I will defend myself since I can only speak for myself.
First of all, I almost always comment in a thread before locking it, unless it is completely ridiculous. And I frequently supply appropriate links directing members where to take their discussions. However, due to the site update, I lost all my referenced topics, so more recently I have just been locking and telling members to do the search themselves, like they should have to begin with.
I think I am a very fair forum leader. I have often times heard people out over PM even when they were initially being rude with me. Here is an example of a thread I locked the other day. I could have just locked or binned it, but I decided to give some useful input:
As far as not engaging with the community, that is complete bullsh*t. Yes, my interaction as a general member has gone down, but thats because everytime I log on, Im bombarded with reports and pm's, and what used to be a nice chance to post my thoughts on the forum, has become diluted by my responsibilities as a staff member. But I still take the time to post my opinions and ideas around here.
As I said before, I can only speak for myself, but I dont think your argument holds any water when in reference to me.
It does hold true against you and you even proved my point by stating your interaction level is almost non-existent. If you cant handle all the PMs and such, you shouldnt be a moderator. If you lost all your reference materials, thats not our fault. Compile a new list, and do what you were promoted to do. You were obviously chosen to be a forum leader because of your extensive involvement and time put into this forum. A new user may not know where the search button is, and in the time it took you to go into a topic and lock it you could have searched the topic yourself and provided the necessary information. Granted that you do this in your spare time, but you chose to accept the responsibility.
Also, you have a LINK to a poll about speculated leak related content and when we think it will be out. Hypocrisy much?
Granted most of us are adults, but did you need to swear in order to get your point across? Your vocabulary is, im assuming, better than that. You could have used better wording.
I never said you werent a fair forum leader, I just stated some observations on your behavior in the forums; extremely lock/delete happy.
The most Ive seen AS OF LATE, is simple, one sentence descriptors as to why it was locked, if you even provided one. My topic was locked earlier with no explanation, only later to be pinned because someone was obviously in agreement with me.
Again, Im not bashing the MODS, just stating observations in a well-thought and respectful manner. At the same time, Im calling out most of the community for its disrespect and inability to interact with other human beings via the internet,