Regarding my comments on moderation, a member whose profile name included a profanity asked a question. I moved the post to a forum not visible to other members and notified other moderators that I was contacting the member to answer the question and to request reregistering under a different profile name. A different moderator banned the member before I could send a message. I was frustrated for being hamstrung in that way and let them know. Three moderators who I've known for ten years began insulting and presuming things about me as a result. I contacted the site owner for a call on the appropriate way to handle. He said he preferred my approach. The three continued the barrage on me. Three moderators quit over the treatment to which I was subjected for suggesting we treat members with courtesy. Two have come back, but only rarely and only at the insistence of Beamer, who wanted our input on some songs he had posted.
When three moderators quit on the same day because of the heavy handedness of other moderators, that's overmoderation. When moderation staff ignores the preference of the site owner to defend their heavy handedness, that's over moderation. How many moderators are listed for the site compared to non-moderating contributors? I haven't counted, but it's probably around 1:1. That's the predictable outcome.
I stand by my statement. We have few contributors because of overmoderation.
Anybody heard from Upyerkilt, Old Doll, James Mc____ (can't remember his last name), Marcallan, Jerome outside of his niche in Theory and Recording, Topdown, BaldGuitarDude, or even me much lately? Some have left completely, and others have severely curtailed their participation over this issue. In the meanwhile, the site is safe for the possibility that one day Phill's grandchild might possibly come here and not be corrupted. But - so far as I know there isn't one shred of evidence suggesting that reading a profane word has actually corrupted anyone. So, good for us for protecting people who aren't here from something that is highly unlikely, I suppose.
Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
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