Where is the promised moderation in dpreview fora?

Started Mar 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
Roland Karlsson Forum Pro • Posts: 26,522
Re: Moderation should be an organic part …

HappyVan wrote:

... of the community. Not a police force answering only to the boss.

Moderation should be a continuous process evolving to meet the needs of the community.

This means that there should be a process of dialogue. Similar to the way that DPR reviewers are willing to discuss their methodology after producing a new review.

At the very least, admin should be willing to listen to feedback. Ask for feedback before implementing rules. Accept feedback on an ongoing basis.

Corporations reply politely, “Thank You for your concern. We will ask the relevant department to review and discuss your suggestions.”

Sounds nice, but is dangerous.

Groups with special privileges tends to do crazy things. There is a reason why there are a large set of rules in any society. There are rules for electing a board and there are rules for having a yearly meeting to take decisions, e.g. for electing a board and for making a work plan and for changing the rules. Democracy is very complicated. In particular as there are thousands of member in this society.

And also - its the owners that owns this forum and web pages. And democracy is an unheard thing for any society that have owners. And the reason for this is obvious. The owners must be able to do whatever they want with their own property. And the day they want - out goes any democratic decisions made.

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