Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
It seems that PClinuxOS is getting slammed for the moderation by one or more mods. I feel that I need to put forth a view on this topic.
The forums for the most part are friendly and helpful. I must admit the feeling on the forum was quite different when there were only 2800 of us using it but it has grown significantly in the past few years and the feel of the forum has changed.
It is not only the feeling that has changed but so have the main people that use to be on the forum. It is the people that make the forum and some of the more helpful ones have left.
The moderation on the forum is fair, if you stay within the rules put out by the forum there will be no moderation done on you as a poster. In saying that, when some do step over the rules and break them, most of the mods are very polite and professional.
In saying that, PCLinuxOS Forums, like others have moderators that don’t seem to notice that their comments can be abrasive and that the user of the forum is also the ones being asked to donate to the cause.