[SOLVED] Questionable Infraction and poor follow up.
HI I have received an infraction and a weeks moderation of all posts after I posted a disgruntled post concerning a lack of support from a manufacturer in connection to one of their boards and a use of linux.
The following responses and interactions have given rise to a feeling of disharmoney and scepticism as to how moderation occurs and is open to subjective opinion and agendas.
I am sure a look at my posts in total will show I do not subscribe to profanity, trolling or flame wars but this was a legitimate posting regarding dissatisfaction with a product and its relationship to Linux in general. The title did not mask the content.
My issues are.
1) The infractions justification.
on the basis of language..
The questionable words were Crap, (250 post current active post inc. this)
****** (249 current posts)
**** (250 posts current)
F.wit (unabbreviated) 1 post active
Anus 15 posts
My Avatar surely subjective, The image is not in anyway worthy of censorship. Still not sure of the grounds eroticism she is wearing clothes. Spirituality or religious concern she is symbolising the devil horns and the Tux is sporting a wand and hogwarts coat of arms?
2) The single handed avenue of moderation, my next posting, which YES identified in sarcastic overtones the censorship was then itself moderated by the moderator I have the issue with.
I am at a loss for how this identifies Ubuntu Forums as being a subjective Draconian authority under the guise of being PC and is has shaken this normally calm and softly spoken individual to a reactionary stance.
Ubuntu should be open to challenge and appraisal in its forums, moderators are certainly not above subjectivity or error, and if the post (which I still think is fine) is dubious in their eyes a holding a discussion could take place prior to infraction and penalties. Of course if it is blatant abuse, racism,sexism,phyisical hostility or personal then this would require exceptional status.
As a whole I have been delighted with the forums, the moderation and eclectisism of these forums but this is a major issue drawn to my attention by a small incident.
Look forward to appraisel review and conclusion.
Nigel Lian-Li, Core 2 e8400,4gb Ballsitix tracer, 2x dell 1905fp, 2x Asus 7800gt, 2x asus dvdrw 20X
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