Today, I noticed a topic which was locked, after having numerous replies to it. Some of the replies addmittedly were sarcastic, but the topic was legit.
Now, I do not mind Moderators merging Topics together for the benifit of conformity and maintaining some control, as I would rather have that, then to lock a subject, therefore closing it to further comments, because they deem it to be not worthy. Who gives moderators that right?
Freedom of expression in Canada is guaranteed by section 2( of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: 2. Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: ... ( freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication
Freedom of expression does not really apply here as this message board is affiliated with the Vancouver Canucks and is part of the NHL Network. As such, it is not a publicly run message board. We try to let people express their opinions as much as possible, but there are of course limits to that, for the benefit of everyone here. If you feel a topic should be re-opened send the mod that closed it a PM. We are always open to making that change if necessary.
As for how we are assigned to our positions, usually any new moderators are assigned based on a consesus among the current moderators. However, in my case I was actually assigned by the website admin and SN.
I do wish that Moderators, would get off their chairs, when insults, and bulling are done, and warn those people, who wish to continuelly do it, that they will be sanctioned. As a poster who has sunk to this level before, I usually realize after the fact, that despite being pulled into some of these silly, immature spats, by other posters, I am at fault also! For those I have insulted, I am sorry!
All moderators are actively moderating the forums, however we do get very few reports considering the size of this forum. If you wish to ensure intervention, or at the very least have a user or their posts investigated, use the report function. That or send a PM to a moderator if necessary.
My opinion is that IF we have to have sensorship, then bring back the minus button, using it as a complaint button for real abuse, not for people disagreeing with the opinion.
This has been discussed many times over. It is not likely ever coming back in any form. It was mostly abused and just a popularity contest.
Disagreements in opinion should be dealt with by respectful adult agruement/debate. Topics which have no merit will die by their own sword ( lack of response ).
Having been here many years now, ideally that would be great, but it's just not the case. Even with blatant troll or spam threads users respond and the thread gets bumped up over and over.
As for the reason this thread is being locked:
If you have an issue with a moderator's actions, need clarification on a moderator's decision, or want to make a suggestion to the moderating team, you are welcome to. However, this should only be done by PMing a mod, and not by making publicly viewable threads or posts. You are expected to always treat the moderators with respect, even when expressing a disagreement.
In the future I would ask that you please use the Feedback Thread or send a PM to a moderator.(http://forum.canucks...ides-&-support/