So, here lately it seems that nearly EVERY time an infraction is issued by a Moderator the recipient of that infraction replies being extremely difficult to deal with. They feel the need to belittle the staff and eventually try to escalate the issue to myself as if being standoffish with my staff and I gets everything reversed.
I work for an ISP/telco/cable TV provider on the technical side. With that said, I deal with customers every day. The same principles I do my day-job by, I use here. If a customer is being pleasant and willing to let me do my job to resolve their issue, I will help them as much as I possibly can. If I start getting jumped on the minute I walk into their house because their BitTorrent downloads are slow...forget it, I'll be operating on the baseline customer service I'm allowed through work.
So my point here is, why not be a little respectful of the staff when infractions are issued? Nearly everyone on our staff is very approachable and they all know that any issues people have need to be dealt with. We're here to make the site run smoothly, if you're violating a rule, you WILL BE INFRACTED. That is the name of the game. We don't care if you have been a member for 5 years or that you have 10,000 posts. While we appreciate your contributions to the site VERY MUCH, when it comes to Moderating we feel the only correct method is to be entirely unbiased as to whom we moderate.
You're chances of having an infraction reversed by being decent with us are far, far greater than your chances if you feel the need to be a jerk to us. Our Moderators are volunteers that have done an amazing job to make this forum into a respected news site with a spectacular community to back it all up. Please remember that when you are infracted and feel the need to mouth off about it.
If you truly feel you were mistreated or your infraction is illegitimate, just ask the staff member to explain why it was done. At that point if you are still feeling you were treated unfairly, shoot me a PM and I'll review the situation.
No one here is out to mistreat any of our members. We're well aware that our membership is what makes this site. If anyone has issues, please contact a staff member privately or even myself.