“...wildly off - topic for beta”. Ahhh, the not-so-hidden sneer of the superior to the inferior. The polite way to remind someone to not forget their “place" in the overall scheme of things and demand “rights” to speak as necessary to the intended purpose.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
When the “guardians” within GMF act as advocates or so as discourage empirical discussion, who guards the guardians”? Only [beta] and Groups.io can intervene when and if that becomes necessary. Do we, mere owners, REALLY need ask for that to be a [beta] hashtag? If so, consider that done right now by me.
We are reminded again and again that GMF is “peer to peer” and not part of Groups.io. It doesn’t always exhibit that “floor and feel”. “Position posts” by a moderator or founder are not inherently more credible.
No one has proposed moderators are not necessary. They need to remember their function is that of police, not judges. They should NOT intimidate verbally nor act with conspicuous bias. In “peer to peer” debate they should leave their “official function and uniform” at the door and come in as intellectually naked as the rest of us. ;<)