Quoted from dung:
So what you are saying is that rather than be open and discuss a valid point in the venue it is posted, we should privately discuss with a mod? I can think of a few political systems which use similar tactics, but that would just get my post moderated. Guess I will just do as you suggested and drain.
Yes, that is exactly what I'm saying. I make the following observations:
1) A mod feedback thread allows you to discuss what concerns you with the mod team en banc (our entire panel), rather than just those here reading this thread. Not all mods read all threads or all the posts in the threads they do read, I'm the mod reading this thread at the moment but comments you make to me may never be seen by the entire team. If you feel you have some valid points to make, wouldn't you want them made to our team en banc so they can best be heard?
2) This group almost assuredly doesn't want you discussing whether they should have their own group / club thread (they certainly feel they should have their own thread, the mod team had a good deal of discussion with them before they opened this thread, if you disagree with the decision we made then you have the option to do so quietly and privately in a mod feedback thread...we will respond to your concerns, you will get feedback).
3) Regarding your point on venue: You selected this group as the one to bring your complaints in, this group should not have to endure the discussion here...they want to enjoy their thread without this type of discussion, we'd like them to enjoy this thread without this type of discussion. Just because you selected this "venue" for your discussion does not mean we are going to engage with you in the discussion here, we elect to have the venue be a mod feedback thread.
Anyway, this is the entire discussion we will have on this matter, you are not being moderated but this is a final warning. Please open a mod feedback thread to address our entire team.
Message to members of this group : Please carry on with the thread gang. There is no need to opine on dung's comment yourselves...that only leads to possible thread derailment and we'd like your thread to not be derailed...