I’m unsurprised

Moderators repeatedly refuse to do their job.

“You have totally lost it, delusional at best. Get some help!”

“Well that's the problem you keep doing Crack.”

“Besides in these talks you're a gun loon and carry little weight.”

“HA! You said the magic words---Tel Aviv Joe Liberman, I know what that means.”

“I'm going to fight my urge to compare you to a neutrino star and try again.”

“So far on this POST I have not gotten a decent answer from a right wing supposedly RESPONSIBLE gun owner about this continued Lie. I guess the righty's here have claimed the dumb ass prize!”

Here is a sampling of personal attacks directed at community in a recent thread. IT’s funny because not that long ago I complained the mods were giving preferential treatment to certain community members and I warned this obvious double standard would lead to a complete breakdown of the debates on current. Well here we are. I’ve been a community member since 08 and I’ve never seen such a thorough lack of moderation.

IT almost seems as if there are no moderators for the community page but that can’t be right since one of the commenters in the thread I was referring to was removed from the site entirely. Once again the current staffers have thoroughly failed to enforce their own guidelines with respect to a privileged few and are unquestionably complicit in the destruction of a once vibrant and mature community.
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  • It was never any different at Current in my experience. Don't know what it was like in 08, my first exposure to Current was in early 2011, but the moderation at that time was displaying a double standard in regards to enforcing their guidelines.
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    • Nope, no gang flagging here Vic. And GetSatisfaction is a separate entity from Current, just a service that Current uses to handle their user's issues so I don't think even Current mods can get your GetStatisfaction account banned. LOL... otherwise I highly doubt if I'd be able to comment here :)
    • Good one, David Hussy. Something happened to Vic_Ramano every since he changed his avatar. I told him so...... JessMag decided to permanently ban ME from Current. Lovely....seems like the trollistic people lead the staff around by their big snotty noses.
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  • I’m Fustrated
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    Agreed. They banned me without cause, reason, or explanation. When I inquired, they refuse to respond to my post:

    https://getsatisfaction.com/currentco...

    I don't know all the facts, so I'll refrain from passing judgement on the mods. Maybe they're overworked and underpaid, or maybe they're justing being lazy/flaky. I don't know. I just know this needs to change. The threads need better moderating, and they need to actually pay attention to who they are banning.
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  • @The Dude: We do not read every single comment posted to our website. Personal attacks have to be flagged to guarantee we'll see them. Can you provide a link to those comments?
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  • I’m like whoa!
    Dude I saw that but you are leaving critical info out---two passionate posters ( lets call them Mr.R84 and Mr.J ) having a discussion then one clearly states some nonsensical thing about using crack ( Mr.R84), the other points it out in his reply ( Mr.J) and Mr.R84 calls it troll bait. I also see that Mr.KMtown comment was brought here.

    I thank you for bringing it to getSatisfavtion. It is clear that Mr.R84 is a subpar poster how baited those individuals then calls them out as trolling. If Mr.R84 has frail sensibilities he should stay out of any constructive discussion, perhaps the sand box is more suited to his development.

    Mr.R84
    Mr.J:
    “And the ones committing all these crimes cannot be excused as mentally ill, if you do then that shows that most gun owners are mentally sick.”

    Rhetoric like this tests my faith in humanity. What you posted is so convoluted I’m having trouble figuring out how much crack I’d have to smoke for this argument to make sense. When you strip away all the identity politics this is what your argument looks like.

    Rampage killer criminals are often crazy

    Most violent criminal acts are committed by non-crazy people

    But if most violent criminal acts were committed by crazy people non-violent people would also be crazy even though they are neither violent or crazy

    Here is another example of Mr.R84 inciting:

    Mr.R84
    Dude don't take the flamebait. If someone actually goes through the hassle of posting he hopes to see people kill themselves on the internet you should take it as a sign that person is not interested in having a worthwhile or mature conversation. I would suggest flagging that post since it's flamebait, hate speech and lacks any semblance of respectability and ignoring that person altogether.
    http://current.com/comment/94017153.htm
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  • I’m like so in.
    I think the moderation on current is doing a great job.
    • "great job"? I hope that's some kind of twisted satire. I can think of four members who have been banned "in error" (including myself). Therefore, I think the description for the moderation system should be "needs improvement". Especially, in cases where members are being falsely accused of being someone else or having secondary accounts.

      The good news is all four members were reinstated once Moderation researched the details of each individual situation.

      But, the question still remains: How is false information, possibly, getting TO moderation prompting banning errors in the first place? I have a very hard time believing that these "banning errors" were all *strictly* technical glitches.
    • I totally agree with TanzaniteDiamonds. I've been one of those of which she speaks.
      I joined Current in 11-12, and in that time, have been gang-flagged, cyber-stalked,
      accused of being a sock, having multiple accounts, cyber-bullied, and you name,
      it, all has happened to me.

      I joined being naaive', thinking that this would be a nice place for people to gather
      and banter. No more than two days into posting on a webpage I found intruiging
      because of its' humoristic slant, "FLUFF", I began to get the intuition that some-
      thing wasn't as 'cute' about the wepage as I thought. The members were okay,
      it was the guy who created the webpage, also a notorious member who stays
      on at Current and looks for newbies in particular, to stalk and get a rise out of
      them (or worse).

      This FLUFF experience sticks in my mind because of the webpage creator
      taking an instant dislike to me and posting snide comments about what I had
      tried to say with humor and commaradity.

      And so the days went.....a friend of mine joined. We were both accused of
      being socks and by the same notorious member who STAYS planted firmly
      in the pages of Current, stalking, accusing me of stalking, accusing my friend
      of being socks, of having multiple accounts, and finally he got his glory day..
      ...we were both banned.

      It took a lot of hutzpah to get back in because I distain injustice and
      deception. I would never admit to being or doing something I was not
      or had done !
      Eventually, we were both reinstated.

      Since, I have had '2nd Warnings" from staff, JessMag, about my
      continuing to stalk others who talk trash of myself and I'm expected to
      stand by and take it?? I complied and went back and deleted or edited
      comments to placate the Great Moderators.

      Tanzanitediamonds is speaking the truth, and the heart of the matter is
      yes, I too find it hard to believe that "banning errors" were/are all "technical
      glitches" .

      I had respect for Current when I began as a foolish elder, thinking, 'what
      a great place and TV news program.' Since then, and how I and others have
      been put thru the wringer, this respect has taken a nose-dive.

      "You can deceive some of the people some of the time, but not all the
      people all the time. ! P.T. Barnum
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  • I’m amused
    Mommeeeeeeeee! Johnny called me a neutrino staaaaarrrrrrr.
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  • I’m I'm more than sad, I'm furious
    Anonymous, the above post, can be 'amused' because something like this has
    never occured to her/him.

    Best to have a moniker as 'anonymous'...... for what you post, it's very fitting,
    hide behind that moniker you chose, smiling through bogus and rather juvenile
    teeth.
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  • I’m still looking back and laughing at it all.
    LMAO!!!

    I remember that thread. What a crock of nonsense that was.

    Of course, you know the saying about some trolls being more equal than others.

    Live and learn, though. Maybe we'll cross paths in the future.

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  • I’m inredelous
    David Hussey -

    Vic Ramano was spewing his hateful comments at Mishima and the
    like, so I answered him.

    Now JessMag has written to tell me the unfair news that starting tomorrow,
    I'm permanently banned.

    THIS is a pefect example of how fair Moderators are. You should know.
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    • You're missing the point, Vic.
      NO ONE's personal pics should be posted on a public forum. And the fact that certain Current members could do it with such ease is disturbing.
    • Oh, I agree in that respect. It would be funny if the guy found a good defamation attorney and sued the site or the responsible party. I don't know how or if it could be done, but it would be kind of funny.

      Keith Olbermann got a nice paycheck out of it, so why can't the rest of us?

      Heh. Sue their asses. Half penny two penny type o' thing.
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