Are mods abusing their power? Read this from a person complainin
I read everything you wrote, and I understand the difficulty in moderating 800 people. Did you read all the comments in red? It all began when Dan basically took offense because I said the intel SSD 8gb bug isn't overblown if it means losing all your data, while he said the bug issue is overblown. He basically started going crazy from that point on. Then he started basically belittling me because I was looking at SSD's sold at Costco I'm sorry, whats wrong with buying computer parts from a store that has a no questions asked 3 month return policy on electronics? He kept acting like I was a complete idiot for even considering Costco for computer parts. Then he told me I just don't understand SSD's and I should basically shut up. I must be an idiot for wanting an SSD in my laptop to load all my data onto, because according to him thats not what SSD's are for. Then I asked him how I don't understand SSD's? His logic to me made no sense, as APPLE has chosen SSD's for their MacBook Air, meaning people will be loading data other than an OS on their SSD. He then Called me ODD and began with the Costco thing. He also said that I said his advice sucks. Which I absolutely never did. I merely disagreed with him. Dan is BULLY. That is no way to treat someone. I've been a fan of Leo since he was on tv in SF. I'm really upset that Leo continues to let this bully scare people away. I go into Twitlive always talking about technology, isn't it a tech chat? Yet, I always get singled out, while random people have conversations about stuff that has nothing to do with technology and Dan allows it. I can go into there right now and people will be talking about pizza. As soon as I start talking about technology Dan has something to say to me in an over-powering tone. Also, this occurred last night, there is a live show at nights? BTW I am a member of several online communities. I have used Forums since the old days of bulletin boards. I have never had a problem with moderators on any site, so it really feels like discrimination when Dan or Bear kick me out of a chat when I clearly didn't break any rules. On the contrary Dan was the one belittling me about Costco and making false accusations. I should have the opportunity to respond to him without fear that I will be kicked out while the dictator can say and do anything he wants. His behavior was not very moderator like. Well said Euchre I agree. I had a problem with Dan a couple weeks ago when the invites opened on G+ the show was twig I believe and they were talking about invites and a few people were handing them out in the chat they were saying message me for an invite and Dan was kicking them. On the live stream Leo was asking everyone if they had an invite yet and asking the chat room as well. I called him out on it and of course got booted. I wasn't giving invites out (to lazy, lol) but I thought it was ridiculousness that he was booting people for trying to help the Twit community especially since Leo was doing the same thing. I knew what would happen but I did it anyway. For now, I'd suggest just ignoring Dan's interjections into your otherwise rule abiding discussions with other chatters. You are allowed to express your opinion in a respectful manner to those around you. You are not compelled to debate anyone's opinion in the IRC, and I would recommend you simply avoid debating Dan in discussion - he's obviously not objective about his own behavior. (ANYONE is capable of becoming a troll, its only self-discipline that avoids that.) It may not be right, it may not be fair - but if you aren't talking to him about a specific topic like that, and he decides to start calling you stupid or make prejudicial statements or kick/ban you for a difference of opinion, you'll be able to say you didn't incite Dan by engaging him.
CraineHood Uploaded 01/17/2012