I'm hoping to have a real discussion on this manner here, rather than you know, be flamed endlessly because I give a damn.
New guy walks into the forum, asks where he can find a Metal Gear Solid ringtone. He does so in a manner that is, considered by most, unacceptable in the way he worded things and his topic was locked, rightfully so.
However, then Bogey, decides to unlock the thread with the sole
purpose of allowing people to yell at the new guy.
On second thought, I want you guys to yell at him for a bit before I lock this again.
People defend Bogey's actions by saying that it makes his thread an example of what not to post. I thought that was what locking a thread did.
People defend his actions by saying "Well he should have read the rules and he would know to lurk" Yes, that is true and I agree that his topic should have been locked, but unlocking it (even though it should be locked) just
to let people flame him, that's not justifiable.
People say, "I don't think anyone cares if he never comes back." I would think Gabe, Tycho and the people who work hard to keep the forums online would care because if it happens once, it'll happen again.
People say, "Well this is needed to let the forumers vent and relieve stress," No, you can relieve stress on your own time and in a respectful manner.
I think this is unacceptable behavior for anyone
, especially a mod who is in a position of authority and is seen as a leader of the forums.
If you're going to punish someone for a post they make, I though a mod was supposed to lock a thread, jail or ban someone.
Not sanction a thread made to flame one particular person.
If any regular poster made a serious thread for the sole purpose of flaming another forumer, than I don't think any mod would let them go without at least a jailing.
Bogey could have left the thread locked the thread, pointed the guy in the direction of the rules and left it at that. But instead he uses his "best
"judgement to sanction a large group of people to insult the new guy.
To new people, this forum (not to mention the mods) are a representation of Penny Arcade. Is this how PA should be represented?
The new guy was in the wrong with his topic and it should have been locked, what Bogey did I feel is unacceptable for anyone, much less a mod who, yes, should be held to a higher standard.