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Old 02-11-2020, 10:19 AM   #61
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Trust a slacker to hit on the term "benevolent dictatorship"! We all know where that comes from.
But actually Eric has a point here. The whole tech sphere is not a democracy. It's a meritocracy and trying to assimilate it to a democracy doesn't work. Technical experts are respected because they know their stuff. They are not on the whole a very representative lot. Let's face it, most of them are male, middle aged and white. But if they know what they are talking about and can guide and help others, they are respected.

I have noticed that some of the most argumentative people in the General forum are not the ones who mostly step in to solve technical problems. Some people practically live in General. And while I enjoy the discussions there (this is the nearest thing I have to a social networking site), it isn't really what Linux Questions is about.
 
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Old 02-11-2020, 10:41 AM   #62
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Trust a slacker to hit on the term "benevolent dictatorship"! We all know where that comes from.

Heh! Caught that one, huh?
 
Old 02-11-2020, 10:55 AM   #63
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It's also from Python.
 
Old 02-13-2020, 01:38 AM   #64
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freemedia2018 completely lost it in one post which then resulted in their ban.
But the things I criticize happened before that and no doubt led to them losing it.
There was no "Inciting of a Flame War", as rtmistler stated in that other thread. Quite the opposite. One of the very few systemd-related threads on LQ that had not (yet) gone down that road.
And I bet freemedia2018 first tried to talk it out with rtmistler through PM, and got either no replies or very unyielding rulebook sort of replies - at least that's what happened to me back then.

I know that forum moderation is not transparent (by technical design), but I wish it was.
After all, most forum maintainers (and moderators) like to pride themselves on being fair. Transparency would be an important step towards that.

After it happened to me, I started noticing rtmistler (sometimes severely) misjudging other members' posts, and it does not look to me like that is going to change. I'm talking years here. I think some action is required.
And I'm truly sorry for singling out one moderator here, I'm sure they're not the only one stepping out of line.
 
  


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