jdpirate wrote:I too am a former board moderator. The board that I was on (over 3 years ago) had the Thumbs UP/Down option. From what I recall, it was only there for each post-- a way for people that didn't want to comment on that post, to agree or disagree with it. Nothing alerted the administrators/owners of the board as to the number of ups/downs a particular post received or that there could be a potential problem. It was the moderators that watched this and alerted the admin/owner of issues with posts, as well as given warnings to the people causing issues. While I was there, 2 people were banned from the board for multiple reasons. One was banned for behavior similar to what our problem poster is exhibiting as well as not showing any respect to others on the board. At least 3 warnings were given to both members and the problem remained. So they were banned.
One thing that was good...Threads could be "locked" so no more posts could be added, thus effectively shutting down unruly threads.
Yes, I take the moderate view--- past experiences and lots of leadership training courses (a lot on how to deal with conflicts as well as other issues), plus my general motto-- if it isn't life or death, then it isn't important. As I said earlier though, I feel that things are out of control with one person. Does his condescending attitude towards me affect how I feel? Maybe. I am a big girl and can take care of myself, so I let it go. However, to come on here to see him calling other members stupid, etc., to use redneck in a totally derogatory manner and to trash -talk the site in itself is unacceptable behavior from any member in my opinion. If a person doesn't like most of a boards' members and thinks the site is garbage, then why are they still here? That makes no sense to me.
Inferiority complex? Who knows. Bully? Yes at times he comes across that way. Verbally abusive and threatening? Definitely. Out of control? Yes.
Narcissitic? Sure sounds like it (Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration. Those with narcissistic personality disorder believe that they're superior to others and have little regard for other people's feelings. But behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem, vulnerable to the slightest criticism.
On another note, since it's where the discussion began, I'm sorry I haven't been in the chat room the last few weeks...unfortunately, my work hours have kept me away.
Never Quit..... Marcus Luttrell Lone Survivor