TV’s Frink said:
TV’s Frink said:
I really wish I could post as eloquently as Dre, Dom, and Jay are right now. I’ve enjoyed reading these last few posts. I can’t really add anything that hasn’t already been said better, though.
Too bad the entire conversation is basically completely off-topic.
A thread veering off topic is suddenly a concern for you after 9 years?
It sprung from a discussion about diversity in Solo. I welcome the diversion.
Yes I make a lot of off topic comments. And most of the time they’re just a one-off joke, not a six page diversion that may have started tangential to the topic but ended up nowhere near it.
But it’s your topic and it’s your forum, so since you’re cool with the inconsistency being displayed, cool. Of course the real solution would be to start a new topic and get this thread back to the actual movie it’s supposedly about, but what do I know?
JEDIT: I already PM’d a moderator after posting my initial complaint, so I had considered the matter closed.
Your one-off jokes often inspire pages of irrelevant posts that read more like a chat room than a discussion forum, which you continue to fuel with further one-offs, resulting in utter derailment of the thread and little discussion of any real value. Our tangential discussion in this thread about diversity, which was inspired by Solo itself, ended up being a meaningful exchange — so much so that some participants felt the need to comment on how good of a discussion it’s been. Your inability to tell the difference between a worthwhile tangent and an unfortunate derailment is the real problem.
Yes, it is my topic, and as the rules state, the OP sets the tone of the discussion. I don’t mind when topics go off in a different direction when that direction is meaningful and interesting, and I don’t moderate off topic posts of that nature in other threads unless the thread author requests it or there are complaints from multiple members, in which case I’d still defer to the OP regardless of others’ concerns.
The mods don’t share a single hive mind. Messaging one of us doesn’t broadcast your message to everyone. I was made aware of that message after I posted my response, and if I’m not mistaken, that was also in regards to a thread started by someone who was not you, in which case, again, the OP sets the tone for the thread. I see no inconsistency in our moderation in either situation. My being an administrator here has nothing to do with the application of the rules, which are applied as evenly and fairly as possible to all participants.
This isn’t the first time in recent memory where you’ve attempted to control the discussion because it didn’t suit your tastes or interests, and I’d appreciate it if we didn’t have to travel down this road again.