Quoted from robin:
Beause of comments like this.
Look, I'm equally appaled as you all are by yet another case of a suspected child molester in the pinball scene. It's nuts. I've got two little daughters too. But on the other hand I do not want Pinside being the host of these hateful comments and a display of lynch mob mentality.
So if people can stop posting comments such as the ones I've quoted above then I'll move this thread back to the Lounge > Serious section. Anyone not complying with this will get their post deleted and a perm eject at the very least.
If posts aren't being moderated, you can't blame the posters. Such posts are nothing new and it's been that way here for a long time. You're reaping the behaviors sown on the Pinside forums. You reap what you sow; this proverb is even in the bible.
It's a simple observation that such posts have been permitted since there is no moderation, like so many countless other similar posts strewn all over pinside; even if they are against the community guidelines and well into the threshold of reportable abuse reasons. Are they against the rules or not? I have no idea since Robin as Pinside founder has issue with them yet they remain unmoderated on the forum. ??? A bizarre contradiction .
It's not the rules that make the forum content, it's how those rules are applied (or not applied). Pinside is well known for no moderation of such posts or anything but the most egregious content. Even you Robin have seen by the posts you quoted that there has been no moderation there. Inflammatory, vulgar, trolling and extreme posts are everywhere on the Pinside forums that remain unmoderated, this thread is the standard for Pinside, not the exception. People with 20, 30, 40, 50+ moderations are doing the same thing they always have. Nothing here surprises me any more.
And suddenly we are strangely supposed to hold a single thread to a higher standard than the rest of Pinside; now there are different rules for different threads. Bizarre . Any chance of getting moderation more consistent with the rules for the rest of Pinside?