Trust me, we aren't swayed by anything-- reported posts or not. There have been reported posts where we've respectfully responded that no forum rules were violated and thus saw no reason to ban.
This is good ^^^^ I really don't see where the Mods here are too biased with their views. It is less about what you say & feel, but more to do with Hi-jacking (I have had posts deleted for this & responding to hi-jacks), run away chat room type responses -or if one is outrightly insulting another "personally", instead of respectively disagreeing with their Views.
This is VERY fair really- and needed.
And then some of us can get a little carried away in the "naughtiness" department. Greenpearl's one time banning, that was simply a classic! I am still laughing!
Hey, to me, that is a huge step above being banned for being obnoxious to other posters. Ha ha
Moderation is needed on any successful Forum, or it is a disaster. My husband used to belong to a John Deere Yahoo group & some irate fundamentalist Jihadist was posting rampantly how all Americans are going to DIE, can you imagine!
Another thing I love & appreciate here is they allow internet links, and photos if we want to add one. Many forums don't - and that is just a shame.
There are times I have read things here & my jaw drops, but yet I am intrigued. My feeling is - with every disgrunted angry poster, there is a STORY behind those words, most are speaking out of some pain. I am the type who does not take this personally, but finds it a "challenge" to uncover the good somehow, I think we all have some good in us.
I also feel we can learn from our harshest critics at times. But yeah, we should refrain from personal attacks. THat is to the Mods discretion. They do their job well .