In my ‘Internet time’, beginning in the mid-1980s, I’ve been a moderator of many bulletin boards, forums, listprocs, usegroups, Yahoo groups, Facebook groups, etc. I believe I have learned, and have some skill at, being a moderator of these virtual spaces.
Today I was banned from a Facebook group because I flagged a post for the moderator to review. I was removed because I ’caused trouble’ by reporting a problematic discussion. The group admin wrote –
please don’t cause anymore trouble for the mods, we have other bs going on in our lives outside of a trivial facebook page.
I understand if I had written something controversial … but I wrote nothing. I reported a problematic post.
Group admin can do what they like, it is their ‘sandbox’; but banning the person that reported a problematic post. Being too busy to moderator a group you created?! Again WTF!!!