by TravisBean - 7/15/09 3:52 PM
I have been a member of NotebookReview.com for almost a year now. I am dismayed by the prejudicial attitudes of some moderators on that site, and the eventual closing of the Everything Political Forum, which at times had varying degrees of intellectually relevant ideas concerning race, religion, and current events. Unfortunately, whenever the discussions got to the "meat" of a topic, some of the moderators would step in and either delete posts which did not strike a chord with their point of view, or delete and close entire threads.
The Official NBR announcement went as follows:
Due to concerns our advertiser's have expressed with promoting their brands on a forum that allows controversial political and religious discussion, TechTarget management and legal counsel has requested we close this forum down so not to damage the ability to attract advertisers and thereby keep the forums running to support those looking for help with laptops.
As of 2PM EST this forum section will be closed until further notice.
Anybody here been a member of that site and care to comment?
Or for that matter, care to comment about fair/unfair moderation practices in general? All opinions are welcome and would be appreciated.