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“I've seen many members vacate that site because of the...”

Written on: 17/05/2008 by Bluebird77 (1 review written)

Good Points
Matchdoctor is free for use of email, to post blogs/videos, chat and comment in the forums. The forums have a variety of topic titles in which it is possible to discuss most anything.

Bad Points
There are usually no more than 600 to 800 members online at any one time, a small number for an international site. The numbers have dwindled over the last few years. The moderator(s) do not always act with professionalism in my opinion.

Whereby rules should be enforced with impartiality that is not the case on Matchdoctor in my opinion. Rules are made up by mods as they go along and the posted rules are enforced only sporadically and not evenhandedly across the board. There is a faction on MD who will target and relentlessly pick on those who have the audacity to blog and end up on the popular page and who are not also a member of the "favored" group. There is jealousy in the blogging section whereby some members think that they are better bloggers than others. Those members have their followers and the unfortunate ones who are not among the followers are skewered and if they don't eventually toe the line, end up targeted by the moderator (yes, that is correct the moderator). The non followers are publicly called blogtards, windowlickers, and more, are told that their blogs are not worthy to be on the popular page as far as I am aware. These posts do not seem to get deleted, typically the attacked member(s) will hold out for so long before they begin to defend themselves. This sort of favoritism is not an uncommon occurance both in the blogs AND in the forums in my opinion and experience.

General Comments
I've seen many members vacate that site because of the problems that exist in my opinion, that would not occur if the owners were to monitor what is going on as far as I am concerned. After all, the moderators should be there to protect the owner of the site's interests rather than treat the site as if it were their own personal property in which their friends are allowed to violate rules with impunity while others are expected to put up with the attacks or leave as far as I am concerned.