Clyde_Style wrote:Polk377 wrote:Can we stop bringing up Politics on the Knicks board already? Everyday it's a new post with biased opinions that ends up being locked anyway. There are places on this site where you can go talk politics freely with all sorts of people.
Read the threads that you want to read.
That leaves others free to engage in the threads you don't care to participate in.
If you do choose to participate in political or social issue threads then all you have to do is provide valid factual support for what you state if you make claims that appear fictitious.
If a mod says what's your factual basis for your assertion and you've got nothing then you can accept that you've got nothing and move on or reset and elevate your research.
Politics are by their very definition biased. If you cannot provide facts to support your biases then you can choose not to participate, but what it does not entitle you to do is claim that standard is unfair.
Whether the heat in the kitchen gets intense or not is not the point.
Whether you can debate while being held to a higher standard is.
Don't complain about the implementation of more rigorous standards, especially if that means people you are sympathetic with (i.e. biases you side with) are shut down because they can't comply. If they can't comply with being fact-based then they don't belong in the kitchen in the first place. Your choice.
This is not a forum for politics.
According to you. It is what the community decides it is.
Let me clarify something. The mods are volunteers. They are not compensated. Any time they spend moderating is by their own free will and if they were completely out of touch with the general desires of the user population they would not be able to do their job without the site being abandoned by that base.
Apparently, their general consensus is close enough to the general population to remain relevant. You may not like it, but a forum is NOT a democracy. It is NOT a test case for free speech. It is a consensus environment that exists on its own terms. If you don't like those terms, you can go inhabit another forum.
For years anything posted like this had immediately been pushed to the right forum to continue discussion.
The Knicks forum has gone through cycles of having very active social and political OT threads.
The difference now is this:
We are a microcosm of a global and national trend regarding social discourse on online platforms.
And that trend involves setting standards for your platform. Look at Facebook. They're only setting some standards, albeit flimsy ones, due to congressional inquiries due to their role in facilitating the Russian infiltration of Facebook.
RealGM has had to catch up with the times just like everyone else because this new era of the distribution of false facts has not been easy for anyone to deal with.
And what you are seeing now is a coherent response to that issue ON THE KNICKS FORUM specifically, because RealGM has not adopted any protocols and leaves it up to the moderating team of each forum.
You don't like it? Too bad. I've explained why it is fair and here you are continuing to whine about what are truly FAIR STANDARDS you seem uninterested in supporting.
It wasn't easy for them. I know for a fact I was one of the biggest obstacles on the Knicks forum because I would take the bait of others. So, in order to make the mods job easier, I stopped taking the bait of others and I'm willing to play fair.
Are you willing to play fair?
It doesn't appear so.
I'm not here to bash the mods and dont have a personal problem with any of them. The fact of the matter is I have been here for a very long time and this might be the most disorganized this forum has ever been.
False. This is most organized this forum has ever been. It is just that it doesn't jive with your politics that you would say that, because it appears you are willing to align yourself only with people who can't comply with the directive to back up their assertions with facts when a mod requests it. That's on you, not the mods
Let's keep the standards high here and keep it about Knicks basketball. Politics, tech, religion, economics talk have places they can be discussed on this site.
You just went out of your way to torpedo an effort to implement higher standards simply because it doesn't allow you to post fictions without fact.
This is a community that wants to talk about more than basketball, so if you don't like that then frankly why don't you find a better place to hang out?