• Welcome to ScubaBoard


  1. Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world's largest scuba diving community. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Joining has its benefits and enables you to participate in the discussions.

    Benefits of registering include

    • Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.
    • A Free photo gallery to share your dive photos with the world.
    • You can make this box go away

    Joining is quick and easy. Login or Register now by clicking on the button

mods decisions

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by Aqua-Andy, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. Aqua-Andy

    Aqua-Andy Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Southern NH.
    1,415
    504
    113
    In this thread Where to get a custom BCD made? I am very disappointed to see the mods side with the paying advertiser and reprimand the common SB user. This is not Tobin's first brawl here, he will argue round and round just to make "his" point, even to the point of arguing unimportant points. The man is rude and crass but I have not seen any threats of throwing him off SB.

    I would have put this in the whine and cheese section but it doesn't appear to be here anymore.
     
    StefinSB, tridacna and sbijou like this.
  2. sbijou

    sbijou Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Ft. Lauderdale
    140
    71
    28
    The thread has been edited but Aqua-Andy raised an interesting point. Are SB supporters given different treatment by the moderators or is bad behavior tolerated because it raises board interest and readership ? One reader remarked that Tobin's post wouldn't dissuade him from being a DSS customer. I on the other hand feel differently.
     
  3. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: New Jersey
    5,731
    2,743
    113
    I agree. Tobin's responses have been way over the top. Aggressive and rude spring to mind. I for one will think twice before doing business with him again. The moderation was a pathetic attempt to "not piss off Tobin". Tobin's response? More of the same. Next post continued to demean the OP.
     
    StefinSB likes this.
  4. Hawkwood

    Hawkwood MSDT

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: NA
    6,374
    1,289
    113
    They must have toasted the post you are referring to. Nothing showing after the Mod Post.
     
  5. Doby45

    Doby45 Do I have something in my teeth?

    1,829
    1,066
    113
    It had nothing to do with him being an advertiser. He did nothing that came in conflict with the TOS. A disagreement between two people does not mean either is wrong as this is an open discussion forum. Personal attacks would cross that line and those should be handled by the mods. Calling someone a "douche" would be deemed a personal attack. The mods finally closed the thread because it was going no where and it was simply a bunch of bickering. What would you have, Tobin banned because he disagreed with Benno, man if that starts happening there will be a TON of bans coming down the tracks..
     
    rhwestfall and Firefyter like this.
  6. diversteve

    diversteve Technical Admin

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location:
    26,205
    5,776
    113
    Whine/Cheese is now http://www.scubaboard.com/community/forums/thumbs-down.300/

    Neither of the above:
    If you want to follow along for the context - it's mid-thread in the other active thread in this forum - although the post starts on a different issue. Open-Ended Bans?
     
  7. Caveeagle

    Caveeagle Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: High Springs, FL
    1,507
    995
    113
    I must admit to being a little bu++hur+ about another thread where several of my comments have been deleted for being "political". This was in the "why are primary lights so expensive". I really don't see where my comments were at all political, other than bringing up economic issues like wages and how that ties into pricing. Also how most small business owners end up making well below min wage. Oh well.... I my opinion of SB just dropped quite a bit. I guess I have to re-align my politically correct filter before I make anymore posts that have anything to do with economics or business.
     
    giffenk, letterboy and BRT like this.
  8. Jack Hammer

    Jack Hammer Solo Diver

    1,686
    1,003
    113
    I don't recall seeing the Mods publish who has been reprimanded for what... ever.

    Some of those threads get completely derailed. I'm glad that posts in the light thread were removed. Points were made then it devolved into bickering over semantics and political views that had little to do with lights ot the intended topic of the thread.

    Wouldn't it have been better to complain to the mods directly about not liking a members posts than to start a thread to complain about that member? No offense but it comes off a bit whiney. :)
     
  9. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Largo, FL USA
    5,876
    3,077
    113
    Some of mine were deleted from the primary lights thread too. However, I think the mods were right to do so in my case. I got offtopic, along with Tobin and a few others. I haven't checked the thread really - I'm hoping all the offtopic posts were deleted and not just select ones. It was an informative thread with detailed cost information was posted by a manufacturer. Our discussion diluted the thread's value.

    That said, unless a thread is about "an argument" I don't see how mods can defend Tobin's posts in the other thread. They're just as off topic as my posts in the primary lights thread were.
     

Share This Page