MODERATOR'S NOTE: This thread was split from another recent one which became too off-topic. The issue in question here was whether I should forcibly remove posts made by a dummy account warning users away from RetroDan's website.
I am taking a neutral stance on the issue. However, I do want feedback on my moderation style - what do you think I should do when problems arise? I do not believe that blindly deleting posts that others do not agree with is the answer. Solving the root of the problem is always better than trying to just sweep it under the carpet.
Discuss here to avoid fouling the other topics. End Note.
Depends on what others think. I don't want to mess with people's posts too much - just because I am now a moderator does not give me the right to decide if someone may express their true opinion. You'll notice I've only directly removed posts so far that have been true trolls (nothing but unwarranted abuse) and not the ones where someone has expressed their opinion. I have asked the real owner of the MOM account to remove the posts volentarily, and have recieved no reply.
I'm new to this game. What's the concensus on this? My PM box and email account is always open for those who wish to speak privately...
- Dean :twisted: