We don't have any moderators recruited because of their fantastic contributions in RWI.
And you don't think that is part of the problem? Sadly, Neowin can't stand on its own feet as a tech site. It needs the other forums to keep people coming here.
I also don't understand that if we are supposed to respect all 'cultures' and points of view, how you can take racism or sexism or any other amount of isms off the table. If I want to profess an unpopular point of view, I shouldn't have to worry about being censored because a random mod doesn't respect that difference of origin/opinion.
There are plenty of barbaric ideas that are expressed here everyday, but much like the current firing of a certain Southern cook, if you dare to use a 'no-no' word, you and your post are immediately branded with ZERO regard for context or devil's advocacy.
Half the comments in this thread are perfect examples of why RWI has issues.
Seems you don't get why people go there to begin with. Mods should stick to their own comfort sections and stay out of ones they are biased towards. If you approach RWI as if its kindercare and 'you' have to (pretend) be the adult, you only further encourage childishness with ham-handed moderation, bereft of content or experience. Any ref who doesn't have a love and deep understanding of the game, shouldn't be on the court.
The official religion thread is a baby fence that was deemed necessary because of every topic pertaining to religion being invaded by angry atheist fundies reciting their flying spaghetti monster and pink unicorn mantras. Now instead of 12 threads of stupid there's only a single 300-page one.
I've paid it attention in the past, but eventually came to the conclusion that trying to have a constructive discussion there is pointless. It's just a garbage dump. I would like to have a constructive discussion about religion, but unfortunately Neowin is not the place for it.
That's interesting Asik, as I remember having some pretty good discussion with you back when there were 12 threads instead of a single recycled one that one or two members can monopolize. By lumping it all together, you simply dilute any possibility of an actual discussion with any amount of nuance. 'Superthreads' never result in intelligent discussion, but simple bomb throwing.