As we have previously shown, the Administrator at City Data Forum claims to be a Top 5 forum in the United States by most common measurement. (A Photobucket screenshot is provided as only City Data members can follow the link to the Administration Forum.)
Hate speech, racism or bashing of ANY sort will NOT be tolerated. Rude posts will be removed and infractions issued. Do not quote or talk to trolls or your posts will also be deleted…“Trolling” is prohibited.”
City Data Moderators PJSinger & Keeper have declared that racism is prohibited on City Data and can earn serious infraction.
We do not understand in what world referring to white people as “lesser whites” is not racist or hateful, but despite our reporting this post multiple times it remains unmoderated.
We have Direct Messaged Moderator PJSinger and posted in the PO&C forum at City Data (since deleted, and yes we have do have some fun with it, we are aptly named) about EdwardA’s racist post. Yet it remains unmoderated.
But this is a website that it took us 4 reports, posting in the Africa forum multiple times, and Direct Messaging Code Kyoto, Africa Forum Moderator directly to have the following racist and personal attack post by EdwardA to be moderated. And he was not infracted, despite PJSinger’s words.
How do we know? Because we have reported multiple racist and hateful posts, and he should indeed be suspended for after all the reporting of posts we have done. See our FileSwap file for further documentation on the racist, hateful (Hate Speech) posts we have reported.
We even provide the moderators the relevant ToS section and their own rule, Katiana’s Rule, which defines personal attacks on City Data Forum. Despite this it took us 4 reports and direct intervention to have the post moderated.
What did EdwardA say? That by being rational he is a minority amongst his own people. EdwardA claims to be a black man and a Catholic.
http://www.city-data.com/forum/30521672-post106.html (We maintain a copy of the link, it is broken now, only due to our persistence. The post was finally moderated.)
[quote=EdwardA;30521672]Being an analytically inclined, rational Black man is to be a minority among your own people. Once you accept that you cease wasting your time arguing with folks like gwphilly or 11KAP.[/quote]
And EdwardA was happy when he posted that black people were rioting after the Zimmerman verdict. Please note that it was mostly white people rioting in California after a surfing competition. We pointed this out to EdwardA in a reply which was of course deleted.
Where I’m from, we call this type of post “trolling”. I have no idea what kind of person could honestly be happy about riots. Much less an alleged Catholic.
But this is a website where EdwardA can say that Homosexuals are unrepentant and are considered immoral around the world, despite Katiana’s Rule, which prohibits discussion of City Data Members morals on grounds of it being defined as a personal attack…
And express rampant homophobia, despite “abnormal” and “deviant” being defined by Glaad as “defamatory language“, and the Terms of Service prohibits insults, flaming, Hate Speech, hateful & rude language.
We did not start out seeking to publicize the City Data Forums lack of fair and equitable ToS Moderation. When we started out we thought that surely if we simply reported the posts that violated the Terms of Service, that they would be Moderated.
We have found this not to be true in a striking number of cases.
We call on the Administrator to retrain or replace his Senior Moderators, Marka and Yac, as they have ignored our Direct Messages to them outlining our many, many reports of Terms of Service violations.
As you can see, the Terms of Service prohibit “personal attacks” anywhere on the site, including Direct Messages. But Marka has stated that “they” do not moderate Direct Messages, except for spam.
So whom is correct, Marka or the Administrator and his Terms of Service?
And why is the Terms of Service not being enforced as written?
Should the Administrator wish to allow racism, hateful language, Hate Speech, etc. on his website we call on the Administrator to rewrite his Terms of Service so the viewing public has reasonable notice of what type of website they are joining.
- EdwardA Revisited ~ Racism on City Data Forums (andykaufmanskavalkadekrew.wordpress.com)
- Friends of the ToS News Division ~ Racism on City Data Forums (andykaufmanskavalkadekrew.wordpress.com)
- An Introduction to EdwardA ~ Worst Posters on City Data Forums (andykaufmanskavalkadekrew.wordpress.com)
- City Data’s Terms of Service. (andykaufmanskavalkadekrew.wordpress.com)
- An Introduction to Highcotton ~ One of the Worst Posters on the City Data Forums (andykaufmanskavalkadekrew.wordpress.com)
- An Introduction to SJNative ~ One of the Worst Posters on City Data Forums (andykaufmanskavalkadekrew.wordpress.com)