It doesn’t matter if they read them, if they don’t communicate back. It’s been two days since ECG said I was close to pitting a mod and he still hasn’t explained what I supposedly did wrong. I think if you are going to mod in a thread, the least you could do is read it first, unless it’s an unusually long thread.
I’m not including you in this comment. I think you are the best of the last bunch of mods(I’ll also leave out raventhief, since I have barely seen them post or mod) because you actually ask questions and answer them when they are asked. You even participated in threads about the operation of Discourse that I saw few other mods in. You’ve learned as you went along and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bad call from you. You don’t separate yourself from regular posters or hold grudges.
That said, this thread is an example of the mods circling wagons. The total silence and lack of action from the mods for two days is ridiculous. This was such a simple fix. All Hari had to do was explain his action, admit it was wrong, apologize to the poster, and then fix his mistake. He did none of this and still hasn’t. Just because mods can see the warning was removed doesn’t solve the problem. And the fix by ECG still has the warning on it last I looked. It just says warning rescinded. Why not remove the original warning. Leaving it sit there makes it look like there was a probable cause to warn him in the first place and it was a judgement call that could have gone either way.
Situations like this is why some people distrust mods. It’s not like posters want to know your secrets about how you catch socks. They just want to see moderation that was done in full view of all posters explained and dealt with in full view. I hope this thread puts to rest the thread about doing moderating behind the scenes rather than in public.