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Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by nspollution, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. nspollution

    nspollution Member

    Jun 8, 2013
    Maple Grove, MN
    I am becoming a bit more than irritated with all of the self-righteous jackasses policing the official Tesla web site forums for some kind of Tesla purity. It seems any time there's a negative commentary by a poster about Tesla, a group of people can be guaranteed to jump on them and attack them.

    Not a great way to help people, IMHO.

    Why is this forum better able to avoid that nonsense?
  2. Stoneymonster

    Stoneymonster Active Member

    Jan 8, 2013
    Aptos, Ca
    Well, for one thing, we have moderators. For another, "official forums" tend to attract all kinds of people, not just enthusiasts.
  3. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

    Mar 29, 2009
    Nixa, Missouri, United States
    Pretty much the norm. "Official" sites are moderated (or not) by someone who has other responsibilities, no real buy-in for the product and no sense of community. Forums started and run by enthusiasts have a better chance of success b/c the attitudes of the owner/moderator set the tone for discussions and what the level of tolerance for snarkiness, political correctness, etc. While there are all sorts of personalities including those relentless Tesla fanatics, they are kept in check by the limits imposed by the moderators.
  4. stopcrazypp

    stopcrazypp Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2007
    It's all down to good moderators and blocking or quick removal of actual trolls. On the Tesla forums, moderation is weaker and trolls are a real problem, which causes people to be paranoid.

    I guess here we first assume everyone is honest, but there people assume you are troll if you say negative things.
  5. Citizen-T

    Citizen-T Active Member

    Aug 25, 2011
    Raleigh, NC
    Not everyone is equal here. The number of posts you have ascribed to you and your reputation add weight to what you say. People that have only 5 posts and no reputation that are spewing negativity are easy to identify as trolls and can be ignored.

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