CPAdmin1 <timo...@goodcomputerhelp.com>, Mon, 17 Nov 2008 06:54:32 -0800 (PST):
I am totally against extremely harsh treatment of users, I think that
it is better to err on the side of less/shorter blocks, than more/
longer blocks. TK and Bugler are no exception, I am not saying we
should infinitely block them. A short one for TK is probably
appropriate, and a warning for Bugler. User rights however, is a
different story. When a user is given rights, they are given
authority to speak for/act on behalf of, CP. In everything that they
do in that capacity, it represents CP. If a user blocks somebody for
no apparent reason, or for simply disagreeing, or because they don't
like that user, or if they start name-calling, or bullying, it has to
be dealt with, because those actions represent CP. It is CP handing
out the unfair blocks and mistreating people. It has to be dealt
with publicly because otherwise, by our silence we are publicly
condoning those actions. This is why I support the removing of
Bugler's block rights.
I am getting to be very concerned about the way we treat our editors
here. We are treating them as though they are just simply tools that
we can use for whatever we want. We aren't treating them with the
respect that is due to every human being. Nobody is given the benefit
of the doubt (except TK) and blocks are handed out for anything from
disagreeing on some issue, to making any edit that is not exactly in
line with some of our more radical positions (Barack Obama), to
pointing out mistreatment of others. Users comments are routinely
deleted if they are in any way tough to answer, or show badly on CP.
Instead of taking advantage of the fact that people point out
problems, and taking advantage of that to fix it, those people are
suppressed, and the problems are allowed to fester. Even entire page
histories are deleted to cover up for these actions. The project
seems to care less about TRUTH and more about politics, and what casts
conseratives in a better light, and liberals as evil. Altogether the
project is starting to get an almost 1984 feel about it. If you
disagree with "the party" you are done away with, and as much of the
evidence is destroyed as possible. This practice is unfair,
unconservative, and unchristian. And I am not sure that I can stay
much longer with a clear conscience if it continues.
As Christians, it is our charge to represent Christ on this earth.
Right now I feel like this project negatively reflects on Christ. We
need to change the way we do things.
I hope I haven't offended anyone, but every word comes directly from
the heart, and I do not apologize for any of it. If you don't want
people around who care about treating people in a christian manner,
then tell me so, and I will leave.
Please respond, I want to hear peoples take on this. (especially