Originally Posted by amiable
I couldn't be arsed. My feedback is you as a mod are not to be trusted. That is all
This is the kind of crap that makes boards so hard to mod, people want to get in sly digs and generalisations constantly for personal reasons.
I had a serious issue with a previous soccer mod but as hard as it was did my best to keep any personal grudge type posting off the forum.
The mods cant win and the very type of poster that causes the most issues is the one to then campaign for weeks and months via reported posts, feedback, dispute resolution and constant whining.
IMO the moderation is reasonable, personally I'd be more inclined to post and read the forum if it was a fair bit stricter, however they probably have it about right based on a fair medium between keeping things on a level and dealing with the fallout of being stricter. Also the backup from higher up can be very poor imo, if the soccer mods are in agreement on an action then they should be backed up as the people on the ground.
Id echo some of the concerns about consistency though, the recent Barton thread was taken as an opportunity for constant abuse rather than discussion. The first page of posts were early on dealt with via infractions, presumably to try and prevent the abuse continuing. However then the exact same type of posts later on where let go even though some were reported.
Consistency is hard to do on a busy forum but it's often the out for malcontents so I'd focus on it if possible.