Once again I am stunned at the moderators lack of moderating abilities . One of the jobs of any moderator . In any forum . Would be to moderate and control and eliminate double postings .
Whether they be accidental or deliberate .. That is such a basic . And so obvious .
Here in these forums . If you are not moderated . There is a window of about 3 to 5 minutes . In which the poster has the ability to delete the double post . Or even a single post .
If one misses that window . One then can write and ask the moderator to delete the post that the poster wants deleted .
That doesn't even happen here . I have no idea why . I have been confused about this and other mysteries for 10 years .
If one is moderated like myself . It is bewildering to open up a thread to see your post has posted . Along with a duplicate that you did not even know you posted .
But that is what moderators are for . To catch things like that . Duh !
In my position . Having proven for years that I am not a risk or threat in anyway .
That I do not post profanity . I do not disrespect others . I do not make political or religious comments or opinions .
No violations of the T of C . Do not break forum etiquette .
That even if I did anything that they did not like ( like this post ) . That my status as a moderated user could be ended . And I could be banned at any moment .
Knowing that . Knowing I am at their mercy . What is the point of moderation at all ?
No point . I am walking on thin ice with baseball cleats on Moderated or not .
Moderating someone like me has negative effects on the whole picture .
For one . It often throws off the timeline in threads . Effecting the regular users often . Therefore involving them in a useless punishment .
Moderating a high volume poster like myself . Puts unwanted and unneeded work and time taken away from the important moderation needed from the moderators .
It would make more sense to not moderate me . If I screw up . Deal with it . Take appropriate actions .
It is not as though they have to monitor me . To stop me from creating some sort of anarchy .
I'm just saying .