Pondera wrote: ↑Sun Oct 30, 2022 7:06 am
jinic wrote: ↑Fri Oct 28, 2022 11:59 am
I was recently banned for 72 hours for complaining to a moderator about harassment on the forum and his unwillingness to enforce 2d of the TOS
TOS wrote:d. Unsubstantiated allegations against individuals or traditions
he said he doesn't care about that stuff saying
I'm not interested in whether claims are unsubstantiated
Basically the account was suspended for saying that i didn't want to continue participating if no action was taken.
This led to action suspending my account citing a violation 2.h of the TOS
h. Goodbye Cruel Forum posts
I complained to admin and was informed
I've now looked into the matter. The application of the Terms of Service was consistent with the letter of the ToS. Personally, I'd never thought before about that ToS element specifically with regard to PMs, but PMs are indeed under the same rules as the public forum
I think the TOS ought to be updated to reflect this policy becase most people won't think to apply that particular element of TOS to PM correspondence in those circumstances or in general as it obviously wasn't intended to be used in this way hence surprising the admin.
Poppy cock. Jinic tried to crucify me of TOS 3 i and j.
People contributing to this forum are responsible for policing themselves. Whenever a member attempts to police others, and he is not a moderator, he is acting in selfishness.
The moderators are doing just fine. This isn’t a democratic republic in desperate despair from communist influence. And the moderators are not letting the communist influence infiltrate the board.
YOU are the “toxic” condition which erodes the mountains. YOU are the one complaining that people don’t “treat you as you want to be treated” - as if you had a RIGHT to say whatever came to your mind without opposition.
And when you encounter opposition you envoke the ToS as if you had the right to invoke it. Whining, complaining generation who can’t get what they want. It’s pitiful.
The mods are doing just fine. Let them do their job, control your reactions, and for a lack of a better term, be quiet and enjoy the discussion.
This isn't a fair assesment.
I didn't even report your posts nor tried to crucify you. I only pointed out that this is supposedly a Theravadin forum which i now believe it is only such "in letter".
It is obvious to me now that the forum is largely secular & cross-traditional and is anti-theravada as in hostile to theravadins & theravada positions.
This should be evident by admins creating threads such as "retrofuturist's refuting of abhidhamma" and not containing attacks on theravada positions in general.
Furthermore, how many people here actually accept the Theravada canon as true texts? Not many..
I've participated expecting that ToS be followed & enforced. Now i just had another 7 day ban after creating this thread, reason given to me by Sam Vara was 'appearing to be challenging a moderator decision', that's not even in the ToS. I notified admin, no answer.
It's a private forum, i get it, but it's obviously not what i signed up for and of course i won't be participating.