I obviously see things differently.
Imagine a new pro vaccine members writes "I'm not pro vaccine, but I'm also not anti intelligence" and goes on a pro vaccine rant on your support forum and you explain that that is not allowed on the support forums and ask them to edit their post. Then imagine a regular pro vaccine member (like myself) posts on the same thread the next day complaining about some minor quibble a non vaxxer posted on the thread from months ago and then imagine a moderator comes on, and only addresses the minor quibble that the pro vax member brought up against the non vax member and ignores the post calling you anti-intelligent. Not only that, that same moderator goes onto a different thread and moderates a second non vaccine comment- still completely ignoring the flagged comment on the other thread. You don't think the non vaccinating members would be irritated?
This isn't the only example either. Take for instance the thread "Posting Guidelines for the Forums" where on 5/8 Taximom brings attention to a thread she didn't like in the VOS forum. Cynthia Mosher responds to it the next day on 5/9 and closes the thread. 5/13 that same "banned" article shows up on the INV forum and the pro vaccine members ask for clarification on why it's allowed to be there multiple times, bump the thread multiple times, and get no response until 5-21 (12 days later) when a moderator basically says they are still discussing. I bump it *again* 6/9 asking for an update with no response, and it is now 7/17 and there is still no response to the questions asked by the pro vaccine members. I did notice that the thread was *finally* taken down (I think) from the INV forum about a week ago. It took one day for the moderators to lock that same article on the VOS forum, and two months to lock it on the INV forum.
I'm not necessarily criticizing Cynthia Mosher because I understand she is really busy and has to respond and moderate all the forums, but this is an active and oftentimes heated forum and I think we need more active moderators here. If moderators are so busy that it takes them two months to respond, then I think it's clearly time to add some additional ones. Both pro and non vaccine, ideally. In other boards I participate in, the moderators of any specific forum are members who are active and post frequently (everyday just about) on said forum, and I think that makes more sense than the arrangement we have now on this forum.
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Last edited by teacozy; 07-17-2014 at 06:44 PM.