Originally Posted by Polaris573
No it was just a general comment. As this thread is primarily to discuss what the moderators do right/wrong.
I would tend to agree, considering how the majority of users make use of this thread for such purpose . . .
but the title of the thread is not "what's wrong with our moderators
?" it's "what's wrong with our forums
Originally Posted by Kursah
This is one thing I have a problem with on TPU...immaturity shining right on through imo. Maybe there's more to the situation here than not, but I know JC did not start this thread for the direction it went...it's just dissapointing to see a couple members become so disrespectful and turn on other members...this is a tech forum, a place of help with a very kickass community...then we get threads like this that turn into complete rubbish.
Not saying they can truly be stopped or those users should be banned, I'm just saying for me this is probably one of the very few issues I have with this place. This one only caught my attention because I was agreeing with JC's OP and then read on to see the thread take off into a different direction. I know not much to be done here, and it's one of those things with diverse communities, can't be avoided, can't really be stopped (right away that is)...but I figured it'd be a perfect demonstration.
I agree here as well - there's a difference between kidding around and ragging on someone in good fun, but then there's the beligerent immaturity where someone is bullied because no one else can stand a specific user(s), or said user(s) couldn't heed moderator warnings and results in the closure of a thread.
There isn't any excuse for such behaviour, we can all act like adults here (that goes for both the youngin's and the elderly).
In contrast to the other side of the arguement, though . . . I think that outlashing stems from frustration more than anything else. There are a couple of specific users who do make some extremelly offensive and unenlightened posts, but that doesn't give anyone the right to rip on them because their views differ and they're frustrated - nor does it give the user in question the right to rip on others for their beliefs as well.
Personally, I think this disrespect amoungst users in regards to their opinions and beliefs has gone to far recently, on top of the growing level of immaturity. We're a large forum, there's absolutely no way we're all going to agree with each other all of the time. Sometimes we just have to agree to disagree and leave it at that. But, unchecked, comments will start becoming more offensive and degrading.
I can't say I'm not 100% guilty of it, I know I've gotten ahead of myself on occassion, we're all only human as it is . . . but, if we all can't start debating and discussing "hot" topics like civilized adults, I'd have to recommend that such topics be completely striken from GN altogether.