Thanks for the attempts at a clarification guys, however...
Originally Posted by whoopsadaisydoodles
As I said in the closing post of the first thread, I see no reason for After Hours to add to the sh*t storm that this girl will face. We will not be part of any sort of online bullying campaign.
Originally Posted by Zaph
Regardless of the number of non-abusive and supportive posts on the thread, unfortunately a lot of people seem to think that they have an automatic right to abuse people from the comfort of their own homes. We don't, and never will allow this, despite how much people may protest about their right to do so.
...the KPMG feedback thread I just read (which Spear directed me to above) and numerous other posts I read on this site daily contradict the bolded sentences.* And honestly, the thread was going from some time around midnight, a mod wouldn't have had to have been up all night to close it if it had been done on Page 1-3 when it should have been. You mean to say there wasn't one AH mod online after midnight? Surely if there's so much at stake litigation-wise in running a site like this in a country like this, is there not at least one person watching the ship all the times? No...wait...before you put the palm of your hand through your face, I know it is not possible for one mod let alone 10 to moderate the galaxy that is Boards.ie, but someone to keep an eye on the main page during the quiet hours on the off-chance that shít like this springs up?
Anyway, the thread depressed the fúck out of me, but I had never experienced the 'now you see it, now you don't' approach with a thread before (I must have been living under a rock when the KPMG thing originally did the rounds) so had to ask what was the story.
BTW, I know mods are volunteers with more than likely full-time jobs of their own, and not all-present and omnipotent, but surely in applying to be a mod you are aware and accepting of the fact that there will be sometimes a bit more work involved than 'Hey, tone it down' etc. I certainly don't have the time, patience or desire to clean-up a thread, but then again I didn't volunteer to mod After Hours.
That's me done, bar responding to any replies. Hopefully the world will forget about slanegirl today but I doubt it.
*Obviously I'm not laying the blame for this with the mods, it is clear that the guidelines handed down to them are shady at best when it comes to this area.