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The bicycle thief
While visiting BN on different occasions, I noticed the active participation on various threads of the moderator who goes by the name of riptide, I believe.

What surprised me is that he admonishes and corrects posters for having opinions that might differ from the "accepted" and most prevalent view-points, such as the petty difference between the West Coast Offence and the multiple offensive set.

I am not trying to be critical, just curious. Is that something that is widely accepted on BN?

I ask this because I have never noticed such an involvement at WeAreSc.
I like Rip myself, but he does express strong opinions and polarizes a lot of folks.

Bucknuts has always let the moderators express their opinions (as is the case here as well - and as it should be IMO). Which is not to say you can express any opinion over there.

Try saying something positive on Bnuts about Buckeye Planet and see what happens to your post.
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I have NEVER had a problem with RIP on any level. But, others do claim to have had less than stellar encounters with him (to put it mildly). As Oh8ch points out, BNs encourages their mods to just be normal posters and in the course of browsing the boards, do some moderating work if they see something that needs it. I think the problem stems more from the inability to determine if RIP is posting as a morerator (now and administrator) or as just a normal poster on some of the threads. IMO, it is sometimes difficult (lately) to tell if RIP is just disagreeing with certain points and having a normal debate, or if he is saying your opinion/post won't be tolerated on Bucknuts.

RIP does do much of the "dirty work" over there, and sometimes there's a lot of work to do.
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