*Membership spots not really limited!
I don't think so, that's what being in charge of that sort of thing is about. Personally, they can support and do whatever they love, but if they can't set it aside to do the job they volunteered for, then they should quit.
Nobody is saying this person couldn't take part against these threads shooting down someone's complaints with his own arguments, write up his own articles about how much he loves dc, etc., but the minute you start deleting threads and changing rules to follow your own vision, then it's something different. And if it's not just his vision, then the article, speaking about CBR as a whole, since the buck stops with them anyways, is ultimately responsible and they are combining threads not to help posters, but to help whatever vision they want to create.
But we deal with it here, I work with these guys writing stuff on the front page everyday and people that say we have a grudge against DC are fucking idiots, to put it simply. We are doing the same before as we do now, any extra attention dc gets is their own doing by the stories the provide, but we get snarky about everything and everyone and we also have no problem writing about it when they do something right. Now, you don't have to believe that, many people don't. I guess it depends on how much you think outside of your fanboyism b/c most people that have issue are dc fanboys who get butthurt or people from other sites that are insecure and want to try and diminish someone else's work.
Let's flip it though, do we tell people in the forum they have to only praise DC in one megathread? If you want to give any DC book a positive review, praise a creator, or a decision, etc. you have to do it in this one 4K post megathread. If you want to talk about how awesome superman unchained is that just came out, too damn bad, it's a duplicate post b/c it's just like talking about how you liked Batman a year ago.
They've created an agenda in their modding to control the speech of the forum, and the agenda doesn't have much to do with helping the people in the forum... but who does it benefit? hmmm...
I get what you're saying, but agendas are almost always self-serving. The CBR forums are like any other company like DC and Marvel, or site, like OH, in that if their actions make the user/consumer experience enjoyable, that's great, but in the end it has to serve and protect itself first.
This is why I thought we stopped (or never started considering OHG) making articles and threads on the happenings of other boards. Suddenly we're talking about site-wide conspiracies and agendas and unprofessionalism and unfairness on a grand scale when frankly it's all conjecture. Just a little while ago I swear it seems like people were calling CBR DC-hating Marvel shills and BC Marvel-hating DC shills and now it's the complete opposite. People see what they want to see. That's not to say the forums are blameless, because they're not. Comics journalism and message forum are in a shitty state and a lot of mistakes are being made by individuals and those actions are casting a bad light on their sites as a whole. Writing and board moderation are easily construed as agenda-driven.