It's like the shop staff get all the flack in retail, because they are on the "front line". Moderators are the ones seen by GAGers, and give us flack because they haven't read, or don't understand, the rules, and then compain when posts are hidden.
I find it infuriating at times when a mildly controversial question gets removed whereas other, clearly more offensive ones, do not. So perhaps it is the inconsistency that gets to people? Which is obviously hard to avoid since all mods will have different tolerance levels for different things.
i dont , i have yet to talk to one or hear from one. but having been one i know all about the hate lol. and not to mention the spam you have to clean up from stupid ebot that post random adds for sex enhancers etc. and some of it is in Russian or some junk lol
its a fucking pains on top of keep threads keeping them clean of fights or irrelevant chat thats not on topic.
I don't hate them. One of them was disgusted by the things I did (they were shitty and I am disappointed in myself too) and she's probably disappointed in me somehow. One of them blocked me because I told her that I don't like Star Wars and i'm not going to list names for a popularity contest. The other one said that my height is getting to my head and he doesn't care about me. I don't know about the rest and how they feel about me. I don't hate you at all. I don't hate the mods. I don't know how you feel about me as a member, I guess you're just neutral.
A few of them are a pain in the ass but most of them are alright but I'd be lying if I didn't say some of them abuse the power given to them and use it for personal and biased personal agenda's and vendettas.
because it is very one sided. if you have a white straight man ranting and raving about women, gays, or minorities it will get blocked in a heart beat. but if it is the other way around it ends up as a featured question or something
Because a decent amount of them aren't moderators because they give good answers or all good questions or even good users. You can be a total troll and have a badge on this site. And some that do abuse it. With that said, I don't personally hate them
because they're mad over the fact they're shitty trolls most of the time
Because they don't understand what moderators can do vs. administrators.
Some do if your a guy your most likely to get warning, accounts deleted, banning's etc if you say or do something wrong. I've seen females users on here call guys jerks, assholes, fuckboys and nothing gets removed. Call a girl a slut and its a war.
I have seen them act in openly an anti-white way by allowing anti-white question and doing nothing about it and then when I post the same question but switch black for white and white for black, the question gets taken down as offensive. The other question eventually came down but after it ran its course over three days. So in a word, they are racist.
We don't hate all moderators. We hate the ones who are rude and go on power trips.
I think a lot of them just don't understand the TOS and the posting rules of the site that the AGREED to when they signed up. Many of them also don't realize that every action a moderator takes, is reviewed by the admin team, so it would be very difficult for any moderator to "abuse power" for very long without being noticed and possibly being dismissed as a moderator.
But I also think that the average user knows that moderators are necessary on any web community. Every day some new user starts off their GaG experience by trolling and calling people names, etc. Someone has to moderate that stuff. Just like a political debate, etc., there are rules that must be enforced to keep things moving along with relative smoothness. :)
I haven't had an issue with any mod or editor except pervertedjester because he took my Take out of context and named things about it in his own myTake and nothing he said was true. But people like @fathoms77 I've had nothing but great experiences with. I think it really just depends on the mod or editor.
Because there are trolls and people who post offensive or non-sense things. Then the moderators delete their posts and obviously they don't like it. I understand that sometimes they just want to make GAG a better website.