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    Although I am not at all privy to what transpired, there have been certain things that may have caused this, things apparent to me for quite a while and, I assume, apparent to others.

    I believe that a good moderator is inoffensive, rarely quick to disagree with another’s viewpoint, broad-minded, and has a heroic ability to suffer fools. If I were a moderator, a position that (wisely) would never be offered me, I’d last a week at most.


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    Management has stated on multiple occasions that moderators are members too. If they are members without opinions, they are inhuman. Who needs inhuman moderators?
    I spent a fortune on deodorant before I realized that people don't like me anyway.

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    I'd personally be kind of curious what would happen if they made a transient troll into a moderator--might really psych them out, or perhaps they'd be drunk with power. Or if they temporarily made a spambot into a moderator, for that matter.

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    If this were a publicly-funded, public utility sort of place, there would be public hearings, testimony, denials, and perhaps a lot of public embarrassment, reputations besmirched, etc. TC is a privately-owned, privately funded forum, with its own internal rules of governance. It just might happen that a full airing of who said or did what, that resulted in Mahlerian's departure, might end up causing pain and embarrassment that may be neither deserved by anybody or desired by anybody, really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange Magic View Post
    If this were a publicly-funded, public utility sort of place, there would be public hearings, testimony, denials, and perhaps a lot of public embarrassment, reputations besmirched, etc. TC is a privately-owned, privately funded forum, with its own internal rules of governance. It just might happen that a full airing of who said or did what, that resulted in Mahlerian's departure, might end up causing pain and embarrassment that may be neither deserved by anybody or desired by anybody, really.
    You are absolutely 100% correct.

    Now ask me if I am going to renew my financial support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arpeggio View Post
    You are absolutely 100% correct.

    Now ask me if I am going to renew my financial support.
    Are you going to renew your financial support?

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    As we have said time and again, people leave the forum and return later on. It's always been like that here ... it happens on all large forums like this, not only those that are dedicated to Classical music, but it also happens on all other special interest discussion sites, too; automotive, hardware, movies, you name it - members always come and go all the time.

    The majority of those who leave return ... even years later. I can attest to that as it is I who receive an email saying that they were a member years ago and forgot their username/password which is something I can help them with and enable their membership.

    We never (repeat, never) delete memberships of inactive people. Their account, unless they were banned for spam, etc, is always available for them no matter when they decide to return. We do not ever purge long inactive accounts ... we have some inactive accounts going back to 2004 ... and all their posts are intact to this day. Even banned member posts are visible from years back up to the present.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    Although I am not at all privy to what transpired, there have been certain things that may have caused this, things apparent to me for quite a while and, I assume, apparent to others.

    I believe that a good moderator is inoffensive, rarely quick to disagree with another’s viewpoint, broad-minded, and has a heroic ability to suffer fools. If I were a moderator, a position that (wisely) would never be offered me, I’d last a week at most.
    It must be very hard to wear the two hats of participating member and mod, without one or both slipping.

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    Will there be a public inquiry? Will anyone have to give evidence? Will it be on the news?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merl View Post
    Will there be a public inquiry? Will anyone have to give evidence? Will it be on the news?
    No, to all questions above.

    Due to confidential and privacy laws I am not at liberty to disclose nor discuss any details on the open boards or privately (PM or email).

    The decision was made at the top administration level. I can assure everyone there is nothing personal about this staff change. If you have further questions you are invited to contact the site owner directly.
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    I was being sarcastic. Apologies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    Although I am not at all privy to what transpired, there have been certain things that may have caused this, things apparent to me for quite a while and, I assume, apparent to others.

    I believe that a good moderator is inoffensive, rarely quick to disagree with another’s viewpoint, broad-minded, and has a heroic ability to suffer fools. If I were a moderator, a position that (wisely) would never be offered me, I’d last a week at most.
    I think you've nailed it.
    Just because someone has a lot to contribute to a forum doesn't necessarily mean they have the right character for a moderator.

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    Boy...I really don't understand the reactions (or lack thereof) over the last couple of days. I'm just throwing my hands up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonNZ View Post
    Boy...I really don't understand the reactions (or lack thereof) over the last couple of days. I'm just throwing my hands up.
    Why is it so hard to understand? Surely it's always been clear that not everybody shares the same opinion of everyone else. People differ in what they find valuable in any given member and what they regard as failings, and how these two aspects should be weighed; and they also differ in how they have interacted with any given member.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    If I were a moderator, a position that (wisely) would never be offered me, I’d last a week at most.
    As long as a week???

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