I left BF about a year ago because the mods are way too heavy-handed. This is a good example.Originally Posted by tomcryar
Isn't the beauty of the Internet in its self-governance? If I don't like what someone says, or a thread has been "hijacked," I have three options: argue back, ignore the flamer, go read something else. I much prefer that those options remain mine.
I can understand the need to deal with the most blatant a$$es, etc., but to lock threads because they've veered off topic or become argumentative is condescending and fascist. Dial down the authority and maybe some people won't feel the need to rebel; the remaining jacka$$es you can deal with on a case-by-case basis.
Ah well, back to RBR I go. See ya next year.