- Posted by Johanna on February 22, 2006 at 5:54 pm
- Category: Comic News
DC has decided that their message boards aren’t annoying enough to use, so they’re going to moderate every post from anyone with fewer than 500 posts to their history. You know, it’s been a long while since I had to visit their message boards, but I knew then that it wasn’t necessarily the new users who were the troublemakers… some of the worst abuses came from the most long-standing posters, who started getting wrongly proprietary about “their” boards.
This response thread demonstrates more problems: the policy isn’t being applied consistently (perhaps due to technical error), a conversational feel is destroyed by too-long delays in approval, there’s the creation of two “classes” of posters based on verbosity, users don’t understand why such a draconian policy was imposed, people are posting junk just to up their counts, and the wrong people feel punished.