I really do like Entrecard. I really do. However, some of the missteps that have occurred over are just crazy. One of the ongoing missteps is their moderators on their forums. This was an issue a while back before. New forums popped up due to the censorship that a lot of the members were feeling on the Entrecard forums. Seriously, that was how bad it got.
Now, I thought that was over and done with. We were told that wouldn't happen anymore and blah blah blah. Well, I learned firsthand myself how much crap that was (I'm a little irritated . . . can you tell?) Now, I have moderated before (I was moderator at the Izea forums over a year, so I know what a pain it can be. However, we were never ever ever allowed to delete anything unless it was spam.) Now, the thread in question is this one: http://entrecard.com/forums/7/15804/#p=21. Now, they posted a question and people started responding. I happened to be one of them. And my response got deleted since he (the moderator who started the question) didn't like the answer. He also removed the reference to another forum called Firestorm. I'm sorry, you can't ask a question on a public forum and then start deleting the answers you don't like. Sorry, that is crap. The part that I especially love is that other forums are listed there. His reasoning? Firestorm and Forum Finder (which is the one I listed) are too close to what Entrecard's forum does (huh?). I wouldn't be half as ticked if he didn't leave other forums up there that do the same darn thing. I don't understand the double standard. I am not one to kiss ass which is probably why my comment is gone (I've left two more comments questioning why — we'll see how long those last).
Now, I don't own either forum that got taken off the list. I get no benefit for writing this post, besides releasing some of my anger. I just am sick and tired of Entrecard's double standard when it comes to their forums. Obviously, the only way to get your posts to say is to kiss up or keep your opinions to yourself (which I would think is counterproductive on a forum).
Let me know your thoughts.