One of ZN.o's three main moderators blamed one forum member's "constant negative posts" for causing another forum member to stop posting on ZN.o.
The second of ZN.o's three main moderators says it doesn't make sense for forum members "to continually editorialize every decision or comment by other posters."
The third of ZN.o's three main moderators agrees with #2, and says "this is the complaint I hear most from former posters."
So what the heck is going on with ZN.o?
I absolutely love having a place to discuss Zips sports with a bunch of great people, and I greatly appreciate the efforts of everyone on the ZN.o staff who helps make this happen.
I try to be a good citizen and abide by the rules as best I understand them.
I just don't get some of the things that go on here.
I see some forum members being chastised for what look to me to be sincere attempts to help raise the level of discussion, and I see other people get away with negative drive-by sniping at others.
There's at the very least a strong appearance of favoritism at work here that some forum members are allowed to get away with stuff because the moderators agree with the positions of those forum members, and others are on the crap list because they regularly post dissenting opinions.
Some of this may be more perceived than valid. But if it's all just perception, then at the very least those forum members should have the opportunity to hold an honest, civil discussion with the moderators to clear the air.
ZN.o would be a better place for everyone if everyone believed they were being treated fairly and equitably.
I know I'm not the only one who believes this because I've seen it mentioned in public posts and private PMs.
Could we please have a calm, rational discussion here without people pointing fingers and throwing insults at each other?
Could everyone making a post in this thread please try to be constructive and think twice before hitting the Post button?