|Barked: Mon Apr 4, '11 1:10pm PST |
|I don't think it is at all- they usually give people a chance to work things out before stepping in- look at some of the threads in B & T, for example. And I TOTALLY agree that when something has devolved into a flame war, it needs to end. (Or be prevented from happening in the first place.) I love how dogster has put politeness as a priority, because so many online forums are incredible harsh and rude, especially to new people who may not know the lingo yet. People learn better when they're not being yelled at or called ugly or stupid, after all. I think that this policy of politeness encourages people to think before posting, and that raises the tone all around. Also, dogster has a lot of very young posters and viewers, think under-12s even, so harsh treatment or profanity is not appropriate.
It sets dogster apart, and I like that. There are other forums around where people can yell and scream at each other.
I didn't see the white Doberman thread, but I've never seen a thread entirely closed for no reason. Sometimes posts get "bathed" that I thought were okay, but that's in response to flagging from USERS, not moderation from above. Mods and HQ rarely jump into anything unless it's been flagged by a significant number of people first, so you ought to be complaining to your fellow posters, I guess!
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