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But for a mod to behave like this is really, really bad.
Alright, off the bat, I've got to give y'all some caveats: First, that I'm only involving myself in this fracas at the personal behest of one of TW's Finest, who it seems is eager to fathom just what it is yours truly thinks about this recurring Mod Stink.
Second, that I'm replying to you, Monkeyboy, because I appreciate the level of seriousness you bring to the discussion of ultimately trivial matters like the TW moderator debate. I know that sounds facetious, but I'm being genuine, and you're probably the only other poster involved who I can be sure isn't just "taking the piss."
So, my question is, what is it EJ's done that's "really, really bad?"
A few months back - and I'll wager several times before and since - you (Monkeyboy) lodged a valid complaint that without knowing the exact strictures of propriety around here, you shouldn't be blamed for posting pictures of dildos etc., as it was never explicitly stated that pictures of dildos etc. were contraband.
Doesn't the knife cut both ways, though? Assumedly, since none of us possess an outline of what's proper and improper, neither do EJ/Ohro/etc. So just as when you use your judgement when debating whether to post those pictures of preschool gang rapes, so, too, must EJ and the Gang use their personal judgement when deciding what to delete.
The sad fact is that when anything remotely controversial gets posted, half of TW will be clamoring for it to be taken down before their co-workers see it, the other half will be clamoring for it to be left up so their right to free posting isn't violated. The way I see it, if I were EJ, my only concern would be figuring out which way would get the least amount of shit thrown at me.
Now as is typical with me, I reserve the right to change my mind at the drop of a hat, but at the time being, I can't think of anything around TW which our Mods are failing to do which would make TW a better place if they did it. If EJ feels the need to snip a dildo here and there to stem the tide of prudish PMs in his inbox, I can't blame him.
As to whether new mods need to be elected/appointed/grown in vats, well, again, I'm not seeing this mounting tide of crap which a new group of mods will counteract; until such time, I feel that this election talk is exactly the sort of vanity contest we don't need.
On the other hand, I make such a convincing argument....
Hop fences, jump over benches
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