We must also remember that the Mods and Admins are not robots or genies; They are not here to fulfill every individual's wish nor can they be around 24/7 when stuff happens. It is simply not possible to please EVERYONE or to be on guard all day and night everyday. If a Mod or Admin doesn't respond right away to your complaint or question, it isn't because they "don't care:" or because they are showing favouritism or whatever, it's because they have lives outside of the forum. Their lives do not revolve around this forum. It is for them likely a hobby, not even a job. Like I said, they are not robots; They are not perfect and no Mod or Admin can ever hope to be, but they are doing a damn good job given the place, the people and the circumstances.
I'd say there's certain people and certain behaviours that they should probably exercise more control over, and I do feel that because of the Mods/Admins actually having lives unlike most of us, certain people appear to "get away" with more than they should--but again, the Mods and Admins are neither robots nor magicians nor genies. They are not the Greek Pantheon, sitting at all times on a Mountain watching and listening to us, with all the free time in the world to aid us in what we ask for. I do believe certain people and certain problems will be dealt with in time, but the Mods cannot go on a ban spree just because one or two people wish they would. If that were the case, if the mods listened to the demands of a few, half the forum (or possibly more) would be banned because of petty fights between this person or that. And for those who cry "corruption" or "cronyism"...What would you call it if the Mods banned certain posters simply because one or two posters asked them to? I'd call that corruption. I've dealt with corruption and cronyism on forums in the past--I need not mention names--and helped set it right. I know it when I see it.
And I can confirm--UK Subs did NOT give up on this place, as someone claimed. He is actually really busy in real life. Having myself been a member here for ten years I can assure you of Subs' devotion to the forum. He's one of the best. He loves and cares about the place as much as any detractor does also--but Subs has real life things to worry about too, like the rest of us.
I think that instead of shitting on the Mods and Subs and HV, we should thank them. If it wasn't for Subs, we would no longer have this forum in the first place. Have we forgotten that so quickly? If the mods were unfair or biased or this or that, I wouldn't be here posting this right now. The fact of the matter is they are people just as we are with real life problems and concerns, they are GN'R fans as most of us are, and they also happen to be in charge here--and they are doing a great job.
Edited by Vincent Vega, 01 December 2012 - 02:25 PM.