P1971 wrote:With many sock puppets on se23.com (maybe an extension of that?) my thinking is to ignore your posts.
The common understanding of sockpuppet and the definition used here when I was an admin on this forum was a person supporting themselves whilst pretending to be somebody else. The most obvious target, and here I am assuming you have experience as a moderator, was myself as the one person who had questioned the ethicacy of Chris's actions. Otherwise you should have worded your concern otherwise.
Such an accusation is untrue. At the time of posting (10:42) I was helping leading a ride. There a lot of people who can testify I couldn't and didn't. Do I also have to deny using a surrogate too? Here's my report on the ride just in case you might think I'm making it up: https://anerleybc.org/tuesday-ride-11th-april-2017/
(Note the start time - top left - and if you check my GPX track you will see me moving through countryside at the time).
I have tried for so many years to do the best I could for Sydenham and provide an open discussion on all things SE26 and had to resist a fair share of pressure and worse to censor stuff. Moderation is actually not doing any unless absolutely necessary. And now we come to this?
What we have on offer is some pretty heavy handed stuff from two in this thread who would, it appears, replace this with a much more aggressive and complicated moderation. Will you also, as you do now, forbid discussion of competitive forums too? The fact that both this thread is here and the SE23.COM thread is here is proof of why we have done things differently and more openly down here.
People are, of course, free to vote with their feet as to which they might prefer. But as someone who has spent years weeding out sockpuppets and, I hope, trusted to try and act fairly and impartially to be impugned in this way I find immensely saddening. And while I admired the work Chris & yourself did in SE23 I think you still have some way to go in sorting your own ethics before undermining others and trying to cause division in SE26.