Its a shame when things get to the point of members forming other groups. I think its unfortunate because it separates the community even more. Branching off into other groups creates cliques of people who aren't interested in the daily NC conversation, and disappear, only to mysteriously show up in droves when some drama occurs. This is the third time I've seen this happen here. Members come and go and move on to create or visit other sites. It will continue.
Originally Posted by iroc
I feel as if the tone of moderation has fractured this board. It's a shame, I agree. I spend far less time here but keep checking back because I like people who I don't communicate with elsewhere, and for little other reason.

I have sent PMs to mods (details of which I'm not posting here, as I prefer not to get myself banned) but have not felt as if there was a willingness or acknowledgement of the reign of terror feeling they have instilled on the board. Inconsistent and unkind moderation has popped up in many cases, and changing rules post-banning to justify bannings makes it so one has to question when/where the next unprompted strikedown will occur. Even the new rules which are totally inconsistent and unpredictable about who is and isn't allowed to link to websites with things for sale and bannings prior to any clarity on that and with no warning... crazy. For me, that was the last straw - seemingly irrational bannings for no reason. I will only be here on occasion because of people I care about who are still here, but strongly feel the sense of community has been shattered by the powers that be.

(And hey, since I'm posting this in a thread in the feedback forum, I am actually within the rules in posting this complaint!)
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