Originally Posted by mafoofan
Emptym didn't delete offensive content. He deleted my comment because he decided I had said enough on the subject--but as DH, it's exactly my prerogative to determine when enough is enough in a DH thread I'm empowered to moderate. Thus, his deletion of my comments crosses the line.
well then, i was mistaken. i assumed the deleted posts were ones that were not topic related, but mere name calling and the such. sorry about that.
Originally Posted by Piobaire
Think of parenting. If at any time your kids could appeal to your wife, and no matter what you had decided she could change at a whim, how much respect would your kids have for you? What is happening here is managing managers. Toughest thing to do in front of line employees is manage a manager and not have them lose the respect of those they must manage. Do you thing Sugar Butch will ever listen to Foo's DH'ing again? I sure as hell don't.
thats all well and good, and apparently i misunderstood what was deleted, according to what foo says above. but in the example i gave, i hold firm. im not talking about an upper manager whimsically undoing the decisions of a lower manager just because they feel like it.
if a parent goes beyond the line with how they treat their kids, and the other parent feels that their spouse has crossed the line, they may, and sometimes must, take action.
same with a manager. if i make someone a manager, and then they go around abusing the line employees, the manager is in the wrong, and needs to be dealt with. not the line employees.
in either case, its an issue of a person abusing their power at that point, it is the job of the managers manager, to take proper action.
so, although this is not the case, if say poster A is made DH, and in his DH thread, he says to poster B, "you are a fucking idiot and your genitals should be removed to prevent you from procreating more fucking idiots", well, they are abusing their power, and such power should be "undermined," as it is not being used properly. and at that point, its not that the upper manager has caused them to lose respect, its that they no longer deserve respect because of their own actions.
again, apparently that is not what actually happened here, but that is what i was talking about.