UP FRONT DISCLAIMER - this is NOT a "bash CM" question, it's a legitimate discussion about an issue that applies equally to everything from facebook to reddit to youtube, and is about a problem that gets exponentially worse, the further the moderation is removed from the user.
Two examples to what I'm discussing:
Sally hates Tammy because Tammy isn't the "right" religion. Sally pays attention to everything Tammy says, and any time Tammy disagrees with her, Sally makes a comment about dead dogs. To an outside observer, this might seem a bit odd, but does not in any way seem to be a personal attack against Tammy, so it's ignored again and again. In reality, members of the community who know Tammy, know that she and her children witnessed their labrador being hit by a truck, with its innards splattered a quarter mile up the road. She's posted several times about her children's nightmares and how to deal with them. Sally intentionally tormenting Tammy by making jokes about the trauma her children experienced.
Can moderators not part of the community ever grasp that?
Debbie has a history of claiming not to remember things, even when she's repeatedly been involved in conversations about the things she claims not to remember. After lying about it enough times, people get fed up and lose their patience with her, refusing to take her seriously or give her the same consideration they give others with better reputations. Debbie starts accusing people of harassing her, when in reality, people are responding directly to her lying to them.
Will moderators not part of the community take the time to review months of posts leading up to a final blowout?
Answer by fiatpax at 10:54 PM on Nov. 10, 2013
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