December 17, 2010 8:14am CST
I just got this really awful experience in a great forum. A moderator deducted my point and sent me a PM notifying me that I got deductions. Let's just call this moderator XYZ. When I asked XYZ why I got deductions, he gave me a non-working link. I told him that the links aren't working and told him that they might be in the trash can (you got that right. forums got trashcans where only moderators can enter). But he/she told me to 'OPEN' this trashcan despite knowing the fact that only mods or the admin can enter it. In other words, he never took me seriously. Afterwards, he gave me 2 links of a thread. He didn't explain again what's in the link. I read the link and dind't see anything wrong. So despite being a moderator, he isn't responsible at all. I experienced the same with other mods in the same site but when I asked them why, they explain it immediately. Eventually, he gave me a link of the rules. I reviewed the rules and found out there were changes. Well, is that my fault? I don't think so. BUT THAT'S NOT THE POINT HERE! This moderator is the issue here. He was so lazy. He didn't even told me directly where I got wrong. He never took me seriously. I believe he is a new moderator and I believe because of this, he got so full of himself that he can now afford to disrespect members.
18 Dec 10
If he wasn't being responsible, I think you should send feedback regarding his behavior to the other mods. You've said that he's a new moderator and that the other moderators and administration seem very capable and responsible, so I think giving them a heads-up is the way to go. As an aside: Well, is that my fault? I don't think so. - Actually, reading rule changes are actually the responsibility of the member so technically, that was indeed your fault. That doesn't excuse the mod from being a misleading though.
18 Dec 10
Yeah they are some moderators that are behaving like that from few forums I have ever been. If there was a new rules been made then they should immediately announce it to their members just in case some members did not realise it or don't log in every single day. Have a nice day
18 Dec 10
I really can't understand why moderators feel so high and mighty. Is that position something to be so proud, boastful and arrogant about? I met one moderator where he wasn't really being a moderator. When I'm in a site, I see to it that I follow every single rules and try to help others who aren't aware of it. But here's this one person violating every rule and the moderator was just there talking to that person without warning her. Well, the moderator even told me to back off when i tried to tell them to please observe the rules. It turned out that the person was actually the moderator's referral! Now is that fair! And he call himself a moderator!!!