what? not sure what you mean by that.
I think this is a tad overboard, given I work my own full time job and also help him quite a bit during and after that job I can understand the pressure of an 8 hour work day and not getting all the daily duties done plus the 555 PMs he gets. It'd be a full time job just keeping up with PMs and all forum posts and having done that myself for 5 years it is exhausting. Not excusing no answer at all but I don't think saying that is really justified. Spamming will get a response I agree, you have to keep trying, but at least be civilized about it if you must. I wouldn't wanna listen to someone very closely if they were calling me names and yelling and screaming at me as if I personally was the one who offended.
Lets not forget being a mod is also stressful (I've personally had people issue death threats to me and how they'd rape me if they found me and a whole list of other things you think another human being would never say out loud face to face), given the choice between doing the right thing and the easy thing...its not always easy to do the right thing given X user will jive up a mob mentality and nobody usually takes the moderators side. I'm not excusing what recently happened as I was also caught up in it and extremely upset that the guidelines were absolutely ignored. The mods of the day back then all agreed to write a set of a rules for us to police one another so as not to make the whole establishment look stupid and bad and also provide a way of enforcement. They need amending a bit to be honest but it really just seems with the anon mod system a very small few haven't learned the ropes with it or just blatantly choose their own ideals over that of the institution and I agree that needs to be addressed. I personally had 12 posts removed in one topic that didn't come close to rule breaking and so did other folks, there is no excuse for using a chainsaw in place of a scalpel.
Thats not how it was done, I can testify to that. Game history, post history and random interviews with (in recent years) the established mods as to if they know much about X person in Y game. I don't know how much more you could do.
Edited by AlmrOfAtlas, 04 April 2015 - 07:33 PM.