Originally Posted by erocker
In regards to the thread I locked that you are speaking about, it's really not needed. It would of turned out to be the exact kind of thread that was already started in the first place. The CoD MW2 thread has been somewhat troublesome and has required moderation several times. Another thread on the same topic would just cause more problems.
Erocker, my friend, you know that I am not one to cowtow to the flagilating demands and preferences of the user base of a forum. All must be kept in check, in order to maintain a structure that does not alienate nor ostracise any user for thier personal opinion.
However, it has always been (at least in the past) a TPU trait that as long as you had something to say that was not redundant to another thread, and not outside the bounds of what was acceptable, that you had a forum in which to speak. If threads are closed because previous threads were problematic, then a whole arena of discussion is censored.
I am not sure if this is the way to go. This forum thrives on dissenting opinion. The concept of a thread being "needed", is of course up to the discrection of the moderators and I will not make specific reference to any moderators actions, but I will state my concerns in this section as that is why W1zz placed it here.
Don't get me wrong, you are all doing a great job of policing the forums and this post is not singling you out, Erocker. I've noticed in the last couple of months a worrisome trend in several instances.
I do not have the access to the "lounge" to take this up there, so I can only use this section to take a step back and review and discuss what is happening.