I have recently served another ban on this board for frivilous post reporting. I have been warned of this behaviour before and now I have decided to speak out.
In my opinion, some of the mods on this forum fall into one of these categories....
A/ They do not know what the rules are,
B/ They only apply the rules to certain users,
C/ They interpret the rules in any way they like to punish whoever they want.
That's the crux of it. In any event, they should not be mods if they are unwilling and unable to apply the rules evenly and consistently. Sadly, the vast majority of users that actually made this board great in the first place have moved on. I am very close to doing the same. What we're left with is a collection of keyboard warriors that want to wave their virtual-knobs all over the internet to make up for the seemingly lack of pleasure in their real lives. Now, I've been guilty in the past, of course I have. I've served a few bans, mainly for bad language but using *'s to cover up the offending words. I was right to receive those infractions. However, I have learned from that and I no longer use that approach. But it seems many other people do. Let's look at some examples from the Arsenal Thread....
Being better than **** players doesn't mean that Smalling is a good signing. My team has really poor options at left back but it doesn't mean England international Ryan Bertrand is a good signing.
can't remember what the paper was called, just meant in terms of printing utter fabricated ********
God you're such a **** sometimes ajw. Wanting wenger sacked if he tries a very talented player in a position you have no idea if he's any good at ffs
There's a massive ****ing difference between trying out an midfielder who is terrible in the air at CB and trying out a central midfielder in a different role in central midfield ffs
Of course we need a defensive midfielder, but lets see how the summer shakes out before we start making spazzy "Wenger out!11!!1111" comments. What if Khedira and Bender say they don't want to move this summer and Southampton and Sporting outright refuse to sell? What then? ***** £30m on a fellaini because we need that DM? It's a possibility that no defensive midfielder good enough moves for a reasonable fee and we need to have a contingency if that happens.
Not to mention it's John Cross and the ****ing daily mail making these reports ffs
And this is the clincher....
Sy is a yid, I see him at White Hart Lane sometimes.
So there you have it. I reported a post that is openly racist and not only was it ignored, but I got banned for reporting it!
Well done SI on hiring such a bunch of prats to wield their "power" on a family board. To be clear, racism on this board is just fine, go right ahead.
All the while I was once banned (quite recently too) for an obvious tongue-in-cheek reference to the unreliable leads on social media by replacing the 'i' with an 'a' in the word Twitter.
You only have to look through the Arsenal Thread for other examples of bad language. What I've listed above is a very small handful of instances. Users such as SJ234, CoulthardsJaw, ajw10 etc are just as guilty. But then again, the mods quite like them because they don't have different opinions therefore they don't have to play by the rules.
My question is this: if the powers that be are going to insist that everyone follows the rules, why aren't they applied evenly and fairly?
If you're only going to target certain users then you can keep it all to yourself.