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Poor judgement from moderator.

Hello Mr. R. Proffitt,
So let me get this straight, on my first (and last) post you accused me of plagiarism because you found the same text on another site, but you didn't even take 3 minutes to think about the possibility that the author of both texts maybe, just maybe was the same person... and wouldn't you know it, it was.
Then, without even giving me a chance to present my case, you locked my thread accusing me of promoting my content. But this time you were right.. sort of... I am, in fact, writing a technical document and I do believe that YOUR forum (because judging by your authoritarianism it MUST be YOUR forum) is a forum of technical interest, is it not?
Anyway, I am not promoting anything. I was just trying to get feedback on the technical accuracy of my writing and once the documents was error checked (thanks to the contribution of YOUR forum's members) and finished, I was going to upload it to different networking forums I participate in and one of those forums was going to be, of course, YOUR forum, the one that you SO BADLY moderate.
One last thing Mr. Forum Owner, here is the definition of a moderator, “an independent person or body officially appointed to settle a dispute”. Your authoritarianism, as you can see, causes disputes.

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Wait just a minute here

Did I just read that you were using these forums to proof read your document for technical accuracy and then you were going to upload it elsewhere? Now you're complaining about a moderator's handling of your posts? Seems a bit nervy. I'd also say that open and informal forums are not the best place to look for absolute accuracy. If you want technical accuracy for a product, you go to the engineers who designed it and not to forums frequented by its users. Any such document you might post is going to have second and third hand information and will be subject to being flawed. IMO, your rant is an insult to people here who would try to help you.

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Hello Sir.

"Did I just read that you were using these forums to proof read your document for technical accuracy and then you were going to upload it elsewhere?"

No sir, you didn´t read that.

"open and informal forums are not the best place to look for absolute accuracy"

You are 100% correct sir. That is why if you read my post, you will not find words such as absolute accuracy or anything like it. You will find words such as feedback and error checked. My intention was to, after discussing about the doc´s subject among other knowledgeable forum users, I was going to eventually come up with a document that was, to a certain level, accurate. That´s all.

"IMO, your rant is an insult to people here who would try to help you."

I don´t see it like that. I thought that a forum was a place to express opinions, receive feedback from other users, contribute to other people´s work, etc.
It seems you and me sir, do not agree on that, but of course, this 100% acceptable.

I do believe that I was mistreated because of the way the moderator handle my post but again, you don´t see it like that and I respect that sir.

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I do apologize if I misunderstood

I was drawn here only because this thread was listed as a hot topic and I did see there had been some concerns about your reasons for the OP. Here, in your latest OP, I see this

"I was just trying to get feedback on the technical accuracy of my writing and once the documents was error checked (thanks to the contribution of YOUR forum's members) and finished, I was going to upload it to different networking forums I participate in..."

and interpreted that you were looking for forum members to "error check" your work. It confused me as to why you'd go to a forum full of people unknown to you for this purpose. If I want error checking, I try to find a source I trust as being expert and I don't argue with them about their expertise. I hope that explains why I said what I did. Good luck.

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[OT] Interesting

I found what you (technically) wrote to be interesting, but in reality, what's required here (the mods are very fair compared to other forums on the web, by the way) is more track time on your end learning how interactions/exchanges like this one operate on the 'wild web'. That means less time focusing on the technicalities of your topic but reading and paying attention to context of other threads and learning what might be construed as inappropriate in specific situations. For some this task might take longer than others if they are brand new.

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I read it.

It read like a re-hash of what's on the web and I don't see where I called it plagiarism. I think someone else thought it was.

My thought was since that must be what it is technically, it's not like there are 20 ways to configure and have it work. So your work would read like a rehash.

On your part I re-read the post and never did I call you a plagiarist. Can you recant?

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Seems I'm the guilty one Bob.

But I'm sticking by it.
Dafydd.

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No, you din´t use the word plagerism.

Even though you didn´t use that word, that is how I felt. But you know what Mr. Proffitt, I am brand knew to the "forum world", but I thought that it was a good place to check my understanding and mostly to learn from other user, and I can see that I was mistaken. I apologize for any wrong doing and I´ll be on my way.

Thank you sir.

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not poor judgement

how do we know both are the same person? One is name gerald and the other is named gary. you said you are using this forum so your article can proof read before posting elsewhere, but it was already posted elsewhere, IF you are the same person. You said you are new to forums but IF you are the same person, you have been a member of the other forum since 2014. Other than you saying you are the same person, there is not proof and everything you said here contradicts with what is seen.

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