Mudcat Café message #4027936 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #167156   Message #4027936
Posted By: Steve Shaw
13-Jan-20 - 05:38 AM
Thread Name: Review: Lost threads
Subject: RE: Review: Lost threads
I've frequently discussed trolling behaviour with this moderator, and though he generally agrees about the trolling we rarely see eye-to-eye on what to do about it. The present situation with regard to the refusal to allow discussion of one of the mighty figures in folk song is highly regrettable, arbitrary and, in my opinion, outrageous. The trolling, which Joe agrees was trolling, by a contributor with verbal diarrhoea could have be nipped in the bud by simply deleting promptly the long-winded diatribes (there's nothing more annoying than losing a message you've spent ages composing...). As I've always said, it's my prerogative to express an opinion but not to demand stuff. My quick way of saying it is that it's not my gig. And, equally regrettably, I've also heard the dementia "diagnosis" in a PM from said moderator. PMs are a great way of relieving frustrations via being able to safely bad-mouth people. It's surely not the role of a moderator, though, to comment privately on what he perceives, in his unqualified opinion, to be an adverse mental condition of someone he doesn't like.

Just my opinion.