Got this in the Koreabridge inbox today
Seriously Jeff, why do you let 'certain users' ruin your forum like this?
Their rampant hatred of all things Korean and their absolute sense of entitlement (since none of the people who made pusanweb the success it was bother to come on Kbridge and put down his nonsense anymore) on the forum is driving away traffic and pretty much just making Kbridge a real drag to visit.
My aim for forum discussions is to encourage civil, genuine conversations about the whole range of 'living in Korea' issues that include as many perspectives as possible. I don't want Koreabridge to be a place where only sanitized views of life here get expressed, nor to I want to be a hub for Korea-bashing. I want it to be a place where people with different views can engage in meaningful exchanges of ideas and opinions.
The challenge is to formulate fair, enforceable policies. Personally, I don't agree with a lot of what is said on the boards and find some of it borderline offensive, but as long as those views appear to be genuine and abide by our policie
s, then they make it onto the board. If they appear to be trolling (just trying to antagonize people for the sake of getting a reaction) or if posts include an insult or personal attack, then they don't.
Still, I'm open to adjusting our posting polices in ways that better encourage discussion and reflect 'community standards'. So, what do you think? What is your opinion of our current moderation standards? Where and how should we draw the line of what gets online and what doesn't? Please be as specific as possible in suggesting policy wordiug that can be used when notifying users why their post was deleted.