Started by William Grim, 2009-02-15T10:59:42-06:00 (Sunday)
Quote from: Ross Mead on 2009-02-15T04:18:52-06:00 (Sunday)Tony, you made the point that I was hoping to make -- I completely agree!In an effort to refrain from the long rant of disappointment that is building up inside me, I will simply ask that this not happen again...[To whom it concerns] (yes, I am hiding your name from searches from potential employers... ;-)), you know I respect you as a friend and, of course, as a long-time contributor to CAOS; however, I completely disagree with your judgment on this issue. It is not your [lone] place to be moderating these boards, especially without even consulting the existing officers. Yes, I understand that you had/have good intentions,... but you can't just take matters into your own hands. I'm not going to sit here and harp on this -- I'm sure that you can understand my frustration (just as I can understand your perspective).(Not to mention that there are plenty of times where the aforementioned considerations were ignored, most notably, in regards to certain professors... "A coodah is a whatah?" anyone? :lol:)And as far as editing posts (i.e., not deleting them) goes, that needs to stop as well. [To the officer responsible for that] (again, defending identities here... you and I know who you are... ), respect your position and, more importantly, those that elected you... or I won't help you with your Senior Project... ;-)
QuoteWhere that professor is concerned, I never did agree with the ridicule of him in the way it took place. Hence, I never bought any shirts with the saying.
QuoteHowever, he actually did say those things, making it more of a mockery on him rather than an ad hominem attack.
QuoteAs a moderator, it actually is my place to do some moderation.
QuoteHowever, a line is crossed when attacking another person in ad hominem fashion.
QuoteI cannot think of any reason this would ever be considered "cool" or "acceptable" and should be allowed to stand.
QuoteTony, I have to say you are fantasizing about an idealistic world.
QuoteOut here, people do actually care about things like that, whether you like it or not.
QuoteIf someone were ridiculed often, I certainly wouldn't want to hire them, because I don't think they'd make good leaders or get along well with people that matter. You may also not want to make friends with them, thinking you wouldn't get along with them or worried you may be labeled along with them.
QuoteThink about these questions before replying that you guys want to be idealistic about "freedom of speech."
QuoteHow many attacks on another person are okay before it becomes enough to tarnish their image for no more reason than someone having fun at another's expense?
QuoteHow does it make SIUE look?
QuoteWould you want to go to a school where it is perceived that people like to bash each other?
QuoteWhat if your professors made posts making fun of you or wrote recommendation letters doing the same?
QuoteA complaint has been made against this post. The post has been deemed inappropriate by the moderators of CAOS and has, thus, been removed.Motion: <insert linked officer member name (not necessarily his or her real name) that motioned for removal>Second: <insert linked officer member name (not necessarily his or her real name) that seconded the motion>Please contact the moderators if you have any questions or comments: <insert contact information>.
QuoteTo cut your diatribe of logical fallacies short, I will just say that you are wrong.
QuoteCalling people names is a form of trolling and has no place in general communication.
QuoteI am not self-appointed...
Quote... do not care that because you rescinded your position you think that I am less than you because I did not.
QuoteIn actuality, I was granted this privilege after leaving SIUE...
Quote... it is up to them to revoke it
QuoteIt is quite apparent that, still being part of an insulated educational world, you share an idealistic view of expression of thought.
QuoteThe world is not black and white, though. It is shades of grey, and no one in this forum has had their ability to conduct constructive communication hindered.
QuoteMaybe everyone would be happier with more of a /. version of moderation. People could be labeled -1 flamebait and -1 troll in those cases and garner negative karma when they've been naughty.
QuoteLet CAOS adopt a more formal policy, document it, and [moderators and members alike] will follow the policy as it's written.
Quote from: Ross Mead on 2009-02-15T21:57:06-06:00 (Sunday)Word!Officers of CAOS, as a long-time member, it would be greatly appreciated if this was addressed at the next official meeting, with results being posted as well as *gasp* amended to the constitution! :D(I'll even get on a webcam to join in the discussion... if anything, it just gives you a reason to view my perty face... ;-))
Quote from: raptor on 2009-02-26T14:00:50-06:00 (Thursday)In these cases moderators are NOT to delete the posts, but edit them removing the entire text of the post. In its place the moderator is to state the reason for moderation and place their name at the bottom of the edited post.