At this point I decided it was too much effort to become a part of the community because they moderate your posts and you're expected to derive for yourself why you're being punished. Unfortunately, I cannot do that because I am not an omnipotent entity.You don't have to be an omnipotent entity to find a rule book that's linked to your User Control Panel.
http://silenthillforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=23449 <---- Look at this and tell me it isn't one-sided.
From what I saw, it looked like a spam thread. There was no discussion to be had, just one person starting the thread by making a cheap joke (and that's all their post consisted of), then devolving into a discussion about the merits of making people with psychiatric problems play Silent Hill Origins (which consisted of Magnolia stating that:
A successful play-through of Origins should result in the immediate release of any psychiatric patient, no matter what their condition.
before AuraTwilight weighed in with some called 'common sense':
So as to make ever patient commit suicide because they're wasting time playing video games instead of dealing with their crippling mental illnesses.
It's funny how fast people came running in here to kiss mod ass. It makes me wonder what their real motives are...
...could it be that they didn't have an ulterior motive that involves brown-nosing and actually like
the way the forum is run?
I refuse to alter the way I express myself just because someone thinks it's against the rules. I refuse. Abuse me if you like. I'm not a spammer. I contribute what I feel like when I feel like. Even if I post with one word like "what" people should be able to get what I'm saying.
...Except rules are the only way this place doesn't turn into a cesspit of flaming. That and you signed up for membership here, which means you agreed to follow the rules or face the consequences. As for the one word posting thing, it is kinda hard to see what your asking about if you just type 'what'. You could at least quote
the post you disagree with, then type what.
Amy or I because we are the only regularly active moderators. That is right, you guys have 2 moderators that are in here daily doing shit for such a large form.
That alone is very impressive.
And I love the fact that the two people to come out and stand behind you are 2 people currently breaking the rules. Funny how that works. There is no grand revolution in the works because everyone he is respected and respectful enough to each other to get along swimmingly. There is no grand scheme behind the scenes that we must squash anyone and everyone that posts and original thought. We stop spamming and pointless posts about creative ways to improve capitol punishment or single lined posts that do nothing but stall the overall conversation.
... This is more a democracy that you could ever hope to understand.
Quoted because I agree with it.
Personally, I've never had a problem with the mods. I'm no angel, I've stuck game threads and such on here and when stuff like that is removed, I don't obsess over why it went, I just let it go and continue browsing the forum. Just my opinion.