I said it early on that politics will kill this forum and guess what, i was right. Yes I participated in those thread but never started any. The focus of the mods should be to keep those threads out and not worry so much about people. Hazing has always been a part of this forum even if the topic was surfing (see any post about Roy).
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Thread: forum moderators wanted
Jan 27, 2014, 06:17 PM #21
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Jan 28, 2014, 10:12 AM #23
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- Carolina Beach
Where's Matt Johnson when you need him?
Jan 28, 2014, 12:19 PM #24
Jan 28, 2014, 12:20 PM #25
I am all for the changes going down, I didn't partake in the hate and all the "way out there" threads. I don't post much here, but this is the site I visit most. I want it to stay, its the only surf forecasting site I look at. I understand that Mr. SwellInfo has to do what he has got to do to tighten things up.
Any way I just got an infraction for "hijacking" a thread. Some body posted lyrics to a song in the "waterman" thread. then they said something about Jim Morrison being a waterman. I simply responded that the song was a howlin wolf song and it was a cover. Maybe that guy looked up howlin wolf and enjoyed what he found, maybe he didn't. either way I was just commenting on something someone else said, which was arguably off topic as well (did he get an infraction too?). I didn't turn or try to turn the thread into a music thread. I didn't steer the conversation off topic, and again, I wasn't trying to.
I don't say this to start a stir or to fight for justice. Its an infraction, I'll live. I say this to give Mr. SwellInfo some feedback on the new changes. I don't know if he knows what the new mods are up to or if he monitors or oversees there actions. Like I said earlier, I understand you got to tighten things up and am all for it if it means this site stays. But there has got to be a point. This "simod4" gave me an infraction for merely making a comment on anothers post, just shedding light on the origin of the quote he posted. There is definitely a difference between hijacking a thread and making a comment like the one I made. It just seems a bit extreme to me. If you agree with the actions this mod took, then I apologize and I will move on. I will say it one last time, I am all for tightening things up but this is a bit ridiculous (and laughable, in a sad way) and will only drive people away. I don't want that to happen and I am sure others don't either. That's why we are here
Jan 28, 2014, 02:02 PM #26
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- Turtle Island
Simod4 is trigger happy.
Jan 28, 2014, 03:26 PM #27
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- Tinton Falls, New Jersey, United States
Jan 28, 2014, 10:21 PM #28
I received two infarctions: including one for "trolling" for posting inoffensive, bland lyrics by Jim Morrison (who was a very good SURFER, which was the whole POINT)
Again, I do believe that this Forum had its own self-policing thing going on. Just like a surfing lineup. Newbies paid a few dues, and eventually earned respect. Thread hijackers were treated with disdain, much as wave hijackers are treated in the ocean.
There were kooks, and characters, and opinionated goofballs, and some good information. And a lot of yah-yah, too - - just like the world.
I mean, how many wetsuit threads can there seriously be...? We had threads on here about favorite beers, favorite post-surf grinds, favorite concerts, favorite pre-surf music, made up stories about fellow posters (inoffensive) and there were petty flare-ups & dustups that always resolved themselves.
It's called an online community. For better orworse, it has all types of things going on. Policing it, especially as aggressively as this simod4 character is doing, will just destroy everything that made this site worth visiting.
Admittedly, the MSW gig was over-the-top. A bit carried away. Ok, let's move on. Let the guys come back, the banned ones, and let things simmer down & work itself out.
I know, this post could get me banned for whatever is itching simod4's anonymous britches. But, at the end of the day this Forum was, and is, about surfers. Surfers who talk about anything & everything.
My two centavos, folks.
Jan 28, 2014, 11:24 PM #29Senior Member
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- Oct 2012
Jan 28, 2014, 11:44 PM #30
This whole thing has gotten blown way out of proportion SI Admin... yes you. Let the people have freedom of speech. The whole MSW thing was a bit over the line yes, BUT, once you stepped in and put a stop to it, people backed off and apologized, not the end of the world, and MSW probably benefited from it anyways with the extra clicks they received. Sure they got pissed off about it but so what, it's not like the interweb is going to crumble because a few people got all up tight.
This forum has been truly interesting since I joined and has kept me coming back because of the all the different personalities and freedom of expression that goes down here. You putting a gag order in place will only turn this forum into a vanilla POS. I have never had an infraction, and quite honestly, I don't care if I get one now. I've posted plenty here and believe i'm someone that could "moderate" for you but F that, I don't want that gig. I once said that people should keep the posts "surf related" and I got torched for it, and rightfully so. Looking back i'm disappointed in myself for even saying something remotely close to that. In case you haven't noticed, 99% of your REGULAR users that frequent this site and make up the majority of the posts are 100% against your censorship attempt. Just take a moment to re-evaluate this situation and I think you'll find this place is better off left the way it is (or was). For what it's worth...