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    Is it normal on this board for moderators to moderate threads theyre participating in? Is it normal to move (aka delete) posts that don?t violate the rules? Perhaps the rules should be rewritten so everyone knows them and they can be applied equally.

    ?Moderators can delete posts that hurt their personal feelings?.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PfcAJ View Post
    Is it normal on this board for moderators to moderate threads theyre participating in? Is it normal to move (aka delete) posts that don?t violate the rules? Perhaps the rules should be rewritten so everyone knows them and they can be applied equally.

    ?Moderators can delete posts that hurt their personal feelings?.
    Hey, you lost your right to complain when you refused the relocated alligator.

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    There's a new pay version that keeps you moderator free.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OFG-1 View Post
    Hey, you lost your right to complain when you refused the relocated alligator.
    So, if we want to complain we just have to load up an alligator next time we're at Peacock? I'm starting my list today so I can unleash all my complaints during my upcoming trip to cave country!


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    PS The first rule about Bonnet dive club is you don't talk about Bonnet dive club...


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    Quote Originally Posted by PfcAJ View Post
    Is it normal on this board for moderators to moderate threads they're participating in? Is it normal to move (aka delete) posts that don?t violate the rules? Perhaps the rules should be rewritten so everyone knows them and they can be applied equally.

    ?Moderators can delete posts that hurt their personal feelings?.
    I just read the rules (again). I don't see a rule that says moderators are disallowed from moving (aka deleting) posts because they're posted in that thread. I can think of many reasons why that wouldn't work. A thread could be 10 pages long and a moderator posted just one reply. They aren't allowed to moderate? A moderator is passionate, but respectful, in a thread and then someone blatantly breaks a clear rule. They aren't allowed to moderate?

    Sometimes, despite the great idea of rules (which I support), you can't predict every single thing that someone will do that shouldn't belong on a forum. Sometimes the moderators have to make that judgement call that, "that shouldn't be up on a public site."

    Hmmm, I guess I'll never be able to moderate this thread, now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel Girl View Post
    I just read the rules (again). I don't see a rule that says moderators are disallowed from moving (aka deleting) posts because they're posted in that thread. I can think of many reasons why that wouldn't work. A thread could be 10 pages long and a moderator posted just one reply. They aren't allowed to moderate? A moderator is passionate, but respectful, in a thread and then someone blatantly breaks a clear rule. They aren't allowed to moderate?

    Sometimes, despite the great idea of rules (which I support), you can't predict every single thing that someone will do that shouldn't belong on a forum. Sometimes the moderators have to make that judgement call that, "that shouldn't be up on a public site."

    Hmmm, I guess I'll never be able to moderate this thread, now!

    Very well said, Barbara. This forum has the best moderation, most civil discussions, and highest signal to noise ratio of any forum I'm on. One of the unfortunate things about taking any kind of position of responsibility is that you can never make everybody happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PfcAJ View Post
    Is it normal on this board for moderators to moderate threads theyre participating in? Is it normal to move (aka delete) posts that don?t violate the rules? Perhaps the rules should be rewritten so everyone knows them and they can be applied equally.

    ?Moderators can delete posts that hurt their personal feelings?.
    You know full well you were just "stirring the pot" If you don't like the moderation here, feel free to go somewhere else where they will appreciate your wiseacre comments

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    Quote Originally Posted by FW View Post
    You know full well you were just "stirring the pot" If you don't like the moderation here, feel free to go somewhere else where they will appreciate your wiseacre comments
    so no rules were broken?


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    You are another "pot stirrer" and welcome to go away along with AJ.

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