A good portion of those posts needed to be deleted, to be honest.Meowsepad created a topic about Censorship on FP. The topic was then derailed by a troll, but instead of it being given opportunity for the discussion to continue, the topic was deleted completely. This stopped the discussion on FP censorship that needed to occur.
Time will tell. My early opinion isn't as great, since he's locked 4 of my topics today.
It is definitely a real put off to see these "forum wars" go on. I, myself, have tried to avoid seeing posts on this forum in the past.From someone who mostly ghosts this site and likes to compare this place to the good ole' days, (2007-2010 era) I like to think I take a perspective of this place as a new member somewhat, as only a few people are still here from when this place was created. So when I come back onto this site even from 12 hours+ off maybe longer and see what has been happening, it's a real put off. It seems very much like "forum wars" in here, people putting topics out repatedly after theres get locked for basic reasons.
Also I think just creating a topic asking what everyone considers as "free speech" is crazy. Why would you ty and interpret what peoples idea of FP's idea of free speech is. Understandably, morality should dictate that attacking someone through free speech is wrong. No brainer. But to ask people how to approach topics in the future and how they are dealt with? You might as well put this sub forum on some sort of moderation que, allowing topics what you see fit to pass. It's sad really considering people used to just post in here about anything. Even if it didn't meet the "criteria" you're setting out for it.
However I may be completely wrong and got the wrong end of the stick here though.
I'd actually like to see your perspective on some of these posts. I was willing to give Rick a chance until he decided to go lock-crazy as soon as he was promoted.On my part, I am going to try to get moderation discussion items actually discussed, as I see them, so that I know what is going on, and to atleast try to get understanding of the various situations.
I know Rick is trying to help get those discussions to actually take place, so I am hoping we will be more unified on decision making, and that everyone, regardless of being a regular member or a member of the staff, won't be put off by the discussions and decisions of both members and staff.