea to guilt others to accept their dogma
this is all like BLM horseshit
I oppose all that Jen
there has to be a middle path other than neutering all freedom of thought because some clown "may" claim to be offended
I too have admin'd boards
there were always squeeky type wheels demanding personal attention, just Vain ass bastards.
you well know the type I am certain
I was right with banning certain terms
when into the guessing game, say referring to Blacks as "canadians" as a workaround...that was getting silly
look at your last 5 months or so of my posts on the FAL side
yeah I get into it with Mark every so often, couple of his nut swinging buddies
had to slap a couple up with straight rulings from ATF
no Wow I didnt know that which I can accept
no it was all about a couple idiots attacking me over shit that wasn't even unlawful
Case in point that debate over our pre war Finn contract FN HP with a repro stock and there have been a couple other examples of this Jen
Blatant lying by a small faction, they know who they are
Whatever though my lady
the FILES is your HOUSE
its like this Jen
So you own a bar
you have bouncers, etc
well you have issues with certain folks grabbing ass on the strippers, put word out to stop it
maybe some of the crew gets overboard
thats not on you really
my bringing it up is not an attack on you either
just what it is dear
Given a modicum of power many go batshit
Going on all around us with Mayors and Governors
not the bad guy here one bit
just vented the other night Okay...
Well, I guess I agree and disagree in some aspects.
I get not wanting the “word of N” dropped all over the place. I get not wanting people calling them monkeys. I get not allowing jews to be called “k$kes” and so on. The board owner and mods want to keep things out of the gutter for the most part, and using slurs like that is unbecoming.
I disagree with banning people for subbing in different words/names for blacks, jews, whites, Asians, etc.
Calling them Canadians (funny, this was our code word at the bar I worked at way back in college) or whatever else shouldn’t be an issue, in my opinion.
But the powers that be have decided they don’t want this. I can understand, because it is a slippery slope.
However, it has been explained several times that people can freely say what they want, express negative beliefs about whoever or whatever, and go on a tirade if they want so long as they use grown up words.
Seems fair enough.
As for mod pushback...
I think it just comes down to the members being respectful to some degree, and mods not being heavy handed or dicks.
From what I’ve seen, you are free to tell the Mods you disagree with their opinion, judgement, etc.
People fairly regularly give some of them grief, and some go a little farther.
Hell, if Nails banned everyone who made a smart assed comment (not in jest) to him, or gave him a hard time, he’d be banning people every day for it. But he doesn’t.
You are allowed to disagree with the mods and argue with them, as long as you aren’t just being an asshole and saying shit like “fuck you nails. I hope you get sodomized to death, you cock sucker”.
As for speaking of jews being verboten, I get what you are saying. However, we still discuss jews, Israel, etc and it isn’t an issue. Critique is allowed. Opinions are allowed. Hell, my off color jokes are permitted (usually). IAN made his thread regarding the Jew bashing, if I recall, because it was getting a bit out of hand at one point. Everything was jews jews jews. Somebody could start a thread about their irritable bowel syndrome, and by the second page it had turned into “IBS is a Jew conspiracy to diagnose people with a made up illness that they patented the meds for, in the hopes of getting all your shekels”.
While I find racial/religious/etc jokes, satire, etc. funny, even I was feeling that it was getting tiresome.
Basically, I get what you are saying. Yes sometimes moderation gets a little too tight. Personally I disagree with the ban length policy. However, I feel our mods do a great job allowing things to get feisty without allowing it to turn into a shit show, and also not clamping down too tight.
They walk the line, essentially.
And mind you, I’m no saint. I say these things as someone who has been banned many, many times. And some of them I felt were stupid bans for things obviously said in jest. So I don’t always agree with the mods, but I’d say they do a great job.