Originally Posted by Saluki
I am a mod/admin on 3 other boards, and I must admit that this board seems to be very well run. I think your subject matter helps you avoid problems as well. I think most aquarists that want to put the time, money and effort in to have a really nice planted tank tend to be a little older, or at least mature for their age.
One of the sites I moderate is an Oscar site ( oscarfish. com). There is something about big fish that are capable of eating other fish that draws the teenagers in like droves. We have many problems over there. They tend to get offended when it is explained to them that they can't keep a fish that is capable of growing to 18 inches in a 10 gallon tank.
Saluki, your forum fits into the category that labels everyone who don't agree with the mods as trolls. You should find the reason why your site seems to attract "immature" posters. Sometimes instead of blaming everyone else, maybe look in a different direction?
Do you really think that people will get offended if you tell them to get a bigger tank? You really seem to think that members transform into trolls just because you offer them some advise? Or is that just an excuse you made up cos you don't want to say "oh, he was banned cos he showed why activated carbon is not a must for aquarium" or "oh, he said aquarium plastic bags should be used to transfer fish and not fish nets" etc etc ..
Trolls are people who sign up to create trouble. Look over the people you have banned from your forums. Many of them have hundreds of posts with good contribution. Obviously they are not trolls. However, once they debate something that the mods/admin disagree with, that's it. Banned. End of story.
You and your gang seems get some kind of kick out of editing other people's postings into your own words and then banning them to cover up. How lame. Do let us know what are the other boards that you and your gang mods so that I can tell people everywhere not to visit them so we save ourself from future frustration.
By they way I am really surprised you didn't get to be a mod on this forum huh? :lol: Did you ask to be one? I think I know.. :lol: