I have one problem moderator and only one and we all probably know him, Dippyskoodlez. Half his posts are him trolling and starting arguments, usually in Windows or Microsoft topics where just bashes both, usually with completely biased and down right ignorant comparisions(like comparing the transition from OSX 10.2 to 10.4 to the transition from Windows 98 to Windows XP). The the two of us get in an argument and I get a 3 month infraction from Zek, but of course he gets absolutely no punishment at all because he is a mod(a useless one at that). Zek has even told me he is well aware of Dippy's problems and has tried to get him to stop several times, but Dippy just doesn't listen. I even post the conversation Zek and I had about Dippy here as maybe it will help you[W1zzard] realize that he does more harm here as a moderator than he does good.
Originally Posted by zekrahminator
Originally Posted by newtekie1
Originally Posted by zekrahminator
Guys, I'm tired of the arguing, and I REALLY don't like people accusing each other of trolling.
Look at his posts Zek, the majority of them are just him quoating me and saying the exact opposite while bashing whatever company the original story is about.
I am guess since you deleted the line I was talking about you would seem to agree with me that it was trolling.
Yes, I know all about Dippy, but see, I can't do anything about him. Dippy made moderator, and I am not allowed to give moderators infractions. The only guy that can give Dippy an infraction is W1zzard....you'll have to ask him. I've tried to talk to Dippy but he's not a very good listener
Users get banned for the activity that Dippy shows here, and yet he is allowed to continue doing it unchecked because he is a mod. What example does that show for the users here? We have a mod going around trolling, which is basically saying to everyone else "Hey it is perfectly acceptable to troll, and bash companies/products you don't like with no real logical argument to actually back it up".
As for the double standards and general lack of unity among the mods part it runs wild here for example:
In that thread in that post you can see Eastcoasthandle coming right out and insulting me. There is no purpose for that post other than to insult me. I marked the message, and since I can't see infractions assumed nothing was done about it(it turns out I was right, but more on that later).
Here you see my vague jab back at him, but the general message is to not argue with him, because it is pointless.
Here we have DarkSaber reminding everyone to keep it objective, and stating that he sees "nothing bad yet" and that he does "not see any reason for any deletion yet". The topic moves on and the discussion is over. But THEN Thermopylae_480 comes in and decides it is best to start handing out infractions(which thanks to Zek's double standard infraction from before means I get IP banned from the entire site, not just the forums, I can't even read the main page). But wait, Darksaber just said there isn't anything bad in the topic yet.
So since I can't even access the main page(when I go to the main page all I get is the "You are not autherized to view this topic" or whatever that message says), I can't even see what I was banned for. So I created a second account and use a work computer to PM Thermopylae_480 to ask him what he felt warranted an IP ban from the entire site. We have a nice discussion which basically went something like this:
Newtekie1: Why was I banned?
Thermopylae_480: You can't tell?
Newtekie1: No, I can't even view the site.
Thermopylae_480: It was because of insulting Eastcoasthandle.
Newtekie1: Did you happen to look at the original thread I was talking about, where he comes right out and insults me?
Thermopylae_480: I see it now.
Newtekie1: Something tells me nothing was done at all about his insult towards me.
Thermopylae_480: Well you should have reported his post.
Newtekie1: I did, and judging by your last statement I assume I am correct in the fact that nothing was done to punish him.
Thermopylae_480: Correct, it appears that nothing was done.
Newtekie1: Then why was I punished for doing exactly the same thing, except mine was at least a little vague?
Thermopylae_480: I see where you are coming from, I'll see about getting you unbanned early.
Clear double standard, no ifs ands or buts about it. Eastcoasthandle insults me and gets absolutely no punishment at all, I insult him back and get a ban. On top of it another Mod/staff member had already basically told me(and everyone else) that there wasn't anything bad said yet. It just give an overall bad sign of unity between the mods to have one say everything is fine then have another start handing out infractions.