sleep1979 wrote: ↑
01 Jun 2018
Ok i'm sorry for starting this drama lol .
No need for apologies - I feel it's important for the moderators to hear all points of view relating to how the forum is moderated.
That being said, I still feel most folks are here for the Reason knowledge, not the negativity for negativitie's sake.
I also don't think it is the job of moderators to white wash every subject and keep opposing views out of the forum. On the contrary, I feel being exposed to multiple points of view is ESSENTIAL to learning about complex and personal subjects that involve the creative process. There is no absolute right or wrong way to make music, and although I believe there are some tried and true techniques one should probably be aware of, for the most part it's also good to be aware of any alternative approaches. And it's also OK to point out the difference between the two!
But the posts and attitudes that add nothing to the conversation are simply cluttering the forum IMO. It's like designing a front panel and adding knobs that have no actual effect on the sound you hear - all they do is confuse the issue and take up valuable space that could otherwise be used for more constructive purposes.
Now, I've been as guilty as the next guy of inadvertently adding pointless comments to the conversation, and as such I realize we are not always aware when we are doing so (and thus need to be reminded as such). But then there are the folks who like to (as a friend once described) "stomp around in crap and try to find the deep spots", i.e. intentionally stir the pot to simply provoke a negative response. I feel that's an undesirable attitude in a functioning social forum, and folks perceived by the mods as doing so will at the least be warned, and at the most be banned (remembering that most bans are not permanent).
Finally, I am but one of many mods, and not the admin for this site - these are my personal views of forum moderation and may or may not reflect the views of the other mods or the admin.