And if they said something along the lines of "Hey no big deal but we pruned this message because 'milking the whales' is not a nice way to phrase it" I'd understand. It'd be a bit silly, but if I squint I can sort of see the point.
That's not what it said though. Their approach was "Nice opinion but you can't talk about our bad business practices and if you don't shut up we'll temporarily suspend your account."
That just doesn't feel right. That really feels like a bad business practice.
This seems to me like something that has to do with a much bigger problem. This isn't about the guy who was slightly spicy or the moderator's reaction. This is something that you see all over the internet, and the more centralized websites in terms of traffic the more you will see this kind of thing happening. It's tough for me to put in words, but lemme cook:Yeah that would be the adult and logical way, but you can imagine the backlash from that.
"CIG mods are soooo triggered!" and "CIG mods are such losers they can't handle any criticism and are trying to silence us!"
There is no wining scenario for the mods in this case where a comment does not directly go against TOS, but still needs a little prune.
The internet is cursed in that it extremifies (if that's even a word?) human psychology. People already treated eachother like garbage before the internet, but it gets even worse on the internet where there is only text.
The same goes for both the firehose of b####ing and for the moderators whose job it is to deal with it. Things are just at the breaking point. It's no surprise that this moderator mistook spicy criticism for random b####ing.
And you know what? It's a massive waste of your time. The b####ing is still going to continue, just as always. Moderators will occasionally break, just as always.
You getting mad over it isn't going to change anything. You are wasting your breath, your effort and your health.
Just do as Montoya does and don't pay attention to Spectrum. In fact, the more centralized the traffic is, the less it deserves your attention. Because more traffic means more b####ing and b####ing just rots your brain.
This is a massive nothingburger. Holy shit, you guys are overreacting.
Lock this thread and move on.