May I ask if that’s the “live” blog/chat/forum this site hosts on race weekends or just the regular blog you are writing about? I myself found myself, what a considered to be a victim of a moderators dislikingduring the British gp qualifying. Several of my post were deleted after I made the mistake announcing the top qualifier in the MotoGp. Now I understand this may have been a spoiler from some, but it was never my intentions to upset people by telling them the results, I was just continueing what I thought was positive conversation during the red flag period. What followed was a disgrace. Everything I posted from there on in was deleted, even the apology to those that were upset that I had posted the result, my chance to aplogise was removed along with any further comments I chose to make. Yes I am aware of the site policy and understand I was off topic by mentioning the MotoGp, but it’s not a crime and simple explanation rather than victimization would be a much better result for all. The approach of the moderator was ignorant in my opinion as I spend alot of time on these live chats and with positive comments and have witnessed and watched football, Indy and many other sports results and conversations posted and commented on and don’t find it to be any issue, the policing of these things are generally not required.
But after my “crime” I was gagged! Within 1min of anything else I posted ( and they weren’t negative comments, trolling or spamming )
my comments were removed. While this particular moderator continued to throw his toys out of the cot and upset others and remove their comments as well, as he seemed to dislike their opinions on his behavior.
I guess my point is, we all have different opinions and while mine may not match yours and so on, this is a forum/blog/chat, it encourages that exact behavior, therefore a difference in opinion. If you choose to moderate people opinions, then you have no opinion but your own, defeating the point of allowing to people to contribute.