Grow the f**k up, or leave, please.
by bobswern, Sat Jan 03, 2009 at 09:57:43 PM EST
This diary is being posted to highlight a very simple concept on which I just commented in another diary.
It's one thing to criticize the lack of moderation here. It's another thing to undermine the serious intent of the folks that are STILL putting forth good diaries here despite the lack of moderation, and then seeing folks acting like kids who then magnify the matter (of a lack of full-time moderation here) by pushing spam diaries to the Rec List.
It costs money to moderate a site, 24/7; frequently it costs money to moderate a site even on a part-time basis, for that matter. This site is not producing any significant profits as it is; at least that's what I've gathered reading between the lines of Jerome's comments regarding that reality.
Think of this as a public area. (That's what it is, more or less.) Some public areas are more supervised than others. The folks that run this place make no pretense about that, too.
So, stating the obvious, in smaller communities--like this--it's up to the folks that are still around to maintain things to the extent they're empowered to do so.
If you don't like it, then go somewhere else where there's more moderation. (Gosh, what a concept!)
But, out of common courtesy, if all you're going to do is sit around here rec'ing crap diaries about things like knockoff watches, then you're making the place far worse than it would be if you weren't around.
There. I said it.