Thank you to anyone that has helped me out on this forum. Current events though make it that I have to leave it. I stand with Dirtysticks. Yes I'm posting this for a reason. No I won't be surprised if it isn't noticed. Have a good one fellas.
Just to put some perspective on this....I have been a member for almost 10 years now. I have seen a change in the tone of the board over those years. Sad to say, it has not been for the better. A big change was when Chris sold the forum. I thought Chris was pretty even handed. I can't say the same since Ben took over. There is clearly a conservative bias in the way things are moderated here. I think it is easy to see that the majority of posting members lean that way. Titus and I used to try to sway threads to get the moderators to follow the two simple rules. No Politics and No Religion but it was useless so I took a break. I didn't even log in for a year or so. Then I started lurking. I eventually decided to start posting but made a conscious decision to stay out of heated threads, which I have stuck to. In that time I have witnessed many threads that go political, usually to the right and either don't look at them or click the report button when I see something over the line. Sometimes it works and sometimes it does nothing.
Unfortunately there is a cast of usual suspects who lean right who post political stuff all the time who seem to almost always get a pass. One of these members constantly harassed our resident cymbal expert here and at Cymbalholic. Which in part caused him to leave DFO. Several Pro drummers have left here entirely or rarely post anymore because of this. I know because I have talked to them about it. The people who lean left don't seem to do this anywhere near that extent but when they start voicing their opinions threads usually get locked or deleted. I don't know if all the mods share the same attitude or just do as they are told since we don't often see who locked or cleaned up a thread. I will say this some of the worst violations have been from Ben. He will often join in or at the very least voice his opinion on the last post as he locks the thread. Here is one example.
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That was so over the top and violated the no politics rule that I just had to save it for posterity.
Many of the people who complained about Dirtysticks "breaking the rules" often post political things and surely never seem to have a problem with the other conservative posts but Dirtysticks was out of line in their eyes.
I don't want to see any politics or religion here but that is not how this place is run. People are allowed to have political or religious signatures and conservative members are allowed far more latitude than liberal members.
Until the moderation follows the rules and is even handed, you will have more members like Dirtysticks and TCMfour leave.
But you don’t get to replace Ben for any number of members’ names, because he is the owner and they are not.I could have *easily* and just as sincerely written this same exact post-exchanging the word “Conservative” for the word “Liberal” and “Ben” for any number of other member’s names...
Why....when I offer a respectful attempt at showing a legitimate other side to this complicated coin must you make that the issue?But you don’t get to replace Ben for any number of members’ names, because he is the owner and they are not.
Dude. You are one of the worst offenders.Just to put some perspective on this....
I could have *easily* and just as sincerely written this same exact post-exchanging the word “Conservative” for the word “Liberal” and “Ben” for any number of other member’s names...
Which shows the mods are doing a pretty good job of keeping us somewhere in the middle.
Sincerely, all the best to dirtysticks and Tmc...
I take that as a compliment (surely your repsonse will be “dude you would...”).Dude. You are one of the worst offenders.