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Post Reply What are some signs that a mod or admin has abused their power in the context of locking threads or deleting posts?
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A forum thread may get locked or a forum post get deleted because it violated forum rules and etiquette, was not on on topic (like soapboxing), or was posted in a condescending manner or lead to a string of succeeding posts that were condescending or it became a heated debate. It is also possible that mods or admin end up deleting or locking by accident (maybe they didn't read all of the context for each post).

However, from your experience, what are some signs of when an admin or mod knew a particular post or thread had none of the above (this applies to any web forum you have seen and/or been a member of), but they decided to lock or delete it anyway? This would be a case of them abusing their power.
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Posted 17 days ago
I have not been here long enough to know
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All of the mods I've interacted with on this site have been fantastic and lovely, and are generally more conservative about closing threads and banning users than I believe they should be.

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sundin13 wrote:

All of the mods I've interacted with on this site have been fantastic and lovely, and are generally more conservative about closing threads and banning users than I believe they should be.


This is not about mods/admins following the rules, but rather when they are abusing their powers. Surely, you have seen at least 1 case where they did do this.

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kadmos1 wrote:

This is not about mods/admins following the rules, but rather when they are abusing their powers. Surely, you have seen at least 1 case where they did do this.



No

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kadmos1 wrote:
This is not about mods/admins following the rules, but rather when they are abusing their powers. Surely, you have seen at least 1 case where they did do this.



Nope.

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kadmos1 wrote:
This is not about mods/admins following the rules, but rather when they are abusing their powers. Surely, you have seen at least 1 case where they did do this.



I have, this one limey mod closed this thread for seemingly no reason...
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-782115/hmm-whats-in-your-mind-right-now?pg=0
It was soon remade that very day
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idk, mods are super lax here compared to other forums
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Mods here are relatively hands off unless there are personal attacks as it should be.
Now if there were any threads that came to mind I would be glad to point them out, but I have been here for years and have yet to run into a problem.
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Not as far as I know, but then again I haven't been been here long enough.
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I don't have any complaints about the mods here.
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I think sometimes they will lock an entire thread if they dont like your opinion, rather than just edit your post or delete your post.
And no iam not talking about a personal or racial attack, i mean sometimes you can actually put thought and effort into a post, post a well written post and it will cause the thread to get locked(but having your post deleted is also annoying when its like that).

But i think in most cases that usually only happens if its back and fourth arguing and insults or if the thread is too far derailed.




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Nothing comes to mind.
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Posted 17 days ago

qwueri wrote:

Nothing comes to mind.


Yeah, it's absolutely hilarious how few bites he's gotten.

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I wouldn't say abuse as much as they were poor judgement calls and conflicts of interest with members of the userbase.

But yes it's happened in the past.
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