Mudcat Café message #4028166 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #167156   Message #4028166
Posted By: Steve Shaw
13-Jan-20 - 08:06 PM
Thread Name: Review: Lost threads
Subject: RE: Review: Lost threads
That's all very well but you are a moderator, and we should be able to expect fairness and consistency from you. We are currently not seeing it. Jeri and Maggie will be reading this thread and maybe wondering whether they should close ranks with you or just keep schtum (or they're just not bothered, who knows?) We know that you three don't get on. I have ample PMs to prove it. On one occasion you banned me for a week, then, within hours, Maggie reinstated me. Bet you felt great about that. It's a big problem, Joe, and while you three are keeping each other at arm's length, Rome is burning, plagued by uncontrolled trolls. You know summat, Joe, this is an important website, and that is simply not good enough.

Did you see what Jeremy did at at the Session a few years ago? He rejigged the website and he set a whole new agenda about what was acceptable and what wasn't, after years of the kind of negativity that we currently see here. For a while he shat on dissidents. I could argue that something vibrant about the place was lost, but his no-nonsense policy worked. The Session will survive. And, as far as I know, Jeremy does it on his own. Look and learn. And stop blaming victims of trollery for "driving people away." Too bloody easy, is that. The general tone of the place is what might be driving people away. It's up to you mods to try to set the right tone, and to get us onside. You could start by growing up and calling me Steve, etc., for example. You can do it if you want to. That seems in doubt at the moment, unfortunately.