Obviously you do after all the posters you don't personally agree with are suspended ;).
If this a low jab at me then sorry to disappoint you but I don't think I banned anyone in my life, we were only deleting bots' accounts and we didn't have any "suspension" system, only warning system (and noone ever got enough warnings to get banned, I think lol). Our mods were doing just fine only with that :)
Furthermore, here I'm just a user and I'm free to write things I want and take sides if I want, but I couldn't allow myself to do that when I was an admin/mod at my forum. That's one of the reasons I wouldn't like to be a moderator on this forum :)
Also, I didn't allow myself to make petty comments about my users' names, for example.
You can 'get bored' or frustrated only after you realize that your personal views are not always shared by other people.
Or you can get bored when after a few years you stop being as interested in the topic of the forum as you were before and you let someone else take your place, someone younger with deep interest and fresh passion :) I still have the "title" of the owner of the forum and access to the administration panel though :)
We are never bored here because we have learned that there is no 'established truth / authority / opinion.'
Who are "we"? Is your name Legion? :))
It's understandable that some people who agree with your views would want to make you a moderator or an administrator -- but only because they would hope that you would silence the 'dissidents' who happen to have different opinions.
Yes, probably. They would be disappointed, though :)
On the other hand, I remember once bluesfan and delphiandomine were telling me that I should be a mod, when there was some sort of vacancy and I quite often disagreed with delph :) What were their reasons then?
Then, after some time when there are only those you agree with left, you get bored because you're not really interested in what they say.
You know, there was this user on our forum, a pretty nasty girl but with a strong character and interesting personality and very "different views". She even called herself "the devil's spawn" and it turned into a sort of nickname of hers lol She was our "arch enemy" on that nasty forum we evacuated from :) She first posted as a guest, we knew it was her though and in the end we managed to encourage her to register and she became a regular poster. She did keep her "different views" though :) We've became friends and I even met her two times in real life although we live in different cities. I even mentioned her on this forum: https://polishforums.com/love-36/addressing-laws-boy-girlfriend-parents-73216/2/#msg1464182
("My friend who graduated from Japanese studies"). I've also met with other forum members - we had a forum meeting in Warsaw. At that time I was "the bridge maker" and a "mediator" type of person :)
Sorry, Admin, but you don't know me and you don't know what I'm capable of ;)
Maybe you got irritated because I'm not the biggest fan of your forum, but you shouldn't take it personally and be able to take criticism as there is no 'established truth / authority / opinion' so my opinion is worth as much as yours, right? :)
Can I ask how that comment is even remotely on topic in a thread titled "Is the Administrator of the P.F. a Native Pole ?"
Whether the administrator is a native of Poland, Holland or Lapland, he needs to have moderators who respect his rules.
Maybe there are those who are "equal" and those who are "more equal" on this forum :) We are all hypocritical and biased to some extent, I've met very few truly objective people during my discussions on the internet. They are usually scarce on both sides :)
Thanks to Harry and Paulina (who have no respect for other members threads)
That's unfair, Vincent, and not really true. Off-topics are a norm and not abnormality on internet forums. They happen often and it doesn't have to mean the users involved "have no respect for other members threads".
Some of the posts have been removed, but there is still some more tiding up to be done before it is reopened.
So, if this post of Harry is left intact:https://polishforums.com/news-4/poland-successful-case-low-criminality-europe-74053/2/#msg1473687
Does this mean I can respond to:
"You wish to deny that some Poles do want to prevent Muslims from settling in Poland? Oh dear; are you ever going to learn that its a really bad idea to automatically jump to attack any foreigner who says anything negative about Poland? All you do then is make yourself look foolish."
No matter where, a local has almost always a much more idealistic and positive view of his/her country than an expat/ foreigner.
TheOther, you should really really really come to Poland and talk to Poles ;)) Or even just read the Polish internet. You have no idea what you're taling about... ;)
I strongly believe that it takes physical distance to see what's really going on at home (like the "...as an American in Canada, it's given me the opportunity to see my country from an external point of view." above).
It may be the case, but it doesn't have to be. Someone may leave their country and be as blind and nationalistic or biased as he/she was before.
You should try it one day. Perhaps you will then understand that stuff like this...
What should I try? Living in another country?
TheOther, I know people who can be painfully objective about their countries. They don't have to live abroad but I agree that at least visiting other countries and knowing other languages so you can discuss with people of different nationalities can be an eye-opener. It was like this in my case with my discussions with Russians - during those I've discovered a completely different world view and I've realised how different people and nations can be. However, that doesn't mean that Russians are always
right, does it? :)
TheOther, I don't think you realise that you're preaching to the choir.
So I don't know what your problem is with me exactly. It's as if you were completely not listening to me.
I'm not saying that foreigners can't criticize Poland or Poles. Poles themselves do that quite often lol I've explained more than once what's my issue with certain people and attitudes on this forum, I've given examples. I honestly don't know what more I can do and in what better way I can explain this. Maybe I'm just beating my head against the wall...
only happens in your head, Paulina.
TheOther, are you seriously saying that there are no anti-Catholic/anti-Polish people on this planet called Earth? :))
Admin, mods, I've already asked about this in this thread but noone answered - why was this thread deleted?