Virtual737 wrote:Yet another post in "Civil Aviation" was locked with the reason given that it was taking too much moderation. The last message given was words to the effect of "if you want to continue this discussion then open a new thread in non-av" even though the topic was 100% civil aviation and the posts (which were not deleted) were on-topic. The thread was open for less than 24 hours and the posts (remaining) totaled less than 1 page.
I'm not doubting or questioning for one moment the mod's abilities or right to lock a thread. Mentioning the specific thread is irrelevant because this is not an isolated case, it happens rather frequently and the threads are often about the treatment of passengers by airline staff.
If people who don't want to read such threads are too damned lazy to skip them (like the rest of us have to do for posts that do not interest us), then a new forum is needed. Suggesting that the thread should be re-opened in non-av is (IMHO of course) just a cop out. Why the heck should someone have to open a civil aviation thread in the non-av forum? That would suggest that the whole site has become not fit for purpose.
Why cannot individual users be banned, or barred from posting in certain threads if they cause so much hassle that an on-topic thread needs to be locked? Why curtail the discussion for others?
qf789 wrote:The moderator who locked the thread never said it was taking too much moderation. The moderator also clearly stated that the topic became political and about race, not about aviation hence why the thread was locked and it was suggested that a new thread be started in non-aviation. The thread was not 100% on civil aviation and while you don't see the deleted posts, we do and on the basis of that an informed decision was made to lock the thread. You also seem to have conveniently missed out the matter on politics and race as stated by the moderator to prosecute an argument, in future please include all the facts not just some of them
qf789 wrote:In most cases those threads end one way and that is badly. These topics usually have some sort of victim and some users can not put emotions aside causing things such as race, politics and personal attacks to take place and the topic of aviation goes off track quickly
qf789 wrote:No its not a cop out. The moderator who locked the thread provided a legitimate reason for locking it.
qf789 wrote:When we ban users we need to show cause. We need to have evidence behind us to support the ban. Not all violating posts in the thread you are referring to were deleted. I noticed that there was inappropriate language from yourself, should we ban you too? We do not ban users for the sake of it. Users can not be barred from posting in certain threads, some would consider that as censorship. In any case warnings are handed out in most cases before we even consider a ban
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