Self moderating abuse

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Self moderating abuse
« on: August 14, 2011, 09:02:26 AM »
James has posted a load of unqualified nonsense about Satanic conspiracies in the debate section. Though he tries to link it to the topic by mentioning that he doesnt believe microwaves work, most of it is irrelevant gibberish. It quite clearly states on the forum main page that conspiracy stuff is supposed to be in the General section, not the "strictly moderated" debate section. I have had posts of my own that were far more relevant (the SCM and earth edge shape topics) moved to RM, so this religious froth should not be tolerated in the upper fora.
However, thats not my main beef.
As an upstanding member of these fine boards, I did my civic duty and reported the post to the moderators. Heres the reply:

Reported for being in the wrong section. This should be in RM. I have had some of my far more relevant threads moved, this ranted gibberish should be put in the basement, not the "strictly moderated" debate section.

Thanks for your moderation report. I've reviewed the post in question and decided that at this time no action is needed, as the post directly addresses the topic of the thread with some new information. Keep up the good work though!

Here we see James passing judgement on whether his own post needed action. This is inappropriate. If a judge is accused of malpractice, does he judge himself? Can a defendant sit on his own jury? I think not. I suggest moderators should be not allowed to make the decision of whether or not their own post is appropriate. The other moderators should do that. Regardless or not whether my reporting his post was justified, he should not be the one presiding over the decision on it.
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Re: Self moderating abuse
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011, 09:09:06 AM »
Hmm, looking at the thread it appears to be about the Conspiracy, as it's invoked in the very first post.  Thus, James' post is relevant.  I will be happy to move the thread to FE General as it appears to be a minor moderation oversight that it was ever put in FE Debate in the first place.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.  Now that it has been addressed, thread locked.
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Re: Self moderating abuse
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2011, 09:35:38 AM »
Just FYI: Conspiracy topics are discouraged but not forbidden in FED. As the topic was just a spin-off from another thread in FED I agree with the move, but the board-specific rules should be noted:

In addition, please note that though The Conspiracy is a key belief for flat earth believers, it is not part of Flat Earth Theory, and as such topics related to The Conspiracy are discouraged in Flat Earth Debate. Please ensure that if you start a debate on The Conspiracy that it is original and specific; otherwise, post it in Flat Earth General.
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