Just wondering what procedures are in place to producetect forum goers from overzealous moderation.
In this example, I gave a story, and then asked for opinions on points. Many people raised good points, a few made petty swipes at my co-workers friend or AOs, however, as a whole it seemed to be fine.
I was asking for clarification about the above thread, and while I got it, I was left with absolutely no time to respond to the assertion that I was complaining.
The case doesn't even involve me at all. As I mentioned previously, I was asking for opinions regarding both the conduct of the AOs, the law, and also the fact that the matter was taken straight to court.
While in a forum environment, cases where people pointlessly complain are probably rife, I would hope in the rare instances of someone trying to drive productive discussion involving law/conduct would not be aggressively shut out.
Also, with moderators able to warn certain users about their conduct, I question that rationale of blocking out an entire thread in order to silence a few who may make things "nasty".