Honestly, I'm not a fan of having religious stuff thrown at me either, but Wayne makes one thread once a month or so. He is not mean or does really break any rules. LIke MFitz said, ignore the topics you aren't interested in.
How does that comic go?
Sorry Honey, I cant come to bed right now, someone is wrong on the internet?
Wayne cant save everyone, and either can anyone of us.
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Jan 25, 2014, 04:30 PM #21
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Jan 25, 2014, 04:46 PM #22
You want to fix it, well this is a good start, stop letting the inmates run the asylum.
In the absence of authorities leadership, the most unstable and irrational personality or personalities in any group dynamic will assert themselves and take control, this is called the Principle of the Bull Goose Looney.
You want to fix it, institute a policy of peer moderation, require memberships to be approved by a moderator, and select moderators from your former core users and put the control of this forum into the hands of people like Erock, LBCrew and NJSurfer42 and out of the hands of people like me. Personally, I think one of my best posts ever was telling people how to lock themselves out of their accounts.
I used to really like posting here and reading what other people thought about surfing.
Jan 25, 2014, 04:50 PM #23
One thing I will say that MSW does that I think is cool is they take any thread that is turing into a poo flinging match and put it in a section called caught inside, that way people can continue to comment if they like but it is off the main page. Kind of funny that they seem to have more freedom of speech than an American forum and we here in the US pride our selves on freedom of speech, or so I've heard. I am on a few other forums (guitar, tennis and golf ones) and am a mod on one of them, I agree that members should not threaten one another due to liability issues if one goes and harms or kills another but insulting people as an infraction seems a little like a grade school classroom rule. I mean "telling on someone" for insulting you is what my 8 year old does in his second grade classroom. How does the saying go: Stick and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.
Jan 25, 2014, 04:58 PM #24
Well, I should say, we had a period of time when things were going smooth, when the moderator I assigned to look over things was looking over things. Not sure who to trust to moderate properly and not be unfairly biased. The job of a moderator, isn't to engage in topics, but to simply do the moderating. When people have authority, sometimes they abuse it.
Jan 25, 2014, 04:58 PM #25
Jan 25, 2014, 04:59 PM #26
Well, one route is to make this forum about SURFING. Anything, not related at all to SURFING is prohibited. That removes all the excess junk that people want to get carried away with. This is, intended to be a surf discussion forum.
Jan 25, 2014, 05:08 PM #28
I think that's going a bit too far, but I understand why you would need to do that.
I do enjoy having off topic discussions with other surfers, but it's just gotten ridiculous lately. Every single thing that everyone types seems to have to be a joke.
It's ok to say stupid sh!t and have arguments, but when it's just obnoxious not funny crap all day every day it is not enjoyable.
Jan 25, 2014, 05:09 PM #29
If someone wants this task, pm me(SI_MOD), and i'll look over you history to see if your someone I think I can trust to keep things in check.
Jan 25, 2014, 05:30 PM #30Member
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I give it a month
I was old member who posted all the time, gave advice and learned a lot. Stopped posting because of all the childish BS and 'hate.' Still checked the site out but recently less and less. This is not longer a surfing forum it's a childish ball breaking hate forum. Surfing is about tradition, etiquette, and respect. All of that has been lost on this site. Rcarter and his cronies were a contributing factor. I give this site a month tops unless all the bs stops, and it's brought back to surfing.